Speakers

Jannie Holtzhausen

Johannes (Jannie) Holtzhausen is the Chief Executive Officer of Spinneys Dubai LLC, a position he acquired in 2001. Namibian born, Jannie has worked almost his entire career in retail. After graduating from the University of Stellenbosch he joined South African retailer PEP stores where he progressed to Logistics Manager before being promoted to Managing Director of Ackermans.

For more details click on JANNIE HOLTZHAUSEN above

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jannie Holtzhausen

Johannes (Jannie) Holtzhausen is the Chief Executive Officer of Spinneys Dubai LLC, a position he acquired in 2001. Namibian born, Jannie has worked almost his entire career in retail. After graduating from the University of Stellenbosch he joined South African retailer PEP stores where he progressed to Logistics Manager before being promoted to Managing Director of Ackermans.

For more details click on JANNIE HOLTZHAUSEN above

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penelope Shihab

Penelope Shihab was born and raised in Palestine during a period of heightened turbulence and political unrest. As conflict in the war-torn region escalated, Penelope had narrowly escaped death three times by the age of 14.

‘Growing up in place of war and conflict, it was really hard for most people to stay there, live there and even harder to dream. But for me, it was a kick to try to find a better place to live and make my dreams come true,” Penelope said. “It wasn’t negative, for me, it was a positive, motivating factor.”

For more details please click on PENELOPE SHIHAB above

Penelope Shihab

Penelope Shihab was born and raised in Palestine during a period of heightened turbulence and political unrest. As conflict in the war-torn region escalated, Penelope had narrowly escaped death three times by the age of 14.

‘Growing up in place of war and conflict, it was really hard for most people to stay there, live there and even harder to dream. But for me, it was a kick to try to find a better place to live and make my dreams come true,” Penelope said. “It wasn’t negative, for me, it was a positive, motivating factor.”

For more details please click on PENELOPE SHIHAB above

Souad M. Al Hosani

Souad M. Al Hosani is the President of Nexus Group of Companies, CEO of the Emirati Group and Board Director at Safetic International Safety, Security & Safetic Technologies. She is the Ambassador of Blonde & Bear in the UAE. She received her Bachelor Degree in Human Resource Management from the higher colleges of Technology in Abu Dhabi. Her previous work experiences includes Ministry of foreign affairs, Mubadala Development Company, the British Embassy in Abu Dhabi, Finance Department & Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank.

For more details click on SOUAD AL HOSANI above

Souad M. Al Hosani

Souad M. Al Hosani is the President of Nexus Group of Companies, CEO of the Emirati Group and Board Director at Safetic International Safety, Security & Safetic Technologies. She is the Ambassador of Blonde & Bear in the UAE. She received her Bachelor Degree in Human Resource Management from the higher colleges of Technology in Abu Dhabi. Her previous work experiences includes Ministry of foreign affairs, Mubadala Development Company, the British Embassy in Abu Dhabi, Finance Department & Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank.

For more details click on SOUAD AL HOSANI above

Paul Kenny

Paul Kenny is currently managing director of AYM Commerce, a company specialising in breakthrough digital technologies and online businesses in the MENA region.
Middle East Entrepreneur of the Year, EY Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year, serial entrepreneur and Galway man Paul Kenny, who is recognised as one of the most important people in technology in the region has been invited to talk about the many enterprises he has successfully launched, sold and managed. 

For more details click on PAUL KENNY above

 

Paul Kenny

Paul Kenny is currently managing director of AYM Commerce, a company specialising in breakthrough digital technologies and online businesses in the MENA region.
Middle East Entrepreneur of the Year, EY Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year, serial entrepreneur and Galway man Paul Kenny, who is recognised as one of the most important people in technology in the region has been invited to talk about the many enterprises he has successfully launched, sold and managed. 

For more details click on PAUL KENNY above

 

Ramsey Khoury

Ramsey Khoury is Chairman of the The Khoury Group - a multi-million holding company started in 1952 in Jordan with activities throughout the Arab region, in distribution of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and supplies, personal care, tobacco, dairy, diet food products, edible oils, fish and seafood products, fruits and vegetables, grain products, meat products, poultry products, sauces and condiments and snack food; ownership and operation of cosmetics and pharmacies retail outlets. Mr Khoury is also the Irish Honorary Consul in Jordan. 

 

Ramsey Khoury

Ramsey Khoury is Chairman of the The Khoury Group - a multi-million holding company started in 1952 in Jordan with activities throughout the Arab region, in distribution of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and supplies, personal care, tobacco, dairy, diet food products, edible oils, fish and seafood products, fruits and vegetables, grain products, meat products, poultry products, sauces and condiments and snack food; ownership and operation of cosmetics and pharmacies retail outlets. Mr Khoury is also the Irish Honorary Consul in Jordan. 

 

Mustapha Amhal

Mustapha Amhal is the Chairman & Chief Executive of SOFINAM, a holding company involved in the production of meat products.  He is also the Chairman of the Moroccan Chambers of Commerce, Service and Industry. Mustapha holds a BA in Mathematics and Business Administration from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth Texas and an Executive degree in Marketing Management from Harvard Business School.  His experience ranges across the Oil & Gas Industry, Consumer Products Distribution and Real Estate Development in Morocco and other Arab countries.

 
For more details click on
MUSTAPHA AMHAL above.

Mustapha Amhal

Mustapha Amhal is the Chairman & Chief Executive of SOFINAM, a holding company involved in the production of meat products.  He is also the Chairman of the Moroccan Chambers of Commerce, Service and Industry. Mustapha holds a BA in Mathematics and Business Administration from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth Texas and an Executive degree in Marketing Management from Harvard Business School.  His experience ranges across the Oil & Gas Industry, Consumer Products Distribution and Real Estate Development in Morocco and other Arab countries.

 
For more details click on
MUSTAPHA AMHAL above.