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CBMBA Conference 2022

Bangor Business School’s Executive Education were delighted to host the inaugural CBMBA Conference at Bangor University titled, “Supporting the Delivery of Financial Services in Challenging Times – A New Normal?”, 7-8 September. Joined by representatives from global banking and financial services institutes, among an audience of CBMBA students & alumni and financial services professionals from across the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and UK.

On day 1 we were joined by Dr Tanya McCartney, CEO & Executive Director, Bahamas Financial Services Board, Keith Checkley, Global Roving Ambassador, Chartered Banker MBA; Strategic Consultant, Dr Kenneth Opara, Ph.D., FCIB, President/ Chairman of Council, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria for an opening roundtable discussion. Followed by Insights from Geographies & Industry Sectors from Matiullah Obaidi, Deputy CEO of Ghazanfar Bank Kabul, Afghanistan, Stewart Lockie, CEO Middle East & North Africa, Hansal International and Wendy Delmar, CEO, Caribbean Association of Banks Inc. Concluding with an Academic Paper by Dr Tanya McCartney, CEO & Executive Director, Bahamas Financial Services Board. Stewart Lockie CEO Middle East & North Africa, Hansal International

The day concluded with a Gala Dinner held at PJ Hall, providing a great networking opportunity for conference attendees and we were joined by guest speaker, John Devine, Chair of Credit Suisse Trust Limited.

Day 2 was welcomed by Professor Owain ap Gwilym, Deputy Head of Bangor Business School. Followed by guest speakers on the topic Continuing Professional Development and the role of Banking Institutes. With contributions by Joseph Healy, CEO, Judo Bank, Dr Bayo Olugbemi, FCIB, Immediate Past President, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Deno Cartwright, President, Bahamas Institute of Financial Services, Molaodi Menyatso, Director of Academics, Botswana Institute of Banking & Finance and Darlene Jones, Executive Director, Jamaica Institute of Financial Services.

Following was a discussion on different management functions with contributions from Delia Cox, Adviser, Debt Management,