Bobby Varghese

Vice President Financial Strategy Abu Dhabi Ports, UAE

Bobby Varghese works very closely with the CFO of Abu Dhabi ports and handles the financial control function that has diverse business units and locations within the UAE, including General Cargo and RORO, Cruise, Container Terminals, Marine Operations and the KIZAD Industrial valley. These are exciting times for Bobby as Abu Dhabi Ports embarks on a journey to grow the business and create value for the company as well as Abu Dhabi’s economy.

Conference Day One: Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Monday, April 20th, 2020

11:40 AM FIRESIDE CHAT: Modern Day CFO - The Transformational Value Creation Partner For The Enterprise

CEOs globally have stated that the importance of a CFO will appreciate exponentially over the next 3 years *(KPMG International, Forbes Insights ‘18). The new age CFOs have updated themselves to be tech-savvy, digitally-analytical, with a focus on strategic resource management. This opening keynote throws light on the opportunities of further growth that lie ahead for a CFO.

Key Questions:
  • Is the analytical, strategic and technical know-how as important as financial skills?
  • Unveil the main trends redefining finance in the digital age
  • How can you align your strategy to achieve business transformation?
  • What are the best practices as a CFO to drive company growth in today’s changing climate?

Conference Day Two: Thursday, 22 October 2020

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

11:50 AM PROACTIVE APPROACHES TO THE ECONOMY: Navigating Volatility For Opportunities

The possibility of an economic slowdown is always in the back of business leaders and investors’ minds. Current predictions among economists put an economic slowdown sometime in 2020 and yet, among polled CFOs, a slowdown could easily be occurring by the year’s end. As such, now is the time for companies to start taking preventative measures and tightening their budgets in order to prepare for a possible downturn. Trade unease in domestic, as well as, global markets has created volatility and led to decreased growth. The Great Recession taught us that no business is too big to fail and as the current business landscape starts to show warning signs, leaders need to take heed.

In this session, find out more about:
  • Proactive, instead of reactive, solutions to navigate the current economic landscape
  • Developing flexibility with trade finance
  • Diversifying funding and suppliers
  • Assessing implications of current regulatory measures on the global economy

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Bobby.

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