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Webinar: Islamic banking and changing regulations

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Event details

Date: March 5, 2013
Time: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. UAE (UTC+4) Zone
Duration: 1 hour
Speakers: Maher Al Kabi, Head of AWAI Islamic Banking, Emirates NBD Bank
Mammad Kuniyil, VP – Credit Risk, Sharjah Islamic Bank
Rajamaiya, AVP & Lead Product Manager, Finacle
Moderator: Finacle from Infosys

Event overview

Opportunities for Islamic banking are opening up across Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific with the market predicted to reach US$1.6 billion in opportunity value in 2016, according to research firm Gartner. Even so, banking regulations will play a key role in easing the way these services are deployed and adopted.

  • What can regulators do to address this growing opportunity?
  • What will be the key challenges that both banks and technology providers will face in this rapidly evolving landscape?

To learn more about how regulations will shape the face of Islamic banking, come join an elite panel of bankers and domain experts for a webinar: Islamic banking in the face of changing regulations.

The webinar will ponder the following questions and more:

  • Will central banks modify regulatory frameworks in time to address the growing opportunity in Islamic banking?
  • Are commercial technology providers prepared to meet this market? Have the offerings been standardized?

What strategy must banks adopt in view of the highly fluid nature of this opportunity?

Why attend?

To stay up-to-date on the evolving landscape of regulations, opportunities, and challenges in the Islamic banking space.

Who should attend?

Executives from banks and financial institutions who are interested in Islamic banking solutions and services, as well as regulators and analysts.

Speaker profiles

Maher Al Kabi

Maher Al Kabi, Head of Al-Watani Al-Islami (AWAI) Islamic Banking, Emirates NBD

Maher Al Kabi is a seasoned banker with over 20 years of experience in the banking industry, both conventional and Islamic banking. He has extensive expertise in risk management, wholesales and consumer banking, operation and technology, sales and distribution, and business development.

In his current role, he is responsible of developing and managing Emirates NBD's Islamic Window and associated banking products and drive alignment with all wholesale banking, consumer wealth management (retail banking), private banking and treasury through the development of a complete range of innovative suite of products.

Prior to this he has served as Chief Risk Officer at Dubai Bank, where he was responsible for establishing an enterprise risk management (ERM) framework encompassing all credit and risk functions including Basel II compliance and establishment of quantitative risk management for economic capital and risk adjusted performance measurement. He was a member of senior executive management team and steering committee member in driving Dubai Bank’s strategic vision / mission. Prior to this, he spent over 14 years in Citibank (UAE, Bahrain, and EMEA) where he managed various risk and business roles of increasing responsibility.

Maher holds a post-graduate Certificate of Financial Management and Banking from the American University of Sharjah (AUS), and a Bachelor's degree in computer science from Cyprus.

Mammad Kuniyil

Mammad Kuniyil, VP – Credit Risk, Sharjah Islamic Bank

Mammad Kuniyil is a senior banker with over 10 years of experience in business development, portfolio management and risk control with cross-functional experience in credit risk, project evaluation, financial modeling, investment banking, and credit administration.

Presently, the VP – Credit Risk at the Risk Management Group in the Sharjah Islamic Bank since 2006, he is a Certified Chartered Accountant and brings over nine years of audit experience in the areas of statutory audit, internal audits, and certification matters.

Prior to this, he has managed the credit risk functions at major international banks such as the Saudi British Bank, an HSBC affiliate, and as Director at international audit firms such as Ernst and Young and TVP Associates.

 Rajashekara V. Maiya

Rajashekara V. Maiya AVP and Lead Product Manager, Finacle

Rajashekara Maiya is an accountant by profession, and has more than 15 years of banking industry experience. He has been part of the Product Management Group and is now responsible for charting the product strategy of Finacle, which is the flagship banking solution by Infosys. Maiya has a special interest in the areas of risk management, regulations, and compliance and is also on the expert panel of 'McKinsey Quarterly,' and a member of 'XBRL Abstract Modeling Group.' He has several patent filings in the areas of delivery channels, offline banking, and customer experience. Maiya holds a Master's degree in commerce specializing in banking, costing, and taxation. He is also an associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

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