Distinguished Speaker Series Featuring: Manal Keen

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Manal Keen

Head of Strategy & Finance - Wealth Management, Hilltop Securities Inc.

Thursday, December 2nd - 4:00pm

UNT Lyceum

This event is free and open to the public.


Manal is a multi-talented business executive with 15+ years of experience across strategy and operations functions while achieving optimal organizational performance. She is an expert in leading strategic initiatives to ensure cross-functional alignment of goals and building critical partnerships in large global organizations. Often recognized for working through complex operational problems, she has an incisive ability to build strong relationships with internal and external partners as well as executive leadership to accomplish business objectives and goals. Manal is a high performer and decisive leader managing large teams with excellent communication skills and a passion for driving operational excellence.

Manal consistently demonstrates a high degree of ownership and accountability for the team and projects she manages. She is an excellent team player and is proactive and fearless in her endeavors. Understanding the value of collaboration, she is an impactful manager that motivates her team, cross functional partners, and internal and external stakeholders to perform with excellence. She has a passion for driving business transformation initiatives to elevate performance.

Aside from her professional accomplishments, Manal has a passion for driving diversity and inclusion initiatives. Currently leading a Diversity & Inclusion focused on building & retaining talent. She is an active member of Women on the Move. In addition, Manal was a dedicated mentor for Building Future Leaders of JPMC and a member of the World Affairs Council in Dallas. She is an accomplished and driven executive committed to impacting not only organizations, but also people.

On a personal note, Manal also takes well-being very seriously, as she is an active runner and devout yogi – she focuses on holistic mind and body meditation.  She loves to travel and has passion for cultures and foods around the world – in which her family shares her love!


About the Distinguished speaker Series

The G. Brint Ryan College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series provides students and faculty with an opportunity to learn from prominent executives and leaders in the business community.

Each month during the semester, a different speaker is brought to campus to offer new perspectives and first-hand information about the complexities of the business world. Past topics have included successful management styles, possible career paths, critical industry-related issues, and qualities conducive to successful business leadership.

These lectures enhance the educational experience of students in the G. Brint Ryan College of Business, while inspiring them to seek new ways to meet the challenges of tomorrow.