Identify and resolve the key challenges to reporting and auditing against IFRS 9 during the pandemic.
An experienced panel of senior bankers, auditors and regulators will discuss:• Macroeconomic environment and using multiple economic scenarios• Interaction with government support and other relief measures • Impact on different business sectors, understanding auditor reporting
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This event is brought to you by ICAEW, UAE Banks Federation and DFSA
H.E. Riyad AlMubarak, CPA, QIAL, Honorary President UAE Accountants and Auditors Association
His Excellency Riyad AlMubarak is presently the honorary president of the UAE Accountants and Auditors Association. He has served as a Member of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Department of Finance between 2016 and 2019.
He was a Member of the Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC) of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions and Benefits Fund (ADRPBF).
Prior to his role as Chairman of Department of Finance, H.E. Riyad was the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority (ADAA) between the years 2008 and 2016 where he assumed the role of the Auditor General.
He worked in Mubadala Group from 2004 to 2007 as Head of Investment Management Group, He headed the team responsible for establishing Abu Dhabi Media Company and served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Audit Executive of Dolphin Energy Limited Company.
H.E. also served as board and audit committee member in a number of key prominent public and private companies in the UAE and abroad. He started his career in 1998 in the Big 4 Firms where he had gained extensive experience in providing auditing, accounting, tax and advisory services to many clients in wide variety of industries.
H.E. Al Mubarak’s achievements and contributions have been recognized by the leaders of the accounting & auditing profession locally and internationally:
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Bryan Stirewalt, Chief Executive, Dubai Financial Services Authority
Bryan Stirewalt was appointed Chief Executive of the DFSA in October 2018, after eight years as the DFSA’s Managing Director of the Supervision Division.
From 1985 to 1996, he worked for the US Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as a National Bank Examiner, specialising in policy development and implementation, problem bank rehabilitation and banking fraud initiatives.
From 1996 until joining the DFSA in 2008, he worked for an international consulting and advisory firm, focusing on emerging markets development programmes in Poland, Ukraine, Cyprus and Kazakhstan. In relation to international development, Bryan plays an active role in supporting the work of international standard-setting bodies.
He now serves as the Co-Chair of the Basel Consultative Group (BCG), which provides a forum for deepening the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s engagement with non-member, global supervisors on banking supervisory issues.
Through this role, he also serves as an Observer at the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.
Jamal Saleh - UBF- Director General
Jamal Saleh joined UBF (UAE Banks Federation) in July 2018 and became UBF’s Director General on 1st January 2019. Prior to joining UBF, his last role was Head of Credit & Risk and Acting Regional Chief Risk Officer with a leading GCC bank.Jamal spent 29 years in banking (Conventional and Islamic) and covered Credit and Enterprise Risk Management (Credit, Market, Operational, Liquidity, and IT Risks).His first 10 years were in the USA (in Private Banking and Credit) and the last 19 were in the UAE in Corporate Banking, Credit, and Risk Management with three leading UAE banks.He served as PRMIA’s UAE Director General for 7 years (2007-2014) and was concurrently Member on British University’s Advisory Board.Jamal graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude, from New Jersey (USA) in Finance and Banking, and held 6 professional certifications in credit, finance, investment, and risk management.He was a frequent TV quest on local and international business channels and newspapers, as well as a key speaker at tens of regional and international forums in UAE, MENA, Singapore, Europe, USA, etc., including 11 years at the renowned RiskMinds of Geneva/Amsterdam from 2006-2016, and the Commonwealth of Nations at Westminster Palace’s Central Hall in London.
Michael Armstrong, Regional Director MEASA, ICAEW
Michael joined ICAEW in July 2014 as our Regional Director for Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA).
Prior to joining ICAEW, Michael spent 35 years with KPMG. He joined KPMG in London in 1978 and qualified as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant in 1982. Michael has more than 25 years of experience working in the Middle East. He was appointed as Partner in 1988. He served as Partner in Charge of KPMG's practice in Oman. Michael was a member of the Management Committee of KPMG in the Lower Gulf and was appointed as their Head of Audit from 2005 until his retirement in 2013. He served as a member of KPMG's Global Quality Steering Group.
Michael has extensive experience in auditing and advising financial institutions, and energy and natural resources companies; in addition to having held several leadership and advisory positions in business and the government sector.
Philippa Kelly ACA is Director of Technical Strategy Business Group at ICAEW and Head of Financial Services and will moderate the panel discussion. She leads ICAEW’s expert teams across Business & Management Faculty, Corporate Finance Faculty, Financial Services Faculty and Tech Faculty. In addition to leading ICAEW’s technical and policy work related to banking, insurance and investment management, Philippa is a frequent commentator on diversity in financial services and importance of social purpose in the industry.
Alexis is an Assistant Director at the Central Bank of the UAE in Abu Dhabi, where he leads risk analytics initiatives within the Banking Supervision Department.
Alexis has 16 years’ experience in the financial and investment banking industry including 11 years in London. He held several senior roles in quantitative risk analytics including Global Head of Stress Testing for Traded Risk at HSBC Group (London). While at HSBC, he worked closely with Senior Management and the Bank of England as subject matter expert. In the UAE, Alexis was a Director at E&Y and, subsequently, Head of Capital Analytics and Model Validation at ADIB. Throughout his career, Alexis led a broad range of modelling projects covering market risk, counterparty risk and credit risk focusing on IFRS9 and capital.
Alexis holds three Master’s Degrees from HEC Paris, University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and University of Rennes (France). He also holds several professional certifications including PRM, ERP and IFQ.
Asim Rasheed, Group Financial Controller, Emirates NBD
Asim is a member of ICAEW and has over 25 years’ professional experience working with and advising banking and capital market institutions in the UK and Middle East.Asim works for EmiratesNBD Group in Dubai. In his role as Group financial controller & Group head of business performance, Asim looks after external reporting to shareholders, regulators, capital, financial controls, taxation, business performance and budgeting/forecasting. Asim is an active ember of UBF finance committee. Asim has led the implementation of IFRS 9, IFRS 15, IFRS 16 and VAT across the group.Prior to joining Emirates NBD, Asim has worked with Ernst and Young London advising large number of financial services institutions in both an advisory and external audit capacity.
Craig is an Audit & Assurance Partner in the Middle East and is a financial services focused Partner with over 23 years of professional services experience. He is highly skilled with considerable experience in banking and of public companies. Craig is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Prior to transferring to the Middle East, Craig led a successful financial services Audit & Assurance practice in the UK before transferring to Switzerland for a 2-year secondment to build a Financial Services Assurance Practice. Craig has an outstanding quality record and a broad range of skills and experience in the provision of audit and advisory services to clients.
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