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The Changing Landscape in the GCC for Family Businesses

We are delighted to announce that our 2022 annual flagship event in Dubai will focus on the changing landscape in the GCC for family businesses, governance and succession – issues that resonate so widely around the Gulf region.

Led by Joe Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer of Jersey Finance, Joe will highlight Jersey’s enduring partnership with the Gulf region.

A fire-side chat and panel session, led by An Kelles and Faizal Bhana from Jersey Finance’s Middle East Regional Hub office in the DIFC, will provide tangible expert insights and perspectives on topical developments focussing on family businesses, governance and succession, both regionally and globally.

Our free-to-attend conference is aimed at the GCC-based professional advisory community, family offices, families and key players in the private wealth ecosystem, and Jersey-based private wealth professionals.

The early evening event will provide delegates with topical insights and networking opportunities, whilst complying with local COVID restrictions.

For more information, please contact a member of our events team.


Joe Moynihan › Chief Executive Officer, Jersey Finance
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With a career in financial services spanning four decades, Joe has a strong commitment to the future success of the industry in Jersey.

Joe commenced his professional life in the banking sector, rising to the position of CEO of Jersey and the Isle of Man for a major bank, which included responsibilities for trusts and investments. In recent years, he expanded his focus as Director of Financial Services within the Government of Jersey, where he worked closely with industry and regulator to ensure the island’s position as a leading international finance centre. Before joining Jersey Finance in February 2019, Joe was working to establish high-reputation regulatory frameworks and business models for IFCs in the Middle East and Africa. He was recently appointed as a board director of the World Alliance of International Finance Centers (WAIFC).

Faizal Bhana › Director – Middle East, Africa and India, Jersey Finance
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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, Africa and India. Faizal specialises in banking and finance and has advised corporates, family offices 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.

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.

Bradley Jones

Bradley Jones Executive Director, UAE-UK Business Council

Bradley Jones has been Executive Director of the Joint Secretariat of the UAE – UK Business Council since it was launched in September 2020. The Joint Secretariat serves the interests of both UAE and UK members and stakeholders, under the Chairmanship of HE Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State for the UAE Government, and Lord Udny-Lister. Bradley spent the first ten years of his professional career as a teacher - in Botswana, Fujairah and Singapore. He then worked in a series of roles in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office - including as Private Secretary to five consecutive Ministers in Tony Blair’s Government, as the Head of the UK-India Trade Team, and as Director of Trade and Investment at the British Embassies in Bangkok and Seoul. He spent three years on secondment to the Royal Household in the UK. More recently, Bradley held executive positions in two large corporates in the education sector in Dubai.

Dipali Maldonado

Dipali Maldonado Senior Counsel, Al Tamimi & Company

Dipali is an English and UAE qualified lawyer with over 17 years of experience. Having launched and lead the Private Client Services Department at Al Tamimi & Company, Dipali has extensive experience of advising family businesses, high profile and high net worth individuals and family offices on all aspects of their businesses and personal lives; both local and international, contentious and non-contentious. Her practice is varied and includes succession and estate planning, restructuring to trusts, foundations, single & multi-family offices, advising on corporate governance and handling the firm’s family law matters, including pre-nups, divorce, wills and probate. Having been raised in a diplomatic environment, Dipali has a high level of cross cultural competence in addition to her legal expertise, which family businesses and multinational corporations operating in the increasingly globalised world of today find invaluable when traversing varying legal landscapes.

Shahid Shaikh

Shahid Shaikh Director and Advisor to the Chairman, Al Murjan Holdings

Member of the board of directors of Murjan Group which has investments in Saudi Arabia and Internationally. Also a member of The family Office and hence involved in advising the shareholders and the NextGen members. Professionally a chartered accountant qualified from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and Previously a partner in KPMG. Career and experience centered around advising Family business in various aspects including Governace; Succesion Planing and family constitutions; Tax jurisdictions ; Mergers and Acquisitions and Investements in various jurisdictions .

Jay Bevington

Jay Bevington Board & Executive Advisory – Deloitte

Jay’s purpose is to have an impact that matters on the senior leaders of Deloitte’s most strategic clients. He does this by transferring the very best and latest knowledge, capabilities and networks that the firm and its partners have available globally. He has spent the last 20 years supporting and advising boards, c-suites, chairs, CEOs, ministers and other senior leaders from multiple sectors and industries to transform themselves, their organizations and ecosystems for the benefit of customers, shareholders and citizens. He founded, and for over 10 years led, Deloitte’s market-leading Board Advisory business in Europe. The practice was launched to increase the leadership impact of boards, governing bodies, c-suites and individual senior leaders. It does this through being expert in building leader and leadership capacity and capability, strategy, corporate governance, and transformation, at the level of the organization and the ecosystem.





5.00 pm

Welcome Drinks


  • Joe Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer, Jersey Finance
5.30 pm
5.45 pm

Fireside Chat

  • Moderator: An Kelles, Director – GCC, Jersey Finance
  • Bradley Jones, Executive Director, UAE-UK Business Council

Panel Session: Family Businesses – Governance and Succession, the Middle East and International Perspective

  • Moderator: Faizal Bhana, Director – Middle East, Africa and India, Jersey Finance
  • Shahid Shaikh, Director and Advisor to the Chairman, Al Murjan Holdings
  • Dipali Maldonado, Senior Counsel, Al Tamimi & Company
  • Jay Bevington, Board & Executive Advisory, Deloitte
6.15 pm
7.00 pm

Closing Remarks

  • Joe Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer, Jersey Finance

Drinks and Canapé Reception

7.05 pm
8.30 pm

Event Ends

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Venue: The Address, Dubai Mall Hotel