Yearly Archives: 2019

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Infrastructure Financing — Potential for Islamic finance

What would make infrastructure deals more attractive? Where are the biggest opportunities within the infrastructure space? Renewables — how are they reshaping the energy mix and where are the opportunities?? Bank financing — what does the future hold for project and infrastructure finance for the private and public sector? Q & A Moderator: Yavar Moini, Financial Sector Expert, World Bank Group Panelists: Ahmed Ali Siddiqui, Group Head – Shariah Compliance, Meezan Bank Abdullah Ghaffar, Group Head – Corporate and Investment Banking, Al Baraka Bank (Pakistan) Haris Munawar, Head of Investment Banking, BankIslami Pakistan Tayyaba Rasheed, EVP – Head of Investment Banking Group, Faysal Bank

Infrastructure Financing — Potential for Islamic finance

Produced by DinarStandard and Supported by Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) Presented By: Sohail Zubairi, Senior Advisor, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC)

Technological Developments — Opportunities and Challenges for Islamic Finance

Leveraging digital tools to upscale business efficiencies Fintech — exploiting potential for enhancing outreach Cryptocurrencies from a Shariah standpoint Q & A Moderator: Sohail Zubairi, Senior Advisor, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) Panelists: Ali Imran Khan, Head of Digital Banking and PMO, Meezan Bank Dr Irum Saba, Program Director/Assistant Professor, Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi Umair Ismail, Head of Operations, Takaful Pakistan

Presentation: The Development of Islamic Housing Finance

Muhammad Omair Farooqi, CFO and GH Operations, Pakistan Mortgage Refinance Company

Financial Inclusion through Islamic Finance

Economic empowerment through financial inclusion: Innovative approaches for scaling up access to financial services Driving financial inclusion through microTakaful: Exploiting potential in life and General Takaful Islamic Mutual Funds and market efficiency Regulatory initiatives to promote financial inclusion Q & A Moderator: Yavar Moini, Financial Sector Expert, World Bank Group   Panelists: Azeem Pirani, Deputy CEO, Pak-Qatar Takaful Mian Allah Nawaz, Head – Window Takaful Operations, Adamjee Insurance Company Mohammad Raza, Group Head – Customer Support, Meezan Bank Muhammad Faisal Shaikh, Head of Islamic Banking, Faysal Bank Dr Muhammad Imran, Group Head – Islamic Banking, Bank Alfalah Shoaib Malick, Cluster Head, North Collections and Recovery, United Bank

Keynote address

Farrukh Sabzwari, Commissioner, Specialized Companies Division, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP)

Keynote address

Ghulam Abbasi, Director, Islamic Banking Department, State Bank of Pakistan

HARD Issues: Making Sustainability Matter

Through a short, concise interview, we step outside the comfort zone and ask the tough questions the industry wants to hear. Interviewee: Dr Simon Lord, Chief Sustainability Officer, Sime Darby Plantation Interviewer: Ashraf Gomma Ali, Regional Head, Shariah Advisory and Governance/Positive Impact and Responsible Banking, CIMB Islamic

Keynote Interview: Financing Sustainable Energy in Malaysia and the Region

Interviewee: Dr Wei-Nee Chen, Chief Strategy Officer, The Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia Interviewer: Hatini Mat Husain, Senior Director/Head Debt Markets Advisory, Affin Hwang Investment Bank

Keynote Address

Adnan Zaylani, Assistant Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

Finance, Technology, Innovation and Sustainability

What role do technology and innovation play in bringing together corporates, projects, asset owners and investors toward the growth of sustainability, responsible corporate finance and behavior? Moderator: Vineeta Tan, Managing Editor, Islamic Finance news Panelists: Bikesh Lakhmichand, CEO, 1337 Ventures Raheel Iqbal, Managing Partner, Codebase Technologies Shubhomoy Ray, Founding Partner, InfraBlocks Capital