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Governors & Regulators
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Sarah
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McCarthy-Fry
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Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury
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, HM Treasury
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Sarah McCarthy-Fry is the Labour and Co-operative MP for Portsmouth North, she was first elected in the 2005 general election. She went to Portsmouth High School and while working for the the multi-national defence engineering company GKN Westland at Portsmouth she qualified as a chartered manageme more

 


 
Professor
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Rifaat
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Abdel Karim
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Secretary General
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, Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB)
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Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim is the Secretary-General of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB), a post he has held since the IFSB started to operate in 2003. Prior to his current post, he was the Secretary-General of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions. He i more

 


 
Tan Sri
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Zarinah
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Anwar
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Chairman
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, Securities Commission of Malaysia
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Zarinah is the Chairman of the Securities Commission (SC), Malaysia, a post she assumed on 1 April 2006. She had served as Deputy Chief Executive of the SC and member of the Commission since 1 December 2001. Zarinah is Vice Chairman of the Emerging Markets Committee of the International Organisati more

 


 
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Kamarudin
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Hashim
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General Manager, Bond Market & Private Debt Securities
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, Securities Commission, Malaysia
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Kamarudin has been with the Securities Commission of Malaysia (SC) since 1993. At the SC, he has been involved in capital market regulatory and developmental initiatives in the area of investment management, financial planning, venture capital, derivatives and Islamic capital markets. In 2005 he wa more

 


 
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Mohammad
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Tariq
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Treasurer
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, Islamic Development Bank
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Mr Mohammad Tariq joined the Islamic Development Bank ( "IDB") as a Treasurer in November 2002. His responsibilities at the Bank are wide-ranging encompassing Treasury, resource mobilization, investment management etc. Mr Tariq represents the Bank on the Boards of some of financial institutions in w more

 
Government Ministries & Agencies
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The Rt. Hon.
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Stephen
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Timms
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Financial Secretary to the Treasury
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, UK Government
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The Rt. Hon Stephen Timms is the Member of Parliament for East Ham. Stephen Timms was appointed Financial Secretary to the Treasury in October 2008. He has strategic oversight of taxation as a whole, including overall responsibility for the Finance Bill, HM Revenue and Customs, and European and int more

 


 
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Richard
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Murray
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Policy Lead, Islamic Finance
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, HM Treasury
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Richard Murray sits within the Financial Services Strategy team of HM Treasury, and is the current policy lead for Islamic finance. Richard graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2001 with an MA in Economic Development and Policy Analysis. Since that date he has worked as an economist and bu more

 


 
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Ali
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Ravalia
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Associate
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, FSA
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Ali Ravalia joined the FSA in 2004 on the graduate programme having completed a masters in Economic History at the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics & Arabic from the University of London. Ali has worked for Deloitte, RBS and HSBC and spent a year conducting research on off-shore bank more

 
Market Players
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Daud Vicary
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Abdullah
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Chairman, Global Islamic Finance Group
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, Deloitte
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Daud is Chairman of the Global Islamic Finance Group at Deloitte. He has been in the Finance and Consulting Industry for more than 35 years, with significant experience in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.  Since 2002 he has focused exclusively on Islamic Finance. Daud started his ca more

 


 
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Haroon
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Ahmad
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Head of Business Development
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, Emirates Investment Services Ltd (EIS Asset Management)
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Haroon possesses considerable experience, over 12 years in banking and finance. He has strong academic credentials, is a qualified chartered accountant from the UK and is currently in the process of obtaining his CFA qualification. He joined EIS Asset Management in March 2007 and is currently the H more

 


 
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Ali O
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Al-Ghannam
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Head of International Real Estate Department
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, Kuwait Finance House
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Mr. Ali O. Al-Ghannam is Department Manager in the International Real Estate Department at Kuwait Finance House ("KFH"). He joined KFH in February 2002, and has been part of the acquisition and deal structuring team. Prior to joining KFH, Mr. Al-Ghannam was with Kuwait Real Estate Investment Consort more

 


 
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Dhafer
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Alqahtani
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Managing Director
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, Darahim Capital
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Dhafer Salih Alqahtani is The Managing Director and co-founder for a newly established Islamic fund company in Bahrain named; Darahim Capital. Prior to the creation of Darahim Capital, Mr. Alqahtani was the CEO of Arbah Global Gulf (Bahrain) and the CO-CEO & CIO of Arbah Capital (Saudi Arabia). The more

 


 
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Mohammed
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Asaria
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Managing Director
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, Rasameel Investment Bank
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Mohammed Asaria is Managing Director of Rasameel Investment Bank (DIFC) Limited and has responsibility for the Rasameel Group's activities in the United Arab Emirates. The Rasameel Group is headquartered in the State of Kuwait (licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of Kuwait as a Shariah Compli more

 


 
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Giambattista
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Atzeni
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MENA Strategic Business Development Manager - Global Corporate Trust
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Giambattista Atzeni is Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Strategic Business Development Manager for Global Corporate Trust of The Bank of New York Mellon. He is based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) offices in the UAE. The Bank of New York Mellon is a global financial services gr more

