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Union of Arab Securities Authorities

David Mardjanov

David Mardjanov is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura
based in the Washington, DC office. David has more than 25
years of experience involving financial accounting and
reporting, auditing, internal controls, internal auditing, and
Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) rules
and standards. He has extensive experience across the
financial services industry, including broker-dealers and banks,
and provides a broad range of expert and consulting services
involving accounting advisory, auditor liability, and internal
control-related matters across many other industries. David
has helped lead a foreign jurisdiction’s implementation of an
audit oversight inspection program to improve audit quality in
that region.

Firas Safieddine

Firas Safieddine is a Senior Advisor at Ankura, based in Dubai,
with an extensive background spanning over 25 years in the
capital markets. He possesses a comprehensive understanding
of capital markets from both commercial and regulatory
perspectives. Firas's regulatory experience is highlighted by his
notable tenure as the Vice Chairman of the Capital Markets
Authority (CMA) in Lebanon for eight years. In addition to his
regulatory contributions, Firas has served as the former Senior
Advisor to the Minister of Economy and later the Minister of
Finance, providing strategic guidance on policy matters. As an
IFC certified Board Member, he has actively served on the
boards of numerous companies and funds.