Type: Committee members

Ramy Fares

With more than 23 years of experience, I come to work committed to customer success, limitless awareness, and infinite empathy. That commitment reflects a growth mindset culture here at Microsoft, where we strive to learn and grow from our collective successes and failures.

Sheila Shadmand

Sheila Shadmand is the Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Middle East & Africa region and lead’s the Firm’s Global Disputes and White Collar Investigations practices in the region.  She was recently named by Asian Legal Business (ALB) among its MENA Super 50, the 50 standout lawyers in the Middle East and North Africa region.  She was …

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H.E Waleed Saeed Al Awadhi

H.E. Waleed Saeed Al Awadhi, Chief Operating Officer of the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), Board Member of the Dubai Academic Health Corporation (DAHC) and Member of the UAE National Anti-Money Laundering and Combatting Financing of Terrorism and Financing of Illegal Organizations Committee (NAMLCFTC).

Kate Barker

Kate Barker is a globally recognised Chief HR Leader, Future of Work expert, and an awarded authority in talent management, leadership development, and people/technology advancements. As an international advisor, Kate’s career spans three decades, working to advance Fortune 500 companies and Governments to have confidence in their future, to stay competitive and minimise risk.

Aparna Verma

Aparna Verma, the CEO of Scholars International Group, has committed her life to providing quality education for the youth of the UAE. Scholars International Group is the owner and operator of three schools in the UAE: Dubai Scholars, Scholars International Academy and her newest school, Clarion School. Since taking over Dubai Scholars in 1984, Aparna …

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Ray Everett

Ray Everett is a Senior Partner in our Human Capital and Reward Solutions business, based in Dubai. In addition to being an authority in executive compensation, Ray counsels Boards, Remuneration Committees, CEOs, government leaders and senior executives worldwide. His clients include leading Sovereign Wealth Funds, Private Equity firms, Banks and Technology firms. Ray has completed …

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Mina Paul

Mina is passionate about DEI and building authentic and long-term partnerships. Mina Paul currently leads the Consumer, High Growth Tech/Digital/Media and DEI practice for Russell Reynolds in the Middle East. Based in Dubai, she manages senior executive searches and advisory assignments across a wide range of sectors, leveraging her two decade of experience to provide …

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Tariq Qureishy

A futurist, global keynote speaker, corporate CEO, entrepreneur, finance, tech & media professional & humanitarian. Founder and CEO of Xponential & MAD Group, focused on future transformation & readiness, leadership for  the future & optimising through innovation & abundance mindset, both for companies and top executives.  Over 25 years in top leadership positions, as Regional …

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Nigel Sillitoe

Nigel manages Insight Discovery, a multiple award-winning consultancy which advises companies on strategic communications, personal branding and market intelligence Insight Discovery was voted Best Consultancy Firm (Middle East) for seven consecutive years, latest award was in 2021, by Global Investor, part of Euromoney. During both 2018 and 2019 Nigel was voted one of the most …

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Oliver von Wolff

Oliver von Wolff is an experienced Venture Capitalist and Venture Builder with experience in architecture and establishing regulated and unregulated investment products. Prior, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Crypto Oasis, Managing Director MENA for CV Labs and CVVC Switzerland, an early-stage venture capital investor and blockchain ecosystem builder, headquartered in Dubai. Group CFO & Equity …

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