Bashar Saidi is the “Head of Finance - Group Operations and NAWAT Shared Services” for First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the UAE largest bank and one of the world’s largest financial institutions formed after the merger of the National bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) and First Gulf Bank (FGB). He oversees all the finance activities related to Group Operations along with NAWAT Shared Services as a subsidiary under FAB umbrella. He is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the finance function, as well as working closely with the Group Head of Operations and NAWAT CEO, helping in developing and implementing the Organization’s vision and strategies.
Bashar joined the National Bank of Abu Dhabi in 2009 and has held several positions such as “Director – Cost Management”, “Manager – IT Financial Management and Control” and “Group Leader – Accounts and Procurement”, before handling his current role as the Head of Finance in 2015.
Before joining NBAD, he worked as the Group Head of Finance for “STG - Government of Sharjah” where he was responsible for starting up the Finance Division, in this newly established Department, and creating all related financial, accounting and administrative procedures and policies for the group.
Prior to that, Bashar was appointed as the Finance Manager for Spot On public Relations in 1999, where he handled the Finance Department for 9 years. Moreover, he spent 3 years as a Finance Manager for Pioneer Advertising.
Before moving to the UAE, Bashar was appointed in 1994 as an Assistant Manager - Trade Finance for the Commercial Bank of Syria where he spent 3 years.
Bashar is a Certified Management Accountant CMA, Associate Cost and Management Accountant ACMA, Certified International Procurement Professional CIPP™ and a Certified Professional in Leadership. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Damascus University.
A Commerce Graduate from Vivekananda College, Madras. A Chartered Accountant with more than 24 years of experience in Financing, Accounting, Auditing and Taxation.
He is also a member of ICAI and ICSI..
Has extensive experience and worked in various capacities as a Head of Finance, Controller of Finance, General Manager Finance in the companies that are engaged in Manufacturing, Information technology and mining industries. He was also Partner in charge of the Bangalore Branch of CA Firm.
Presently President of IMA USA’s Bangalore Chapter for 2019-20 and Vice President of a Family Office Business, Bengaluru.
As a speaker:
Regularly is invited as a Speaker at various CPE Programs of The Institute of Management Accountants, USA’s Bangalore Chapter, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Various Government PSEs and Fiscal Policy Institute.
As a writer:
Business Expert Press a leader in concise and applied learning resources based in New York, U.S.A chosen him in June 2018, to contribute articles so as to provide expert insights on professional topics in the area of Management Accounting, Taxation and so forth.
His two insightful articles on Blockchain and Company Secretaries was published by Practising Company Secretaries in their 200th and 201st issues of e-newsletter “Samhita” and also in Souvenir released in the seminar for Practising Company Secretaries ICSI at Bengaluru recently.
Was an evaluator of case writing competition 2018 for IMA Students based in IMA Middle East and IMA students based in India.
Quiz Programs and Crossword Puzzles:
Conducted quiz programme on 27th September 2018 in connection with “World Tourism Day” to various college students of Bengaluru at a function organized by the Karnataka Tourism Department, Government of Karnataka.
Crossword Puzzles prepared on “International Taxation” were published in “The International Taxation” a monthly Magazine of Taxmann Publications in 2012.
Has also worked in Sultanate of Oman and attended Controllers Meet at Helsinki, Finland during his career.
Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Associate Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India
Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India
Certified Member of the Institute of Management Accountants, NJ, U.S.A
Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Texas, USA
Member of the Institute of Public Accountants, Melbourne, Australia
Associate Member of Institute of Financial Accountants, U.K
Faculty for Training program on “Finance for Non Finance officers and executives” for conducted by the SVIMS at Bengaluru on 11th February 2019.
Speaker on the topic Corporate Governance by BHEL Ranipet, Boilers Auxiliaries Plant on 9th February, 2019
Invited as a Speaker on the topic Contract and Procurement Fraud and its Deterrence by:
Indian Institute of Materials Management, Bangalore Chapter October,12 2019.
BHEL Electronic Division, Mysuru Road and BHEL EDN Division as a part of “Vigilance awareness week” on 30th and 31st October 2018.
BHEL Boiler Auxiliaries Plant, Ranipet Tamilnadu on 8th December 2018.
Invited as a Speaker on the topic “Project Feasibility and its techno legal aspects” in one day Seminar jointly organized at Bengaluru by Institute for Research, Development,& Training in Construction, Trades and Management, Bengaluru and Institute of Valuers, (IOV Bangalore) on 3rd November 2018.
Faculty on the topics Introduction to Stores/ Warehouse Management and on Managing Lead Time, Financial aspects of Stores/ Warehouse and Legal aspects of Stores and Safety aspects at the two day Workshop on the theme Improving Stores/ Warehouse Efficiency and Increasing Productivity” conducted by the Indian Institute of Materials Management, Bangalore Branch on November 15,2018.
Eugene is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA-IMA) as well as an Associate Chartered Management Account (ACMA – CIMA) & Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Eugene has earned his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Nagpur, India.
