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Business Seminar: Rendezvous with Experts

Gloria Hotel

Mon Jul 10th 2017 at 18:30 until 20:30
Dubai, Media City, Sheik Zayed Road, Dubai

Event Details

Partnering Organisation

Charterd Institute for Securities & Investment

Topic -
Seminar on Emerging Trends in Islamic & Conventional Banking: A Rendezvous with Experts

With the global economy continuing to make headwinds across the developed and emerging markets, the banking sector continues to occupy a significant position among all the stakeholders including policy makers, corporate executives, and academics.

The promulgations following the global financial crisis of 2008 have prompted banks to recalibrate their strategies both on risk management as well as consumer banking. The metamorphosis of technology within the financial sector has redefined the rules of the game. At the same time, the growing need for ‘Ethical Finance’ has led to rapid development of the Islamic Banking sector. With Islamic Banking valued at USD 1.66 trillion projected to achieve an annual growth rate of 20%, a wealth of opportunities lies ahead. And with Dubai envisioning to become the ‘Capital of Islamic Economy’, the scope of Islamic Banking is enormous both within the UAE and the wider MENA region.

Expert Speakers:

Dr Faizul Haque, Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus

Dr Faizul Haque is an Assistant Professor of Finance, and the Director of the PG A&F programmes in the School of Social Sciences at Heriot Watt University Dubai. Faizul completed his PhD from the University of Manchester, MBA from Strathclyde Business School, and PGCAP from Heriot Watt University. He is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, and a member of the British Accounting & Finance Association. Faizul’s research interests include Islamic finance, corporate governance & corporate finance, bank regulation, risk-taking & efficiency, and carbon finance.

Faizul has presented his research at several international conferences in the UK and France, and published papers in top international journals, including British Accounting Review, International Review of Economics & Finance, Applied Economics, and Research in International Business & Finance.

Dr. Yousuf Azim Siddiqi, Emirates Islamic Bank

AVP – Shari’a Structuring at Emirates Islamic Bank. Previously he worked with Dubai Bank, Arcapita and ADIB. He has extensive experience of working on Shari’a structuring and advisory by working on unique products like Nasdaq Murabaha, EI Sukuk (2016), Reverse Istisna, Hybrid Ijarah etc.

He earned MBA (Finance) from the University of Wales (UK) and also carries as Ph.D. in Islamic Economics from the Open Islamic University (Egypt). He writes in Arabic, English and Urdu. His articles on Specific Risks faced by Islamic Finance and Pricing in Islamic Economic Law were published in Islamic Finance Review (UK). His English book (Introducing Islamic Banking in New Market) is published and available online. Also his Arabic book (Financial Fatwa of Indo Pak Scholars) is due for publication.

Mr. Rohit Chitlangiya, ADCB

A business and Risk Management professional with over 15 years of experience in Retail and SME Banking. Currently working for Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank as Head of Consumer Lending Products. In the past, has held senior roles in credit risk management, strategy and business within ADCB and with earlier employer - Standard Chartered Bank, India. Has experience of working in multiple geographies - India, UAE and Taiwan and holds a PGDM in Finance from TAPMI, India.

Functional strengths and exposure includes P&L & Product Management – Retail Assets, Credit Policy, Underwriting & Risk Analytics for Retail and SME Portfolio, Statistical Score Cards, New Business & Risk Strategies, Due Diligence of asset portfolio with a purpose of acquisition / merger and integration, Credit Bureau Integration and Collection Strategy.

Panel Moderator:

Dr. Ullas Rao, Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus

He earned his Doctorate in Commerce for the work on “Posterior Analysis of Mergers & Acquisitions in International Financial Scenario during the Last Decade” from the University of Mysore, India, carried out under the guidance of Dr. M. R. Suryanarayana Murthy (Ph.D. Birmingham, UK). He is also an Associate Member of the CISI, UK and holds the Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ).

He carries more than twelve years of teaching, consulting, and research experience across diverse spheres of Finance. He has conducted a significant number of training and consulting programs in Finance for some of the leading Indian and Multi-National corporations, which have been rated highly by the participants. His research work have appeared in leading International Journals.

Date and Time: Monday 10 July, 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Venue: Gloria Hotel – Dubai Media City

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