Emad Al Monayea
Liquidity Management House
Mr. Ozgur Kutay
Dr. Mazen Soueid
Mr. Baris Aksoy
Mr. Al Monayea is Vice Chairman, MD & CEO of Liquidity Management House the wholly owned subsidiary of Kuwait Finance House (KFH). He has more than twenty five years of experience in investments and corporate finance, in both government and private sectors and currently holds key board positions in a number of companies.
Prior to joining KFH, he was with Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), for 15 years, where he was instrumental in setting-up the Direct Investment Department of KIA and is a key contributor for the development of Islamic capital market.
Mr. Al Monayea holds a B.S. Degree from Kuwait University and has completed the Executive Finance Program of INSEAD, France.
Mr. Ozcan started working for Odeabank as Assistant General Manager responsible for Economic Research and Strategy to later become Head of Economic research and strategy. He previously was Chief Economist and Head of Strategy at Türkiye Vakıflar Bankası.
Mr. Ozcan started his career as an Associate at the Banking and Financial Institutions Department at the Central Bank of Turkey in 1999 and was assigned as Senior Associate in the following years. After having worked for seven years at the Central Bank, he joined the BRSA as Chief Advisor to the Chairman and held this position between 2006-2009.
Ozgur Kutay has been Citi Country Officer for Kuwait since January 2012.
Ozgur has been with Citi since 1994 in a variety of roles. Prior to his assignment in Kuwait, he was serving since 2007 as the Country Risk Management Officer for Turkey. Previously, he served as head of the Risk Analysis Unit for Turkey, Global Portfolio Management where he had responsibility for a portfolio comprised of corporations, public sector and financial institutions clients located in Turkey, and some of the CIS including Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. Ozgur is currently Level 2 Senior Credit Officer.
Ozgur has also held the posts of Head of Financial Institutions and Public Sector for Turkey, Caucasia and Central Asia and ICG Branch Manager for Ankara, Turkey where he was responsible for building and maintaining our corporate relationships and supervising Ankara Branch operations. Prior to joining Citi, he worked for Deloitte Touché in a World Bank-funded Financial Management Improvement Project for the Turkish Electricity Authority and later for Intergraph, a Fortune 500 technology company. Ozgur received his B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University in 1989 and an MBA from the University of Florida in 1991.
Dr. Mazen Soueid is the Chief Economist at BankMed, one of the largest banks in Lebanon with presence in Saudi Arabia and Turkey. From August 2008 until December 2009, he was also Economic Advisor to the Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora, and from January 2010 onward, he has been advising PM Siniora in his capacity as head of the Future Parliamentary Block. Prior to joining BankMed, Dr. Soueid worked as an Economist at the International Monetary Fund, particularly in the Asian, Middle Eastern Departments as well as the Capital Markets Department. At the IMF he worked on a range of issues and countries like Venezuela, Korea, Mexico, and the Philippines. He had also worked in Deutsche Bank in London and New York covering the Middle East. He taught Finance and Economics at Brown University and the American University of Beirut. He holds a PHD in Economics from Brown University. Dr. Soueid is the author of the best-selling book “The Lebanese Economic Project” which won an award for “Best Book on the Lebanese Economy” published in 2010 by Capital Issues.
Barış Aksoy is a Regional Director at Intel Capital focusing on technology investments in Turkey, Middle East and N Africa regions. Most recently, Barış was based in Intel Capital - Silicon Valley focused on making and managing global investments in the rapidly-growing Internet and Media segments. Prior to joining Intel Capital, Barış was an investor at University Venture Fund and was an early employee of Calix (NYSE: CALX), where he held product management and development roles. Earlier in his career, Barış started and grew the West Coast sales office for Alcatel’s semiconductor subsidiary. Barış serves on the Board of Advisors for Yetizen Accelerator, and actively mentors young entrepreneurs for SeedCamp, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, TurkTechNet, StepOne, and entrepreneurship classes at various universities around the world. Also, Barış is a Kauffman Fellow, and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and also a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University.