Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 20 February 2018

8:30 AM - 9:05 AM Registration and coffee

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Opening remarks from the chairman

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM Keynote : Regulatory architecture: Overview of the latest regulatory compliance requirements

  • Understanding the policies and procedures
  • Latest changes in regulatory framework
  • Regulators’ expectations from financial institutions

  • Creating trust in the digital world
  • Identifying the threats and vulnerabilities
  • Prioritising, streamlining and mapping a comprehensive and efficient cybersecurity approach
  • Moving the North African banking industry to the next level of cybersecurity to continue to match global standards of banking



Abeer Khedr

Director of Information Security
National Bank of Egypt

Tarek EL-Sherif

Head of Information Security
Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait, Egypt

Dr Sherif Hashem

Vice President for Cybersecurity
National Telecom Regulatory Authority

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Cybersecurity: Sense, resist & react: How thinking like your cyber attacker can help?

Abeer Khedr, Director of Information Security, National Bank of Egypt
  • Identifying your critical business assets more vulnerable to cyber attack
  • Make cyber risk more tangible and aligned with existing frameworks
  • Assessing the maturity of your current cybersecurity programmme-invest and improve
  • Addressing cybersecurity as a C suite and not just an IT problem


Abeer Khedr

Director of Information Security
National Bank of Egypt

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Networking coffee break

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Cyber risk and security assurance in the digital era

Usama Abdel Hamid, Director, UBS, Switzerland
  • How does digitisation change the risk exposure of your firm?
  • What are potential impacts to your organisation and your processes?
  • How to orchestrate different teams to establish an effective cyber risk and security governance?
  • How to engage your business functions, the ultimate risk owners?

Usama Abdel Hamid

UBS, Switzerland

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Cybersecurity in the age of digital transformation

Dr Sherif Hashem, Vice President for Cybersecurity, National Telecom Regulatory Authority
  • Developing a national cybersecurity strategy
  • Securing your digital enterprise
  • How can you ensure that your rapidly growing digital infrastructure is safe and secure?
  • Addressing the importance of network security and integrity of information and confidentiality of personal data


Dr Sherif Hashem

Vice President for Cybersecurity
National Telecom Regulatory Authority

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Regional perspective: KYC: Maximise the potential of regulatory technology to meet AML Legislation

Sami Bouzgarrou, Chief Information Officer, Assaray Trade and Investment Bank (ATIB), Libya
  • Implementing authentication and validation solutions to avoid fraud and ID theft
  • Taking a risk-based approach to KYC compliance
  • Achieve compliance with evolving AML legislations and ensure efficient client onboarding
  • Automate risk-scoring processes to minimise overall risk to your institution


Sami Bouzgarrou

Chief Information Officer
Assaray Trade and Investment Bank (ATIB), Libya

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Fintech Showcase: Are you a fintech? Do you have something to offer to North Africa’s banking sector?

3 seven-minute stage demonstrations from companies profiling the best of their market-ready products and
services for the North African banking sector

  • Fintech demo 1
  • Fintech demo 2
  • Fintech demo 3

Q & A to fintechs showcase

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Networking business lunch

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Risk management: Building an effective operational risk management framework

Osman Azab, Deputy General Manager, Arab African International Bank
  • Identify, capture, assess, mitigate, monitor, report and manage operational risks and fraud prevention
  • Overcoming the challenges of risk reporting
  • Effective operational risk management framework can help them achieve organisational objectives and superior performance


Osman Azab

Deputy General Manager
Arab African International Bank

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Addressing the 3 arms of corporate governance

Hesham Hamdy, Independent International Trainer, Consultant & Keynote Speaker
  • Defining risk management, internal audit and compliance functions
  • How their convergence together can create a healthy environment


Hesham Hamdy

Independent International Trainer
Consultant & Keynote Speaker

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM Closing remarks from the chairman

3:10 PM - 3:10 PM Close of conference

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.