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13th Annual Treasury and Corporate Customer Conference
Vienna, November 10 - 13, 2017


Al Sharif Khalid Al Ghalib

Senior Executive Vice President
Head - Corporate Banking Group

He is a recognized figure in the Saudi banking industry with 31 years of extensive banking experience ranging across investment and commercial banking. Having completed his MBA degree from the College of Notre Dame in 1985, he started his career in the Investment Services of Riyad Bank in 1986, and progressed to become the Executive Vice President in charge of the bank’s branch network kingdom wide. Al Sharif Khalid joined the National Commercial Bank in year 2000, and prior to his current position, he took on a number of prominent roles and managerial responsibilities at NCB, including: Head of Individual Banking Sector, Head of Retail Distribution, Head of Customer Management Group and Head of Private Banking Division. He is a member of NCB’s higher management team being a Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Banking Group.

In his current role, Al Sharif Khalid oversees and leads major divisions/departments in NCB under the Corporate Banking Group including Institutional Banking, Corporate Banking, SME Banking, Specialized Finance, Transactions Banking, Corporate Business Support Services, Financial Restructuring and Special Accounts. Besides being a professional banker and an executive at NCB, he serves as a board member in several businesses and financial institutions both locally and internationally.

Talal Al Khereiji

Senior Executive Vice President
Head - Treasury Group

He is a graduate of Georgetown University where he received his Master›s degree in 1995 from the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service. He spent seven and half years working in the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency’s (SAMA) Investment Department where he was a member of the “Advisory Group” charged with designing and implementing the organization’s investment policy, under which the Kingdom’s foreign exchange reserves were managed. Tactical asset allocation, investment research, proprietary fund management and fund manager selection / supervision were also key functions of that role. Talal joined The National Commercial Bank (NCB) in 2003 and to-date his roles have included heading the Assets and Liabilities Management department of Treasury. He also served as NCB’s ALCO Secretary until his appointment as Head of Treasury Group in July 2009 and has chaired the Treasurers’ Committee of Saudi Arabia for two consecutive years.

NCB Treasury is an integrated business, comprised of liquidity management, principal strategies and specialized customer coverage. Under Talal’s leadership, Treasury witnessed sustained profitability, with milestones achieved across the whole business. Moreover, while the successful management of the bank’s proprietary investments (SAR 150 bio) was a key driver of this performance, the customer business, both in terms of risk management and yield enhancement, has also become a key factor and has flourished as well. The focus on Shariah-compliant Treasury solutions is a critical component of Treasury’s business strategy today. In his current role, Talal’s areas of responsibility include the ALM & Money Market, Sales, Financial Institutions, Trading & Structured Solutions, Principal Strategies, Business Intelligence, Business Development & Support. Talal’s experience in the financial industry spans 20 years.

Mohamed A. El-Erian

Chief Economic Advisor, Allianz

Dr. El-Erian first joined PIMCO in 1999 and was a senior member of PIMCO›s portfolio management and investment strategy group. He rejoined the company at the end of 2007 after serving for two years as president and CEO of Harvard Management Company, the entity that manages Harvard’s endowment and related accounts. Before coming to PIMCO, Dr. El-Erian was a managing director at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London and before that, he spent 15 years at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. Dr. El-Erian has published widely on international economic and finance topics. His 2008 book, When Markets Collide, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, won the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year and was named a book of the year by The Economist and one of the best business books of all time by the Independent (UK). He was named to Foreign Policy’s list of “Top 100 Global Thinkers” for four years in a row. He served on the 2014

He served on the 2014 and the 2015 juries for the Financial Times/ McKenzie Book of the Year award. His new book The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability and Avoiding the Next Collapse is scheduled to be published Jan. 2016 26. Dr. El-Erian has served on several boards and committees, including the U.S. Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee, the International Center for Research on Women, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the IMF›s Committee of Eminent Persons and the New York Fed’ Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets. He is currently a board member of the NBER, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, New America, and Cambridge in America. Since 2007, he has been chair of Microsoft’s Investment Advisory Board. He holds a master›s degree and doctorate in economics from Oxford University and received his undergraduate degree from Cambridge University. He is an Honorary Fellow of Queens’ College, Cambridge University.

Dr. Said Al Shaikh

Executive Vice President Chief Economist

Before joining NCB in 1998, Dr. Al-Shaikh served as an assistant professor of Finance and Economics in the College of Industrial Management at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) for the period between 1993 and 1998. He held a number of assignments including serving as a principal researcher at the Research Institute of KFUPM. In addition to working with KFUPM, he served as a part-time consultant for the Federation of the GCC Chambers of Commerce representing the Federation in several local and regional conferences.

Dr. Said A. Al-Shaikh earned a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Planning from University of Oregon and a PhD in Economics from Cornell University. In February 2009, Dr. Said was appointed a member in the Majlis Ashoura Council and then was reappointed for a third term in 2017.

Stephane Garelli

Stephane Garelli - a world authority on competitiveness - has pioneered research in this field for 25 years. Emeritus Professor at IMD (Institute of Management Development) Lausanne, where he has founded the World Competitiveness Centre, he is also Emeritus Professor at the University of Lausanne. Professor Garelli is closely connected to the world of business. He is, among others, Chairman of the Board of Directors of «Le Temps», the leading French-language Swiss newspaper. He was formerly Chairman of the Board of the Sandoz Financial and Banking Holding, and member of the board of the Banque Edouard Constant. Professor Garelli was the Managing Director of the World Economic Forum and of the Davos Symposium for many years. For twelve years he was also permanent senior adviser to the European management of Hewlett-Packard. He is a member of a number of institutes, such as: China Enterprise Management Association, Board of the ‘Fondation Jean Monet pour l›Europe’, The Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, the Mexican Council for Competitiveness, and an advisory committee member of the Thai Management Association. He is also a member of the International Olympic Committee commission for Sustainability and Legacy. He is the author of numerous publications on competitiveness and global business, and he published his best-selling book «Top Class Competitors - How Nations, Firms and Individuals Succeed in the New World of Competitiveness» with Wiley. His latest book “Are you a Tiger, a Cat or a Dinosaur?” is available on Amazon. From 1999 to 2002, he was a member of the Constitutional Assembly of his local state - Vaud, Switzerland

John H. Burbank III

Chief Investment Officer, Passport Capital

Passport Capital’s flagship Global Strategy, managed by Mr. Burbank, was ranked by Barron’s as the number one hedge fund in the world in 2007 as measured by three year annualized returns. Barron’s also recognized Passport Global as one of the world’s 50 best performing hedge funds in 2006 and as a Top 100 Hedge Fund in 2008 and 2009. Additionally, Passport Global was named Fund of the Year in 2007 by Absolute Return and Best Global Macro Fund in 2016 by Hedgeweek USA.

Mr. Burbank graduated from Duke University, where he earned a B.A. in English Literature, and from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.