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Celebrating the spirit of Global INSEAD Day

21 September 2016

Dubai Chamber of Commerce



08:30 - 09:00 Networking Breakfast and Registration 
09:00 - 09:15Ceremonial Opening
H.E. Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman, Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry
09:15 - 09:30Forum Opening 
Simran Kaur, President, INSEAD UAE Alumni Association
09:30 - 10:00Leading in an increasingly complex world
Declan Fitzsimons, Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD
10:00 - 10:45The CEOs Perspective: Leading through Digitization and Disruptive Innovation
Ashraf Allam, Vice President - Middle East & Africa, MundiPharma
Sam Barnett, Chief Executive Officer, MBC Group 
Toby HarwardHead of Office, UNHCR
Juan Jose De La Torre, Digital Transformation Leader, IBM Middle East and Africa

Led by: 
Abdulkader Lamaa, Vice President Digital, McKinsey Digital Labs
10:45 - 11:00Fire chat with a CEO
Dr. Arjen Radder, Chief Executive Officer, Philips Middle East and Turkey

Led by:
Michael Schelper, Chief Operating Officer MEA, Cerner
11:00 - 11:15Coffe Break
11:15 - 11:30Industry 4.0 & Future of Digitalized Manufacturing
Assem Khalaili
, Executive Vice President, Siemens LLC
11:30 - 12:00Interviewing the Game Changer
Fadi Ghandour, Executive Chairman, Wamda Capital

Led by:
Philip Bahoshy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MAGNiTT
12:00 - 12:30Fire-chat with an Artist and Entrepreneur
Eina Ahluwahlia, Conceptual Jewellery Artist

Led by:
Valerie Scheer, Head of Professional Development and Staffing, McKinsey & Company
12:30 - 13:30Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:00CEO Talks: Digital Disruption in Financial Services
Promoth Manghat, Chief Executive Officer, UAE Exchange

​Led by:
David Martinez de Lecea, Principal, Fintech and Global Financial Services, Roland Berger
14:00 - 14:45Finance Reimagined: Rise of Fintech and Disruption in Financial Services
David Martinez de Lecea, Principal, Fintech and Global Financial Services, Roland Berger
Ambareen Musa, Chief Executive Officer and Founder,
Suvo Sarkar, Senior Executive Vice President and Group Head - 
Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Emirates NBD
​​Peter Tavener, Chief Financial Officer, Beehive Group DMCC

Led by:
Celine Abbas, Business Controller, Philips
14:45 - 15:00Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:45Entrepreneurship and the UAE
Essa Al-Zaabi, Senior Vice President Support Services, Dubai Chamber of Commerce
Joe Chalouhi, MENAT Regional Senior HR Leader, GE
Roland Daher, Head of Dubai 100, Falcon and Associates
Kushal Shah, Senior Partner, Managing Partner Middle East, Roland Berger

Led by: 
Elias Aad, Senior Project Manager, Roland Berger Middle East
15:45  16:30INSEADers leading the way!
Kunal Kapoor MBA'08J,  Founder, The Luxury Closet
Victor Kiriakos, Managing Director, Flat6Labs Abu Dhabi
Rani Francois-Marie Saad, Co-Launcher, INSEADERS
Anis Harb, Regional General Manager, Deliveroo

Led by:
Aarati Ajay, Head of Business & Corporate Development, MundiPharma
Middle East, Africa & Pakistan
16:30 - 17:00Closing and Acknowledgements
Simran Kaur, President, INSEAD Alumni Association UAE




Elias Aad

 Senior Project Manager
Roland Berger Middle East

Aarati Ajay

Head of Business & Corporate Development
Mundipharma Middle East, Africa & Pakistan


Eina Ahluwalia

Conceptual Jewellery Artist


Ashraf Allam

Vice President, Middle East & Africa


Essa Al-Zaabi

Senior Vice President Support Services
Dubai Chamber of Commerce

Joe Chalouhi

MENAT Regional Senior HR Leader 




Anis Harb

Regional General Manager

Philip Bahoshy

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Toby Harward

Head of Office

Roland Daher

Head of Dubai 100
Falcon and Associates

Juan Jose de la Torre

Digital Transformation Leader
IBM Middle East and Africa

Fadi Ghandour

Executive Chairman
Wamda Capital

Kunal Kapoor 

The Luxury Closet

Simran Kaur

INSEAD Alumni Association, UAE

Victor Kiriakos

Managing Director
Flat6Labs Abu Dhabi

Abdulkader Lamaa

Vice President Digital
McKinsey Digital Labs


Promoth Manghat

Chief Executive Officer
UAE Exchange

David Martinez de Lecea

Principal, Fintech and Global
Financial Services
Roland Berger


Ambareen Musa

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Dr. Arjen Radder

Chief Executive Officer
Philips Middle East and Turkey

Suvo Sarkar

Senior Executive Vice President and Group Head - Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Emirates NBD Bank


Kushal Shah

Senior Partner,
Managing Partner Middle East
Roland Berger

Valerie Scheer

Head of Professional Development and Staffingr
McKinsey & Company

Assem Khalaili

Executive Vice President
Siemens LLC


Celine Abbas

Business Controller

Peter Tavener

Chief Financial Officer
​Beehive Group DMCC

Rani François-Marie Saad


Declan Fitzsimons

 Adjunct Professor of
Organisational Behaviour

Sam Barnett

Chief Executive Officer
MBC Group

Michael Schelper

Chief Operating Officer MEA




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