Wharton MENA Conference 2014

Destination MENA: Unlocking the Region’s Potential

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - Wharton Campus

Speakers

Amine Chouaieb

Amine Chouaieb

CEO and Founder
Chifco
Omar Darwazah

Omar Darwazah

Senior Manager, OCI N.V.
Deirdre Evans-Pritchard

Deirdre Evans-Pritchard

Senior Program Officer, AmidEast
Shawndra Hill

Shawndra Hill

Assistant Professor, Operations and Information Management
The Wharton School
Dr. Marja Hoek-Smit

Dr. Marja Hoek-Smit

Director/Founder, International Housing Finance Program, Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center
The Wharton School
Laurie Mahon

Laurie Mahon

Managing Director, Global Head of Infrastructure Finance
CIBC
Aaron Reese

Aaron Reese

Deputy Research Director
ISW
Stephen Sammut

Stephen Sammut

Senior Fellow, Health Care Management, Lecturer, Entrepreneurial Programs
The Wharton School
Arthur van Benthem

Arthur van Benthem

Assistant Professor, Business Economics and Public Policy
The Wharton School

More speakers to be announced soon…


2012 & 2013 Speakers

Dr. John Duke Anthony

Dr. John Duke Anthony

President and CEO
National Council on US-Arab Relations
Ambassador Patrick Theros

Ambassador Patrick Theros

President and Executive Director
US-Qatar Business Council
Alex Shalaby

Alex Shalaby

Chairman
Mobinil
Ambassador Namik Tan

Ambassador Namik Tan

Ambassador
Turkey to the United States
Sabah Al Moayyed

Sabah Al Moayyed

General Manager
Eskan Bank
Maha Al-Ghunaim

Maha Al-Ghunaim

Chairperson
Global Investment House
Haifa Al-Kaylani

Haifa Al-Kaylani

Founder and Chairperson
Arab International Women’s Forum
Heba Albeity

Heba Albeity

Program Officer
International Center for Journalists
Zulfiqar Ali

Zulfiqar Ali

Principal
Abraaj Capital
Rabah Arezki

Rabah Arezki

Senior Economist
IMF
Henry Asseily

Henry Asseily

Chief Strategist and CTO
Telnic
Dr. Arbi Ben-Achour

Dr. Arbi Ben-Achour

Former Lead Social Safeguard Expert
Africa Region
Nadesh Chamlou

Nadesh Chamlou

Senior Advisor, Office of the Chief Economist, MENA Region
World Bank
Ridha Chkoundali

Ridha Chkoundali

Economic Advisor
Ruling Tunisian Enahdha Party
Gina Cinali

Gina Cinali

Director Gulf/2000
Columbia University
Tawfik S. Diab

Tawfik S. Diab

Managing Director
PICO International Petroleum
Mohammed M. Fahmi

Mohammed M. Fahmi

Director, Investment Banking Division
EFG-Hermes
James Grabowski

James Grabowski

VP Field Operations
AMIDEAST
Bulent Gultekin, PhD

Bulent Gultekin, PhD

Associate Professor of Finance
The Wharton School
Karim Helal

Karim Helal

Chairman
ADI Capital
Dr. Zubair Iqbal

Dr. Zubair Iqbal

Scholar
Middle East Institute
Elyes Jeribi

Elyes Jeribi

CEO and Co-Founder
Linkao
Nader S. Kabbani

Nader S. Kabbani

Director of Research and Policy
Silatech
Amir Khella

Amir Khella

Entrepreneur
Keynotopia
Dr. Morten Klumb

Dr. Morten Klumb

Partner
McKinsey & Company
Kyle McEneaney

Kyle McEneaney

Vice President
Northern Gulf Partners
Michael J.T. McMillen

Michael J.T. McMillen

Partner
Fulbright & Jaworksi
Dr. Amel Mili

Dr. Amel Mili

Director, Lauder Arabic Language and Culture Program
University of Pennsylvania
Farhat Mohit

Farhat Mohit

Founder and CEO
Cheerful, Inc.
Sahar Nasr

Sahar Nasr

Lead Economist
World Bank
Karim Saada

Karim Saada

Partner and Head of Egypt
Amwal Al Khaleej
Aiyah Saihati

Aiyah Saihati

Founder and President
Saihati International
Christopher Schroeder

Christopher Schroeder

Internet Entrepreneur and Venture Investor
Dr. Paul Sullivan

Dr. Paul Sullivan

Professor of Economics
National Defense University
Shwan Taha

Shwan Taha

Chairman
Rabee Securities
Hesham Tashkandi

Hesham Tashkandi

Senior Operatios Leader
GE Energy
Dr. Sara Vakshouri

Dr. Sara Vakshouri

President
SVB Energy International
Dr. Garrett Vygantas

Dr. Garrett Vygantas

Vice President
NewBridge Pharmaceuticals
Keith Wigelt

Keith Wigelt

Professor of Management
The Wharton School
Ahmed Younis

Ahmed Younis

Senior Consultant
Gallup

Download the 2012 Program (3.7MB - PDF) Download the 2013 Program (8.4MB - PDF)