Led by Faizal Bhana, Jersey Finance Director – Middle East, Africa and India and Brian Howard, Head of International Funds at Trowers & Hamlins, Jersey Finance and Trowers & Hamlins are delighted to host an ESG / sustainable finance-focused joint event in Bahrain.
This breakfast event will provide key insights on issues and trends in the ESG space and hear from leading experts in the region in Bahrain and the wider Gulf region.
For more information, please contact a member of our Events Team.
Faizal is a UK qualified lawyer and for many years has worked and advised, and is a trusted advisor to institutions, corporates and families across the Middle East and Africa. Faizal specialises in banking and finance and has advised both corporates and families including on their international investment and holding structures.
Faizal is responsible for developing the strategy for Jersey Finance’s engagement in Africa, the Middle East and India. He is focussed on his key markets, regularly travelling to all these countries, liaising and working with key stakeholders, including public and private institutions, corporates and families, building long term mutually beneficial relationships.
Faizal graduated with a first class in his undergraduate Law (LLB) Honours degree and a distinction in his postgraduate (MSc) degree in Islamic Banking and Finance, both from top tier UK based universities.
Having successfully mentored for HRH Prince Charles’ charities, the Prince’s Trust and Mosiac, over several years, Faizal continues with his passion for mentoring young, dynamic and promising entrepreneurs globally. Faizal currently mentors MBA students from the prestigious and the world’s leading business school, the Saïd Business School at Oxford University.
Daniel Pacic Commercial Director, Intertrust Group
Daniel joined Intertrust's UAE offices in February 2021 as Commercial Director and is responsible for the development of the Group’s presence and service offering in the UAE and wider GCC region, aimed at facilitating Governance, Risk and Compliance services for financially-regulated entities, fund administration services for SWFs, PE funds and VC funds as well as estate planning solutions for private clients and their families. Prior to joining the Intertrust Group, Daniel held senior management and Directorship positions at other service providers such as Vistra and the Sovereign Group. Daniel has had several articles featured in publications such as Sovereign Wealth Quarterly and has also made guest appearances on Dubai Business Breakfast on Dubai Eye FM / Dubai One TV. He has been a resident of the UAE from birth and has extensive professional and life experience in the Middle East.
Craig Roberts Regional Managing Director, Apex Group Ltd
Craig is a Regional Managing Director - MENA with the Apex Group. Craig has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry globally, having held senior management positions in fund management firms, investment banking and fund administration. He is keenly involved in the development of practices and the landscape of the financial services sector and his expertise and advice is often sought by major stakeholders in the sector. Prior to joining Apex, Craig was Senior Executive Officer with a multi-family office and responsible for developing the firm to manage fund structures based in a variety of jurisdictions and covering a full range of investment strategies and structures. Craig has held senior roles within investment banking and fund administration firms in the UAE, UK and Bermuda. Craig holds several other directorship roles in financial services companies and investment funds. He is also a member of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.