Islamic Finance Talent East and West
11 Nov 2015

How to develop the educated, trained and accredited talent and expertise  in the “east” and “west” to meet demand and realise opportunities in Islamic finance.

A conference for Islamic Finance professional leads, talent managers, training directors of companies, banks, insurers, consultancies, accountants, lawyers, business schools and research leaders in education and the provision of advice on the growing discipline of Islamic finance in the UK and across the world.

The Islamic finance industry is forecast to hit $2 trillion in the next few years worldwide with the sector growing at 15% per annum

The UK is leading western countries in Islamic finance with US $19 billion of reported assets

The UK’s largest accountants, consultants and professional service firms all have Islamic finance departments

Human Resource investment is not keeping pace

Standards setting and professional accreditation is under developed.

A streamed event, this programme will be viewed worldwide and is designed for an international business and academic audience tackling the development of capability and talent capacity for Islamic finance.

 

Programme
09:45
Shabir Randeree CBE, Chair, Islamic Finance Advisory Board, University of East London; Chairman, DCD Group; Advisor, UK Government’s Islamic Finance Task Force
Introduction from Chair

09:55
Dusty Amroliwala, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer, University of East London
Welcome

10:00
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Former UK Government Cabinet Member
What steps should be taken for Britain and London to better connect with its own Muslim communities?

10:30
Panel 1: The Problem - The Opportunity - The Challenge
Chair: Mushtak Parker CBE, Editor, Islamic Banking;
Daud Vicary Adbullah, President and CEO, INCEIF;
Lawrence Oliver, Director - Deputy Chief Executive Officer, DDCAP Ltd;
Omar Shaikh, Board Member, UK Islamic Finance Council.

11:30
Panel 2: What are Global Industry Needs and current demands?
Chair: Mushtak Parker, Editor, Islamic Banking
Stella Cox, Managing Director, DDCAP Ltd; Chair, TheCityUK Islamic Finance Group;
Sultan Choudhury, Chief Executive Officer and Director, al Rayan Bank, UK.

12:15
Panel 3: Refocusing Islamic Finance – New Challenges and Possibilities
Chair: Mushtak Parker, Editor, Islamic Banker
Richard de Belder, Partner, Dentons;
Dr Dominic Selwood, General Counsel & Partner, Arabesque Asset Management Ltd;
Nyra Mahmood, Director, Simply Sharia Human Capital
Mohamed Iqbal Asaria CBE, Associate, Afkar Consulting Ltd.

14:00
Panel 4: Providing Solutions: Accreditation, Regulation and Standards
Chair: Mushtak Parker, Editor, Islamic Banker;
Dr Amat Taap Manshor, Chief Executive Officer, Finance Accreditation Agency;
Professor Mehmet Asutay, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Political Economy & Finance, Durham University Business School; Director, Durham Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance;
Shaykh Haytham Tamim, Chairman and Founder, Utrujj Foundation; Director and Founder, Sharia Solutions Ltd.

15:30
Panel 5: Academic and Executive Education: Growing Best Practice, Meeting Standards
Chair: Mushtak Parker, Editor, Islamic Banker
Daud Vicary Adbullah, President and CEO, INCEIF;
Professor Siraj Sait, Director, Centre for Islamic Finance, Law and Communities, University of East London;
George Littlejohn, Senior Advisor, CISI.

16:15
Mushtak Parker, Editor, Islamic Banker
Chair’s summation

16:25
Professor Siraj Sait, Director, Centre for Islamic Finance, Law and Communities, University of East London
Closing remarks

16:30
Interview
Dr Amat Taap Manshor, Chief Executive Officer, Finance Accreditation Agency