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Financial Reporting Implications of Covid-19, 25th August 2021

A live Webinar was held by Aziz Jaafar.

Aziz Jaafar

Aziz Jaafar is Professor of Accounting at Bangor Business School. He has taught at Aberystwyth University, MARA University of Technology and Henan University of Technology. Professor Jaafar has audit and management consultancy experience whilst working with one of the Big4 accounting firms. His research work has appeared in many internationally recognised journals such as Journal of Corporate Finance, Abacus, International Journal of Accounting, British Accounting Review, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Financial Services Research and European Journal of Finance. Aziz is a member of CPA (Australia)
He is co-editor in chief of Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting, associate editor of Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research and member of editorial board at Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies.

Topic: 'Financial Reporting Implications of Covid-19'

To complement the session, Meet the Graduate who will give their perspective on studying on the Chartered Banker MBA, and how it has helped them in their career.

Mr. Tirus Mwithiga
Mr. Tirus Mwithiga, is currently based in Nairobi Kenya and serves as the Group Retail Banking Director for NCBA Bank Plc which is the 4th largest Banking Group in the East Africa Region. Tirus has over 30 years' experience in Retail Banking business management covering areas like products, sales, service and channel management. Before joining NCBA Bank in May 2020, Tirus served in an array of leadership roles locally, regionally and internationally, with Barclays and Standard Chartered Banks. Tirus is a certified Banker with professional training from The London Institute of Banking and Finance and completed his Chartered Banker MBA from Bangor University in Dec 2020.

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Is Corporate Social Political activism valued by investors: Evidence from the Black Lives Matter campaign, 28th July 2021

A live Webinar was held by Ayan Orujov.

Ayan Orujov

Dr Ayan Orujov is a Lecturer in Finance at Bangor Business School. Ayan has completed his PhD on the "Value of Political Connections in the UK" at the University of Bristol in 2015. His current research continues to involve the issues of political connections as well as executive compensation and corporate governance in general.

Topic: 'Is Corporate Social Political activism valued by investors: Evidence from the Black Lives Matter campaign'

To complement the session, Meet the Graduate who will give their perspective on studying on the Chartered Banker MBA, and how it has helped them in their career.

Kristy Ballah FCA, ICAEW, CBMBA, Head of Internal Audit, AfrAsia Bank, Mauritius
Kristy Kumar Ballah is a fellow member (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and is also a member of the Chartered Banker Institute. He holds an MBA with the Bangor Business School as well as a bachelor degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Birmingham. He has many years of audit experience and was previously a Group Internal Audit Manager in MCB. Before joining MCB, Kristy worked in the assurance department of PwC for more than 7 years where he managed external audit and advisory assignments.Kristy brings with him valuable knowledge and experience in banking and several other sectors. He has a track record for managing assignments involving multi-disciplinary teams in several countries comprising amongst others Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mozambique and Seychelles.

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Imagine a future in which all banks are ethical banks, 14th July 2021

A Live Webinar was held by Bob Souster.

Bob Souster

Member of Adjunct Faculty, Bangor University and Chartered Banker MBA Module Director for Professional Ethics & Regulation. Bob is a Partner in Spruce Lodge Training, a consultancy based in Northampton. Bob has twenty years experience in the banking industry, initially with a professional institute and then as a divisional manager with a mutual mortgage bank in Dublin. He has worked with over eighty banking organisations in the UK and overseas, as well as numerous regulatory bodies and NGOs, including the Financial Services Authority and the British Know How Fund (a division of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office).

Topic: 'Imagine a future in which all banks are ethical banks'

To complement the session, Meet the Graduate who will give their perspective on studying on the Chartered Banker MBA, and how it has helped them in their career.

Misty Anne Dorman BSc, MBA, CAMS Senior Manager, Policies & Training, Scotiabank, Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Program Officer, Trinidad
Misty Anne Dorman has recently attained the prestigious Chartered Banker MBA with Merit – with its dual designations and is the only banking MBA programme in the world. She's a career Human Resources professional for over fifteen (15) years, transitioned to the Compliance realm in 2018. She currently holds the position Senior Manager - Policies & Training at Scotiabank, a core member of the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance Program Office which supports the English Caribbean Region countries with the rollout, interpretation and anchoring of the Bank's Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorist Financing & Sanctions requirements under local and head office statutes, regulations and enterprise-wide standards.

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Brexit and the effect on banks of re-joining the EU, 7th April 2021

A Live Webinar was held by Professor John Ashton.

Professor John Ashton

Chartered Banker MBA Programme Director & Module Director for Financial Crises and Regulation.

Topic: 'Brexit and the effect on banks of re-joining the EU'

To complement the session, Meet the Graduate who will give their perspective on studying on the Chartered Banker MBA, and how it has helped them in their career.

Rafiat Oluwatoyin Onitiri, MD/CEO Athrol Empowerment Solutions Limited

A member of the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN) and the Honorary Secretary of Association of Professional Women Bankers (APWB). Her academic pursuit includes the recently completed Masters of Business Administration (Chartered Banker MBA) from the Bangor University, leading to her admission as an Associate of the Chartered Banker Institute in Scotland.

