The Association of Islamic Banking and Financial Institutions Malaysia, or known as AIBIM, in support of the Central Bank of Malaysia is organising the Global Islamic Finance Forum 2018 (GIFF2018) on October 3 to 4. This year GIFF2018's theme is Value Based Intermediation – Beyond Profit. The central feature of this topic is understanding values in banking, introducing them into the DNA of banks and encouraging thinking and action that goes beyond profits.
GIFF is a global Islamic finance conference that offers unique networking opportunity for regulators, industry practitioners, business leaders, Shariah scholars and those who are interested in unlocking and enhancing the potential of Islamic finance in the international market place
The GIFF2018 will be beneficial for:
Prof. Dr. Olaf C.H.M. Sleijpen (1970) is Director of the Supervision Policy Division of De Nederlandsche Bank N.V. (DNB), the Dutch central bank. Since 2007, he has also been part-time professor holding an endowed chair in European Economic Policy at Maastricht University.
Olaf is a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS). He is also a member of the Management Board and Board of Supervisors of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and a member of the Board of Supervisors of the European Banking Authority (EBA).
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Reporting to the Executive Deputy Chairman & Managing Director of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad, Dr Simon Lord, Chief Sustainability Officer, helmed the position in April of 2015 with the shared vision for Sime Darby Plantation Berhad to become a leading multinational corporation in delivering sustainable value to its stakeholders. Lord overseas the sustainability agenda in five core businesses and guides teams to create value throughout its operations. Under his leadership, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad has grown to implement sustainable business strategies and drive systemic change through the integration and balance of economic, social and environmental considerations.
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Anna Batenkova is Sustainable Finance Engagement Manager in WWF and joined the organization in 2016. Anna works in partnership with banks, regulators and banking associations throughout ASEAN to develop policies and guidelines that are aligned with environmental, social and governance best practices with the target to support regional banks in linking the cost-of and conditions-to-access capital with sustainable outcomes that are aligned to the SDGs. Anna implements capacity building programs for regional banks as well as works with a number of science-based organizations to develop tools for financial institutions. She was a contributing author to “Sustainable Banking in ASEAN: Addressing ... Read More
Dr Ioannou is an Associate Professor at the London Business School, and a leading strategy scholar whose research focuses on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. Through his work, Ioannou seeks to understand the extent to which the modern business organization contributes towards building a sustainable future. A key contribution of his work is to theorize and provide rigorous empirical evidence for the emergence of the responsible and sustainable organization. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale University, majoring in Economics and Mathematics and holds a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University and the Harvard Business School. Ioannou regularly publishes ... Read More
Omar Selim is the founder and CEO of Arabesque, a global ESG Quant fund manager that uses self-learning quantitative models and big data to assess the performance and sustainability of listed companies. Its investment technology processes over 100 billion data points to select an investment universe of equities, integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) information with quantitative strategies.
Mr. Selim has 20 years’ experience in international investment banking, having held senior positions at UBS, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. He joined Barclays in 2004, where he was responsible for a multi-billion dollar revenue budget and over a thousand staff. ... Read More
Dr Mohamed Ashraf Iqbal is currently a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of HSBC Amanah. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Chairman for HSBC Amanah and Independent Non-Executive Director for Fairview International Schools, the largest network of fully accredited International Baccalaureate Schools in Malaysia.
Dr Ashraf is currently a Director of MindSpring Sdn Bhd, a consulting firm that he founded in 2005 where he specialises in strategy and performance.
He has worked across a spectrum of roles, organisations and geographies. In his role as an executive, he held various positions in Human Resources, Distribution and Business Re-engineering with Shell in ... Read More
Dr Surina Ismail currently holds the position of Group Head of Sustainability, IOI Corporation Bhd. In this capacity, she is responsible for corporate sustainability which includes aligning sustainability policies and implementation for the IOI Group.
Prior to this, she was the Global Director for Intellectual Property (IP) Management at Emery Oleochemicals. Her main responsibilities include matters related to Emery's IP Strategy, Valuation and Portfolio Management. At the same time, she was also a Business Development and Operations Director with Emery Advance Material, a subsidiary company of Emery which specialises in the dispersion of Nanocarbon in Materials where she was ... Read More
Ashish Shastry joined KKR in 2016 as a Member and Head of Southeast Asia. Mr. Shastry started his Asian private equity career with TPG Capital in 1998. By the time he left TPG in 2011, he was a Partner and the Head of Southeast Asia. Mr. Shastry then served for five years as a Managing Partner of Northstar Group, managing over US$2 billion in private equity and venture capital funds with a focus on Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia. He began his career at Lehman Brothers in New York and graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. degree in economics (with ... Read More
Lauren joined MetLife in 2015. She is currently Head of Strategic Partnerships at LumenLab, MetLife Asia’s Innovation Centre, and is responsible for developing partnerships and venture building for MetLife’s Next 2 Billion customers.
After graduating from General Electric’s leadership development programs, Lauren joined NBC Universal in New York City in the areas of commercial finance and business development for television and digital.
Lauren relocated to Singapore in 2007 to lead NBC Universal’s corporate venture capital fund in Asia. In 2010, Lauren joined Nielsen as the Head of Commercial Finance and Corporate Development covering Asia Pacific, Middle East, and ... Read More
Ms. Nor Shamsiah is the 9th Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, assuming office on 1 July 2018. She chairs Bank Negara Malaysia’s Monetary Policy Committee, the Financial Stability Committee and the Financial Stability Executive Committee.
Prior to her appointment as Governor, she served as Assistant Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Division of the International Monetary Fund.
Ms. Nor Shamsiah joined Bank Negara Malaysia in 1987 and has served in various areas including prudential regulations, legislation, policies and guidelines for the financial sector and supervision. She was involved in the financial sector resolution initiatives during the Asian ... Read More
A leading authority in the field of Islamic Banking & Finance, Dr. Adnan Chilwan is widely seen as a driver of change and innovation and a key figure in the progression of this segment which is quickly evolving into a global phenomenon. With an extensive banking career spanning over two decades with both reputed conventional and Islamic banks in the region, he currently serves as the Group Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Islamic Bank, the world’s first Sharia compliant player and the largest Islamic Bank in UAE. With Group assets of over USD 55bln, a market capitalization of nearly USD ... Read More
Chris Skinner is known as an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank and its new sequel ValueWeb. He is Chair of the European networking forum The Financial Services Club and Nordic Finance Innovation, as well as being a Non-Executive Director of the Fintech consultancy firm 11:FS. He is on the Advisory Boards of many companies including B-Hive, Bankex, iambank, IoV42, Innovate Finance, Life.SREDA, Moven, Meniga, Pintail, Project Exscudo and the Token Fund, and has been voted one of the most influential people in ... Read More
In his role as a senior facilitator, Ryan is responsible for drawing on his leadership experience, business knowledge, and Disney Institute insights to understand client objectives and better align learning solutions. He facilitates delivery of business programs individually and on a team.
Prior to coming back to his role as a senior facilitator, Ryan was the operations and logistics manager for Disney Institute in the West Coast and international regions. In this role, he oversaw the day-to-day logistics operations for Disney Institute programs at the Disneyland® Resort, and ensured programs were seamlessly executed internationally as well.
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Sheikh Dr Nizam Mohammed Saleh Yaquby, is a Member of ISRA Council of Scholars and the Chairman of Supervisory Board and Member of Supervisory Board at Capital Management House B.S.C. (c). Dr Yaquby serves as a Member of Shari’ah Supervisory Board at Navis Capital Partners. He serves as a Member of Shari’ah Board at Mashreqbank psc.
Dr Nizam Yaquby is a Member of the Shari’ah board for AAOIFI. He is a Board Member of 50+ Islamic financial institutions as a Shari’ah expert including: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole CIB, Dow Jones Islamic ... Read More
Dato’ Haji Mohd Redza Shah Abdul Wahid is currently Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bank Muamalat and has served the Bank for 9 years. He holds a Bsc in Economics in Industry and Trade from LSE, University of London and an Msc Economics in International Banking and Finance from University of Wales, Cardiff.
In December 1992 he joined Arab Malaysian Corporation Berhad as an Internal Audit Manager. He then joined Khazanah Nasional Berhad in July 1994 as a Senior Finance Manager and later moved to subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad as Chief Financial Officer. In September 2002, he joined ... Read More
Datuk Chung Chee Leong is the President/Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of Cagamas Berhad.
He spearheaded Cagamas’ entrance into the international bond market. Starting with the A3 Sovereign Equivalent International Rating by Moody’s Investors Services, Datuk Chung was instrumental in establishing the company’s USD5 billion Multicurrency EMTN Programme under which Cagamas’ inaugural and South East Asia largest Offshore Renminbi bond was issued. Under his leadership, Cagamas also concluded the country’s largest Sukuk issuance in 2013.
Prior to his appointment, Datuk Chung has 29 years of experience in central banking focusing mainly on financial system stability and ... Read More
Mushtak Parker is an economist, financial writer, analyst and research consultant with over 40 years of experience.
He is Editor of Islamic Banker, the market reference for the global Islamic finance sector; an OpEd Columnist for New Straits Times (Malaysia) and Daily Sabah (Turkey); Senior Contributor to African Banker, African Business and New African. He also contributes regularly to the international media on an ad hoc basis.
He has covered the Islamic finance and economy sector and the Middle East, South East Asia and Southern, East and West Africa and global economic and financial issues for ... Read More
Ibrahim Sani is the Lead Business Editor and Executive Producer of Malaysia’s largest news organization, Astro AWANI. Prior to this, he was a Presenter & Producer of BFM Radio’s Morning Run Show. Ibrahim started his career as an investment banker, spending close to ten years with CIMB Investment Bank.
Ibrahim has a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) and a post-graduate degree from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). He is pursuing a chartered status with CIMA currently.
Ibrahim is an all-rounder in the Malaysian broadcast scene. He has broadcast-proficiency in ... Read More
Prof Dato’ Dr Azmi Omar serves as the President & Chief Executive Officer of INCEIF - The Global University of Islamic Finance since October 2017. Prior to this he was the Director General of Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he held the position for almost six years and a senior professor and university administrator at the International Islamic University Malaysia for almost 30 years. At IRTI, Azmi pioneered and introduced many innovative policy researches which culminated into flagship reports such as IRTI Islamic Social Finance Report and IDB-World ... Read More
This 2nd edition of the Annual conference on Corporate Governance in Islamic financial institutions is in succession to a highly successful first joint conference oganised by CIBAFI and the World Bank in 2015 in Amman, Jordan. The objective of the conference is to reinforce both CIBAFI and World Bank commitment to help foster the development of Islamic finance globally including in the developing markets in the area of Corporate Governance. The conference brings together various Corporate Governance stakeholders from the Islamic finance industry, multilateral institutions, international and national regulatory bodies, policy-makers, and academia to discuss emerging issues and discuss best practices to ensure industry’s continued success.
The delegates of the conference would have an exceptional opportunity to gain key insights into the most significant areas of corporate governance including discussions on imminent challenges and opportunities. The conference provides an excellent platform to share best practices in corporate governance in the face of compelling and pre-emptory regulatory regimes.
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Against the context of Industrial Revolution 4.0, the banking and finance industry is being disrupted by financial technology or Fintech. Advanced Fintech which covers big data analytics, robotic process automation, the blockchain, machine learning and artificial intelligence has already impacted the delivery of banking and financial services in the US, Europe, Australia and now in Asia. These new technologies and platforms have emerged in areas such as customer engagement and behaviour analysis, credit risk assessment, loan application and documentation, regulatory compliance and anti- money laundering risk management.
How will all these affect professionals in the banking and finance industry? How will this impact the nature and direction of financial engineering and innovation? What skill sets do they need now to prepare for the Future Economy? How do we build agility and adaptability in a fast-changing technology-driven environment?
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World Bank Group (WBG) Global Knowledge and Research Hub Malaysia and World Wildlife Fund are jointly hosting a forum on Sustainable Finance on October 2, 2018 (Tuesday) at Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur. The sustainable finance is a key to materialize the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and for countries to achieve their targets in nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Climate Agreement. According to the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP), the World will require technical assistance and financial supports between US$5 trillion and US$7 trillion each year for the next 15 years to materialize the 17 SDGs.
The Sustainable Finance Forum will gather market actors, including the financial regulators, banks institutional investors, policy makers and practitioners from various jurisdictions, to share their experiences in incorporating ESG criteria into their investment and business processes and their approaches to responsible and sustainable investments.
The aim of this discussion is to identify best-practices as well as relevant policy options for an enhanced and expanded incorporation of sustainability and responsible investments criteria within the financial and banking sectors.
Similarly, the event will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about the recently published guide for impact reporting for green and sukuk bonds, particularly for sovereign issuers. This will allow participants to learn how the World Bank assists sovereign issuers overcome and manage the challenges for reporting on impact and performance of green and sukuk bonds.
Kindly visit the link provided below for online registration, and please RSVP by September 21, 2018, Friday.
Detail agenda and registration, click here.
The International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA), in partnership with the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), is proud to bring you the 13th International Shari’ah Scholars Forum 2018 (ISSF2018) on 1-2 October 2018 at the InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
This year ISSF2018 will be focusing on Islamic Social Finance: Realities and Prospects. The main objective in choosing this topic is to enhance understanding of the concept of Islamic social finance from a maqasid perspective. To that end, the main Islamic social finance instruments and their underlying guiding principles will be examined. As always, this will be done in the spirit of appreciating diversity across key Islamic finance jurisdictions in the operations and regulations applicable to Islamic social finance institutions. The aim is to establish a maqasid framework to guide Islamic social finance institutions and promote integration of Islamic social finance institutions with other Islamic financial institutions. This is part of the process of advancing a sustainable financial ecosystem driven by Shari’ah characteristics and values. The integration of Islamic social finance goals with sustainable development goals (SDG) and ESG will help create an overarching values-based ecosystem. The opening dialogue addresses some Shari’ah concerns pertaining to integration and diversity in Islamic social finance operations.
ISSF2018 aims to provide a platform for Shari’ah experts, regulators, industry practitioners and all involved in Islamic finance across the globe to share their knowledge, experience and expertise for the purpose of strengthening and further developing Islamic social finance internationally.
Detail agenda and registration, visit http://issf.isra.my.
Analyses the tenets of Shariah which are catalysing the current evolution of Islamic financial institutions towards becoming purpose-based organisations whilst fulfilling the long-term financial objectives of shareholders.
Outlines the plans and milestones of an organisation's journey to embed sustainability practices. Such proper planning and monitoring are paramount to ensure effective implementation.
Organisations need to consider the need for organisation-wide changes within themselves to remain relevant and competitive in view of the omnipresence and pace of:
The session would focus on aligning the stakeholders' interests to ensure the success and effectiveness of a holistic organisational review and the redesigning of an organisation's strategies, structure and practices vis-à-vis these external challenges.
The advent technology has reduced the barrier for information access and created greater choices for customers. This gives rise for customer retention and market penetration strategies involving the evolution of the organisation's understanding of customer behaviour dynamics to become customer-centric organisations.
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IBFIM League of Excellence (I LEAD)
|11:30 - 12:00 PM||
The Launch of Sadaqa House Book: From Idea to Realisation
|2:30 - 3:00 PM||
The Launch of Islamic Finance Talent Pool Web Portal & The Premier Islamic Finance Recruitment Specialist
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Sasana Kijang, a centre of knowledge and learning excellence established by Bank Negara Malaysia in 2011, embodies the bank's commitment for the development of thought leadership and for regional and international collaboration in central banking and financial service.