Jersey Finance – Perspectives: Women in Leadership – Jeddah
5.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Location: The Venue, Jeddah
Led by Jersey Finance’s Director – GCC, An Kelles – we are delighted to host, once again, one of our Perspectives: Women in Leadership series of events in Jeddah, building on the insights and success of these events since 2018.
Our inaugural event “A View from the Top” broadened our focus beyond wealth management to explore the perspectives and experience offered by today’s women in leadership, globally, working across multiple business sectors and regions.
Now we are seeing the continued growth of women’s key leadership roles in the workforce. Our events aim to tap into this rich source of inspiration, expertise and insight, whilst enabling women in leadership to support each other by connecting and building global networks.
These events will hear from female business leaders and authorities in their field discussing their experience and insights in the financial services industry.
We encourage you to reserve your place early at our Jeddah Perspectives: Women in Leadership event.
For more information, please contact a member of our events team.
Amy Bryant › Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Jersey Finance
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Amy is Deputy Chief Executive of Jersey Finance. Amy joined Jersey Finance in 2011, becoming Chief Operating Officer in January 2014 and assumed her current role in September 2017. Amy also retains an active position leading the Strategic Projects team which undertakes projects and initiatives to develop the financial services industry in the Island.
Amy was born and educated in Jersey and subsequently went on to study at Durham University where she graduated with an honours degree in Natural Sciences.
Previous to Jersey Finance, Amy worked for PwC in the Channel Islands where she specialised in the taxation of offshore funds and Jersey corporate vehicles and provided international structuring advice to a global client base. Whilst working within the tax team, Amy was admitted to the Chartered Institute of Taxation as a Chartered Tax Advisor. Amy initially qualified as a chartered accountant within PwC’s Assurance team working on the audits of a number of banks, financial institutions and public sector bodies.
An Kelles › Director – GCC, Jersey Finance
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An joined Jersey Finance in May 2016 as the Business Development Director for Asia and is now based in our Middle East Regional Hub office, in the DIFC in Dubai.
An studied law in Belgium at the University of Leuven including one Erasmus exchange year at Queen Mary and Westfield College in London. She subsequently did an LLM in international business law at Trinity College Dublin.
An qualified as a lawyer in Belgium before moving to Dublin to work in the international business team of the law firm Matheson. In 2009, she went to work for ATC Corporate Services in Luxembourg as a corporate lawyer and later as a business unit manager. After a shareholding change in 2013, ATC Corporate Services merged with the Intertrust Group. An joined the Intertrust Hong Kong office in 2014 as a business unit director for the European and the Private Equity team.
Tuba Terekli Executive Advisor for Fakieh Group and GM - Avon Saudi Arabia
Tuba Terekli is an international business development and investment expert with a focus on futurism, innovation, tech development and equity investments. She is an avid supporter of entrepreneurs across borders and an angel investor. She also serves on many for-profit and non-profit boards, locally and internationally. Her current roles are the Executive Advisor for Fakieh Group and GM of Avon Saudi Arabia and is the MENA Ambassador of the Women Entrepreneurship Day Organization. She is also known for her following roles; Former Advisor to the Governor of Saudi SME Authority, Co-founder of Qotuf Al Riyadah Development Company, the first Private Entrepreneurship Foundation in KSA and established the First Tech Accelerator in Saudi Arabia Flat6LabsJeddah among many other initiatives that she has brought to the entrepreneurial ecosystem since 2011. She was also selected to be among the 2030 Leaders to serve the Vision 2030 of Saudi Arabia.
Sophia Sarah Addas Associate Director - Alvarez & Marsal
Sophia is an Associate Director at Alvarez & Marsal’s Turnaround and Restructuring practice in Saudi Arabia. She is a Saudi national with 10 years of international experience in Turnaround and Restructuring, Insolvency and Liquidations, Corporate Finance and Capital Markets. Prior to A&M, Sophia worked at Big Four accountancy firms in the British Virgin Islands, in Jersey (Channel Islands), in the UAE and in Saudi Arabia working on public and private sector clients. Sophia’s experience includes non-contentious and contentious in-court and out-of-court restructuring, insolvency, transformation and turnaround. Sophia earned a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in Finance and Accounting from Siena College in Albany, New York. She is a CPA, licensed in NY, USA and in the process of obtaining the SOCPA certification in KSA.
Kimberley Wilks Senior Manager - PwC, Middle East
Kim is a Senior Manager in PwC's Middle East Entrepreneurial Private Business & Family Office team. She has over 15 years’ experience advising families and the owners of multi generational family businesses across all industries in the Middle East and worldwide. Kim specialises in understanding the specific challenges families face and supports ultra high net worth private clients, private businesses and family offices in navigating the increasingly complex global tax landscape. She is experienced in designing bespoke solutions to achieve families’ long term objectives (such as asset protection, wealth preservation, succession planning and tax optimisation) and in the creation and optimisation of global ownership structures and family offices, including the use of corporate entities, trusts and foundations across multiple jurisdictions.
Janice Callander Director, Private Wealth - IQ-EQ
Janice is a law graduate starting out as a trustee some 20 years ago pursuant an earlier career in publishing and running her own business. Janice’s vocational qualifications were earned via the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and International Compliance Association. Her own family having had interests in a variety of different jurisdictions, she is well versed in dealing with international assets and assists wealthy families in matters of dynastic importance - succession planning, asset protection, family governance and philanthropy. Janice is a Director in one of the Private Wealth departments and heads a team providing virtual family office services to a significant single family office.
Katherine Neal Head of Employee Incentives, Private Wealth Jersey - Ogier
Katherine advises professional trustees, settlors and beneficiaries on matters relevant to trusts and foundations, including drafting trust deeds and advising on complex structures including employee reward schemes, JPUTs and pensions. Katherine joined Ogier in 2012 having previously been a Partner at Harvey Ingram Shakespeare; working in their Leicester and Birmingham offices advising a variety of high net worth private, charitable and commercial clients on contentious and non-contentious issues. Katherine graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA Hons in Law and French and completed her academic training at College of Law, York. Katherine is a member of the International Pension and Employee Benefit Association Lawyers (IPEBLA), the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), the working party for charities legislation in Jersey and until leaving the UK in 2012 was the Vice Chair of the Law Society of England and Wales Private Client Section.
IQ-EQ is a leading investor services group that brings together a rare combination of global technical expertise and deep understanding of client needs. With over 4,000 people across 24 jurisdictions and more than $500 billion in assets under administration, we have the know-how and the ‘know you’ to provide a comprehensive range of administration, compliance, asset and advisory services to multinational companies, fund managers, private clients and family offices operating worldwide.
From simple to more sophisticated structures established for succession purposes, asset protection, family governance, confidentiality or employee benefits, international law firm Ogier’s Private Wealth team is focused on providing the right advice for each client.
Described by leading legal directory Chambers as “the go-to firm on the island for Jersey private client expertise”, we were named private client team of the year twice in 2022, by both Chambers and eprivateclient. Our global team is also the only offshore Private Wealth team to be ranked top tier by the leading directories across every jurisdiction where we provide private client services.
Registration and Networking
Welcome and Introduction
- An Kelles, Director GCC, Jersey Finance
- Amy Bryant, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Jersey Finance
- Tuba Terekli, Executive Advisor for Fakieh Group and GM of Avon Saudi Arabia
- Sophia Sarah Addas, Associate Director – Alvarez & Marsal
- Kimberley Wilks – PwC Middle East
- Janice Callander, Director, Private Wealth – IQ-EQ
- Katherine Neal, Head of Employee Incentives, Private Wealth Jersey – Ogier