Khaleej Times UAE’s 1st English newspaper with a legacy of over 42 years is proud to announce the NAFA CFO POWERLIST co-located with the New Age Finance & Accounting Summit.

NAFA CFO POWERLIST will shine a spotlight, honor and celebrate exemplary achievements, finance leadership, innovation and raised benchmarks by top 30 CFOs from the field of Accounting & Finance in the Middle East.

Chief Financial Officers are the leaders and champions for change. The awards aims at recognizing and acknowledging a CFO’s commitment to strive for excellence and fulfilling strategies best for the company, while remaining true to the core values that define him/her as an individual.

The awards will highlight excellence, shine a spotlight on the innovation and vision of the most successful companies across a wide range of sectors that have led to business growth.

Executive Committee


Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh

Chairman TAG Global & IASCA

Anish Mehta


Fazeela Gopalani

Head ACCA – Middle East

Irfan Sheikh

Chairman UAE Chapter of ICAP Members

KT editorial team


Neeraj Ritolia

Chairman Institute of Chartered Accountants of India – Abu Dhabi Chapter


Name Organization Designation
Abdul Razzaq Al Balushi Ooredoo Oman Chief Financial Officer
Fawaz Alfawaz TASNEE Global Chief Financial Officer
Hani Fansa Deyaar Development PJSC Chief Financial Officer
Ismail El Khatib Al Futtaim Chief Financial Officer
Kanishka Gupta Aujan Group Holding Group Chief Financial Officer
Mallick Kamran Al Kifah Holding Head of Finance / Chief Financial Officer
Manish Manchandya Saudi Electricity Company Vice President Finance & Group CFO
Mark Cutis ADNOC Chief Finance and Investment Adviser
Martin Bradley Dulsco Chief Financial Officer
Mathew Pearce Saudi British Bank Chief Financial Officer
Mustafa Malik Philips KSA Head of Finance / Chief Financial Officer
Nassif Bazouzi  Dubai Refreshments Company Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Paolo Lo Monaco Chalhoub Group Chief Financial Officer
Paul Gyles Meraas Chief Financial Officer
Paul Simmons Marriott SVP Financial Controller, EMEA
Rajesh Garg Landmark Group Group Chief Financial Officer
Shahrukh Qureshi Saudi Stock Exchange (TADAWUL) Chief Financial Officer
Sharjil Anwar Dubai Holding Chief Financial Officer
Sherif ElZeiny Elsewedey Electric Vice President, Executive Director & Group CFO
Tamer Kadry Mars Wrigley Chief Financial Officer

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