Director General of Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) Confirms Participation at the Africa Islamic Finance Forum in September (

Dr Sidi Ould Tah, Director General of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa will deliver a keynote address on Financing the Private Sector in Africa at the event organized by the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, which is part of the Islamic Development Bank Group.

Key speakers already confirmed to participate currently include:

  • Alassane Ouattara – President, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Albert Toikeusse Mabri Abdallah – Minister of State, Planning & Development, Cote d’Ivoire & Governor, Islamic Development Bank
  • Niale Kaba – Minister to the Prime Minister in charge of Economy & Finance, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Abdourahmane Cisse – Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office in charge of the Budget, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Dr Sidi Ould Tah – Director General, Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  • Dr Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al-Madani – President, Islamic Development Bank
  • Khaled Al Aboodi – Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector
  • Ahsan Ali – Managing Director & Head of Islamic Origination, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Dr Amat Taap – Chief Executive Officer, Finance Accreditation Agency
  • Basheer Oshodi – Group Head, Non-Interest Banking, Sterling Bank, Nigeria
  • Daniel Kablan Duncan – Prime Minister of Cote d’Ivoire
  • Fabrice Toka – Senior Director, Fitch Ratings, South Africa
  • Fadi Salim Al Faqih – Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Khartoum, Sudan
  • Hajara Adeola – Managing Director, Lotus Capital, Nigeria
  • Hani Othman Baothman – Chief Executive Officer, Sidra Capital, Saudi Arabia
  • Ibrahima Cheik Diong – Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Africa Consulting & Trading, Senegal
  • Madani M. Tall – Chief Executive Officer, MMT Conseils & Strategies, Senegal
  • Qudeer Latif – Partner & Global Head of Islamic Finance Practice, Clifford Chance, UAE
  • Professor Dr Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim – Chief Executive Officer, International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation

Attendance to the event is complimentary for senior regulators and market players involved in Islamic finance globally. The distinguished audience will include regulators, bankers, lawyers, consultants, scholars and a comprehensive array of expert practitioners from around the world with a stake in the evolution of the African Islamic finance industry.

The comprehensive forum will cover the outlook for Islamic finance and Shariah compliant fund raising and public private partnerships in Africa, review the success of global Sukuk deals, focus on how Islamic finance can advance Africa’s SME sector and discuss the Islamic asset management trends both globally and in key African markets.

The Africa Islamic Finance Forum will be organized by REDmoney Events, a division of REDmoney Group.

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REDmoney Group
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