Oman First Islamic Finance & Banking Conference  
Agenda

  • 08:30 to 09:45
    8:30-9:00: Registration
    9:00-9:05: Recitation of the Holy Qur’an
    9:05-9:45: Opening Ceremony
    • Raouf Abou Zaki, CEO, AL-Iktissad Wal Aamal Group, Lebanon

    • H.E Darwish bin Ismail bin Ali Al Balushi, Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs, Oman


  • 09:45 to 10:00
    Keynote address
      Presented by:
    • Dr. Ahmad Mohamad Ali, President, Islamic Development Bank
    • Dr. Ahmad Mohamad Ali

      Dr. Ali is the first President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).

      He began his career in education and manpower development where his contribution to the development of the people was recognized by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and was soon selected to serve as Deputy Minister of Education.

      Upon the initiative of the late King Faisal Bin Abdulaziz, when the member countries of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) decided to establish the Islamic Development Bank, he was chosen as its first President.

      Dr Ali holds a Law Degree from Cairo University, Egypt, and an M.A. and PhD degrees, in Public Administration, from the University of Michigan and State University of New York respectively.


  • 10:00 to 10:15
    Awards Ceremony
  • 10:15 to 11:00
  • 11:00 to 12:15
    Session I: Policies and Regulatory Perspectives of Islamic Finance
    • Regulating Islamic finance: A Roadmap
    • Compiling with Basel 3 Requirements
    • Lessons Learned from the Crisis: Enhancing Rules and Regulations to Meet Future Challenges
    • Meeting Corporate Governance Standards
    • Moderator : Adnan Ahmad Yousef, Chairman, Union of Arab Banks
    • Adnan Ahmad Yousef
      • Mr. Youssuf is currently the CEO of Al Baraka Banking Group in Bahrain and Chairman of the Board of the Union of Arab Banks
      • He is also a board member in many of the group’s subordinate companies like Bank Al-Baraka Algeria, and Islamic European Bank in U.K.
      • Previously, Mr. Youssuf was the CEO and board member in Bahrain Islamic Bank and he has more than 30 years experience in the banking sector
      • Mr. Youssuf holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Yale University, U.K.

      Speakers:
    • H.E. Hamood Bin Sangour Al-Zadjali, CEO, Central Bank of Oman
    • H.E. Hamood Bin Sangour Al-Zadjali

      H.E. Al Zadjali is Executive President of the Central Bank of Oman.

      Previously, H.E. was Deputy Executive President at the Central Bank of Oman, and General Manager of Oman Housing Bank.

      H.E. Zadjali holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Boston University, U.S.A

    • H.E Sultan Bin Nasser Al-Souwaidi, Governor, Central Bank of the UAE
    • H.E Sultan Bin Nasser Al-Souwaidi

      H.E. Sultan Bin Nasser Al Suwaidi is governor of the Central Bank of the UAE. He started his career at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) in 1978.

      He previously served as the General Manager of Abu Dhabi Investment Company.

      H.E. holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration and Finance.

    • Adnan Ahmad Yousef, Chairman, Union of Arab Banks
    • Adnan Ahmad Yousef
      • Mr. Youssuf is currently the CEO of Al Baraka Banking Group in Bahrain and Chairman of the Board of the Union of Arab Banks
      • He is also a board member in many of the group’s subordinate companies like Bank Al-Baraka Algeria, and Islamic European Bank in U.K.
      • Previously, Mr. Youssuf was the CEO and board member in Bahrain Islamic Bank and he has more than 30 years experience in the banking sector
      • Mr. Youssuf holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Yale University, U.K.
    • Khairul Nizam, Assistant Secretary General, AAOIFI
    • Khairul Nizam

      Mr. Nizam is Deputy Secretary General of Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) Manama, Bahrain.

      Prior to joining AAOIFI, Mr. Nizam was with Malaysia’s largest financial services group for over 10 years, and was Head of Islamic Banking in the group’s offshore banking arm.

      Mr. Nizam graduated from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, and is a Certified Islamic Professional Accountant (CIPA).


