The Islamic Finance Debate - Where are we in 2018?
Islamic Finance is booming. By 2022, its total value is expected to be worth over $3 trillion, up from $2.6 trillion in 2017. Its growth in recent years has been propelled by a focus on the potential benefits it offers—but it is also facing some key challenges. In a world where equities are rallying and technology is disrupting our relationship with money, what role does Islamic Finance have to play? Has it peaked and how can it ensure it remains competitive, relevant and above all attractive? In partnership with The Qatar Financial Centre, this high-level breakfast discussion will bring together a panel of experts to explore the key challenges and opportunities facing Islamic Finance, including governance & compliance, green & sustainable finance, fintech, financial inclusion and capital mobilisation. Agenda 7.30am - 8.00am – Registration and breakfast8.00am - Moderator welcome message8.10am - 8.55am – Panel discussion9.00am – Networking Panellists include: Joaquim Levy Managing Director and World Bank Chief Financial Officer
Joaquim Levy has served as the Managing Director and World Bank Chief Financial Officer since February 2016. Before joining the World Bank he served as the Minister of Finance for the Federal Republic of Brazil. Mr. Levy also served as Chief Strategist and CEO of Bradesco Asset Management S.A. from 2010 to 2014. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. Dr. Bello Lawal Danbatta Secretary-General, Islamic Financial Services Board
Dr. Bello Lawal Danbatta has been Secretary-General of the Islamic Financial Services Board since January 2018. Previously the Director of the Centre of Consultancy and Executive Programmes at INCEIF, Dr. Danbatta brings with him over 25 years of experience in academia, as well as the private, regulation and supervision sectors across Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Luky Alfirman Director General of Budget Financing and Risk Management, Ministry of Finance, Indonesia
Luky Alfirman has been working for the Indonesian Ministry of Finance (MoF) for more than 20 years. He is currently the Director General of Budget Financing and Risk Management, where he oversees the country’s Directorate of Islamic Financing. His previous roles include the Finance Minister’s Chief of Staff and Director at the Fiscal Policy Agency in charge of macroeconomic policy and state budget policy. Dr. Mohamed Damak Senior Director & Global Head of Islamic Finance, S&P Global Ratings
Mohamed Damak is a Senior Director within the Financial Services at S&P Global Ratings. He covers financial institutions in the Middle East and Africa region. Mohamed is also the Global Head of Islamic Finance within S&P Global Ratings, leading a global team of Islamic Finance analysts. Tamim Hamad Al-Kawari Chief Executive Officer, QINVEST
Tamim joined QINVEST in 2012 from Goldman Sachs, where he was a Managing Director and Country Head for Qatar. In addition to his role as CEO, Tamim also heads the Principal Investments team. Tamim has over 20 years of experience in investment banking and executing transactions, having worked at a number of leading Qatari and international institutions. Moderator: Bernardo Vizcaino Chief Correspondent, Islamic Finance, Reuters
Please note: This event is for attendees of the Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group and tickets are limited. Reuters will notify you in the event that your ticket order cannot be fulfilled.