Forum Panelists

19th November 2017

Panel Discussion Topic: "Is it crucial for a country to be economically diversified to survive"

H.E. Mohammed Al Qaed

Chief Executive

Information & eGovernment Authority

H.E. Shaikh Khaled Bin Humood Al Khalifa

Chief Executive Officer

Bahrain Authority for Tourism and Exhibitions

Mr. Abdulkarim Bucheery

Vice Chairman

Khaleeji Commercial Bank

Mr. Abdulhakeem Al-Khayyat

Managing Director & CEO

Kuwait Finance House

Mr. Mohammed Al Binfalah

Chief Executive Officer

Bahrain Airport Company

Dr. Dawood Nassif

Board Director

BAPCO and Gulf Air

Dr. Jawaher Al-Mudhahki

Chief Executive

Education and Training Quality Authority (BQA)

Dr. Jarmo Kotilaine

Chief Economist - Market & Strategy Intelligence

Economic Development Board

20th November 2017

Panel Discussion Topic: "Innovate or Die – How true is this statement for the SME Markets?"

Dr. Khalid Abdulla

General Manager

Eskan Bank

Mr. Sattam Algosaibi

Chief Executive Officer

Bahrain Development Bank

Mr. Abdulelah AlQassimi

Former Chief Executive


Dr. Samer AlJishi

Group President

BFG International

Ms. Afnan Al Zayani


Al Zayani Commercial Services