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Co-Regional Director of (GARP)

Member of (PRMIA)

Member of Professional
Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA)

Horst currently works with a number of renowned Global firms in Professional Services, Training & Consultancy and Business Process Outsourcing. He has been in the banking and consulting industries for over 30 years and he recently developed and launched an on-line assessment tool that accurately measures the level of maturity of an organisation's risk culture.

Nigel Cumberland

MA (Hons) Cambridge

FCMA, FinstLM, Fellow of ICPA

Founding Partner The Silk Partnership

Nigel is a founding partner of the London headquartered Silk Road Partnership, which provides a range of coaching and mentoring services across the Gulf, Europe and Asia.
After being brought up in the UK, educated at Cambridge, Nigel has worked all over the world for 24 years. The first half of his career was spent in corporate roles within multinationals holding various senior leadership positions.

Juan Carlos






Mr. Juan Carlos Venegas is a highly experienced accountant, forensic consultant, counter- fraud specialist, certified internal controls auditor and finance trainer, founder of Fiscal Accounts, an accountancy firm specialised in accounting, taxation (including international taxation), internal controls and compliance, fraud prevention and detection, fraud investigations and forensic accounting. He is also a director of the Internal Control Institute United Kingdom and Ireland.

David Lewington


Director CG Consultancy UK

David is a qualified accountant (FCCA ) and have been involved in Internal Audit and Risk Management work with major, international companies in the Financial Services field for 35 years. He is Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants; Certified Operational Risk Executive. His posts have included Chief of Staff in the worldwide Internal Audit function of Citibank, based in New York; Director of worldwide Internal Audit for Royal Insurance.

Ramzan Rajani

Microsoft Certified Trainer

Microsoft Office Specialist & ITIL Foundation

Mr. Ramzan Rajani Carries more than 8 years of experience in the field of IT Training & Project Management. After getting a Diploma in Information Technology he did his MBA with Dual specialization in IT Project Management. He has experience of designing, managing & implementing large databases bearing Very good understanding and extensive experience in Advance Excel, VBA Macros, advance PowerPoint, Excel Dashboard, Access & MSP (Microsoft Project 2010).

Shan Kennedy



Shan Kennedy is a chartered accountant and acknowledged expert, who advises on IFRS and valuation matters. Shan has more than 20 years experience working in the Big 4 accounting firms. Her valuation experience originates from more than 7 years working as a valuation specialist within the Big 4, including holding the position of Director responsible for the valuation specialism at one practice.

Michel E. Maamary




Michel is a member of the Faculty of Lynchpin. Michel holds an MBA in Finance from Orlando University, a fellowship from the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants UK (ACCA) and is a US Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
He is a specialist lecturer for CPA, CMA, CIA and SPHRM qualifications and has over 12 years experience in training candidates at all levels.

Dr. Andreas G. Koutoupls







Dr. Andreas G. Koutoupis is currently the Head of Governance, Compliance, Risk Management & Internal Audit Services (Director) of Mazars, Athens Greece. Before join Mazars he served as a Senior Manager within the Internal Audit Services department of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Athens Greece responsible for the Financial Services (mainly banking) Internal Audit Assurance & Consulting Services for more than ten years.

Lynette Hatley

B.Com (Hons)

(Wits Business School),
Johannesburg, South Africa

Originally born and brought up in South Africa Lynette Hatley has over 25 years experience in training, leadership development and management consulting.
She has a B.Com and B.Com (Hons) from the University of South Africa (UNISA), and an MBA (General Management) from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits Business School) in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Ezzeddin K. Ahmad

Bachelor in Business Administration
Jordan University in Amman

Mr. Ahmad is a soft skills & management trainer registered in Dubai Knowledge Village – UAE (DKV). He holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Jordan University in Amman, and also completed key executive programs in management and business.
Mr. Ahmad has more than 15 years experience in customer service, marketing, business development as well as middle & senior level managerial skills gained with a number of key companies in UAE.

John Paul





Managing Director iCognitive

John Paul is an expert in supply chain management and operational improvement for manufacturing and services. He has over 25 years experience as a top executive in supply chain management. Today Dr. Paul is a consultant to multinational corporations, being the founder and CEO of iCognitive, a firm specializing in supply chain consultancy.

Fred Vacelet





Fred Vacelet is an international Financial Risk Management Consultant with an expertise in Risk Management methodological frameworks. His experience spans some 20 years, advising banks and software houses on risk management.
His academic background includes an MBA from London Business School, Economics from West-Berlin University and a business degree from a Paris business school.

Fazal Hussain Ghafoor





With over 20 years of experience at senior positions with various prominent organizations which include PricewaterhouseCoopers, M/s Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari & Co. Ltd, JP Morgan Chase and iHilal Financial Services FZ LLC, Dubai, UAE. Presently working as the CFO & Company Secretary in Central Depository Company of Pakistan Ltd (CDC) which include looking after the legal and Compliance functions as well.

Andrew McRobert


MA Trinity College, Dublin

Andrew McRobert is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (www.finsia.edu.au). He spent 17 years in commercial banking in Australia. He holds an Honours Degree and an MA from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Over the past 22 years, he has worked as an employee of and a consultant to the Asian Development Bank, he has undertaken insolvency, investment banking and development banking assignments.

Asad Ullah




SCRUM Master

He holds the PMP, PMI-ACP, Certified SDI Trainer, SCRUM Master, Project+, Early Achiever of MCSD.NET, IBM WebSphere Portal, Object Oriented Analysis and Design with UML, SCJP, and SCWCD certifications. Asad Ullah Chaudhry is an entrepreneur and running his consulting, mentoring and training company, AUC Technologies.He completed the Program Management Office deployment of Inbox Business Technologies and Pakistan Army for eARMS Program.

Qaysar Aslam

Former VP Supply Chain
Unilever Pakistan

President Supply Chain Association of Pakistan

President Aaramshop Pakistan Limited

A Supply Chain Specialist and well known trainer / consultant at various business schools, forums and organizations. Worked for 29 years at Unilever, taken early retirement in June, 2012. For the last 8 years served as Vice President heading Supply Chain function for Unilever Pakistan, responsible for strategies and operation in the country, was on the Board of Directors and member of Audit & Manage¬ment committees

Abdul Rahim Suriya



Abdul Rahim Suriya (FCA, FCMA) has served a number of national and international reputed organizations including a pharmaceutical company for over 18 years in different positions including Executive Director. Abdul Rahim Suriya is a professional trainer for guiding non-finance executives to use accounting information for business decision making.

Hadeel Nassar




Hadeel has more than 18 years of managerial accounting experience with private and public organizations in the United Arab Emirates. She earned her CMA certifications in 2009, and since then, she made multiple contributions to enhance the profession of management accounting in the region, as she has used her Arabic & English masters degree in translation and interpreting for this purpose