Angie Lavela von Ballmoos

Minister Counselor, Embassy of Liberia
  • Embassy of Liberia
  • France
Ali Kooli

Minister of Economy, Finance and Investment, Republic of Tunisia

Ali Kooli, Ministre Tunisien de l’Economie, des Finances et de soutien à l’Investissement. Mr Kooli est marié et père de deux enfants, il dispose d’une expérience de 33 ans dans le domaine financier et bancaire au sein de plusieurs institutions financières à Singapour, au Japon, en Jordanie, en France et en Tunisie. Il a occupé plusieurs postes à l’Union de banques arabes et françaises « UBAF » (filiale de crédit lyonnais). Il a occupé, aussi, le poste de directeur adjoint de l’UBAF Japon et de responsable de développement à la société générale. Il a été successivement directeur général adjoint puis directeur général de l’UIB en Tunisie. Il a de même occupé le poste de directeur Général de Bank ABC Tunisie et président du conseil d’administration de l’Arab leasing Corporation en Algérie. Mr. Kooli est titulaire d’un diplôme des études préparatoires de l’Institut des hautes études commerciales de Nice (France) et d’un diplôme de master en management de l’école supérieure de Management de Lyon.

Obaid Saif Hamad Al Zaabi

Co-Chair, MENA-OECD Working Group on Corporate Governance

Dr. Obaid Saif Hamad Al Zaabi, Chief Executive Officer, Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), United Arab Emirates, has wide-ranging practical experience in financial legislation, accounting, banking, and finance and investment gained from working with many leading financial institutions across the UAE, the US, the UK, and Malaysia. He served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Issuance and Legal Affairs and as SCA’s Dubai Office Manager. Prior to that, he worked as Advisor of Research and Studies and as Director of the Research and Awareness Department. He also worked as Senior Manager for International Business at a real estate finance companies and has distinctive experience in managing the operations of bank branches. He also worked in accounting and auditing for a number of institutions, including the UAE Central Bank. After SCA became a member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) (2020-2018), Dr. Al Zaabi was named Vice Chair of the IOSCO Board and Chair of the Growth and Emerging Markets Committee (GEMC), IOSCO’s largest committee, which includes 90 ordinary members and 20 affiliate members. He also served as Co-Chair of the MENA-OECD Working Group on Corporate Governance. Dr. Al Zaabi was appointed as a Vice Chairman of the UAE Financial Restructuring Committee.
Marianne Amir Azer

Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean; Member of Parliament, Egyptian Government

H. E. Doctor Engineer Marianne Amir Azer is a member of the Egyptian Parliament, member of Telecommunications, and Foreign Affairs Committees in the Parliament. Member of the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace (IPTP), Chair of Women and Youth Committee in the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace. Vice President of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) board in Egypt.

Willemien Bax

Head, OECD Forum, OECD

Willemien Bax is currently Head of the OECD Forum, the Organisation's largest annual public event. Ms Bax, a Dutch national, has over 20 years of experience in public affairs, working with governments, as well as non-governmental organisations and the private sector. Prior to joining the OECD, from 2001 to beginning 2010, Ms Bax worked with the European Consumers Organisation (BEUC) as Deputy Director-General where she oversaw BEUC’s public affairs and media relations strategies in a number of public policy areas ranging from transparency and governance to food, environment, health, economic and legal affairs. In 2004, she initiated a training programme financed by the European Commission, for all consumer organisations in the EU, as well as potential EU-candidate countries. The training focused on giving consumer organisations the tools to develop effective public affairs and communication strategies. In 2009, in her capacity as European Chair of the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue, she contributed to debates on major international public policy issues such as financial regulation, innovation and energy efficiency.