 


 
Dr.
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Zeid
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Ayer
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Chief Investment Officer
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, CIMB - Principal Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd
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Dr. Zeid Ayer is the Chief Investment Officer of CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd. A specialist in various fixed income instruments, he was previously the Senior Portfolio Manager and Global Head of asset-backed and mortgage-backed credit with Principal Global Investors (PGI). He co- more

 


 
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Nazmi
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Camalxaman
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Manager, Global Markets
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, CIMB
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Nazmi Camalxaman, 26, began his career with one of the big four accounting firms where he was involved in the fields of tax and corporate finance. In 2005, he joined the Islamic financing arm of Malaysia's leading investment bank called CIMB Group. He has participated in numerous groundbreaking Isla more

 


 
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Stella
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Cox
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Managing Director
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, DDCAP
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Stella Cox is Managing Director of DDCAP and its subsidiaries DD&Co Limited and DDGI Limited. Stella and her team are responsible for DDCAP’s Islamic and Middle Eastern clients and market activities. DDCAP’s wholly owned subsidiary, DD&Co, is a leading provider of asset facilitation services to the more

 


 
Professor
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Adalet N.
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Djabiev
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Director
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, Kauthar Bank
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Place of Birth Arkivan Village, Masalinski Region. Soviet Socialist Republic of Azerbaijan, USSR. Academic Summary Engineering Diploma in Optical and Opto-electronic systems, Leningrad Institute of Precise Mechanics and Optics Doctorate in Technical Sciences Post Doctorate in Technic more

 


 
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Badlisyah Abdul
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Ghani
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Chief Executive Officer
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, CIMB
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At 34 was appointed as an Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad on 28 February 2006. He joined Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad (CIMB) in 2002 and was attached to the Corporate Finance Division, prior to his appointment as the Group Head of CIMB more

 


 
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Tim
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Harvey
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Head of EMEA Sales
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, ETF Securities Limited
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Tim Harvey joined ETF Securities in February 2007 as a senior sales person responsible for Germany, Austria and Central Eastern Europe. In early 2009 Tim became head of EMEA sales with additional responsibility for the MENA market. Prior to joining ETF Securities Tim has worked as a sales trader f more

 


 
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Massoud
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Janekeh
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Director of Corporate Banking
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, Bank of London and the Middle East
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Massoud joined BLME in April 2007 as Director of Corporate Banking. Massoud has many years experience gained across a number of industries, advisory and financial service sectors. He spent 10 years managing investments for global products at ICI/Zeneca, before moving to strategy consultancy with A more

 


 
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Afaq
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Khan
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CEO
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, Standard Chartered Saadiq
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Afaq Khan Afaq Khan is the CEO of Standard Chartered Saadiq; the global Islamic banking business of Standard Chartered Bank. Afaq joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2003 with the mandate to launch the Islamic business division for the Bank. Since then, Afaq has been responsible in the strategic buil more

 


 
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Andrew
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Leamon
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Director, Global Transaction Banking
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, Deutsche Bank
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Andrew Leamon is a Director with Trust & Securities Services group part of Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Banking division based at the DIFC in Dubai. Andrew manages the Global Debt Services and Structured Finance Services businesses in the GCC and has been covering the region for the past five more

 


 
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Ibrahim
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Mardam-Bey
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Co-Founder & CEO
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, Siraj Capital
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Ibrahim Mardam-Bey is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Siraj Capital Ltd and a Senior Strategic Advisor and a Member of the Board of Directors of BSEC Bemo Securitisation, SAL. Mr. Mardam-Bey possesses a broad range of skill sets, competencies and experiences unique in the international more

 


 
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Thomas
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Meow
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Head of Debt Capital Markets and Syndicate
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, CIMB Group
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Thomas is responsible for the business of debt securities origination and syndication of CIMB Group in South East Asia and the Middle East. Thomas has 19 years experience in the financial markets in South East Asia, with the last 10 years spent in the Sukuk and conventional bond markets in Malays more

 


 
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Trevor
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Norman
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Director - Islamic Finance & Middle East group
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, Volaw Trust Company
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Trevor Norman joined Volaw Trust Company in 1988 and was appointed a director in 1989. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983. He gained an Honours Degree in Business Studies in 1980, and is a member of the So more

 


 
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Mushtak
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Parker
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Editor
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, Islamic Banker
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Mushtak Parker is the Editor of Islamic Banker, the market reference for the global Islamic finance sector. He has covered the sector for more than three decades and has written extensively on the sector - over 3,000 articles. He was a correspondent for the FT Group of Publications for more than 14 more

 


 
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Mohammad Farrukh
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Raza
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Managing Director
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, IFAAS
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Farrukh Raza is the founder and managing director of IFAAS. Farrukh has previously held senior roles in sales and marketing at Islamic Bank of Britain where he developed and launched UK’s first Shariah-compliant Community, Private and Business banking propositions. As Head of Business Development a more

