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The 2016 GRT is hosted under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum


Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi H.E. Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi
Minister of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates

With the Support of

Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori H. E. Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori
Governor, Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates

Confirmed Speakers

Khaled Mohammed Al-Aboodi
Chief Executive Officer, General Manager and Director,
Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, Saudi Arabia
Aisha Mohamed Abdullah Al Abdooli
Director of Environmental Awareness and Education,
Director of Air Quality,
Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates
Dr. Iyad Abumoghli
Director and Regional Representative for West Asia, UNEP
Nader Azar
Chief Executive Officer, Amman Stock Exchange, Jordan
Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar
Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre, United Arab Emirates
Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz Photo Zeti Akhtar Aziz
Former Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia, Malaysia
Butch Bacani
Programme Leader, UNEP Finance Inititative, Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (UN PSI)
Rosemary Bissett
Head of Sustainability Governance and Risk, National Australia Bank, Australia
Tatiana Bosteels Tatiana Bosteels
Director Responsibility & Head Responsible Property
Investment, Hermes Investment, United Kingdom
Graham Cooper
Consulting Editor, Environmental Finance, United Kingdom
Jeremy Crane Jeremy Crane
Chief Executive Officer, Yellow Door Energy, United Arab Emirates
Vice President Executive Officer and
Member of the Board of Executive Officers, Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A., Brasil
Marc Daubrey
IMPACTUM CEO & National Coordinator, INDC Ivory Coast, Côte d’Ivoire
Simon Dettling
Expert, Green Finance German
International Cooperation (GIZ),
Françoise d’Estais
Head of the Finance Unit
Energy, Climate, and Technology Branch
Economy Division
UN Environment
Nadia Makram Ebeid H.E. Dr. Nadia Makram Ebeid
Member of the Board of Directors of the Commercial International Bank
Former Minister of the Environment, Egypt
Wissam Fattouh Wissam H. Fattouh
Secretary General, Union of Arab Banks
Secretary General, World Union of Arab Bankers, Lebanon
Walid Adel Fawzy
Head of Credit & Investment Risk, Commercial International Bank, Egypt
Elodie Feller
Investement Coordinator,
UNEP Finance Initiative
Ashraf Gamal El Din Dr. Ashraf Gamal El Din
Chief Executive Officer of Hawkamah, The Institute for Corporate Governance
Remco Fischer
Programme Officer (Climate Change Adaptation),
UNEP Finance Initiative
Louise Gallagher
Research Programme Head, Luc Hoffmann Institute, Switzerland
Stephane Le Gentil
Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Energy Services Company, United Arab Emirates
Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany
Executive Director of Brand and Sustainability, Masdar, United Arab Emirates
Nezha Hayat
Chairman, Moroccan Capital Market Authority, Morocco
Denis Hills
Head of Sustainability, Banco Itau Holding Financeira S.A., Brazil
Catherine Howarth Catherine Howarth
Chief Executive, Share Action, United Kingdom
Masato Ito
Associate General Manager, Head of Sustainable Property Promotion Team,
Real Estate Advisory Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited, Japan
Timothée Jaulin
Associate – Investment Solutions Engineering & Sovereign Advisory, Amundi, France
Jacki - UNSW Jacki Johnson
Group Executive of People, Performance & Reputation, IAG
Executive Director of IAG NZ, Australia
 Hussain Khansaheb Hussain Khansaheb
Director of Green Development, United Arab Emirates Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates
Sean Kidney Sean Kidney
Chief Executive Officer, Climate Bonds Initiative, United Kingdom
Bernd Kohn
Chief Executive Africa and  Middle East,
Munich Re, Germany
Richard Kooloos
Director of Sustainable Banking, ABN AMRO, Netherlands
Chief Executive Officer, Escarus, Turkey
Kyte Rachel Rachel Kyte
Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All),
Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All
Steve Lambert
Executive General Manager, Capital Financing, National Australia Bank, Australia
Karsten Löffler
