The guest today is Kareem Refaay, Managing Director MENA & GCC (The Middle East North Africa & Gulf Council Countries) at The London Institute of Banking & Finance, a registered charity incorporated by the Royal Charter and focused on financial education. He has over 18 years of experience as a financial educator and as an executive for top financial institutions such as GCC Financial Institutions including Standard Chartered, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Gulf International Bank, and Al Hilal Bank.
Kareem Refaay Interview Questions
1. Academic and Early Professional Background
2. Starting in Finance - Financial Education
3. About The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF)
4. The Importance of Financial Education and Literacy
5. Financial Education: The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF)
6. User Cases
7. The future
Kareem Refaay Biography
After his Bachelor's degree in Management Sciences from Sadat Academy for Management Sciences in 2004, Kareem joined Standard Chartered Bank. He served the organisation in various banking and financial roles for the next four years. Meanwhile, he also did a Diploma in International Business from The University of Cambridge in 2005.
Kareem joined the National bank of Abu Dhabi in 2009 as an Assistant Vice President of Learning and Development. He benchmarked his skills as Vice President of Learning Development at Gulf International Bank, Bahrain, which he joined in 2012.
He did his Master’s in Business Administration, specialising in Strategic Management from the University of Atlanta in 2012. In September 2013, he joined National Bank of Abu Dhabi, UAE as Group Talent Manager.
In 2017, Kareem joined al Hilal Bank as the Head of Talent and The London Institute of Banking & Finance as the Managing Director of MENA & GULF.
Kareem is a global thought leader and has appeared in multiple talk shows. He has moderated various events, including a session on ‘Climate Finance in the MENA Region: Challenges and Opportunities’ at the WETEX and Dubai Solar Show.
He was recently interviewed by global media outlets like Bloomberg News to discuss the current global interests and future of finance and investments in the GCC Markets.
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