3 & 4 October 2018, Sasana Kijang Kuala Lumpur

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About GIFF2018
Value Based Intermediation – Beyond Profit

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.

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Who should attend the event?

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:

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

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).

He was Director of DNB's ... 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 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 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
Board Member of 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
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

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

Adnan Chilwan
Group Chief Executive Officer
Dubai Islamic Bank

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
Chief Executive Officer
The Finanser Ltd

Chris Skinner is known as an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech through his blog, the, 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

Sheikh Dr Nizam Yaquby
Chairman of Supervisory Board
Capital Management House B.S.C. (C)

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


What is exciting during the two-day event?

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8:30 - 9:00 AM
Registration and Networking
9:00 - 9:10 AM
Welcoming Remarks
Dato' Adissadikin Ali
President, Association of Islamic Banking and Financial Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM)
9:10 - 9:30 AM
Keynote Address
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, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
11:45 - 12:45 PM
Panel Dialogue 2
Topic: Value-Based Intermediation - The Islamic Perspective
Dr. Imran Lum
Director, Islamic Finance, Corporate & Institutional Banking, National Australia Bank Limited
Adnan Chilwan
Group Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Islamic Bank
Sheikh Dr Nizam Yaquby
Chairman of Supervisory Board, Capital Management House B.S.C. (C)
Dato’ Mohd Redza Shah Abd Wahid
Chief Executive Officer, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
12:45 - 2:00 PM
2:00 - 2:45 PM
Fireside Chat 1
Topic: Pushing the Sustainable Agenda to the Board
Jonathan Drew
Managing Director, Infrastructure and Real Estate Group, Global Banking and Markets
Dr Surina Ismail
Group Head of Sustainability, IOI Corporation Bhd
2:45 - 3:30 PM
Top Mind 1
Topic: Roadmap to Sustainability
World Wildlife Fund (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
Chris Skinner
Chief Executive Officer, The Finanser Ltd
9:45 - 10:45 AM
Panel Dialogue 3
Topic: Valuing and Fulfilling Customers' Need
Dr Mohamed Ashraf Iqbal
Board Member of HSBC Amanah, Founder MindSpring Sdn Bhd
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
The Disney Company
12:00 - 12:45 PM
Wrap Up and GIFF2018 Statement of Commitment
Marzunisham Omar
Assistant Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia
Rafe Haneef
Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Islamic, Chairman of GIFF2018 Committee
Arsalaan Ahmed
Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Amanah
Eqhwan Mokhzanee
Chief Executive Officer, AmBank Islamic
Khairul Kamarudin
Chief Executive Officer, Bank Islam
12:45 - 2:30 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
    +603 9179 2888 ext. 2919, 2914, 2851
    +603 9179 2157

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