Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

The Berkeley Middle East Investors Club brought together investment communities from all over the globe by creating a platform where governments, large organizations and potential investors mingled up and shared and exchanged project ideas and investments opportunities.

This event, which focused on investments in South Asia with a special focus on economy, trade, harmony, and tourism. It aimed to present the concept of investment in this amazing region.

It enlightened those who were interested to explore new endeavours or to widen their already existing business in South Asia. A central subject of this event was to inform potential investors about interesting opportunities in this region, and vice versa to match the objectives of investors and investee by facilitating each others. It was the largest gathering of international investors, family offices, CEO’s, fund manager & potential investees. This event gave a stage to internationally well-known speakers & investment leaders, enable on-stage debates, interviews & global investment Guru’s one-to-one meetings with investment experts and project owners.


Global corporate leaders & experts from diverse industry and cultural landscapes

from leading international investors,diplomates, and leaders, about their experiences of and gain the latest market intelligence across industry

face to face with your peers and make valuable connections across industry and the globe in both informal and business focused environments

your own industry experiences, expertise and know how during interactive panel discussions and Q&A sessions

Stakeholder, investors, leaders and businesses across business and industry


Stakeholder, investors & leaders across all industries & businesses with a focus on the enormously fruitful SAARC region, CEO’s & Directors of enterprises involved in this region, or with plans to establish new businesses there. Consultants & advisors, who are familiar with the peculiarity of it, who can contribute to the understanding of the way how investments and the following business can be tackled. Regional Government & diplomatic bodies, who are interested to present & recommend their countries for future investments & expanding multinational enterprises.


• Gain more insights through real case presentations and explorations. Your assumptions are challenged and you gain new perspectives.
• Sustain actionable knowledge. Harness information you already have into workable action plans.
• Develop a keen understanding of how to locally manage the creation of values.
• Opportunity to get involved in various projects in the SAARC region.
• Opportunity to meet & network with key officials & key business performers.
• Get appreciated by awards.


09:00 AM – 09:10 AM
09:10 AM – 09:25 AM
Welcome Note & Opening Remarks
Speaker: Dr. Musa Shaikh
* Group CEO – Berkeley Middle East Holding
* Royal Family Business Advisor
* Government Policy Advisor for Smart Country
  Moderator/ Host: Ms. Najia Mahboob
* Women Business Leader
09:25 AM – 09:35 AM
Topic: Investment Risk & Returns in South Asia
Speaker: Mr. Muhammad Hammad Chaudhry
* Managing Director/ Owner – Murasa Al Mas Insurance Agents L.L.C
09:35 AM – 09:45 AM
Topic: How to achieve ease of business with South Asian countries focusing Trade & Commerce opportunities for the region
Speaker: Dr. Syed Qaiser Anis
* President – Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi
* Managing Director – Alliott Management Consulting, UAE
09:45 AM – 09:55 AM
Topic: Nations Link Club
Speaker: H.E Mr. Ghanim Al Falasi
* Senior Vice President – People Happiness and Innovation of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA)
09:55 AM – 10:05 AM
Topic: PPP for Environmental Infrastructure & Resource Management
Speaker: Mr. Rolf Richard Keil
* Senior Advisor to Government & Private Sector at Water, Power, Waste – PPP & Innovative Technologies
10:05 AM – 10:15 AM
Topic: Investment Opportunities in Nepal
Speaker: Ms. Rita Dhital
* Minister Counsellor/ Deputy Chief of Mission – Embassy of Nepal, Abu Dhabi
10:15 AM – 10:25 AM
Topic: Food Challenge in Asia: Unlocking the Opportunity
Speaker: Mr. Erich Sieber
* Co-Founder & Managing Director – Peak Bridge Partners
10:25 AM – 10:35 AM
Topic: Investment Opportunities in Bangladesh
Speaker: Mr. Kamrul Hasan
* Commercial Counsellor – Consulate General of Bangladesh
10:35 AM – 10:45 AM
Topic: Transforming the investment narrative into the currency of reputation
Speaker: Mr. Robin Gordon Farleigh
* Founding Partner – Manara Global
* Former senior communications strategist to two UK Prime Ministers
10:45 AM – 10:55 AM
Topic: The Pakistan Investment Story 2020 and Beyond
Speaker: Ms. Maheen Rahman
* Chief Executive Officer – Alfalah GHP Investment Management Ltd
10:55 AM – 11:05 AM
Topic: Role of India as Big Brother to the rest of the region
Speaker: Dr. Anuraag Guglaani
* Partner – Mayur Batra Group UAE
* Profit Enhancement Specialist | Business Transformation Expert | Global Expansion Facilitator | Active Investor
11:05 AM – 11:15 AM
Topic: Investment Climate and Opportunities in Pakistan
Speaker: Mr. Umar Saleem
* Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Maven Investment Partners
11:15 AM – 11:25 AM
Topic: Private Banking in South Asia
Speaker: Ms. Alexandra Timotheadi
* Executive Director – EFG Private Bank
11:25 AM – 11:35 AM
Topic: Invest in Smart Knowledge Transfer
Speaker: Dr. Eng. Mohamed Ibrahim Al Ali
* Manager of HR Information & Smart Transformation Center – Dubai Government Human Resources Department
11:35 AM – 11:45 AM
Topic: Fund Structure and Management – South Asia
Speaker: Mr. Muhammad Wasif
* Director – Imran Zamir Financing Brokers
11:45 AM – 11:55 AM
Topic: Alternative Investment in South Asia
Speaker: Mr. Muhammad Usman (CFA, CAIA)
* Investment Professional
11:55 AM – 12:05 PM
Topic: Healthcare Investment Opportunities and Challenges in South Asia
Speaker: Mr. Vivek Shukla
* Board and CXO Advisor for Growth – Healthcare and other industries
12:05 PM – 12:15 PM
Topic: Managing Legal & Compliance Risk
Speaker: Mr. Elvis A. Angyiembe
* Director – Global Compliance Communication
* Regional Compliance Officer & Corporate Counsel – Panasonic Avionics Corporation + ITC Global, a Panasonic Company
12:15 PM – 12:45 PM
Award Ceremony
& Networking
12:45 PM
Topic: Closing Remarks
Speaker: Ms. Najia Mahboob
* Women Business Leader


We acknowledge the dynamic individual’s who has made outstanding contribution to nation as well as to business community over the past year. We seek to appreciate the invaluable individuals who work in such high-pressure positions and deliver the best value, and make it prominent how you give benefit of your enterprise. To assist us in our search for the top minds, we invite you to make your voice heard via a nomination, so we can showcase those who strive to promote the growth and deserve to be commended.




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