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Jessica Combes is the Editor of CPI Financial’s SME business magazine, FinanceME. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes University in South Africa and has worked journalist in Johannesburg. Previously Jessica spent six years living and working in Japan, Indonesia and Australia.

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Matthew Amlôt is the editor of Banker Africa. Previously he held the title of CPI Financial's Web Editor. Matthew graduated from Lancaster University in Britain with a B.A. in Politics and International Relations. Having a keen interest in African business and politics, he has now taken on the role as the editor for Banker Africa.

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Nabilah Annuar is the editor for Banker Middle East. She was previously an editor for Islamic Finance News (IFN). Nabilah holds a Bachelor of Laws from the International Islamic University Malaysia and an Islamic Finance Qualification certification from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.

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Robin Amlôt is CPI Financial's CEO. He has worked as an award-winning financial journalist for more than 30 years in print, radio, television and online. He is in demand as a commentator and regular contributor to other media, including AlJazeera English, BBC Worldwide, Dubai One, Dubai Eye and KSA2. Robin has covered all aspects of business and finance in his career, including as Financial Editor of Independent Radio News, UK; Senior Business Producer, Sky News; as a national newspaper…

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William Mullally is the editor of Wealth Arabia and Islamic Business & Finance. He was previously the editor of FinanceME. He can be heard weekly on Dubai Eye 103.8, and is a regular contributor to online, TV and radio outlets across the region.

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Our Associate Bloggers

Adham Bashir is a Financial Planner at deVere Acuma

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Adnan Khan is a Consultant specializing in treasury management and Islamic banking at Fundtech. He holds a master’s degree in computer application from Bangalore University.

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Alex Hoctor-Duncan is Head of EMEA Retail at BlackRock

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Alissa Amico is Programme Manager, Middle East and North Africa, Corporate Affairs Division, OECD

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Andrzej Pioch is the Co-Fund Manager of L&G Multi-Index Funds.

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Anish Kanaran is the Channel Director for Epicor in the Middle East, Africa & India.

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Arsalan Aqeeq CDIF, MBA, BE, is a team leader in Bank AlFalah’s Islamic Banking Group. Previously he worked for Allied Bank and before that Citibank.

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Brian Krebs worked as a reporter for The Washington Post from 1995 to 2009, authoring more than 1,300 blog posts for the Security Fix blog, as well as hundreds of stories for washingtonpost.com and The Washington Post newspaper, including eight front-page stories in the dead-tree edition and a Post Magazine cover piece on botnet operators. He was recently profiled in The New York Times, Business Week and by Poynter.org.

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Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde is a French lawyer and politician who has been the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund since 5 July 2011.

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Christopher Evans is Director at the Collinson Group.

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Dave Landry is a business and finance blogger and infographic designer based in Southern California. Dave enjoys creating content on all-things finance, everything from frugality methods and banking to more fun affair like international heists.

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David Pinkerton is Chief Investment Officer, Falcon Private Bank

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Deepak Chandran is Vice President and Head of Customer Lifecycle Management, Emirates NBD

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Dominic Amlôt interned as CPI Financial’s Junior Web Editor in early 2015. Dominic currently attends York University in Britain.

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Dominique Leimer is Head Wealth Management at UBS in Dubai and Mahmoud Abdulhadi is the Country Head Saudi Arabia for UBS. .

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Douglas Roberts is Senior International Economist, Standard Life Investments

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Dr. Ayoub Kazim is Managing Director, Education Cluster (Dubai Knowledge Village and Dubai International Academic City), TECOM Investments

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Elaine Garzarelli, President of Garzarelli Capital, Inc., is an economist with a doctorate from Drexel University in economics and statistics. She worked for major institutional brokerage firms for over 15 years while perfecting her market and industry econometric timing models, and was ranked #1 for 11 consecutive years on Institutional Investor’s “All-Star” team for Quantitative Analysis and was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame. She started her own companies…

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CIO Weekly from Emirates NBD Wealth Management

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Eric Eifert is the Senior Vice President - Managed Security Services at DarkMatter.

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FocusEconomics is a leading provider of economic analysis and forecasts for 127 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, as well as price forecasts 33 key commodities. The company is supported by an extensive global network of analysts. Since its launch in 1999, FocusEconomics has established a solid reputation as a reliable source for timely and accurate business intelligence among Clients from a variety of industries, including the world's major financial institutions, multinational…

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Gary Dugan is Chief Investment Officer for Emirates NBD. Previously he was Chief Investment Officer & Head of Investment Strategy, National Bank of Abui Dhabi and previous to that he was Chief Investment Officer for Asia and the Middle East for Coutts and prior to that was Chief Investment Officer, Emirates NBD Private Banking.

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Geoffrey Howard is an associate North Africa analyst at Control Risks. Geoffrey provides in-depth analysis and bespoke consultancy projects assessing political, operational and security risks in Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. He is a regular speaker at MENA-focused events and has made contributions to media reports. Geoffrey travels regularly to North Africa and has lived in several regional countries, including Syria and Libya.

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Gerhard Schubert is Head of Commodities – Wealth Management, Emirates NBD

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Gil Gadot is President of Fundtech Asia-Pacific and Head of Global Cash Management, whilst Sanjay Dalmia is EVP of Global Cash Management and CEO, Fundtech India.

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INSEAD The Business School for the World As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to change lives and to transform organisations. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of its research and teaching. With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and Abu Dhabi, INSEAD’s business education and research spans three continents. Our 146 renowned Faculty members from 34 countries…

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Jacob Chacko is Business Lead – SMB & Commercial, Middle East & Turkey at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company.

