Events - 24.11.2021
Focus on Middle East
Organised by Luxembourg for Finance
Focus on Middle East
Luxembourg for Finance invites you to join our livestream session:
FOCUS ON MIDDLE EAST
The convergence of Islamic and sustainable finance
Wednesday, 24 November 2021
As the chill of winter sets in across Europe, we turn to the Middle East for our next FOCUS ON event.
Dr. Sami Al-Suwailem, Acting Director General of the Islamic Development Bank Institute, will provide the keynote speech on the recent developments in Islamic and sustainable Finance.
A first panel discussion will delve into the convergence between Islamic and sustainable finance, as well as the future of Islamic capital markets. For this panel, we are joined by experts from CIBAFI, Fitch Ratings, Luxembourg Stock Exchange, Norton Rose Fulbright and Wafra Capital Partners.
The second panel of the day brings together experts from Azimut, Euris Group, EY and KPMG. The panel will discuss Luxembourg’s role as a long-standing European partner for Islamic financial institutions operating globally.
His Excellency Robert Lauer, Luxembourg’s Ambassador to the UAE, will provide the closing remarks for the event, touching on the Dubai Expo 2020.
Full programme and speaker biographies below.
Philipp von Restorff, Deputy CEO, Luxembourg for Finance
Keynote: The recent developments in Islamic and sustainable finance
Dr. Sami Al-Suwailem, Acting Director General, Islamic Development Bank Institute (IsDBI)
The future of Islamic capital markets and the role of sustainable finance
Moderator: Kamal Ikherrazen, Head of Operations, Wafra Capital Partners
Bashar Al-Natoor, Global Head Islamic Finance, Fitch Ratings
Dr. Abdelilah Belatik, Secretary General, Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI)
Farmida Bi, Chair, Norton Rose Fulbright
Chiara Caprioli, Business Development Manager, Luxembourg Stock Exchange
A long-standing European partner for Islamic financial institutions operating globally
Moderator: Zeeshan Ahmed, Partner Private Equity, EY
Ammar Dabbour, Managing Partner, Euris Group
Maroun Jalkh, CEO, Azimut Middle East
Marco Lichtfous, Partner, KPMG
Closing remarks: Dubai Expo 2020, where Luxembourg and Middle East meet
HE Robert Lauer, Ambassador of Luxembourg to the United Arab Emirates
End of livestream
Dr. Abdelilah Belatik
Secretary General, General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI)