First ever IHS Forum in Dubai welcomes keynote speeches

April 10, 2014 1:09 pm

IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced that Mutlaq H. Al-Morished, Executive Vice President of Corporate Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and Maurizio La Noce, CEO of Mubadala Petroleum will deliver keynote presentations at the first ever IHS Forum to be held in Dubai.

Mr. Al-Morished, who is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SABIC Capital BV, has previously held positions as President of Saudi Petrochemical Company (SADAF) and President of Saudi Iron and Steel Company (HADEED).

Mr. La Noce previously headed Mubadala’s Energy and Oil and Gas units prior to the formation of Mubadala Petroleum. He represents Mubadala’s interests on the boards of a number of energy and industrial enterprises and has contributed to major Mubadala accomplishments across multiple industries, including the development of Emirates Aluminium, GLOBALFOUNDARIES and Masdar. Mr. La Noce has held several high responsibility commercial and leadership positions with Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) and Enron International in Milan, London, Dallas and the UAE.

“To have Mr. Al-Morished and Mr. La Noce as keynote speakers is excellent news for the delegates, who will gain first-hand insight at the highest level from two of the most qualified business leaders in the region. It is an opportunity to truly understand the unique commercial environment the region brings with it,” said Steen Lomholt-Thomsen, senior vice president of IHS for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“IHS is investing in the region and holding our first IHS Forum in Dubai because we believe growth will remain strong in the next three years and will continue to outpace much of Europe. If business leaders can see the big picture in the Middle East, they will be able to take advantage of sustainable growth opportunities sitting across the chemical, oil, gas, transport and economic sectors. To have the man responsible for the company’s corporate finances at SABIC and the man at the helm of Mubadala Petroleum is absolutely perfect for our audience,” he added.

Julian Lambert, Middle East Director for IHS based in Dubai, said, “We are honored to have Mr. Al-Morished and Mr. La Noce as keynote speakers at the forum. Our attendees appreciate that these are people whose vast experience enables them to share the realities of operating in the Middle East. Ultimately, the heart of the forum is to combine the working knowledge of global business leaders and the insight of our most prestigious business experts to provide unrivalled regional perspectives. We have a hugely impressive program of speakers whose combined understanding and independent acumen show how the key developments and industries are shaping the Middle East.”

For more information please contact:
Kurt Parry
Ketchum Raad Middle East
Tel: +971554988031