Break The Ceiling Touch The Sky

The 2021 Middle East Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® offers participants a unique opportunity to learn best practices for  diversity and inclusion, success and leadership from some of the greatest leaders in business today. This edition focuses on leadership strategies for growth and  Diversity & Inclusion  initiatives that are accelerating the success of Companies in the Middle East, and celebrates the leaders that are truly leading these changes.   Focus of this Edition is also on inspiring more women leaders to plan their way to the top to bring far greater representation of women in the highest levels of leadership. Globally, companies that are more gender diverse are building sales and profits FASTER than Companies that are not. The UAE in particular has called out gender diversity & inclusion as a key priority and is leading this change. The 2021 Middle East Edition, taking place on Sept 28, 2021, will be conducted primarily as a limited invitees live edition of memebers of the Break the ceiling touch the sky® global family. This conference is designed for Senior Managers, Directors, and VPs across functions from across the Middle East.

Confirmed speakers are mentioned below.

Sue Donoghue

Sue Donoghue

Arab Cluster CEO (Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia)


Noeleen Kelly

Noeleen Kelly

General Manager UAE and Lower Gulf 

Fine Hygienic Holding

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Jerome Droesch

CEO MEA & SEA, Board Member India and Turkey



Claudia Navarro

VP Marketing Eurasia & Middle East

The Coca-Cola Company

Monique Ong

Monique Ong



Peter van den

Peter Van den Broeck

Senior VP, GM Middle East-Africa


Jeremiah Kaplan

Jeremiah Kaplan

Franchise Director – Emerging Markets

Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies

Linda Bedran

Linda Bedran

Head of Corporate Affairs, Emerging Markets


Lena Al

Lena Al Suhaili

HR Director -MEA & Global Export Markets



Gabriella Planojevic

Global Talent and Develpment Director



Alex von Behr

Former Global Chief Customer, Unilver Plc. Senior Advisor, HORP. President. 

vBA Associates


Tolga Cebe

Vice President and GM, Middle East

The Coca-Cola Company


Delel Chaabouni

 Executive Partner, Gulf and Emerging Markets



Liz Beneski

 Chief Executive Director

AmCham Abu Dhabi


Andrea Janjua

Chief Marketing Officer

Fine Hygienic Holding

Banali Luthra Malhotra

Banali Malhotra

Director – Marketing 


Kindah Sais

Kindah Sais

Global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Middle East & Africa



Chester Twigg

Global Group Commercial Officer



Anthony A. Rose

Founder Chairman and CEO

House of Rose Professional


“The summit (Break the ceiling touch the sky) is a great platform to learn from others about the importance of Inclusion and Diversity in today’s corporate culture as well as share insights and best practices across industries and continents.”

Fadi Matar
Country Manager Kuwait, Dow Chemicals
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Women play a vital role in today’s economy and this event Break the ceiling touch the sky has helped and empowered the women in UAE to address the huge opportunity for them

Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban
SVP, Oracle MEA
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It was a great pleasure participating at the 2018 Middle East Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky. I enjoyed engaging with the panelists and the participants. It was a great turn out and the speakers were phenomenal

Dr. Dalya Al Muthanna
President GE Gulf
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