At Capital Club - A forward-thinking global collective of business leaders and innovators who share a curiosity and possess the will and means to shape a better future for the region and beyond.
Inspired by Oxford and Harvard Debating Unions.
Controversial issues are addressed in a candid manner, testing our intellect and critical thinking. Two teams will compete, with the winner determined by a public Q&A and final voting.
The speakers are leading voices in the Business World
• The Current Education System is not preparing our youth for the future!
• Days For Banks And Financial Institutions Are Numbered!
• To Crypto or Not To Crypto, Yet!!
Women on Boards: Should we have Quotas?
Date and Time: 15th May, 2023 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
This topical and important debate will include talk about the necessity and effectiveness of implementing quotas for women on corporate boards!
• Increases women's representation on boards.
• Creates a level playing field.
• Brings diverse perspectives for better decision-making.
• Encourages cultural change.
• It has proven success in other countries.
• Undermines a merit based system.
• May cause resentment & bias towards women.
• May not address the root causes of gender inequality.
• May lead to tokenism.
• Companies may circumvent quotas.
Regina Von FlemmingIndependent Director, MTS Mobile TeleSystems
Rekha Mehr MBEVentures Consultant & Board Member, Foresight Group
Mina PaulConsultant, Russell Reynolds
Ayesha SultanBoard Member, GCC Board Directors Institute
The Current Education System is not preparing our youth for the future!
Date and Time: 24th January, 2023 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
This topical and important debate will include talk about the tension between Traditional Educational Institutions and Challengers like New Age Institutions with Different Models and more!
• New Age Institutions are Flexible
• New Age Institutions provide a Customized learning experience
• New Age Institutions have a wide selection of courses
• New Age Institutions are time and cost-effective
• Traditional Institutions are a proven model
• Traditional Institutions provide a feeling of sociability and solidarity
• Traditional Institutions have schedule stiffness and are not customized
• Traditional Institutions have higher costs and time commitments
Raya BidshahriFounder & CEO, School of Humanity
Russell CaileyManaging Director, THINK Learning Studio
James BattsPrincipal, Scholars International Academy
Tanvir ShahInstructor, Harvard University
Days For Banks And Financial Institutions Are Numbered!
Date and Time: 22nd May, 2022 from 6:30 PM to 8 PM
This topical and important debate will include all the various aspects of banks and fintechs and how it will impact us.
· Fintechs are Data-Driven and Digital
• Fintechs are Responsive and Efficient
• Fintechs have a Mobile-First Strategy
• Fintechs are Scalable and Agile
• Fintechs are focused on User Experience
• Banks are too big to fail, diversified
• Banks have significant financial resources
• Banks have strong ties with Regulators
• Banks are too engrained into society
• Banks have begun innovating
Olivier CrespinCEO & Co-Founder, Zand
Nihal AbughattasSenior Digital Financial Services Consultant & Resident Advisor, IFC
Vince CookCEO National Bank of Fujairah PJSC
Bhaskar DasguptaHead of Strategic Development-MENA, Apex Group Ltd
TO CRYPTO OR NOT TO CRYPTO, YET!!
Date and Time: 16th March, 2022 from 6:30 PM to 8 PM (Ended)
This topical and important debate will include all the aspects of crypto and how it will impact us.
· Popularity with the young generation
· Be an early mover, make money
· The upside returns are amazing
· Benefits of financial inclusion
· Many side benefits
· Wait for regulatory issues to be resolved
· Need critical mass for acceptance
· Need less volatility, too much risk
· Gold as a trusted physical reserve
· Need the market to mature
Jorge SebastiaoCBO, Simba Storage
Saqr EreiqatCo-Founder & Managing Partner, Crypto Oasis
Irina HeaverCrypto Lawyer, Investor
Feroz SanaullaPartner (Head of Financial Services), Roland Berger
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