  • 12:15 to 12:45
    Prayer and Coffee Break
  • 12:45 to 13:00
    Keynote Speech: Islamic Banking growth by International expansion.
    • Which countries offer the most potential for growth in Islamic Banking and finance?
    • What are the challenges and the recommended solutions to successfully establish Islamic Banking and Finance in these lands of opportunity?
      Presented by:
    • Mr. Mohamed Jamil Berro, Chief Executive officer, Al-Hilal Bank
    • Mr. Mohamed Jamil Berro

      Mr. Berro was appointed Founding Group Chief Executive Officer of Al Hilal Bank in February 2008 bringing approximately 20 years of banking industry expertise.

      He was previously global head for Arab Bank’s Personal Banking Group.

      Mr. Berro started his career with Arthur Andersen, Kuwait, and held various senior positions in the National Bank of Kuwait in both Kuwait and Lebanon, prior to moving to join Credit Agricole in Egypt.

      Mr. Berro completed his post graduate studies receiving a Master of Science.


  • 13:00 to 14:15
    Session II: Islamic Banking; A New Form of Banking in the Sultanate
    • Assessing the Prospects of Islamic Banking in Oman
    • The Outlook of Future Growth in Retail and Personal Banking
    • Financing Mega Projects and Corporate Needs
    • Moderator : Ihab Khalil, Senior Associate, Booz&Co
    • Ihab Khalil

      Mr. Khalil is Senior Associate with Booz & Company and a member of the financial services practice. Mr. Khalil has over 10 years of consulting experience in the Middle East. He advises banks and investment companies, with particular emphasis on Islamic financial institutions.

      He has led engagements in the areas of strategy, portfolio management, restructuring and transformation, organizational development and governance, and performance improvement.

      Mr. Khalil holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor Degree in Computer and Communications Engineering from the American University of Beirut.


      Speakers:
    • Abdul Kader Askalan, CEO, Oman Arab Bank
    • Abdul Kader Askalan

      Mr. Askalan is CEO of Oman Arab Bank.

      He is also Deputy Chairman of Oman Telecommunication Company (Oman Tel) and the Deputy Chairman of Banking & Investment Committee of the Chamber of Commerce.

      He serves on the board of several organizations such as Ominvest,Gulf Investment Corporation & College of Banking & Financial Studies.

    • Prof. Ali Muhyealdin Al-Quradaghi, Chairman of Shari’ah Board, Ahli Bank
    • Prof. Ali Muhyealdin Al-Quradaghi

      Prof. Al-Quradaghy is Chairman of the Department of Jurisprudence and its Principles, in the faculty of Shari’ah Law and Islamic Studies at the University of Qatar.

      He also sits on the Shari’ah Supervisory Board for a number of Islamic Banks and other Islamic Financial institutions, either as chairman or member.

      Prof. Al-Quradaghy holds a PhD in Shari’ah nd Law with distinction from El Azhar University Cairo, Egypt and has over 60 works published in the fields of Islamic Economy and Comparative Jurisprudence.

      Prof. Al-Quradaghy holds a Ph.D. in Shari’ah and Law with distinction from El Azhar University Cairo, Egypt.

    • Mohamad Nadeem Aslam, Head-Islamic Banking Islamic Banking Group (Meethaq), Bank Muscat, Bank Muscat
    • Mohamad Nadeem Aslam

      Mr. Aslan is Head of Islamic banking at Bank Muscat’s Meethaq Islamic banking group and has pioneering efforts in the introduction of Islamic banking in Oman.

      He is Associate of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), UK.

      Mr. Aslan was Previously leading team member of Islamic Financial Services Group at Ernst & Young, Pakistan.

      He graduated from Oxford Brookes University, UK in Applied Accounting and carries Post-graduate Diploma (PGD) in Islamic banking, Centre of Islamic Economics, Dar-ul-Eloom, Karachi.

    • Ihab Khalil, Senior Associate, Booz&Co
    • Ihab Khalil

      Mr. Khalil is Senior Associate with Booz & Company and a member of the financial services practice. Mr. Khalil has over 10 years of consulting experience in the Middle East. He advises banks and investment companies, with particular emphasis on Islamic financial institutions.

      He has led engagements in the areas of strategy, portfolio management, restructuring and transformation, organizational development and governance, and performance improvement.

      Mr. Khalil holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor Degree in Computer and Communications Engineering from the American University of Beirut.


  • 14:15 to 14:30
    Presentation by International Turnkey Systems (ITS)
    Transforming to Electronic Finance & Commerce
      Presented by:
    • Haitham Abdou, Group director – Marketing, International Turnkey Systems
    • Haitham Abdou

      Mr. Abdou is Group Director of Marketing at ITS, and has Over 15 years of IT experience in the Banking and Finance Industry.

