Following on from our highly successful “Women in Wealth Management” focussed event series in the Gulf region in 2018 and 2019, our Perspectives: Women in Leadership Series of events builds on the insights gained from these successful events.
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.
We are seeing the continued growth of women’s key leadership roles in the workforce and in society as agents of change. This event aimed 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.
The webinar was live on Monday 16 November, where inspirational female business leaders discussed their experience, inspiration and challenges that have shaped their journey to the leadership roles they enjoy today.
An joined Jersey Finance in May 2016 as the Business Development Director for Asia and is now based 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.
Aisha Abdallah Head of Disputes, Anjarwalla Khanna
Aisha heads the Disputes Resolution department at Anjarwalla & Khanna, covering offices in Nairobi and Mombasa. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on fraud, economic crime and disputes over land, the environment and natural resources. Aisha is dual qualified as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and Solicitor of England and Wales. She joined A&K from Shoosmiths in the United Kingdom in 2012 and has substantial experience in complex, high value cross border litigation. Aisha was appointed to the MARC Court in 2017, the ADR arm of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry, alongside some of the world’s most eminent arbitration experts. She is the lead author of the Kenyan chapter of the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th editions of the International Arbitration Review. She is also a member of the Africa Users Group for the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.
Chadia El Meouchi Naoum Managing Partner, Badri and Salim El Meouchi
Chadia is Managing Partner of Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm, a leading regional law firm in the Middle East, based in Lebanon and Qatar and is a member of the New York Bar. She advises on various areas of law including M&A, Banking and Finance, PPP, Project Finance, Corporate and Commercial. Chadia has been recognized by Financial News as amongst the top 50 Most Influential Women in Middle East Finance (2019). She was also recognized by International Financial Law Review IFLR Women Leaders Top 300 global (2018 and 2019). Chadia is also consistently recognized as a leading corporate and commercial lawyer in a number of law directories and guides, including Chambers Global Guide for Leading Lawyers every year since 2004 (Lebanon and Qatar). Since 2007, she was also selected as a leading corporate and finance lawyer by each of the International Financial Legal Review, Global Legal 500, Asia Law and Practical Lawyer – PLC Which Lawyer (Lebanon and Qatar).
Jane Ren Partner, Xin Bai
Jane is a Partner in Xin Bai Law Firm, which is an independent law firm and a member of the PwC global network of firms. She is a certified lawyer in China and licensed to practice law in New York State. Jane has extensive experience in serving high-net-worth individuals and families in respect of their estate planning, cross-border inheritance, family governance advisory, private trust planning (PRC and offshore), will drafting, family law (marriage agreement/guardianship arrangement etc.) and shareholding structure advisory for succession purpose. Jane acts as outside legal counsel for a dozen of trust companies, private banks and family offices. Meanwhile, Jane has more than 15 years experience in addressing various legal issues for domestic and multinational corporations on complex general corporate advisory, inbound and outbound investment, international and domestic business transactions, employment law, joint ventures and commercial dispute resolution.
Hetal Sanghvi Partner, Edwin Coe LLP
Hetal is a Partner within the Tax team and leads the Indian team for the firm. She is a qualified Chartered Tax Advisor and achieved distinctions in her ATT qualification. Hetal has substantial experience in dealing with HMRC investigations, offshore disclosures and providing tax advice to HNW and UHNW private clients. Hetal’s technical skills and experience allow her to identify tax-efficient planning opportunities for clients as part of the process of assisting clients to regularise their tax affairs. She takes time to get to know clients, their needs and objectives and ensures they receive high-quality tailored advice. Clients appreciate her ability to explain complex issues with clarity and she is frequently introduced to clients via offshore financial institutions.
Welcome – An Kelles, Director Asia and GCC, Jersey Finance
Keynote Speech – Chadia El Meouchi Naoum, Managing Partner, Badri and Salim El Meouchi
- Moderator: An Kelles, Director Asia and GCC, Jersey Finance
- Aisha Abdallah, Head of Disputes, Anjarwalla Khanna
- Jane Ren, Partner, Xin Bai
- Hetal Sanghvi, Partner, Edwin Coe LLP