HBKU CIS to Host 5th CEOs and Islamic Finance Leaders Roundtable
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


HBKU College of Islamic Studies to Host 5th CEOs and Islamic Finance Leaders Roundtable

28 Oct 2019

High-level meeting to discuss the recovery of post-conflict and economically fragile Muslim countries

The College of Islamic Studies’ Fifth CEOs and Islamic Finance Leaders Roundtable will be held at Minaretein, in Education City.

The College of Islamic Studies (CIS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) will host the fifth CEOs and Islamic Finance Leaders Roundtable on November 3, 2019. Experts, policymakers, and thought leaders will gather in Doha to discuss efforts to help Muslim countries recover after prolonged periods of conflict and economic instability. 

Specifically, the roundtable aims to facilitate dialogue among leaders of institutions belonging to the social financing ecosystem. These include philanthropic and charitable organizations, Awqaf institutions and local government agencies. A significant proportion of funds from these institutions, which is channeled into fragile Muslim countries is allocated to social financing projects. However, the complexity of problems facing vulnerable countries requires comprehensive responses that current social financing initiatives alone cannot provide. 

His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani, Governor of Qatar Central Bank, will be among the keynote speakers at this year’s roundtable. Key members of CIS will also join other high-level dignitaries to discuss collaborative and empowering approaches to post-conflict and socio-economic development across the Muslim world. 

Speaking ahead of the meeting, Dr Syed Nazim Ali, Director, Research Division and Center of Islamic Economics and Finance, CIS, said: “Bringing the 5th CEOs and Islamic Finance Leaders Roundtable to Doha underscores Qatar’s status as a hub of Islamic finance. The meeting will also provide an opportunity to reinforce the country’s commitment to supporting the socio-economic development of Muslims across the globe. HBKU is, of course, honored to be hosting such a high-level event. Not only does it demonstrate the University’s alignment with Qatar’s development vision, but also CIS’ place at the forefront of debates shaping the wider Islamic world.”

Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, Chief Executive Officer, QFC Authority said: “The Qatar Financial Centre is committed to reaffirming Qatar’s position as a global leader in Islamic Finance. We are therefore proud to participate in the 5th CEOs and Islamic Finance Leaders Roundtable, which will address important topics on social financing that will undoubtedly play an increasingly important role in the years to come. Islamic Finance is well positioned to take the lead in developing this field, owing to its inherent emphasis on a socially responsible framework to financial services.”
The College of Islamic Studies regularly hosts public lectures and conferences to promote a deeper understanding of the various aspects of Islam among the wider community. 

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