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20 - 21 September 2021
ADGM Authorities Building, Al Maryah IslandAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Hanadi Khalife
Senior Director, MEA and India Operations at IMA


Hanadi Khalife is IMA’s Senior Director for Middle East, Africa and India operations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the American University of Beirut, an Executive MBA from the University of Manchester and is a certified NLP Master Practitioner. Since assuming her role at IMA in 2013, Hanadi has been responsible for promoting the value of management accounting, IMA membership, and the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program in the region. She has led the efforts to establish and grow IMA’s operations and has successfully designed programs and initiatives engaging key industry stakeholders including corporate, universities and local chapters volunteer leaders resulting in a double-digit growth in IMA membership.

Hanadi has a profound knowledge of the region having worked in the UAE, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia and has held positions in both finance and consultancy in organizations such as the Central Bank of Lebanon, the British Council, Nakheel PJSC, and MCI Group. Driven by challenge and a desire for continuous improvement, she brings 20 years of experience in assisting organizations effectively execute business strategies and helping teams and individuals reach their full career potential.

Hanadi is a strong advocate of women in leadership and change in the workplace and passionate about continuous learning.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Discussion: Bridging the Education-Employment Gap: Developing Next Generation to Meet Business Needs