Mr. Arshad Ghafur is Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s President and Country Executive for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Mr. Arshad is based in Dubai and has overall responsibility for the Bank’s strategy in the MENA region. The Bank’s regional footprint covers corporate and investment banking, treasury services, and capital markets sales & trading.
Mr. Arshad spent 15 years at Lehman Brothers/Nomura International PLC prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2013. At Nomura, he most recently held dual roles as CEO Qatar and Head of Investment Banking for the Middle East & Africa region. He was instrumental in driving Nomura’s Middle East & Africa financing businesses, including Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, and Cross-Asset Derivative Solutions, with a key focus on their Qatar franchise. Additionally, he was a member of Nomura’s Executive Committees for Investment Banking, Middle East & Africa, and a Founding Member of Nomura’s Middle East Charitable Giving Committee.
Mr. Arshad held a number of senior roles within Lehman Brothers prior to its acquisition by Nomura including Head of Capital Advisory Group for Europe, Middle East & Africa and Head of Equity-Linked Solutions for Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
JA Worldwide is committed to systematic impact measurement and recognizes the excercise as a pivotal way to monitor and demonstrate the value JA Worldwide is delivering to young people and to society as a whole.
Over the past several years, JA Wordlwide operations in different parts of the world have been commissioning independent studies to examine the outcomes produced by JA programs in those countries. These studies tell a compeling story of JA’s impact in quantified terms. Furthermore, JA has developed a methodology and framework for measuring outcomes across operations in the years ahead.
As important as these quantitative outcomes measures are, the full impact of any organization is multi-dimensional. It is about lives changed, businesses created, problems solved and many other facets of success.