The 2020 ABANA Summit

Date March 26, 2020, 2:00 pm

Location White & Case LLP

1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NYSee Map

The 7th Annual ABANA Summit will bring together more than 100 business leaders with a focus on the MENA region for a half-day program with discussions on ESG Impact on Investment, Fixed Income, Debt, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Infrastructure initiatives and more.

This special event is open to ABANA Sustaining and Institutional members and their guests. 

If you would like to RSVP, please email [email protected].

If you are the guests of an ABANA Sustaining or Institutional Member, please email [email protected] to register.

To become a Sustaining Member and register, please click here.

Summit Organizing Committee

2:00 PM

Welcoming Remarks

  • Mahmoud Mamdani, Chair, ABANA and Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

2:10 PM


2:40 PM

Panel 1: ESG Impact on Investment

3:20 PM

Panel 2: Investment Opportunities: Private Equity + Debt

  • Caesar Maasry, Head of EM Cross Asset Research, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
  • Damian Sassower, Chief EM Credit Strategist, Bloomberg Intelligence
  • Lotfi Karoui, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs (Moderator)

4:20 PM

Fireside Chat: New Infrastructure Projects in MENA

  • Salim Samaha, Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP)

5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

  • Mahmoud Salem, Vice Chair, ABANA; Managing Director, Depository Receipts, BNY Mellon



Caesar Maasry

Head of EM Cross Asset Research & Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

Mahmoud Mamdani

Vice Chairman & Managing Director
Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley

Mahmoud Salem

Managing Director, Depositary Receipts Division
Head of Global Marketing & Middle East Region at BNY Mellon