Mohammed Al Banna
Group CEO & Managing Director at LEAD Ventures
Senior Advisor to HH Sheikh Juma Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum
An MBA holder with proven senior roles and achievements in sales, businesses development and business growth. Over a decade of experience in managing AED 1.2B real estate portfolios as the youngest team leader in the organization in addition to leading and managing business affairs for royal family members in the UAE. CEO & Founder of Lead, a growing group of consultancy businesses that caters for market demands to support local and international businesses reach higher market share. Partner in businesses of diversified domains including construction, F&B and entertainment.
Adel Al Awadhi
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
The Corporate Group
Adel Al Awadhi's role is to advise on public policy, governance, innovation, strategy and growth to private and government entities. Previously worked for Dubai Ports, JAFZA and Serco as a listed company in UK. His business experience and expertise spans into different sectors such as infrastructure, energy, transport, health, education and training, BPO, ICT, aviation, oil & gas and facilities management with over 20 years of experience in bidding, acquisitions, JVs & partnerships, strategy, developing national human capital, business growth and being board memberships in the UAE and MENA region. Adel development partnerships and alliances in his carrier with for organizations and worked in improving business processes. He has strong capabilities in launching programs through innovation and technology.
Brij Bali, B.Comm., MBA (IMD)
Co-Founder and President and CEO
International Talent Hub Ltd. (UAE) and International Talent Hub Inc. (Canada)
With over 30 years of strategic international experience within the higher education, philanthropy/charity and corporate sectors, his work aims for greater social value and socio-economic impact into the UN SDG’s. His work at the Emirates Foundation and the Higher Colleges of Technology has delivered on organizational advancement and the development of new programs for seniors and youth in the third sector in partnership with the government and private sectors. Brij has been a Board member, Vice Chairman and currently is an Adviser to the Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi, mentor to global start-up’s and a philanthropist.
Abu Dhabi Film Commission
Hans Fraikin was born in Montreal, Canada, but he is a citizen of the world, having lived and worked in 10 countries around the globe (Canada, USA, France, England, Switzerland, Sweden, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, and the UAE). As a result, he speaks four languages and is renown as a “cultural decoder”. He has experience in the private sector (Twentieth Century Fox; ViaCarla technologies), in the public sector (Telefilm Canada), and in the non-for-profit sector with the Quebec Film and Television Council, where he was the CEO and commissioner for the last decade. Mr. Fraikin has served on many Boards, including the AFCI (Association of Film Commissioners International) in Los Angeles, the OCCQ (l’Observatoire de la culture et des communications du Quebec) and the CBC (Canadian Business Council) Abu Dhabi.