      Mr. Abdou has vast experience in IT Strategies for financial institutions based on the latest service oriented architectures, as well as architecting technology to meet the requirements of Islamic financial institutions, amongst other fields.


  • 14:30 to 16:00
  • 16:00 to 16:45
    Workshop: From Conventional to Islamic Finance
    • Why a Conventional Bank Goes Islamic?
    • Steps that a Conventional Bank Undergo to Open an Islamic Window

      Conducted by:
    • Simon Eedle, Global Head of Islamic Banking and Head of Fixed Income Markets MENA, Credit Agricole, Bahrain
    • Simon Eedle

      He is Deputy Chairman of Islamic Internal Financial Markets (IIFM) and chairs the executive committee.

      Before taking up his existing position at the beginning of 2007, he had gained a wealth of experience in the capital markets arena with a number of high profile assignments internationally for the group. This included head of markets in London and New York, and Global head of FX.

      At the beginning of 2007, he took on the role of building the groups Islamic banking business on a worldwide basis, with a mandate across all business lines in CA-CIB including corporate banking, structured finance, capital markets and private banking.


  • 09:00 to 09:30
    Morning Refreshments & Networking coffee break
  • 09:30 to 10:45
    Session III: Islamic Finance and Capital Market Activities
    • Competitive Advantage of Islamic Financial Products; The Resilience of funds to the Crisis
    • Islamic and Sustainable Conventional Funds
    • Developments of Sukuks markets and the potential of growth
    • Moderator : Zainal Izlan, Executive Director, Securities Commission Malaysia
    • Zainal Izlan

      Mr. Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin joined Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) as Executive Director, Islamic Capital Market in January 2011.

      Mr. Zainal has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining the SC, he was Chief Executive Officer / Director of i-VCAP Management, an Islamic fund management firm based in Malaysia. He previously was Chairman of MAAM Islamic Fund Management Sub-Committee, President of CFA Malaysia and Vice Chairman of the Malaysian Association of Asset Managers (MAAM).

      He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics (dual concentration in Accounting & Finance) from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.


      Speakers:
    • Zainal Izlan, Executive Director, Securities Commission Malaysia
    • Zainal Izlan

      Mr. Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin joined Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) as Executive Director, Islamic Capital Market in January 2011.

      Mr. Zainal has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining the SC, he was Chief Executive Officer / Director of i-VCAP Management, an Islamic fund management firm based in Malaysia. He previously was Chairman of MAAM Islamic Fund Management Sub-Committee, President of CFA Malaysia and Vice Chairman of the Malaysian Association of Asset Managers (MAAM).

      He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics (dual concentration in Accounting & Finance) from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

    • Ijlal Ahmed Alvi, Chief Executive Officer, International Islamic Finance Market (IIFM)
    • Ijlal Ahmed Alvi

      Mr. Alvi has over two decades of experience in the financial services industry, specifically in the areas of Capital & Money Market and Investment Banking.

      He is Chief Executive of International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) since 2005, where he has been instrumental in initiating standardization of Islamic Capital & Money Market’s Documentation, Products and related Processes. In order to enhance and bring unification in Islamic Finance and its legal system he has negotiated and successfully signed several Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with organizations such as IRTI-IDB, ISDA, ICMA, AIBIM etc.

      Mr. Alvi manages a number of IIFM’s Global Working Groups focused towards developing unified Islamic Capital & Money Market documentation and product standards specifically on Islamic Hedging, Liquidity Management & Capital Market Instruments. He also manages IIFM workshops and specialized Capital & Money Market events.

      Mr. Alvi is also involved in several working committees at international level such as the IFSI's 10 Year Framework and Islamic Financial Sector Development Working Group. Mr. Alvi is a regular contributor in the printed media where his contributions are focused on Islamic financial instruments, liquidity management, risk mitigation and innovation in Islamic Financial Services Industry as well as expert participation in events hosted by regulators such as Securities Commission Malaysia, Central Bank of Bahrain, Bank Indonesia, State Bank of Pakistan as well as other Islamic finance events such as WIBC, IFN Forum, Euromoney’s Islamic Summit etc.