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An Introduction to Financial Crime, 30th March 2021

A Live Webinar was held by one of our Module Directors, Ian Roberts.

Ian Roberts

Chartered Banker MBA Module Director for Financial Crime. Ian is a Post-Graduate Researcher and Adjunct Faculty at Bangor University where he is researching misconduct in banking and finance.

Topic: 'An Introduction to Financial Crime'

Over the past 10 years banks and financial institutions have paid fines exceeding USD 26 billion for failures to prevent financial crimes. It seems like money laundering, fraud and market abuse are constantly on the front pages of the newspapers; with the regulators slow to catch up with increasingly creative fraudsters and organised criminal gangs.

Discussing;

  • An introduction to Financial Crime, a fascinating and multi-disciplinary topic
  • Looking at types of financial crimes such as money laundering, terrorist financing and insider trading
  • Consider the profiles of perpetrators, and how to develop a risk based approach to impeding financial crimes

To complement the session, Meet the Graduate who will give their perspective on studying on the Chartered Banker MBA, and how it has helped them in their career.

Delia Cox,

Delia is an award winning finance expert with over eight years of diverse experience in Central Banking and Development Banking. Delia is currently based in Italy, where she utilizes her experience to support the financial risk management function at the International Fund for International Development, a United Nations Agency headquartered in Rome. Throughout her tenure at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, she work in the areas of sovereign debt management where advised and provided technical support to several governments on ways to strengthen debt management capacity to improve debt sustainability; and banking supervision where she applied a risk-based supervisory framework to support the safety and soundness of the banking system. Delia holds the Chartered Banker MBA, the only executive qualification in the World that can offer a Professional qualification of Chartered Banker status from the Chartered Banker Institute and an MBA from Bangor University.

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How will the post pandemic world influence corporate strategies in 2021, 23rd March 2021

A Live Webinar was held by one of our Module Directors, Ian Hardcastle MBA.

Ian Hardcastle MBA

Chartered Banker MBA Module Director for Corporate Strategy. In addition to being a member of the Bangor University Adjunct Faculty, is a previous CBMBA student and currently works as the Chief Operating Officer for the Real- Life Options Group, with responsibility for group strategy and day to day operations across the UK.

Topic: 'How will the post pandemic world influence corporate strategies in 2021'

Discussing;

  • The issues and opportunities faced by organisations in developing effective post Covid-19 strategies
  • His views and insights on the challenges faced by companies in maintaining competitive advantage
  • Looking at key sectors and how they may evolve and reshape their strategies going forward

Ian is a CBMBA graduate and will give his perspective on studying on the Chartered Banker MBA, and how it has helped him in his career.

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Opportunities and Threats in the Post-Covid Era, 16th March 2021

A Live Webinar was held by one of our Module Directors, Professor Robert Souster on Tuesday, 16th March 2021.

Bob Souster

Member of Adjunct Faculty, Bangor University and Chartered Banker MBA Module Director for Professional Ethics & Regulation.

Topic: 'Opportunities and Threats in the Post-Covid Era'

Discussing:

  • The role that banks have to play in the expected upturn
  • Alternative ways in which banks may view their fiduciary reach
  • The ethical implications of how banks position themselves (especially in view of social, technological and environmental challenges)
  • The things that may not go away (such as home working, digital banking, scams and how banks have to get better at dealings on the phone)

To complement the session, Meet the Graduate who will give their perspective on studying on the Chartered Banker MBA, and how it has helped them in their career.

Tanya McCartney, CEO & Executive Director of The Bahamas Financial Services Board
Tanya McCartney is a UK trained barrister and chartered banker. She received her CBMBA from Bangor University in 2014. She is a certified anti-money laundering specialist and compliance professional. Tanya started out in the legal profession in 1997 as Assistant Counsel in the Office of the Attorney General working in civil litigation and criminal prosecution and then moved into the financial services industry in 1999 as legal counsel and compliance officer for a local private bank. Tanya has served in various senior positions with a number of international banking institutions in The Bahamas.

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Economic Effects of COVID Pandemic, 23rd June 2020

A Live Webinar was held by the Chartered Banker MBA Programme Director, Professor John Ashton on Tuesday 23rd June 2020 2pm BST discussing the Economic Effects of the COVID Pandemic - Why these Economic Effects matter - The Financial Risks we face and the Response to the crisis so far.

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Insights to Organisational Agility and Resilience in Changing Times, 7th July 2020

A Live Webinar was held by the Chartered Banker MBA Programme Director, Professor Stephen Jones on Tuesday 7th July 2020 2pm BST discussing "Insights to Organisational Agility and Resilience in Changing Times".

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Ecomonics, Pandemics & Ethics, 28th July 2020

A Live Webinar was held by one of our Module Directors, Professor Robert Souster on Tuesday 28th July 2020 2pm BST discussing Economics, Pandemics and Ethics.

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Business Recovery - A Bankers Guide to Risk Management, 11th August 2020

A Live Webinar wase held by one of our Module Directors, Professor Kieth Checkley on Tuesday 11th August 2020 2pm BST discussing "Business Recovery - A Bankers Guide to Risk Management".

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