Speaker List

Haitham Al-Hajri

Incident Response & Forensic Specialist, Oman CERT

George Ezzat Attalla Abadir

CEO , EliteVAD

Value Added IT Distributor of best breed edge solutions, covering technology areas for every part of the business IT infrastructure include: data networking, IT security, virtualization & Data Center infrastructure and Telecommunications

Abubakar Arshad

Cyber Security Advisor, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Kingdom of Bahrain

Cyber Security Strategist with 12 years of international experience in Cyber Security strategy development, program management and CERT design and implementation.

In his current role, Abubakar is serving as Cyber Security Advisor to the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority  in Bahrain, International Speaker and member of Board in ISACA chapter Bahrain. In his previous role, he was the program manager for design and implementation of CERT for a leading Telecom Operator in Bahrain.


Saeed Al Abadi

Senior Manager - Security Incident Response Team, Du

Alexander AA

Director, Cyber Intelligence & Fraud Investigations, Visa

Bryan Stirewalt

Managing Director of the Supervision Division, DFSA

Mr Stirewalt’s responsibilities include prudential and conduct-oriented oversight of financial service providers and overseeing the DFSA's role with auditors and CRAs. Mr Stirewalt is active in the DFSA’s efforts to fight methods of illicit finance within his primary areas of responsibilities, as well as with DNFBPs.

He has extensive experience in the financial regulatory sphere, in both public and private sector roles. From 1985 to 1996, he worked for the US Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as a National Bank Examiner, where he specialised in policy development and implementation, problem bank rehabilitation and banking fraud initiatives.

From 1996 to 2008, he worked for an international consulting and advisory firm, focusing his attention on emerging markets development programmes, including management of large-scale and multi-faceted projects in Poland, Ukraine, Cyprus and Kazakhstan. These projects related to a wide array of topics including financial sector development, risk management policies and practices, AML, systems and controls and methods of supervising complex financial conglomerates.

Mr Stirewalt serves as the Co-Chair of the Basel Consultative Group (BCG) which provides a forum for deepening the BCBS's engagement with global supervisors on banking supervisory issues.      


Darren Mullins

Director of Forensic Technology, Deloitte Corporate Finance Limited (Regulated by DFSA)

Jennifer Housego

Head of Digital, Essex and Kent Police, United Kingdom

Marwa El Mahdi

Associate-Litigation Dept , Al Tamimi & Co

Osama Daneshyar

Senior Associate, Financial Crime, Al Tamimi & Company

Vishnu Manohar Cholapurath

Forensic Technology & Discovery Services, EY

Prof. Dr. Sherein Ghaleb

President, International Association of Law and Forensic Sciences (IALFS), Egypt

Dr. Salah Menshawi

Head of Toxicology and Lab. Department, Ministry of Interior Medical Services Dept., Saudi Arabia

Dr. Abdul Rauf Chaudhary

Managing Editor, Arab Journal of Forensic Sciences and Forensic Medicine, Saudi Arabia

Noha Amin

Head of Information Security Unit, Kuwait Finance House, Bahrain