Hello everyone. I’m very happy to be here today with you. I’m grateful to the people of the United Arab Emirates and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for inviting me to participate in this year’s World Government Summit. For more than 60 years, the World Bank Group has been working with governments in developing counties to reduce poverty and promote human dignity.
Since 2013 government officials, thought leaders, policy-makers and private sector entrepreneurs have met at the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) to discuss the best ways to develop the future of governance based on the latest developments and future trends in technology, innovation and society.
Justin Kyriakou is Global Development Manager at AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians), the UK’s leading qualification and membership body for vocational accountants, working across the globe with around 135,000 members in more than 90 countries.
The tax department at MoF is led by a middle manager who assumes the dual role of tax and financial affairs section head– a mandate that reflects the low importance of taxes in Kuwait’s public administration. The tax team has been implementing a couple instruments (e.g., religious zakat, corporate tax on select foreign firms), utilizing basic excel-based systems and processes with a base of ~2,000 taxpayers.
Islamic Finance: Introducing the Newly Launched (IASB) Consultative Group on Shariah-Compliant Instruments and Transactions
Mr. Mackintosh was formerly Chairman of the United Kingdom’s Accounting Standards Board (ASB). Originally from New Zealand, he has spent much of his career in Australia, first with Coopers & Lybrand, and later as a consultant with his own practice.
Gulf Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Oman)