 


 
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Ayman
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Sejiny
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Advisor to the Chairman
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, Dar Al-Arkan
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Ayman Sejiny is a Founding Investor of Unicorn Investment Bank and a member of both the management team and the Board of Directors. Mr. Sejiny has over 15 years of corporate and investment banking experience in the region. Prior to joining Unicorn, he worked for Saudi American Bank (SAMBA) as Assis more

 


 
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Jonathan D.
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Strum
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General Counsel
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, Siraj Capital
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Jonathan D. Strum is General Counsel of Siraj Capital, Ltd., a Shariah compliant international investment and financial services firm based in Dubai (UAE) and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). Siraj Capital is a leader in the innovative use of Sukuks to fund Shariah compliant investment opportunities world-wi more

 


 
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David
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Testa
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Chief Executive Officer
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, Gatehouse Bank
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David Testa is currently CEO of Gatehouse Bank plc. Gatehouse received its licence to operate as a Shariah-compliant investment bank based in the City of London from the Financial Services Authority in April 2008. Gatehouse will focus on Islamic capital markets, institutional wealth management and more

 


 
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Richard
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Thomas
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Managing Director
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, Global Securities House UK
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Richard is Chairman of Gatehouse Bank plc, the 5th Sharia compliant bank recently authorised by the FSA in London, and Managing Director of GSH (UK) Ltd, a Sharia compliant investment and advisory firm also based in the City of London and also authorised by the FSA. Both companies are ultimately s more

 


 
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Mark
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Watts
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Head of Asset Management
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, European Finance House
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Mark Watts joined EFH in January 2008 as Head of Asset Management. Mark has 20 years' experience in the fund management industry, having worked with two leading UK fund management groups. Most recently, he was with Morley Fund Management as Head of Global Fixed Income with overall responsibility for more

 


 
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John
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Weguelin
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CEO
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, EIIB
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European Islamic Investment Bank plc (EIIB) is the UK’s first independent Sharia’a compliant investment bank authorised and regulated by the FSA. It was established and incorporated in January 2005 and listed on London’s AIM market in May 2006. In June 2005, John Weguelin joined the Company as M more

 


 
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Etsuaki
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Yoshida
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Deputy Director
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, Japan Bank for International Cooperation
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Etsuaki Yoshida is Deputy Director at Japan Bank for International Cooperation. Before moving to JBIC in April 2007, he was a Bank of Japan economist in charge of Japan and foreign exchange markets. During 2003-2006, he was based in Singapore and covered Southeast Asian economies and financial marke more

 
Lawyers
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Farmida
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Bi
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Partner
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, Norton Rose
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Farmida Bi has specialised in capital markets transactions for over 15 years and has advised on English and New York law debt and equity capital markets transactions (including Islamic finance and securitisations), emerging markets, regulatory issues, structured finance and mergers and acquisitions. more

 


 
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Abradat
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Kamalpour
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Partner
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, Ashurst
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Abradat Kamalpour is an international finance partner in the securities and structured finance group in London. He has extensive experience in securitisation, debt capital markets and structured finance transactions. Mr. Kamalpour has been at the forefront of structuring Islamic-compliant capital ma more

 


 
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Marc
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Theisen
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Partner
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, Theisen-Schiltz
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Marc Theisen was born in Luxembourg on 5 November, 1954. He studied law at the Cours Universitaires de Luxembourg and the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He has been a practising lawyer in Luxembourg since 1981 and founded the Theisen, Schiltz & Barbian law firm with Pierrot Schiltz. For internationa more

 
Shariah Scholars
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Sheikh
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Essam
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Ishaq
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Shari’ah Advisor
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, Discover Islam, Bahrain
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Sheikh Essam Ishaq - He holds the position of Shari’ah Advisor at Discover Islam, Bahrain, and is Director / Member of the Shari’ah Supervisory Board in a number of Business, Educational and Financial institutions, such as Auditing and Accounting Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOI more

 


 
Dr
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Mohammad Akram
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Laldin
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Executive Director
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, International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA)
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Dr. Mohamad Akram is currently the Executive Director of International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA). Prior to joining ISRA he was an Assistant Professor at the Kulliyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM). In the more

 


 
Sheikh
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Faizal Ahmad
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Manjoo
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Sheikh Faizal Ahmad Manjoo graduated as Aalim Fadhil from Darul Uloom Madrassah Arabia Islamiya Azaadville, South Africa in 1996. He continued his Islamic Studies at the Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, where he completed his BA Honours in 1997 and also ventured into an MA Islamic Studies. H more

 


 
Mufti
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Muhammad Nurullah
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Shikder
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Shariah Scholar
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, Gatehouse Bank Plc
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Mufti Muhammad Nurullah Shikder is the Head of the Shariah Advisory and Shariah Compliance Department at Gatehouse and an executive member of the Bank’s Shariah Supervisory Board. He studied Shariah and completed the Shahaadatul Aalamiyyah and obtained a BA/MA (Islamic Theology) from Darul Uloom Al more

 
 

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