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CIMB Roundtable: Islamic Finance for CFOs

In conjunction with the IFN Asia Forum 2014, Islamic Finance news held the first in a new series of Islamic finance-focused Roundtable discussions, sponsored by CIMB Islamic. 

A group of leading industry experts gathered together in a closed-door session to discuss the first in a series of broad yet crucial concepts designed to promote inclusion and participation in the wider industry. ‘Islamic Finance for CFOs’ aimed to create a roadmap for encouraging more corporates to tap the Islamic markets by identifying the key barriers, answering the key questions, addressing the primary concerns and suggesting the best methods for inclusion and awareness-building. 

Islamic Finance news was delighted to bring together Badlisyah Abdul Ghani, Wasim Akhtar Saifi, Mohd Radzuan Tajuddin, Nicholas Edmondes, Khalid Howladar and Rafiza Ghazali in an illustrious debate representing the leaders across all fields of Islamic finance. The result was a fascinating and wide-ranging debate that covered every crucial concern and is an invaluable read for anyone seeking to encourage inclusion in the Islamic capital markets.

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Badlisyah Abdul Ghani
Chief Executive Officer,
CIMB Islamic

Wasim Akhtar Saifi
Global Head of Islamic Banking, Consumer Banking & Chief Executive Officer,
Standard Chartered Saadiq, Malaysia

Mohd Radzuan A Tajuddin
Deputy General Manager & Head of Islamic Capital Market,
Securities Commission Malaysia

Nicholas Edmondes
Trowers & Hamlins

Khalid Howladar
Global Head, Islamic Finance,
Moody’s Investor Service

Rafiza Ghazali
Chief Financial Officer,