3 & 4 October 2018, Sasana Kijang Kuala Lumpur

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About GIFF2018
Value Based Intermediation – Beyond Profit

The Association of Islamic Banking 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.

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Prof Dr Olaf Sleijpen
Division Director, Supervision Policy
De Nederlandsche Bank N.V.

Dr Sleijpen is responsible for formulation and implementation of regulation regarding financial supervision; advising authorities on relevant legislation. He is a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS). Chairman of the Occupational Pensions Committee (EIOPA), alternate member of the Board of Supervisors of the European Banking Authority (EBA), alternate member of the Board of Supervisors of the European Insurance and Occupational Penions Authority (EIOPA); alternate member of the FSB Standing Committee on Standards Implementation. He is also a member of the Insurance Policy Steering Committee of EIOPA and Chairman of the Project Group on Recovery and Resolution of ... Read More

Dr Simon Lord
Chief Sustainability Officer
Sime Darby Plantation Berhad

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.

With over 30 ... Read More

Dr Keith Lee
Sustainable Finance Engagement Manager

Dr Keith Lee is a Sustainable Finance Engagement Manager at WWF, where he engages with finance sector stakeholders and conducts research and capacity building on environmental, social and governance integration. His background combines sustainability expertise and financial sector experience. Lee has published his research in peer-reviewed journals on sustainability-related topics such as food waste and livestock production's climate change impacts, as well as worked in investment banking with UBS in Chicago.

Prior to joining WWF, Lee completed a PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, where he specialised in sustainability theory and practice. His doctoral thesis investigated food waste ... Read More

Dr Ioannis Ioannou Ba (Yale), Ma Phd (Harvard)
Assoc. Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
London Business School

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
Chief Executive Officer
Arabesque Asset Management Ltd

Omar is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arabesque. Omar has 20 years experience in international 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.

In 2012, he initiated the values based asset management project at Barclays, originating the concept and developing it into Arabesque. Read More

Dr Mohamed Ashraf Iqbal
Director HSBC Amanah
Founder MindSpring Sdn Bhd

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
Group Head of Sustainability
IOI Corporation Bhd

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
Partner and Head Southeast Asia

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

Subhajit Mandal
Director Innovation
Lumen Lab, Metlife Singapore

Subhajit Mandal is a Director at MetLife Innovation Centre (LumenLab), Singapore. He is a graduate of IIT Kharagpur, holds a CFA Charter and an MBA from the National University of Singapore.

Currently he covers LumenLab's fintech initiatives in Southeast Asia. His finance career spans across Venture capitalist and, proprietory trading firms and family offices before moving into the fintech domain. His first fintech initiative was Sentinance - a sentiment analyser for the capital markets.

Outside of work, he is active in helping grow the fintech ecosystem in Singapore. A board member of the Singapore Fintech Association, he was ... Read More


What is exciting during the two-day event?

Coming soon.
8:30 - 9:00 AM
Registration and Networking
9:00 - 9:10 AM
Welcoming Remarks
Dato' Haji Mohd Redza Shah Abdul Wahid
President, Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM)
9:10 - 9:30 AM
Keynote Address
Tan Sri Muhammad bin Ibrahim
Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia
9:30 - 9:45 AM
Launching of Value Based Intermediation (VBI) Score Card
9:45 - 10:15 AM
Special Address
10:15 - 10:45 AM
Coffee Break / Booth Rounds by VIPs
10:45 - 11:45 AM
Panel Dialogue 1
Topic: Integrating Sustainability and Responsible Financing into the Financial Sector
Prof Dr Olaf Sleijpen
Division Director, Supervision Policy, De Nederlandsche Bank N.V.
Dr Simon Lord
Chief Sustainability Officer, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad
Ashish Shastry
Partner and Head Southeast Asia, KKR
11:45 - 12:45 PM
Panel Dialogue 2
Topic: Value-Based Intermediation - The Islamic Perspective
12:45 - 2:00 PM
2:00 - 2:45 PM
Fireside Chat 1
Topic: Integrating Sustainability and Responsible Financing into the Financial Sector
Dr Surina Ismail
Group Head of Sustainability, IOI Corporation Bhd
2:45 - 3:30 PM
Top Mind 1
Topic: Roadmap to Sustainability
Dr Keith Lee
Sustainable Finance Engagement Manager, WWF
3:30 - 4:00 PM
Tea Break
4:00 - 4:45 PM
Top Mind 2
Topic: Reporting on Sustainability
Dr Ioannis Ioannou Ba (Yale), Ma Phd (Harvard)
Assoc. Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School
4:45 - 5:30 PM
Top Mind 3
Topic: Technological Disruption Impacting Sustainable Finance
Omar Selim
Chief Executive Officer, Arabesque Asset Management Ltd
9:00 - 9:45 AM
Top Mind 4
Topic: Advancing and Driving System Change
9:45 - 10:45 AM
Panel Dialogue 3
Topic: Valuing and Fulfilling the Customers' Need
Dr Mohamed Ashraf Iqbal
Director HSBC Amanah, Founder MindSpring Sdn Bhd
Subhajit Mandal
Director Innovation, Lumen Lab, Metlife Singapore
10:45 - 11:15 AM
Tea Break
11:15 - 12:00 PM
Top Mind 5
Topic: Delivering Superior Customer Service Experience
12:00 - 12:45 PM
Wrap Up and GIFF2018 Statement of Commitment
Marzunisham Bin Omar
Assistant Governor, BNM
Rafe Haneef
CEO of CIMB Islamic, Chairman of GIFF2018 Committee
Arsalaan Ahmed
CEO, HSBC Amanah
Eqhwan Mokhzanee
CEO, AmBank Islamic
Khairul Kamarudin
CEO, Bank Islam
12:45 - 2:00 PM
2:30 - 5:30 PM
Off-site Visit
Coming soon.
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Venue Info

The Amazing Venue for the Event

Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur

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.

    Hospitality Services,
    Bank Negara Malaysia
    2, Jalan Dato Onn,
    Kuala Lumpur,
    50480 Kuala Lumpur,
    Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
    +63 9179 2888 ext. 2919, 2914, 2851
    +603 9179 2157

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