Middle East debate: Participants

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Murali Subramanian (MS) is an executive vice-president and the head of transaction banking at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank. Transaction banking offers-cash management and trade solutions and premier client service to over 15,000 multinationals, public sector entities, domestic corporations, government entities, SMEs and financial institutions throughout the UAE.
Colin Fraser (CF) joined Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank as executive vice-president, head of the wholesale banking group, in August 2008, reporting directly to the chief executive and heading related businesses within the bank, covering business banking (corporate and SME), investment banking and corporate finance, financial institutions division, transactional banking, strategic clients division, government banking division, and the ADCB’s Indian branches.
Martin Knott (MK) is head of corporate sales for global treasury solutions, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Before joining BAML he worked for Royal Bank of Scotland and ABN Amro in Amsterdam, with responsibility for the GTS business in central and eastern Europe and Africa.
Daniele Vecchi is senior vice-president/head of group treasury at Majid Al Futtaim and is responsible for leading the group treasury function. This includes treasury activities from cash management to financial risk management. He also has direct responsibility for the capital structure and capital raising for MAF Group.
Darren Rickards (DR) is head of corporate banking for southern CEEMEA at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He is responsible for developing and leading corporate banking and debt products marketing, origination and execution activities.
Matthew Hurn (MH) is executive director, group treasury, at Mubadala. He is responsible for treasury and corporate funding, financial risk management, tax, insurance and investor relations. He has worked in the treasury industry for over 17 years in both the public and private sector.
Ricky Thirion (RT) is vice-president of treasury at Etihad Airways. He oversees the treasury portfolio, which includes the treasury, corporate investments, corporate and structured finance and insurance departments. Ricky was voted global corporate treasurer of the year 2010 by the readership of gtnews and is an Honorary Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.