KFH part­ners with the 2016 World Is­lamic Bank­ing Con­fer­ence in Bahrain

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS -

Kuwait Fi­nance House (KFH) an­nounced its strate­gic part­ner­ship of the 23rd An­nual World Is­lamic Bank­ing Con­fer­ence (WIBC) as its Global Is­lamic Bank­ing Part­ner. The con­fer­ence was held re­cently in ART Rotana Ho­tel, Amwaj, King­dom of Bahrain.

The Con­fer­ence was held un­der the pa­tron­age of His Royal High­ness Prince Khal­ifa Bin Sal­man Al-Khal­ifa, the Prime Min­is­ter of the King­dom of Bahrain, and was at­tended by many high level del­e­gates from the CBB, in­clud­ing the gov­er­nor, lead­ing bank­ing and in­tech in­sti­tu­tions as well as se­nior of­fi­cials from Kuwait Fi­nance House-Bahrain.

Ab­dul­ha­keem Al-Khayyat, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor and CEO of KFH-Bahrain, said: “We are proud to al­ways part­ner with one of the world’s lead­ing Is­lamic bank­ing con­fer­ences on an an­nual ba­sis. Over the years, the WIBC has a so­lid­i­fied rep­u­ta­tion as an in­dis­putable com­pass for the global Is­lamic fi­nance and bank­ing in­dus­try, build­ing a ro­bust plat­form that com­prises of lead­ing bankers, in­sti­tu­tional in­vestors, as­set man­agers, pol­icy mak­ers, aca­demics and other stake­hold­ers from across the globe. It show­cased im­por­tant strides in the lat­est tech­nol­ogy, bank­ing prac­tices, re­search and for­ward think­ing ini­tia­tives.”

The con­fer­ence was cen­tered around the sub­ject of “Eco­nomic Un­cer­tain­ties: Vig­i­lance and Growth,” re­flect­ing the fact that global econ­omy finds it­self at an im­por­tant in­flec­tion point. Key fea­tures for WIBC 2016 in­clude a Gov­er­nors’ Power Ta­ble; Guru Speaker; spe­cial­ized streams fo­cused on bank­ing lead­er­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties and as­set man­age­ment best prac­tices; thought lead­er­ship from lead­ing strat­egy con­sul­tants; and panel ses­sions fo­cused on SMEs and en­trepreneur­ship, the im­pact of in­no­va­tion in fi­nan­cial tech­nol­ogy (fin­tech); and much more, with an aim at en­abling Is­lamic fi­nance to con­verge, strengthen and grow it­self as an ecosys­tem whilst equip­ping lead­ers with break­through in­sights to nav­i­gate the com­plex­ity of the global fi­nan­cial sys­tem.

Khayyat was a key panel mem­ber amongst three other in­flu­en­tial CEOs in the in­dus­try who took part in a ‘CEO Power De­bate,’ which was held on the sec­ond day of the con­fer­ence that dis­cussed with the au­di­ence per­ti­nent is­sues af­fect­ing the way for­ward for the Is­lamic Bank­ing. In ad­di­tion, Sat­tam Al-Go­saibi, Ex­ec­u­tive Man­ager and Head of Cor­po­rate Fi­nance has con­ducted num­ber of me­dia in­ter­views dur­ing the Con­fer­ence, as well as Lil­ian Le Fal­her, Ex­ec­u­tive Man­ager and Head of Trea­sury, Fi­nan­cial In­sti­tu­tions and Cap­i­tal Mar­kets was a panel mem­ber in sev­eral key work­shops and de­bate ses­sions.

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