Enterprise Risk Management Conference 2017 : Speakers & Panelists

Andrew George
Chairman Global Energy & Power - Marsh

Andrew is the Chairman of Marsh’s Global Energy & Power Practice and joined Marsh in 1988. In 2004 Andrew moved to Dubai and became leader of the Middle East and North Africa region for Marsh Energy. In 2008 he moved back to the UK to become CEO of Marsh Energy EMEA. In 2012 Andrew became Global Chairman of Marsh's Energy Practice.

Bruce Garrett
MD Energy Practice - Marsh (UK)

Bruce has been an insurance broker since 1973. His career involved working in France and Singapore, although since 1986 he has been based in London. Bruce has vast experience in all aspects of client-service across a broad spectrum of energy and power clients. Bruce is a Fellow of The Chartered Insurance Institute and an Honors graduate of Durham University in French Language and Literature.

Bruno Sousa
Principal - Oliver Wyman (UAE)

Bruno is part of Oliver Wyman’s Oil & Gas Practice, and Middle East office. Bruno Sausa has 13+ years’ experience with O&G, Petrochemicals in Europe and Middle East. His main area of expertise is focused on business strategy, organizational design and localization and has been involved in development of Financial Risk Management framework for a leading GCC NOC along-with the risk reporting and performance management framework for a leading GCC NOC. He holds an MBA INSEAD - Business administration degree and Masters with honors (Pre Bologna) from FEUNL.

Chris Sandford
Senior Director - Wurldtech Security Technologies, GE Digital (UAE)

Chris Sandford has been working in cyber security for over 20 years and with Wurldtech since early 2010, in that time he has worked with Power companies, Oil & Gas operators, critical manufacturing and health care facilities to develop strategies and solutions to secure the operational infrastructure, systems, data and people. He has conducted multiple ICS Risk Assessment across the globe and Project Directed the OT cyber program for a major US Utility. Chris has been part of the WIB Secure Architecture working group as well as a contributor to ISA-99 and IEC62443-2-4.

Ian Henderson
Global Leader Engineering, Energy & Power - Marsh (UAE)

Ian commenced his career in 1986 with Exxon Chemical as a Technical Services Engineer in a polymers manufacturing plant. He then transferred to the position of Business Analyst in corporate headquarters and subsequently appointed as Unit Supervisor. He then joined Marsh Ltd (formerly Sedgwick) as a Risk Engineer and has had responsibility for executing risk engineering programs. In 2008 Ian was appointed to lead Marsh’s MENA Energy Practice out of the Dubai hub. In 2015 he was promoted to lead Marsh’s Engineering team globally for the combined Energy & Power practice.

Koenraad Van Kerckhoven
Regional Employee Health & Benefits Leader - Marsh (UAE)

Koenraad is EH&B leader for Marsh in MENA and responsible for the enhancement of the value proposition of Marsh’s Employee Health and Benefits (EH&B) Practice in the region. Marsh EH&B aims at delivering solutions that enable employers to provide an optimal and sustainable benefits package in a cost- driven environment. He joined Marsh in May 2016 from Mercer where he headed up EH&B in the Benelux market and led the business development of Mercer in the Belgian market, as Country Head. Prior to joining Mercer in March 2009, Koenraad worked for 9 years with Fortis in different functions. Earlier, he worked in Spain in the agri-food business and as an employee benefit consultant with ING Insurance. Koenraad holds a 'Master in Law' from the University of Ghent and a post-graduate in Human Resources management from EHSAL (Brussels). He is fluent in Dutch (mother tongue), French, English and Spanish.

Ozge Gurgur
Practice Leader Enterprise Risk - Marsh Risk Consulting (UAE)

Ozge is Middle East and North Africa Leader for Enterprise Risk and Resilience Services for Marsh Risk Consulting with more than 15 years of experience. Prior to his consulting career, he worked as a risk manager in portfolio management and as a graduate student conducted research on risk management in manufacturing covering optimal capacity management for industrial firms. He was also the leader for Enterprise Risk and Resilience for MRC in Turkey/Eastern Europe. He holds a Master of Engineering in Financial Engineering from University of Michigan and Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bogazici University.

Pavel Chernoverkhskiy
Senior Underwriter Energy and Engineered Risk - AIG (UAE)

Pavel is the Senior EER (Energy & Engineered Risk) Underwriter for Middle East, North Africa and Russia. The EER unit deals with Downstream Oil and Petrochemical, Chemical, Construction and Power Generation occupancies. Pavel joined AIG in Moscow, Russia in 2009 and since then has been performing various roles in Property and Energy lines. Prior to relocation to Dubai in 2015 he was Energy and Engineered Risks Manager for AIG Russia in charge of developing profitable portfolio of Energy and Construction business. Pavel holds Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation in Moscow, Russia. He has started his insurance career in 2003 as Reinsurance Manager for one of the local Russian commercial insurers.

Simon Dodsworth
SVP - Marsh (UAE)

Simon, with over 20 years in experience, leads Marsh’s infrastructure development in the MENA region for both operational and transactional risks. In addition, Simon is responsible for Marsh’s Financial & Professional Risks (FINPRO) and Private Equity & Mergers & Acquisitions (PEMA) businesses in MENA. Over the past 10 years, a focus across the MENA region has meant Simon has been involved with a variety of regional financial institutions and infrastructure assets, including banks, private equity, sovereign wealth funds, airports, ports, rail, real estate, telecommunications, power and utility assets. He combines his insurance industry experience and financial transactional knowledge to advise Marsh clients on the range of strategic risk advice services offered by Marsh to financial institutions, infrastructure asset owners, operators, financiers, developers, contractors, accounting firms, law firms and consultants.

Reza Zaidi
Managing Director, Legal, Compliance & Public Affairs - Marsh (UAE)

Born and educated in the UK, Reza is a legally qualified Compliance professional with over 21 years global banking/ financial services experience, ranging across Corporate, Investment and Private Banking as well as Insurance, Asset Management, Private Equity and Brokerage. Reza has worked predominately in the UK and the Middle East setting up and leading Compliance, AML and Risk functions as well as managing Legal and Audit departments. Previously heading up Compliance for Barclays in Africa and the Middle East and for GE Capital in the UK and Europe, Reza is currently the Head of Legal, Compliance & Public Affairs (MENA & India), based in Dubai, for Marsh, a division of Marsh & McLennan Companies. Reza holds a UK honors degree in Law and Economics as well as professional accreditations in compliance, leadership and project management from the UK, US and South Africa

Asad Ur Rehman Khan
Group Managing Director - Oceanic Group of Companies

Joined business in 1992 and transformed the business into corporate entity. Asad is well known in the Insurance Industry and is well respected. He holds LLB from University of Karachi and also MBA. He is an Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) from CII College of Insurance in U.K., Fellow of Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers (FICS) in London, a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (FCILT) in London and an Associate of Claims (AIC) from the Insurance Institute of America. Asad is also a member of Executive Council of Karachi Insurance Institute.

Muhammad Haroon Rasheed
Executive Director - State Bank of Pakistan

Mr. Muhammad Haroon Rasheed, with over 20 years of experience, is an Executive Director in State Bank of Pakistan and looking after the portfolio of Financial Resources Management Group. At SBP, he also worked as Executive Director, Human Resources Group and Financial Comptroller. He was also the Managing Director, SBP-Banking Services Corporation. He has served in renowned International and domestic companies including The Institute of Bankers Pakistan, Karachi as Chief Executive Officer, Volvo Pakistan Limited as Chief Financial Officer, Zahid Group of Companies, Saudi Arabia as Management Representative & Manager Internal Audit, Legler-Nafees Denim Mills Ltd as Controller, Accounts and Systems and Hameed Chaudhri & Co as Manager Audit and Management Consultancy. He is a qualified chartered accountant and was honored with two Gold Medals i.e. Irtiza Hussain and J.P. Patel Memorial. He is also a Lead Auditor Information Security Management System, Certified Lead Quality Auditor and a Six Sigma Black Belt.

