Our Speakers

I'm a title. ​Click here to edit me.

Marilyn Zakhour

Founder & CEO @ Cosmic Centaurs

Session Moderator

Shereen Shaaban

Director of People Operations @ Talabat

Session 5: Culture, Engagement, Wellness & Our New Normal

Wednesday 22 July, 2020 | 2:00 - 2:45 PM

Jiten Puri

Human Capital Director @ Arab Media Group

Session 5: Culture, Engagement, Wellness & Our New Normal

Wednesday 22 July, 2020 | 2:00 - 2:45 PM

Jiten Puri leads the Human Capital function at Arab Media group, the media and entertainment arm of Dubai Holding Company. With 23 years of experience in different functions across industries, he has been fortunate that every career change came with a different industry experience for him. Jiten can connect with people at all levels, has connected the dots of strategy to execution along with leading many change projects in consumer goods, telecom, banking, FMCG, Real Estate, Media and Entertainment sectors.
He has been instrumental in driving change and transformation projects across different geographies. With his experience of managing large teams and working with people from diverse cultures, he a track record of building influential partnerships with stakeholders at different levels

Rushdi Ali

CFO Commercial, GE Gas Power (MENASA)

Session 2: The Great Trade Off - How Remote Work Impacts the Top and Bottom Line of a Business

Tuesday 21 July, 2020 | 1:00 - 1:45 PM

Currently lead Commercial Finance function for GE Gas Power Middle East, North Africa & S. Asia. The role involves supporting a team of ~100 Commercial team members across the region with deal structuring, internal underwriting & negotiations from new Power plant bids to after-market services. This in the new COVID era has meant real time adjustment of deal strategies on profitability & cash while continuing to navigate the challenges faced by end customer and internally in our own supply chain while we worked remotely.

Have been with GE for 13 years in the Finance function with varied experiences across multiple businesses (Power, Aviation, Corporate) and multiple geographies (Middle East, Asia and US). My most recent stints has been to cover the exciting Middle East and North Africa markets looking at underwriting, Risk management and Financing of our Power sector customers. I am a graduate of GE’s flagship premier Finance Leadership programs such as the Corporate Audit Staff and the Financial Manager’s program.

Mikkel Seidelin

Director @ Teekay London

Session 2: The Great Trade Off - How Remote Work Impacts the Top and Bottom Line of a Business

Tuesday 21 July, 2020 | 1:00 - 1:45 PM

Danish National, in the shipping industry for almost 17 years working for Teekay Tankers in commercial roles spanning from Operations, Chartering and Pool Management in London, Vancouver, Houston and Singapore. Having worked across large tanker segments of Aframax, LR2 and Suezmax. Currently leading the Suezmax segment for Teekay Tankers, while also heading up Teekay London. Executive MBA from INSEAD.

Sonal Bahl

Career Coach and Founder @ SuperCharge

Session 6: To Remote, or Not To Remote? Debate & Closing Session

Wednesday 22 July, 2020 | 4:15 - 5:00 PM

Sonal Bahl is a Career Coach and Founder of SuperCharge, a Career Advisory firm. A former HR Director, she has served for almost two decades in HR leadership roles in leading firms like GE, PricewaterhouseCoopers and others in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Tala Odeh

Consultant @ Cosmic Centaurs

Session Moderator

Jose Santos

Affiliated Professor of Practice in Global Management @ INSEAD

Session 6: To Remote, or Not To Remote? Debate & Closing Session

Wednesday 22 July, 2020 | 4:15 - 5:00 PM

Michel Grebenikof

Consultant @ EgonZehnder

Session 5: Culture, Engagement, Wellness & Our New Normal

Wednesday 22 July, 2020 | 2:00 - 2:45 PM

Michel Grebenikof, based in Dubai, co-leads Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice Group in the Middle East. His vast experience and deep acumen across the energy, engineering and manufacturing sectors have made him a trusted advisor to corporate clients.

Jean-luc Ferraton

Managing Director @ Intrum France

Session 2: The Great Trade Off - How Remote Work Impacts the Top and Bottom Line of a Business

Tuesday 21 July, 2020 | 1:00 - 1:45 PM

Jean-Luc Ferraton, Managing Director Intrum France (since March 2020), former CHRO of Intrum Group since 2012. I held several positions at Intrum between 2006 and 2012, Group HR Manager in 2011 - 2012 and HR Director for Western Europe 2006 - 2011. Previously I was head of HR at Jtekt (Toyota Group) between 2001 and 2006 for French business, and worked previously For Elior (Catering Group) and Adecco Group.

Chrisyle Antony

Talent Acquisition Advisor @Dell

Session 3: Remote work: A Long Distance Relationship

Tuesday 21 July, 2020 | 3:00 - 3:45 PM

Mohamed el Abbouri

Advisor @ Misk Foundation

Session 3: Remote work: A Long Distance Relationship

Tuesday 21 July, 2020 | 3:00 - 3:45 PM

Mohamed el Abbouri is an Advisor with the Misk Foundation, an evolving catalyst for change in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a focus on encouraging young people to become active participants in the knowledge economy.

Mohamed has worked with the Misk Foundation leadership to set the strategic direction of the Foundation and in establishing and growing various subsidiaries in the fields of Education, Media, Culture and Arts.

Mohamed has 20 years of business and management consulting experience across Europe and Middle East. He established and led from 2012 to 2014 the Education Practice for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in the Middle East. He worked with governments and private sector entities on strategy, organization, human capital development and large-scale transformation programs.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter
  • Facebook

©2020 by Cosmic Centaurs.