Haytham El El-Maayergi, Head of Transaction Banking – Standard Chartered UAE, speaking at the event
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) recently hosted the Corporate Treasury Evolution and Trends event, at the DIFC Conference Centre. The one day event examined how corporate treasury has gone from transactional to strategic treasury, and how best practice can be applied across the regional industry.
Chirag V Shah, Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), said: “At the DIFC we are committed to implementing best practice across every sector within the financial and professional services industry. Through this event, we aim to provide our current and prospective corporate treasury clients with the insight and information needed to meet their business goals. We would like to thank our supporters, Standard Chartered Bank and Clifford Chance for their valuable contribution.”
Speakers from the DIFC, Standard Chartered Bank and Clifford Chance examined current treasury trends within the region across technology, risk management, regulation and other sectors. The event, which was aimed at finance and treasury professionals in the Middle East, attracted bankers and those operating in the corporate cash management market.
Tarek Anwar, Senior Executive Officer of Standard Chartered DIFC and Regional Head of Corporate Institutional Clients, MENAP said: “We are very pleased to partner with the DIFC and to jointly raise awareness about the potential growth opportunities that lie in leveraging a corporate treasury centre at the DIFC. At Standard Chartered bank, we have been working closely with our clients in many global locations to set up their regional treasury centres. This includes the DIFC as a gateway to both the Middle East and Africa regions, with superb regulatory, legal and logistical infrastructure.”