      Mr. Alvi has overseen the launch of the IFSI’s first global standardized documentation namely Murabaha and Agency documentation, ISDA/IIFM Tahawwut (Hedging) Master Agreement, Hedging Product Standards, Inter-Bank Unrestricted Investment Wakalah Standard etc,.

      Mr. Alvi holds a Master’s in Finance from Golden Gate University, California, USA.

    • Emad Yousuf Al Monayea, Vice Chairman, MD & CEO, Liquidity Management House
    • Emad Yousuf Al Monayea

      Mr. Al Monayea is Vice Chairman, MD & CEO of Liquidity Management House the wholly owned subsidiary of Kuwait Finance House (KFH). He has more than twenty five years of experience in investments and corporate finance, in both government and private sectors and currently holds key board positions in a number of companies.

      Prior to joining KFH, he was with Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), for 15 years, where he was instrumental in setting-up the Direct Investment Department of KIA and is a key contributor for the development of Islamic capital market.

      Mr. Al Monayea holds a B.S. Degree from Kuwait University and has completed the Executive Finance Program of INSEAD, France.


  • 10:45 to 12:00
    Session IV: Takaful Services and Efficient Market Presence
    • Insurance the Islamic Way: The Nature of Takaful
    • The Attractive Markets for Takaful
    • From Conventional Insurance to Takaful: Technical Adaptation or Shift of Mindset?
    • Moderator : Dr. Zaha Rina Zahari, Director, MAA Takaful, Malaysia
    • Dr. Zaha Rina Zahari

      Dr. Rina is Director of MAA Group Berhad (formerly known as MAA Holdings Berhad), and holds directorships in several private limited companies.

      She was Consultant to Financial Technologies Middle East based in Bahrain for the set up of Bahrain Financial Exchange (BFX) launched in January 2009 and has more than 20 years experience in the financial, commodities and securities industry and the development of the Malaysian Capital Market.

      Dr. Rina received her BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from Leeds UK, her MBA from Hull UK and holds a Doctorate in Business Administration, focusing on capital markets research and specializing in derivatives, Hull UK.


      Speakers:
    • Sheikh Bilal Khan, Shari’ah Scholar & Executive Director, Islamic Finance Education Council (IFEC), UK
    • Sheikh Bilal Khan

      Sheikh Bilal is a key member of the global Islamic finance practice at the magic circle law firm Linklaters LLP.

      He is currently co-authoring and editing two multi-volume legal treatises: Legal Practitioners' Guide to Sukuk and Legal Practitioners' Guide to Takaful and ReTakaful (Islamic Insurance and Reinsurance) as well as regularly contributing in industry journals and magazines and being quoted in the electronic and press media.

    • Mr. Omar Kalair, President and CEO, UM Financial Group
    • Mr. Omar KalairIn 2004, Omar Kalair founded UM Financial Group, which today is Canada’s premier Islamic Financial Institution as well as a member of the leading international Islamic finance bodies such IFSB and AAOIFI. UM operates UM Financial Group, UM Investment, UM Advisory (Sukuks) and the iFreedomplus Mastercard. In 2005, UM received a Mudarabah financing facility that reached $120 million to finance residential Canadian households on a Musharakah bases. UM Financial is also working towards Islamic ETF, Takaful insurance, Canadian bank license and more. UM Financial is a founding member of Usury Free Association of North America. In 2005, Omar Kalair was admitted to a PhD program in Islamic Economics & Finance. Mr. Kalair is recognized among CIC's top twenty Muslim business leaders at the Canadian parliament, was presented by World Finance with “Islamic Finance Business Leadership Award - North America” and also awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by the Canadian Islamic Chamber of Commerce. His Alma Matta Wilfrid Laurier University celebrated its 100 year anniversary and Mr. Kalair was selected as Top 100 Alumni of Achievement from close to 100,000 graduating Alumni’s. In founding UM Financial, Mr. Kalair has demonstrated an exceptional ability to see and lead the Canadian Islamic Finance industry from a technical, marketing, financial and regulatory angle.

  • 12:00 to 12:45
    Prayer and Coffee break
  • 12:45 to 14:00
    Session V : Supervisory and Regulatory Role of Shari’ah Boards
    • The Difficulty of Using Religious Legal Norms in a Secular Setting
    • The Missions and Tasks of Shari’ah Boards: From Ruling to Auditing
    • Financial Structuring and Innovation under Shari’ah Constraints
    • Moderator : Dr. Abdel-Maoula Chaar, Professor&Research Consultant-Research Development Manager, Ecole Superieure des Affaires (ESA), Lebanon
    • Dr. Abdel-Maoula Chaar

      Dr. Chaar is Professor and Research Consultant at the Ecole Supérieure des Affaires. He is in charge of Research and Development and leads the engineering and expansion of the school’s new programs, including Islamic financial programs and activities.

