LUNCH REGIONAL DISCUSSION: MENA

THURSDAY, 1 nOVEMBER

12:45-1:45PM

Location: TBD

 

Discussion Leaders:

Katherine Garrett-Cox, Gulf International Bank

Heather Henyon, MindShift Capital

Bios:

 Katherine Garrett-Cox

Katherine Garrett-Cox

 Heather Henyon

Heather Henyon

Katherine Garrett-Cox is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd, (GIB UK) the UK subsidiary of Gulf International Bank B.S.C. Katherine was formerly Chief Executive and Chief Investment Officer of Alliance Trust PLC, one of Europe’s largest providers of sustainable and responsible investment funds. She is a...

...Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG, served as a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group from 2012-2015 and the Scottish Business Board during the same period. Katherine is currently a British Business Ambassador for Financial Services. She has a BA (Hons) in History from Durham University and is a Member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals, CFA Institute. Katherine was nominated a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2006 and was awarded a CBE in the 2014 New Year Honours List.

Heather Henyon is Founding General Partner of Mindshift Capital, a venture fund investing in women-led technology start-up companies in the Middle East, Europe and US. She isFounder of the Women’s Angel Investor Network (WAIN), the first and largest women’s angel group in the Middle East. An activist venture investor with a passion for fintech and women-led start-ups, Heather has...

...over 80 direct and fund investments in the US, Europe and Middle East. She started her career on Wall Street and has almost 20 years of experience in venture finance, entrepreneurship, emerging markets, angel investing, fintech, crowdfunding, credit, microfinance and impact investment. Heather is a member ofthe Investment Committee of Dubai Angel Investors and US-based NextWave Impact Fund. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Sekem Holding Group inEgyptand several start-up Advisory Boards. Heather has been nominated as “Investor of the Year” by Arabian Businessin 2016 and 2017. She holds an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University and a BA from Oberlin College. Heather lives in Dubai, UAE.