Managing Director, Allianz Climate Solutions GmbH (ACS), Germany
Tirad Mahmoud Tirad Al-Mahmoud
Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, United Arab Emirates
Samuel Makome Samuel Makome
Chief Operating Officer, KCB Bank Group Ltd, Kenya
Rashid Almansoori Rashid Al Mansoori
Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Stock Exchange, Qatar
Yannik Motz
Project Manager Green Finance, GIZ, Germany
patrick-njoroge Dr. Patrick Njoroge
Governor, Central Bank of Kenya, Kenya
Ligia Noronha
Director, Economy Division, UN Environment
Saker Nusseibeh Saker Nusseibeh
Chief Executive Officer, Hermes Investment Management, United Kingdom
Dr. Mohammed Omran Mohammed Omran
Chairman, Egyptian Exchange
Chairman, Federation Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS)
Professor of Finance, Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Egypt
david_pitt_watson_pic.jpg David Pitt-Watson
Inflection Point Capital Management, Senior Strategic Advisor, United Kingdom
Julian Poulter Julian Poulter
Chief Executive Officer, Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP), United Kingdom
man Bilal Rahill
International Finance Corporation
Atiur Rahman Atiur Rahman
Former Governor, Bangladesh Bank
Professor of Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
FIONA 2014_MB00015 Fiona Reynolds
Managing Director, Principles for Responsible Investment
Nick Robins
Co-director of the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System
Madeleine Ronquest
Head of Environmental and Social Risk Management, FirstRand Limited, South Africa
Secretary General, Arab Forum for Environment and Development, Lebanon
H.E. Dr. Nasser Saidi
Chairman, Clean Energy Business Council, United Arab Emirates
Gus Schellekens
Partner, MENA Clean Energy and Sustainability Services team, Ernst & Young, United Arab Emirates
Omar Selim
Chief Executive Officer, Arabesque, United Kingdom
  Ayman Smadi
Director of Transportation and Traffic Management, Greater Amman Municipality, Jordan
Erik Solheim
Executive Director, UN Environment
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
Mr. Soundardjee Richad Soundardjee
Group Chief Regional Officer, Societe Generale – Middle East
Chief Executive Officer, Societe Generale Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Piet Sprengers
Head of Sustainability, ASN Bank, Netherlands
Peer Stein
Adviser and Global Head of Climate Finance, Financial Institutions Group, International Finance Corporation
JS photo 1 Jane Stevensen
Engagement Director to the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures, CDP and CDSB, United Kingdom
Takejiro Sueyoshi Takejiro Sueyoshi
Chief Executive Officer, Green Finance Organization, Japan
Sun Tao
Senior Director, Ant Financial, China
Mohd Radzuan Tajuddin
General Manager & Head, Development Department, Islamic Capital Market, Securities Commission Malaysia, Malaysia
Dr. Christian Thimann
Head of Strategy, Sustainability and Public Affairs, AXA Group, France
Dr. Lars Thunell Dr. Lars Thunell
Chair, African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd)
Former Chief Executive Officer of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group
Robert Todd
Managing Director, Global Head of Renewables, HSBC, United Kingdom
Eric Usher
Head, UNEP Finance Initiative
Elisa Vacherand
Positive Impact Finance, UNEP Finance Initiative
Liesel Van Ast 
Signatory Relations Manager, UNEP Finance Initiative
Pierre Venter Pierre Venter
General Manager of the Human Settlements Cluster, Banking Association of South Africa, South Africa
Namita Vikas
Group President and Country Head, Responsible Banking & Chief Sustainability Officer, YES BANK, India
Dirk Wagener
Coordinator, Resource Efficiency & Sustainable Consumption and Production, UN Environment
Gerald Walker Gerald Walker
Chief Executive Officer, Wholesale Banking, UK, Ireland & Middle East, ING Bank, United Kingdom
hugh-wheelan Hugh Wheelan
Co-founder, Response Global Media
Managing Editor, Responsible Investor
Managing Editor, ESG Magazine, United Kingdom
jon-williams Jon Williams
Partner, Sustainability & Climate Change, PwC, UK, United Kingdom
Yuki Yasui
Programme Manager, UNEP Finance Initiative
Kelly Yu
Senior Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development, China
Dr. Obaid Saif Hamad Al Zaabi
Chief Executive Officer of the Securities and Commodities Authority, United Arab Emirates
Simon Zadek
Co-director of the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System