Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Issam Abousleiman is the Regional Director for the GCC Countries based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Mr. Abousleiman, a Lebanese national, joined the Bank in 1989. His most recent assignment was Country Manager for Colombia in the Latin America and Caribbean Region. Having started his career at the World Bank in the Loans Department, he has since then, held various positions across the institution, including Head of Financial Advisory and Banking at the World Bank Treasury and Principal Investment Officer in the Banking & Debt Management Department. His regional expertise includes Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East regions. Mr. Abousleiman is a graduate of the Harvard University Executive Management program and holds an MBA in Finance and Investment from George Washington University, as well as an MBA in Management from the American University of Beirut. He is a certified Financial Analyst (CFA).
15:00 - 16:00
FDI Pillar Session 1 - Disruptive Investments: Investing in Industry 4.0
AI adoption will account for 45% of the world economy’s total gains by 2030. AI & Robotics are revolutionising industries, creating new markets and disrupting the existing once. In this phase of disruption, what do IPAs need to do? How to manage these changes and how to make the local environment conducive to change? What promotion strategies need to be utilised to attract the right investors.