Standard Chartered Bank
Carla is an economist covering the Middle East, based in Dubai. She has a decade of experience in sell-side research, providing on-the-ground analysis to external and internal stakeholders of the Bank. She speaks at industry conferences and regularly appears in global and regional media. She was nominated in 2020 to represent the Bank at the Institute of International Finance’s (IIF’s) Future Leaders programme, which recognises young leaders in the financial services industry. Carla holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the American University of Beirut, and has completed the IIF’s course on forecasting macroeconomic variables in the Middle East. She speaks French, English and Arabic fluently.
H.E. Hatem Elsayed Kamaleldin
Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in The Hague
Ambassador Hatem Elsayed Kamaleldin joined the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993 and had his early diplomatic assignment in London, United Kingdom. He served as First Secretary at the Egyptian Embassy in Rome, Italy and as Minister Plenipotentiary at the Egyptian Embassy Tripoli, Libya. For the period 2014-2017, he was the Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt at the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In 2017 he was the Deputy Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Legal Affairs and Treaties. Before his assignment to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, he was the Secretary General of the National Security Council. Ambassador Hatem has a degree in Law from the Faculty of Law, Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt. He also holds Master of Laws, LLM in Public International Law from King’s College – University of London and Master of Laws, LLM in International Business Law from Queen Mary College – University of London. He speaks Arabic, English and Italian. He is married to Rania Abouelela and has two daughters.