Jahangir Piracha
CEO - Engro Vopak Terminal Limited, Engro Elengy Limited and Engro Digital

Jahangir Piracha is currently working as CEO of Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limited. Prior to this, he was Vice President - Manufacturing at Engro Polymer & Chemicals Ltd and previously worked as General Manager Human Resource & Corporate Services, also with the same company. Prior to joining Engro, he has worked for ICI Pakistan Ltd. Jahangir has 25 years of corporate experience in functions like Manufacturing, Human Resource and Procurement. He received his bachelors' degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. He is a director on the board of EPQL.

Muhammad Ashraf Bawany
Chief Executive Officer - Linde Pakistan

Mr. Bawany was appointed CEO and Managing Director of Linde Pakistan Limited in August 2013 after serving the company for more than 30 years. Before his appointment as CEO, he held a number of key positions within the company including Deputy Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. He is a nominee director of the Karachi Stock Exchange on the Board of National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited (NCCPL) and is also the Chairman, Audit Committee of the NCCPL. Mr. Bawany is a fellow member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan, Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan and a law graduate. He is the former President of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan, Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants and Memon Professional Forum besides serving on a number of committees of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industries.

M. Mohsin
Chief Compliance Group - Allied Bank Limited

He is a fellow member of ‘The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan’ and possesses over 20 years of diversified experience in the fields of auditing, accounting, finance and management. During his professional career, he has held varying senior positions and has served as Head of Finance, Accounts, Operations, Information Technology and Internal Audit of various prominent organizations. He has a proven track record in team building, system development, process re-engineering and establishment of different functions including Internal Audit. He joined Allied Bank in 2009, remained Chief-ARRG, from 2013 to 2016 and was assigned the role of Chief CG in 2016.

Muhammad Saqib Kidwai
Senior Insurance Officer - IFC (Turkey)

He is by profession a Mechanical Engineer with BE (Mechanical Engineering) from NED, Karachi 1983 and MS (Mechanical Engineering) from Wayne State University, Michigan, USA 1987. Having worked in the engineering sector joined the insurance industry in 1990 with leading insurance companies such as EFU General, Adamjee Insurance and New Jubilee General in the area of Engineering and Construction Insurance in core functions of Underwriting, Claims, Reinsurance and Risk Management. Presently working with International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) since July 2012 in the Insurance Division as Senior Insurance Officer. He is based in IFC Operating Center in Istanbul, Turkey and dealing the IFC’s projects in the area of Insurance Risk Management for Middle East, North Africa and Europe & Central Asia.

Minhaj U Khan
Director, Advisor - CERM Pakistan

Mr. Minhaj has over 30 years of progressive experience in multiple industries. His expansive multi-national experience ranges from working in USA, Canada, Middle East and South Asia. Mr. Minhaj has worked with corporate management including Board of Directors, Leadership Teams to build corporate values, enhance value proposition and assess corporate and operating governance. He graduated as an engineer in Canada and earned his MBA from United Kingdom. He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), Accredited Change Management Professional, Certified Performance Assessor and Licensed Engineer (P. Eng.). Finally, he is committed to help less privileged members of the community especially educating underprivileged children as he passionately believes that education is the core for building a thriving economy.

Muhammad Farid Alam
Chief Executive Officer - AKD Securities Ltd.

Mr. Alam possesses over 23 years of experience in the financial sector and under his care AKD Securities Limited has received several accolades over the last few years. Prior to joining AKD Securities, Mr. Alam was associated with the Pakistan Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation (PICIC), where he was involved in the first buyout of state-owned mutual funds by the Privatization Commission and thereafter in managing the funds. Mr. Alam also recognized the ICP SEMF under Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) rules

S. Hasnain Haider
CEO - Mahl Hydro Power Company Pvt. Ltd. a project of China Three Gorges Corp.

Mr. Haider is the CEO of Mahl Power Company Pvt. Ltd., a project of China Three Gorges Corporation, which is developing the 640 MW Mahl hydropower project on River Jhelum, AJK. Mr. Haider has over 30 years of diversified work experience, and has to his credit leading Pakistan and AJK’s first hydro IPP i.e. New Bong Hydropower during financial close, construction and operations phases as CEO of Laraib Energy Limited. He also played key role in financial close of Pakistan first thermal IPP i.e. Hubco in 1995. Prior to that he worked with a DFI and international banks in various capacities.