      Dr. Chaar teaches Master level courses on Islamic Finance. He is an editor and qualified trainer of the international Islamic Financial Qualification (IFQ). He has written a number of articles and participated in numerous books on Islamic Financial management issues.

      He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the French university Paris-Est., a Masters Degree-Research in Strategic Management- from the same university, and a Masters Degree in Marketing and Communication from ESCP Europe.


      Speakers:
    • Abdulrazzak Elkhraijy, Executive Vice President and Head of the Islamic Banking Development Group, National Commercial Bank, KSA
    • Abdulrazzak Elkhraijy

      Mr. Elkhraijy is Executive Vice President and Head of the Islamic Banking Development Group in NCB.

      Over the past 30 years Mr. Elkhraijy succeeded in building a solid background in different aspects of the banking practices as well as handling several key positions in NCB.

      Mr. Elkhraijy is an active member in many of NCB’s senior committees and is board member of some local and international institutions.

    • Yasser Saud Dahlawi, Chief Executive Officer, Shariya Review Bureau
    • Yasser Saud Dahlawi

      Mr. Dahlawi in his current role as CEO brings unique experience in counselling enterprises and executive teams as they embark on journeys to Shari’a compliant markets.

      His primary area of work involves assisting the financial sector develop and establish Shari’a compliant businesses. He has been involved in multiple study/project mandates such as exploring customer’s inputs and managing Shari’a compatible financial products.

      Mr. Dahlawi is a Certified Shari’a Advisor & Auditor (CSAA) and holder of MBA (The University of Hull, UK).

    • Sheikh Dr Abdul Sattar Abu Ghuddah, Secretary General and Chairman of the Shari’ah Board, Al Barak Banking Group
    • Sheikh Dr Abdul Sattar Abu Ghuddah

      Sheikh Dr. Abu Ghuddah is Head of the Financial Investment Development and Sharia Research Department, and is member of the Sharia Board of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Institutions since 1995.

      He is also member of the Sharia Supervisory Committee and was Researcher at the Faqih Institution of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Awqaf.

      Sheikh Dr. Abu Ghuddah has a Ph.D. in Islamic Jurisprudence and a Masters Degree in Hadith Sciences.

    • Badrul Hasan, Head of Legal & Shari’ah Consultant, SAH Global
    • Badrul Hasan

      Mr. Hasan is currently Head of legal and Shariah consultant at SAH Global.

      He specialises in structuring and drafting Shariah compliant financial products in both English and Arabic and is an AAOIFI Certified Shariah Advisor and Auditor.

      He formerly was an Associate in the award winning Islamic finance team at the international law firm, Simmons & Simmons, based in Dubai.

      Mr. Hasan read law at the London School of Economics and was called to the English bar in 2001 after which he studied various traditional Shariah disciplines, including fiqh and usul al-fiqh.

    • Dr. Abdel-Maoula Chaar, Professor&Research Consultant-Research Development Manager, Ecole Superieure des Affaires (ESA), Lebanon
    • Dr. Abdel-Maoula Chaar

      Dr. Chaar is Professor and Research Consultant at the Ecole Supérieure des Affaires. He is in charge of Research and Development and leads the engineering and expansion of the school’s new programs, including Islamic financial programs and activities.

      Dr. Chaar teaches Master level courses on Islamic Finance. He is an editor and qualified trainer of the international Islamic Financial Qualification (IFQ). He has written a number of articles and participated in numerous books on Islamic Financial management issues.

      He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the French university Paris-Est., a Masters Degree-Research in Strategic Management- from the same university, and a Masters Degree in Marketing and Communication from ESCP Europe.


  • 14:00 to 15:45
    Lunch
  • 15:45 to 17:00
    Session VI: Islamic Finance Socio-Economic Accountability
    • Islamic Banking, Ethics and Responsibilities: Embedding the Concept of Socio- Economic Justice in Commercial Dealings
    • Islamic Banks and Efficient Social Presence
    • Financing Real Economy Projects and Contributing to Economic Reforms
    • Moderator : Lo’ai B. Bataineh, DGM Investment & Development, Head of Investment Management group, Oman Arab Bank
    • Lo’ai B. Bataineh

      Mr. Bataineh founded the Investment Management Group (IMG) of Oman Arab Bank SAOC.

