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05-21-2012 06:53 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

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Islamic Banking at crossroads: Robust Development or Stagnation under the crisis

Southeast Asia is still looking for the right format of Islamic Banking. Where the Malaysian government is fully supportive of Islamic banking; the central bank in Indonesia is still developing the right policies to build a proper infrastructure for the Islamic financial instrument. The Strategic development and continues awareness campaign and training of Islamic banks to gain understanding of the Shariah principles towards global cross-border functionality which is critical for the South-East Asian region.

Fleming Gulf will be hosting the “3rd Annual Asia Islamic Banking Conference” on the 10th & 11th July 2012 at Prince Hotel & Residence in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The key topics that will be discussed in the conference are CEO Roundtable for Islamic Banking, Insight into different Islamic Structures, Asset Management on Shariah principles, Capital Markets and Equity, Debt and Risk Management with Islamic Banking and the Annual Fatwa Session Panel. The distinguished speakers who will share their expertise with the audience includes prestigious names like
• Dato’ Mohd Effendi Abdullah (Director/Head of Islamic Markets, AmInvestment Bank Berhad)
• Shafqaat Ahmed (CEO, Al Baraka Bank Pakistan Limited)
• Badlisyah Abdul Ghani (Head of Group Islamic Banking Division, CIMB Group)
• Mudassir Amray (Head of Wholesale Banking, Al Rajhi Bank)
• Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin (Executive Director, ISRA International Shari‘ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA))
• Dr. Johannes Engels (Senior Advisor, The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) Germany)
• Mahmood Shafqat (Additional Director of Banking Policy & Regulations Department (tbc), State Bank of Pakistan)
• Norashikin binti Mohd Kassim (General Manager of Treasury, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (Bank Islam))
• Hisham Abdul Rahim (Executive Director, BNP Paribas Investment Partners Najmah Malaysia)
• Etsuaki Yoshida (Advisor for Renewable Energy, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and Visiting Research Fellow for Islamic Finance, Center for Finance Research, Waseda University)
• Syed Amir Ali (EVP & Head of Investment Banking, Meezan Bank Limited (Pakistan))
• Ahmad Najib (Deputy Treasurer, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad)
• Dr. Wan Nursofiza Binti Wan Azmi (Senior Research Fellow, Asian Institute of Finance)
• Dr. Aznan Hasan (Shariah Advisor, Bursa Malaysia Member and Shariah Advisory Council, Bank Negara Malaysia Securities Commission of Malaysia)
• Dr. Rusni Hassan (Associate Professor, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM))

The conference is supported by organisations like MIFC, AIBIM, ITS, Path Solutions, Silverlake, Bahrain Association of Banks, Global Islamic Finance Magazine, Private Banking etc.


If you would like more information about this topic contact Mr. Karthik Naik, please call on +97146091570 or mail at

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