DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE
Vice President - Head of Communication and CSR for Societe Generale Middle East | Board member of the Global Compact UAE - D&I Taskforce lead
Ms. Hanane Arif is a business development and marketing professional with over 20 years of experience spanning Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific region. Recognized for her ability to lead teams, build meaningful relationships with stakeholders and help companies become more profitable, she has provided guidance to C‐level executives in a wide range of sectors.
Joining Société Générale in 2008, Hanane has worked at various echelons in the bank, from supporting the Corporate and Financial Institutions Teams, to managing strategic relationships with high net worth clientele in Private Banking. In her current role, Hanane leads the strategic and operational marketing and the communications for Société Générale Middle East and serves as the regional coordinator for the Private Banking Teams in Europe (Switzerland, Luxembourg, France, UK and Monaco),
Prior to her career in the financial sector, Hanane co‐founded a construction company helping New Caledonia met its ambitious goal of providing state‐of‐the‐art medical facilities to its citizens.
Hanane is a mentor and advocate for female‐owned SMEs and inclusion of woman in the workplace across the GCC.
- Chairperson for the Women’s Empowerment Principles Middle East (WEPs).
- Member of the Dubai Business Women Council Steering Committee Mentorship Program.
- Founder of “The Circle”, Financial Literacy Club for women by SG Middle East.
- Member of The Women Empowerment Committee Abu Dhabi (WE)
- Founder of the “Middle East Women Board” (MEWB) by Societe Generale Middle East.
- Board Member of Ampuz, a company that provides corporate advisory and technical support to help fill the global data gap on the SDGs.
- Board Member of Evolvin’ Women a social enterprise that helps women in Africa to join
- Hospitality organizations in the UAE through socially responsible initiatives.
Note: Admission is free for trade and industry professionals. Visitors under age 18 will not be permitted.