Dec 18 2012
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The Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association Announces New Chair and Launches Regional Initiatives.
Giambattista Atzeni, Senior RM Corporate Trust MENA and Turkey for BNY Mellon, has been named the new Chair of the GBSA Steering Committee for 2013, succeeding Andrew Dell , Head of Central and Eastern Europe Middle East Africa Debt Capital Markets and CEO Africa for HSBC.
Andrew Dell said: "It has been a great honor to serve as the founding Chairman of a growing regional body that will lead the industry for many years to come."
Outlining the GBSA's accomplishments during 2012, the President of the GBSA, Michael Grifferty, said: "The association will continue to grow its membership in the Gulf while broadening its geographical reach into other Middle East markets."
The GBSA's sub-committees bring together the leaders of the regional credit markets to create a more collective voice on key issues affecting the industry.
The GBSA sub-committees will be chaired in 2013 as follows:
1) Asset Management
Abdul Kadir Hussain, Chief Executive Officer, Mashreq Capital
2) Government Issuance
Mustafa Aziz Ata, Director, Global Capital Markets, HSBC Bank Middle East
3) Investor Relations (co-chairs)
Declan Sawey, Group Treasurer, Kuwait Projects Company, and Hussain Zaidi, Director, Debt Capital Markets, Standard Chartered Bank
4) Regulatory Affairs
Kai Schneider, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLC
Mohammed Shafeen, Head of Credit Trading, Emirates-NBD
The new Chair of the GBSA Asset Management sub-committee, Abdul Kadir Hussain, underlined the importance of the asset management industry for the growth of the regional bond market, "a strong regional buy side for bonds and sukuk is indispensable for the market to grow and reach its full potential."
The Islamic Finance Practice Group will be a permanent affiliation of professionals in the Islamic finance space to meet as needed to generate market building ideas and initiatives.
The Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association (GBSA) is the regional trade association representing the Arabian Gulf bond and sukuk market. GBSA is involved in all major matters concerning development of bond markets in the region.
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