Shahzad Saleem
Chief Operating Officer - PACRA

Shahzad, with an experience of over 17 years, analytical minded with a belief in thought leadership, has strong insight into dynamics of rating business of over a decade. Shahzad is an apex member of PACRA’s Rating Committee. In this capacity he regularly meets leadership of a diverse set of entities in PACRA’s universe – more than 100 currently. Appointed to his current position in July 06, Mr. Saleem has held several positions beginning his career as an analyst at PACRA in 2000. He leads multiple developments at PACRA including technological advancements and rating criteria with a structured and consistent approach.

Tahir Sharif
Partner - A.F.Ferguson & Co. (Member of PWC Network)

Mr. Tahir Sharif is a Chartered Accountant by profession and Partner in the Internal Audit Services of A. F. Ferguson & Co., Chartered Accountants (a member firm of the PwC network). He has over 20 years of experience in the Assurance and Business advisory services of the firm. His area of expertise lies in the area of Internal Audit Services, Risk Assessment, Fraud Risk Assessment, Forensic Investigation, Finance function effectiveness amongst others. He has been involved in the development of Internal Audit strategies, Risk assessments, Review and development of Internal Control Systems, Fraud Risk Assessments in various sectors of the economy, such as Aviation, Pharmaceutical, Textile, FMCG, Education, Financial Services, Not for profit organizations, Development sector etc.

Waqqas Mir
Partner – Axis Law Chamber

Waqqas practice primarily focuses on civil, commercial, banking, competition, taxation, telecommunications and constitutional law litigation. In 2015-2016, he was appointed as amicus curiae on four different occasions by the Lahore High Court, Lahore in matters relating to taxation, energy, and interpretation of the Constitution of Pakistan, environment and local government and routinely advises local and foreign clients on regulatory compliance relating to doing business in Pakistan, capital markets, merger control, public procurement as well as public-private partnerships. He is considered one of Pakistan's experts on antitrust / competition law matters having served as Joint Director (Legal Division) at Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) from 2009 to 2010. He has also contributed the annual Pakistan Chapter to Getting the Deal Through’s Merger Control guide (published by Law Business Research Limited, UK in collaboration with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer).

Wasi Ullah Khan
Director General (ICT/Coordination) - Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

Wasi Ullah Khan is the head of the ICT department for the PTA and also looking after the International Liaison section and the Chairman’s secretariat. He has been working in the ICT area for over 15 years. His experience includes working in USA as Senior I.T analyst working on security and infrastructure of I.T systems for a large utility service provider. His experience in PTA includes working on different ICT policies related to Internet Governance, Child online safety, setting up of first Internet Exchange Point (IXP) of Pakistan, Pakistan school of Internet Governance, e-commerce and cyber security. He has been nominated as the focal person from PTA on cyber security for the SAARC inter-governmental expert group on Telecom and ICT.

Zafar Iqbal Sobani
Managing Partner - Think Direct

Zafar Iqbal Sobani brings with him over thirty eight years’ experience of working in the manufacturing, power sector and audit profession in Pakistan and in the Middle East. He obtained qualification of Chartered Accountancy and Cost & Management Accountancy in the early eighties from Pakistan. He worked with A.F. Ferguson (PWC) in Pakistan and Ernst and Young , Saudi Arabia His experience includes working in the power sector of the Country since 2007 heading Hubco Pakistan and Liberty Power Tech . He has rich exposure to the power sector industry in the country along with strong relationship with all the major stake holders in power sector of the Country.