Dubai: Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the renowned global financial hub in the MEASA region, has announced its exclusive partnership with Standard Chartered for the highly anticipated DIFC Treasury Leadership Forum.
The forum, organized by DIFC, will convene senior treasurers from leading banks, multinational corporations, and service providers. The objective is to delve into strategies for optimizing treasury operations and explore key trends shaping the treasury landscape across various sectors.
Ms. Alya Al Zarouni, Chief Operating Officer of DIFC Authority, also expressed her satisfaction with the exclusive partnership, stating, “We are pleased to have Standard Chartered join us as the exclusive partner of the DIFC Treasury Leadership Forum to address how businesses can build robust treasury infrastructures.” Ms. Al Zarouni further emphasized that the forum would showcase the advantages of establishing regional treasury divisions in DIFC, offering corporates strategies to centralize, manage, and consolidate regional resources, ultimately reducing operating costs and gaining a competitive advantage.
Scheduled to take place on May 31st at The Atrium, Gate District, DIFC, the DIFC Treasury Leadership Forum will explore the theme of “A deep dive into the future of treasury centres.” The event will highlight the latest trends in treasury solutions, focusing on streamlining financial operations, optimizing liquidity management, and enhancing risk management strategies.
A distinguished lineup of speakers and panelists has been confirmed for the forum, including prominent figures such as Ms. Alya Al Zarouni, Chief Operating Officer of DIFC Authority, Mr. Ankur Kanwar, Head of Cash Management (ASEAN) and Global Head of Structured Solutions at Standard Chartered, Mr. Christopher Parsons, Senior Executive Officer at Standard Chartered, Mr. Irwin Medford, Director of Treasury Advisory at PwC Middle East, Mr. Motasim Hasan Iqbal, Head of Transaction Banking Sales, Africa Middle East at Standard Chartered, Mr. Ricky Kaura, Head of Transaction Banking, Asia Pacific, Africa & Middle East at Standard Chartered, Mr. Ruta Jukneviciute, Executive Director of Structured Solutions at Standard Chartered, Mr. Shashi Kumar Goyal, CFO of Reliance International and Mr. Syed Khurrum Zaeem, Head of Transaction Banking, Africa & Middle East at Standard Chartered. The event will be moderated by Viplav Rathore, Managing Director and Head of Cash Products, AME at Standard Chartered.