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Jeremy Brown is the regional head of Middleware for Red Hat and has over 10 years of experience as an IT professional. He has a diverse understanding of Enterprise Architecture, Open Source, Java, Middleware and Cloud technologies. He develops new product strategies for the Red Hat JBoss Middleware business.

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Jim O’Neill is Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

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Joshua Oigara is the Group CEO of KCB.

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Lars Seier Christensen is Co-CEO and co-founder of Saxo Bank. Seier Christensen has been involved in derivative sales and trading since 1987 and he worked in London at both European and American brokerage firms until 1995. In 1992, Seier Christensen and Fournais founded the Danish service broker, Midas. Since 1995, Seier Christensen and Fournais have managed the company together. In 2001, Midas was granted a banking license and officially changed its name to Saxo Bank A/S.

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Lee Manzi is joint fund manager on the Jupiter Global Convertibles SICAV, the Jupiter Strategic Total Return SICAV and the Jupiter Strategic Reserve Fund (Unit Trust). He has been with Jupiter Asset Management since 2010.

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Lucas Zaichkowsky is the Enterprise Defense Architect, Resolution1 Security, responsible for providing expert guidance on the topic of CyberSecurity. Prior to joining the company, Lucas was a Technical Engineer at Mandiant where he worked with Fortune 500 organizations, the Defense Industrial Base, and government institutions to deploy measures designed to defend against the worlds most sophisticated attack groups.

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Mark McFarland was Chief Investment Strategist at Emirates NBD.

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Mark Mobius is Executive Chairman, Templeton Emerging Markets Group Currently, he directs the Templeton research team based in 15 global emerging markets offices and manages emerging markets portfolios. After more than 30 years in global emerging markets, Dr. Mobius has received numerous industry awards, including “Emerging Markets Equity Manager of the Year 2001” by International Money Marketing, “Ten Top Money Managers of the 20th Century” in a 1999 Carson Group survey,…

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Matein Khalid is Chief Investment Officer / Strategist, Fortes Holdings. Fortes Holdings is the property development arm of the Fortis Group, a diversified business group established in the UAE since 1975. 

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Miguel Vega is Vice President, Hardware Sales at IBM Systems, Middle East and Africa.

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Mobasher Zein Kazmi is a research analyst covering geo-economic issues based in Shanghai, China. He tweets @MobasherZein 

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Muhammad is a freelance writer, PhD Student holding M.Sc (Hons.), MBA, JAIBP & AIBP, associated with National Bank of Pakistan.

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Ole S Hansen is Head of Commodity Strategy, Saxo Bank

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Olga Kudryashova is Head of Strategic Planning at Cheil MENA.

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Patrick Grillo is the Senior Director for Solutions Marketing at Fortinet.

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Paul Butres is Senior Project Manager, IT Applications and Enterprise Management at Emirates NBD. Butres joined Emirates NBD in 2007 as a Senior Manager for IT Applications & Enterprise Management, where he works on implementing Oracle in the business. Prior to Emirates NBD, Butres worked as an Executive Consultant for Oracle Practice at KPMG and a Senior Consultant for Oracle HCM at Hyperlink, where he worked across eight countries to conduct 17 implementations of Oracle applications in Banking,…

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Russ Koesterich, Managing Director, is BlackRock’s Global Chief Investment Strategist, as well as Global Chief Investment Strategist for BlackRock’s iShares business. Koesterich was previously Global Head of Investment Strategy for active equities and a senior portfolio manager in the US Market Neutral Group. Prior to joining the firm in 2005, he was Chief North American Strategist for State Street Bank.

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Sachin Mohindra is Senior Vice President – Portfolio Manager at Invest AD Asset Management.

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Sanjay Dalmia is Head of Cash Management at Fundtech.

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Sanjay Dalmia is EVP Global Cash Management and CEO of Fundtech India, whilst Michael F. Jackson is Fundtech's Head of Americas, Cash Management.

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Schalk Nolte is the CEO of Entersekt, a fintech firm based in South Africa.

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Sean Evers is Managing Partner at Gulf Intelligence.

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Sheila Bair is Chair of the Systemic Risk Council. She was the 19th Chairperson of the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). She was appointed to the post for a five-year term on June 26, 2006 by George W. Bush, and served as a member of the FDIC Board of Directors through July 8, 2011.

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Simon is Regional Chief Economist for HSBC.

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Steen Jakobsen was appointed to the position of Saxo Bank’s Chief Economist in March 2011. Jakobsen returned to the Bank after two years’ absence. During that time he has been Chief Investment Officer for Limus Capital Partners. Prior to his departure in early 2009, Jakobsen was with Saxo Bank for almost nine years as Chief Investment Officer. He has more than 20+ years of experience within the fields of proprietary trading and alternative investment. In 1989, after finishing his studies…

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Suneil Mahindru ia Chief Investment Officer of International Equity, Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

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Originally from New Zealand, Tamara Pitelen’s media career spans 19 years and six countries, namely Japan, UK, Australia, Hong Kong, NZ and now the UAE. She started out as a daily news reporter for the Christchurch Press in New Zealand and has since worked extensively in consumer and contract magazines and newspapers ranging from finance and business titles to luxury lifestyle and celebrity as well as in the digital environment where she headed up the online department of a large Dubai-based…

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Usama Nouri is Senior Strategic Consultant at Avaya.

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