Eugene has over 20 year’s professional experience in Sony, within the subsidiaries of Sony Corporation, Japan. He is currently the Head of Corporate Planning & Control based in Dubai, the regional headquarters for the Middle East and Africa. Having risen through the ranks within Sony, he has gained the unique ability to visualize situations from an operational as well as a management perspective. As part of his responsibilities, Eugene has travelled to over 65 countries studying and implementing the best practices across the Sony network.
Sandeep Khullar has graduated in Commerce from University of Delhi, India. He also completed his CMA (IMA, USA) in first attempt and holds a ACMA certification from ICAI, India. Sandeep has more than 19 years of experience with various Indian and MNCs, in the field of accounting, finance & administration in India, Russia and Africa, namely Vodacom South Africa, Kentz-SNC Lavlin etc.
Sandeep Khullar also has knowledge of foreign languages like Russian, French and Spanish and working experience with more than 40 nationalities around the world.
In addition to the President of IMA's Delhi Chapter, Sandeep Khullar also holds the position of CEO with a travel company in India and a director at IMF's Research Foundation.
Sandeep has founded the Delhi Chapter jointly with other founding board members, to promote the CMA brand value in Northern India while serving the CMA community in India.
Ali Almohashi has been a certified management accountant since 2011. He holds a bachelor of science in accounting from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and a master of science in accounting from Wayne State University, USA.
He has experience with management accounting, financial accounting, and internal auditing and Saudi tax in various industries, including oil and gas supply chain and its support services, insurance and development and training industries. He currently works as an accountant at Forum Energy Technology.
Ali Almohashi’s strong research skills enable him to work with complex compliance-regulation challenges. He has written and designed both Arabic and English language blogs and infographics on topics aimed at improving the accounting profession.
He led the reestablishment of the Institute of Management Accountants Saudi Arabia eastern province chapter and currently volunteers as its president
Ammar is currently the president of IMA Jordan Chapter (JAMA) & the CEO of Nibras.com. He had an extensive career in Financial Management spans for more than 20 years, working for various multinational reputed organizations including PepsiCo Jordan, Arab Bank, Andersen and Maktoob.com. Ammar holds BS in Accounting from University of Delaware. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
Christy Cattouf is currently the financial controller of Logicom Middle East, a distribution company of Information technology and services located in Beirut, for more than five years. She is responsible for the Accounting and Finance department as well as the Credit control department.
She received her Bachelor and Masters degree in Business and Management from Saint-Joseph University in Beirut. She is a Lebanese Certified Public Accountant licensed from the Lebanese Association of Public accountants in Lebanon (LACPA) and spent ten years auditing, performing Tax services, leading financial audit assignments and reporting according to international standards.
Christy is also one of the founding board members of the IMA Lebanon Chapter in 2016.
Sabitha Shetty has been a Certified Management Accountant since 2018 and also secured Masters of Commerce qualification from Mumbai University.
Sabitha has an overall 9 years of experience in the field of Finance & Accounts, Audit, Analysis, Reconciliation, Financial Reporting, and Expense Management. She is currently associated with JP Morgan Chase as a Derivatives Reconciliation Manager. She is also a seasoned Toastmaster.
Sabitha has joined IMA Mumbai Chapter to enhance the awareness and importance of CMA qualification in society and to preserve the interests of CMA members.
Rajiv is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA-ICFAI)and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA-IMA). Rajiv also earned a Bachelors in Commerce from University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India.
Rajiv has more than 10 years of experience working in the field of Valuations and Financial Analysis, with industries ranging from manufacturing, healthcare, technology, cleantech etc. Rajiv has diversified experience on valuing employee stock options (ESOPs), purchase price allocations, testing for goodwill impairment, carried interest valuation, and IRR evaluation for turnkey projects. Rajiv has put steered efforts to run the Pune Chapter of IMA in India.
Rajiv belongs to Jaipur, India. He is married for the past four years and is passionate about movies and travelling.
Asham holds a B. A. In Accounting from the University of Jordan and got his CMA in 2004, in addition to other professional certificates such as CIA, CFE, CRMA and CCSA. With more than 17 year of experience in Internal Audit, Risk Management and Corporate Governance gained from working for several multinational organizations in different sectors and different countries such as Jordan, UAE, Kuwait and Qatar.
Asham started serving IMA Doha Chapter since 2012. He held several positions such as; Director of Membership, VP Admin & Finance. Currently serving as the Chapter President.
Vijay is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA-ICAI), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA-IMA), Certified Financial Manager (CFM-IMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPAA), Certified Valuer (ICAI). Vijay earned a Masters in Accounting from Jai Narayan Vyas University, Jodhpur, India securing second merit position.
Vijay has more than 20 years of experience working in the field of Accounting, Finance, and IT with cross section of industries ranging from manufacturing, Audit, Assurance, Services. Vijay has played a major role in increasing business and investment awareness among Indo-Saudi investor community in association with Saudi Indian Business Network. He is well connected with social and business forums in Jeddah and India.