The Speakers

We proudly introduce the Continuum speakers, who will be holding various sessions and workshops throughout the event:

H.E. JOSE MARIA FIGUERES

President Figueres is a global leader in the field of sustainability and currently Managing Partner of IJ Partners, a Geneva based investment and wealth management company which invests in the 'real economy'. He served as President of Costa Rica from 1994 to 1998. 

HUSSEIN SHOBOKSHI

Mr. Shobokshi is a prominent Saudi media expert and TV presenter. He is a sought-after analyst and commentator on current affairs. 

DR. HISCHAM EL AGAMY

A Dutch national of Egyptian origins, he started his career in a Swiss multinational, only to move on to advise family businesses in Europe and the Middle East. He currently is an Executive Director at the IMD business school. Dr. El Agamy founded the Tharawat Family Business Forum in 2006 and is currently its Executive Director.

MR. ALEX CLASSEN

Head of Wealth International and CEO of RBS Coutts Bank Ltd. 

MS. AUDETTE HANNA

Audette Hanna is the former Vice President, Human Resources and Administration of Mobinil. Ms. Hana has developed strategic HR management concepts to Mobinil that continuously positioned Mobinil as one of the top employers in Egypt and the region. Ms. Hanna's expertise lies in recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, training and developments and internal communication.

DR. DENISE H. KENYON-ROUVINEZ

Dr. Kenyon is Head of International Family Business and Philanthropy at RBS Coutts in Geneva. She has extensive experience working with major family corporations in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America and has assisted families to structure their global family governance, family offices and charitable foundations. Dr. Kenyon is the co-authors of several books and an award-winning researcher. 

MR. ESSA AL GHURAIR

Chairman of Al Ghurair Foods, Vice Chairman of Al Ghurair Investments LLC, UAE, Chairman of the Tharawat Family Business Forum

MR. KHALID MOHAMMED KANOO

Group Managing Director, Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo, Bahrain

MR. SALAH AL WAZZAN

Managing Director, Nafais Holding Co. (KSSC), Kuwait

PROF. ROGER NEILL

Director, Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice, City University London, UK

MR. ABDULLAH A. AL ZAMIL

Abdullah holds a BSc in chemical engineering and has practiced it in Saudi Arabia and the UK as a process engineer and a design consultant, both for Zamil Group and for Jacobs Engineering. He holds an MSc in Management from Cass Business School. His current involvement with the Zamil Group of Saudi Arabia is in the continuous development of their governance structures on an advisory role. Abdullah is PhD student at the University of London researching the governance of large Saudi family firms.

MR. ALFRED PISANI

Founder&Chairman of the Corinthia Group

PROF. LORNA COLLINS

Principal Lecturer, Family Business Research Unit, University of West of England, UK

DR. RAJA AL MARZOQI

Chief Economist, Al Khabeer Capital

MR. MOHAMMED HAJJAR

Chief Business Development Officer & Executive Partner, Al Khabeer Capital


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