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Under the patronage of
His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Deputy Ruler of Dubai

2020 ACFE FRAUD CONFERENCE
Middle East

23-25 February 2020 | Dubai, UAE

Hosted By

Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship

Strategic Partner

UAE Banks Federation

Dubai, UAE

Dubai

Madinat Jumeirah is a 5 star resort in Dubai. It is the largest resort in the Emirate, spreading across over 40 hectares of landscapes and gardens.

Dubai

Madinat Jumeirah is a 5 star resort in Dubai. It is the largest resort in the Emirate, spreading across over 40 hectares of landscapes and gardens.

Dubai

From bustling souks to towering skyscrapers to the vast desert, Dubai offers rich culture, world-class accommodations and exciting attractions.

Dubai

From bustling souks to towering skyscrapers to the vast desert, Dubai offers rich culture, world-class accommodations and exciting attractions.

Dubai

Dubai is a vibrant and unique destination offering diversity and contrasts at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa.

Dubai

Dubai is a vibrant and unique destination offering diversity and contrasts at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa.

Featured Speakers

H.E. Abdulla Mohammed Saeed Ghobash

Director General
Financial Audit Authority – Dubai

His Excellency Abdulla Mohammed Saeed Ghobash is a former State Minister of the Federal Government, currently holding the position of Director General of Financial Audit Authority of the Government of Dubai since June 2016.

He is a member of the Executive Council of Dubai, a member of the Higher Board of the DIFC, and an independent member of DPW Board.

In his current position in the Financial Audit Authority, he aims to protect the public funds. Whereas, H.E. has worked for the Central Bank and held the position of regional manager of National Bank of Abu Dhabi, in addition to his hands-on experience in developing audit strategies in the financial institutions, international investments and investment funds. During his tenure in the said bank, he held a number of senior administrative posts and chaired different committees. Also, he has held previously membership of various boards in the region, including Etisalat, DFM, Nasdaq Dubai, Emaar, Awqaf, Minors Affairs Foundation of Dubai and Noor Bank.

H.E. has further participated in a number of conferences featuring the strategies of the international financial institutions, in addition to his participation in the financial sector budget planning.

H.E. Ghobash holds number of qualifications including a bachelor’s degree, a banking (corporate finance analysis) diploma from The Wharton Business School (of the University of Pennsylvania) and a banking diploma in corporate finance and international investments from Citibank NA in Athens, Greece. He also holds a banking certificate in International Capital Market from Bankers Trust in London.

H.E. Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri

Director General, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai

Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri is the director general of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) - Dubai. GDFRA regulates the residency of foreign nationals and the entry and exit of international travelers to and from the Emirate of Dubai.

Dr. Alexander F. Wagner

Associate Professor of Finance
University of Zurich

Alexander Wagner is a senior chair at the Swiss Finance Institute and an associate professor of finance at the University of Zurich. He earned his Ph.D in political economy from Harvard University. Prior to that, he completed studies in economics and law in his hometown of Linz, Austria. Wagner’s practical experience derives from his work as an independent counsel for PwC and from serving as the chairman of a proxy advisor. His research focuses on corporate finance and governance, investments, and behavioral economics and finance. He has recently investigated how investors perceive the value of straight and vague talk of managers, and the stock market implications of political elections in the U.S.

Dr. Alexis Stenfors

Former Rogue Trader*

Dr. Alexis Stenfors spent 15 years as a foreign exchange and interest rate derivatives trader at HSBC, Citi, Crédit Agricole and Merrill Lynch. In early 2009, he deliberately mismarked his trading positions at Merrill Lynch, which resulted in a five-year prohibition order by the FSA. Labelled as “one of the world’s most infamous rogue traders,” Stenfors returned to academia to write a doctoral thesis with the title “Determining the LIBOR: A Study of Power and Deception” at SOAS (University of London). His research on manipulative and collusive practices has since been published in journals such as the “Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Review of Political Economy and Distinktion: Journal of Social Theory.” He is also the author of “Barometer of Fear: An Insider’s Account of Rogue Trading and the Greatest Banking Scandal in History.” Dr. Stenfors is a frequent consultant, guest lecturer and public speaker.

*The ACFE does not compensate former rogue traders.

Venue

Venue
Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St
Dubai, UAE

Hotel
Jumeirah Mina A'Salam

Room Rate: AED 1400++ single, double
Hotel Cut-Off: 20 January 2020
+971 4 366 8888 (Use code ACF200220 for phone reservations)
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*The group rate will be honored until the contracted block of rooms has been sold out or until the cut-off date has expired, whichever occurs first.

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