Key speaker

H.E. Maryam Al Suwaidi

Deputy CEO, Financial Markets Operations Sector Securities & Commodities Authority (SCA)

H.E. Dr. Maryam Al Suwaidi is widely regarded as one of the few multi-faceted professionals of global repute from the region, with expertise across a broad spectrum of specialized disciplines ranging from corporate governance to security regulation and markets management to Islamic and conventional jurisprudence. 

Over the past 15 years, H.E. Dr. Maryam Al Suwaidi has held several leadership positions with major focus on organizational development and quality improvement in various industries. Currently, she is the Deputy CEO for Financial Markets Operations Sector- Securities & Commodities Authority (SCA), where she has held a number of positions over her 10 + year tenure. The SCA is the public authority set up as the governing body of the capital markets community in the United Arab Emirates. 

In her role at the SCA, HE Dr. Al Suwaidi has been the Team Leader of the SCA International Competiveness that accomplished the number one rank in corporate board effectiveness in the board of director's effectiveness indicator at the World Competitiveness Yearbook issued by the International Institute for Management Development, and the number one rank in MENA region in the Investor Protection Indicator in the World Bank Ease of Business Report; Chairwoman of the Technical Committee in the SCA from 2012 until 2015; and Team Leader of the UAE Oversight and Supervision on Financial Markets of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.