Buna conducted it's 36th Workshop

Buna 36th online workshop took place on September 15, 2022. This workshop hosted a panel of of senior-level speakers from Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) and Arab National Bank (ANB) that are actively using Buna for their cross-border payments to share their practical experiences in utilizing Buna system. The workshop also covers different other topics to update the Buna community on the progress achieved on key technological and regulatory matters as well as the evolution of the participation and payments activity in Buna.
The workshop agenda included:

  • Welcome note:  Mr. Mehdi Manaa, Chief Executive Officer, Buna


  • Session 1: Achieving resiliency in Buna operations


       Mrs. Nahla Iskandarani , Senior IT Operations Administrator, Buna


  • Session 2: Views of the Buna participants


       Mr. Faisal Alhijawi, Chief Strategy & Development Officer, Buna


       Ms. Ana Rita Sa, Lead – Product Management, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB), UAE

       Mr. Khalid A. Alturki, Head of Financial Institutions, Arab National Bank (ANB), Saudi Arabia


  • Session 3: Outcome of the Buna’s self-assessment against the Principles for financial market infrastructures (PFMI)


Ms. Sada Elhayek, Senior Risk Officer, Buna


  • Session 4: Update on Buna’s adoption and growth


Mr. Jeff Nader, Senior Business Development Specialist, Buna