Simon joined First Abu Dhabi Bank in January 2018 and brings with him over 25yrs of market experience. Over his career as an economist, Simon has built up a wealth of multi-asset, global macroeconomic investment strategy knowledge, working previously in both London and New York. Prior to joining FAB, Simon had worked for BNP Paribas, RBC and National Australia Bank in London, and for Bear Stearns in London and New York. Bi-lingual in French, his primary focus as Chief Economist at First Abu Dhabi Bank is on global (G10 / MENA / GCC) macroeconomic policy issues, covering rates, FX, credit and commodities and in particular how these are relevant to investment strategies for investors within the MENA/GCC region. Simon’s views are regularly requested by the major financial news channels and the written press. Simon is a regular guest host on Bloomberg television and radio as well as CNBC television. In addition, he has often been quoted in the Financial Times and other leading financial publications.
• Introducing your tools for the weekend: On arrival, you will be presented with an inspirational journal tailor-made for the retreat, along with a crystal to help ground you and a wellness kit to ensure this weekend is all about self-care, relaxation and restoration too. • Connecting with your sacred self: To set your journey of self-reflection, healing and awakening in motion, Wellness Coach and Angelic Reiki Master Monisha Gurkar will guide you through a powerful meditation that will start to unlock your subconscious channels with the aim of discovering who you truly are rather than who you think you should be. • Identifying your mission and setting intentions: Business and Life Coach Amrika Bhogaita, Business Coach and Thought Leader HalaBouAlwan, and Monisha Gurkar will lead this dynamic session, in which you will explore your life goals, identify your vision and mission, and set your intentions with the purpose of uncovering your unique gifts and bringing them into the light for success and fulfilment.