      He also enjoys memberships in various Boards/Committees including all of OAB’s committees responsible for investment and policy related affairs. In addition he is a board member of National Bureau Commercial Information SAOC.

      He was an Investment Committee Member (IC) in the largest open Ended fund in Oman Investment Stabilization Fund (ISF) as well as the Fund Manager of this Fund. He is also an investment committee member in Oman Arab Bank’s flagship mutual fund Oman Al Arabi Fund.

      Mr. Bataineh holds Masters and BSc degrees in Money & Banking, & High Diploma in Investment Analysis & Credited Analysis from reputed universities. He has also finished his Professional Investment School from Cambridge University.


      Speakers:
    • Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Abdul Rahim Al Olama, Shari'ah Scholar, Member of AAOIFI Shari'ah Board, AAOIFI
    • Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Abdul Rahim Al Olama
    • Rehab Lootah, Chief Business & Sales Manager, Mawarid Finance
    • Rehab Lootah

      Ms. Lootah holds the position of Chief Business and Sales Manager at Mawarid Finance & is Managing Director for Mawarid’s wholly owned subsidiary IFS (FZE).

      She is well experienced in Shariah compliant Banking in the region, holding several professional certificates in Islamic Finance (CIFE), Islamic Banking(CIB),Takaful(CTP), & a post graduate Diploma in Islamic Banking & Insurance.

      Ms. Lootah graduated in BSc Engineering from UAE University.

    • Ahmed Ali Siddiqui, Executive Vice President & Head of Product Development & Shariah Compliance, Meezan Bank
    • Ahmed Ali Siddiqui

      Mr. Siddiqui holds a Bachelors & Masters degree in Business Administration from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi with six gold medals. His areas of specialization include MIS & Islamic Finance. His previous assignment includes launching of Car Ijarah – Islamic car financing scheme & Easy Home – Islamic Housing Finance as Product Manager.

      Currently working as Executive Vice President, Product Development & Shariah Compliance (PDSC) & Secretary, Shariah Supervisory Board at Meezan Bank Limited. The job responsibilities include managing product development initiatives, formulation of policy guidelines, Islamic banking training, Shariah audit & review of bank activities along with the Shariah Advisor and managing external product development advisory services.

      Mr. Siddiqui is also actively involved in Islamic banking training activities and has conducted various training sessions, corporate workshops & seminars on different Islamic Banking topics including Islamic Financial Products, Product Development & Structuring, Islamic Accounting Standards, Liquidity Management Solutions etc for Meezan Bank both locally and abroad.

      He is also a frequent speaker on Islamic banking at National Institute of Banking & Finance (State Bank of Pakistan), Export Promotion Bureau, LUMS & Center of Islamic Economics (CIE), Karachi.

      Currently Mr. Siddiqui is also a member of Advisory team for Center of Islamic Economics (CIE), Jamia Darul uloom Karachi and a visiting faculty member at IBA Karachi, PAF-KIET & Shaikh Zahid Islamic Center, University of Karachi.

      He is also a member of several task forces at the Central Bank level related to Islamic banking products and Shariah Standards & Secretary of PBA Islamic banking Sub-committee.

    • Lo’ai B. Bataineh, DGM Investment & Development, Head of Investment Management group, Oman Arab Bank
    • Lo’ai B. Bataineh

      Mr. Bataineh founded the Investment Management Group (IMG) of Oman Arab Bank SAOC.

      He also enjoys memberships in various Boards/Committees including all of OAB’s committees responsible for investment and policy related affairs. In addition he is a board member of National Bureau Commercial Information SAOC.

      He was an Investment Committee Member (IC) in the largest open Ended fund in Oman Investment Stabilization Fund (ISF) as well as the Fund Manager of this Fund. He is also an investment committee member in Oman Arab Bank’s flagship mutual fund Oman Al Arabi Fund.

      Mr. Bataineh holds Masters and BSc degrees in Money & Banking, & High Diploma in Investment Analysis & Credited Analysis from reputed universities. He has also finished his Professional Investment School from Cambridge University.




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