Latest additions and updates on the Africa Islamic Finance Forum (

Latest confirmed speakers include:

  • Cheikh Hadjibou Soumare – President of the Commission, West African Economic and Monetary Union
  • Tiemoko Meyliet Kone – Governor, Central Bank of West African States
  • Mory Soumahoro – Secretary General, Conseil Regional de l’epargne Publique et des Marches Financiers (Regional Council of Public Savings and Financial Markets)
  • Amadou Boubacar Cisse – Senior Minister, Minister of Planning, Republic of Niger
  • Abdoulaye Bio Tchane – Board Chairman, African Guarantee Fund & Chief Executive Officer, Alindaou Consulting
  • Fatimatou Zahra Diop – Board Director, International Financing Facility for Immunisation, Former Secretary General, Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
  • Owalabi Odekunle – Partner, Kola Awodein & Co, Nigeria
  • Kader Merbouh – Director of the Executive Master Islamic Finance & International Cooperation Officer – MENA Zone, Universite Paris-Dauphine, France

This free-to-attend event is designed specifically for the benefit of local and international market players to explore the development opportunities in Islamic finance both in the Cote d’Ivoire, locally and regionally – concentrating on building the market and exploring its exceptional potential through inward investment and international collaboration.

Day One: 17th September 2015

The Global Islamic Finance Market: Thought leaders share their vision on what the Islamic finance landscape will look like in 2016 • Africa’s Blueprint for Islamic Finance Development: Highlighting government initiatives in promoting Islamic finance in key African nations • The Africa Roundtable: What sector-specific development can be expected?

Developing Cote D’Ivoire as a Shariah Compliant Investment Destination: Outlook for inward investments and public private partnerships
Global Transaction Roundtable: Successful Sukuk issuers and arrangers discussing key trends, features and success factors of their most prominent deals
Application of Shariah Compliant Tools to SME financing and Microfinance: Successes and Challenges in Implementation: What opportunities exist and how do we bridge the gap between supply and demand

Human Capital: What Does the Industry Really Need: Developing a New Generation of Islamic Bankers: Developing a skilled workforce to support the rapid development of Islamic finance in the region

Day Two: 18th September 2015

Inward Islamic Investment Opportunities in Africa: Outlook for global equity, PE funds, i-ETFs and index-linked investments

• Opportunities for Investments in SMEs in Africa •

Opportunities for Trade Finance in Africa Through Islamic Finance

The African Islamic Asset Management Industry: Outlook and opportunities in Shariah compliant asset management in key African market • Takaful in Africa: Potential Growth and Challenges Ahead for African Takaful Operators

Opportunities for Islamic Financial Institutions in Retail Banking and SMEs:

What opportunity does Islamic finance offer the African retail banking and SME sectors?

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Alassane Ouattara – President, Cote d’ Ivoire Daniel Kablan Duncan
  • Prime Minister of Cote d’Ivoire Albert Toikeusse Mabri Abdullah
  • 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 Professor Dr Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim
  • Chief Executive Officer, International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation Dr Abdel Aziz Mustafa
  • Director, Corporate Support, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) Ahsan Ali
  • Managing Director & Head of Islamic Origination, Standard Chartered Bank Dr Amat Taap
  • Chief Executive Officer, Finance Accreditation Agency Anouar Hassoune
  • Head of Research and Strategist for MENA, The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Basheer Oshodi
  • Group Head, Non-Interest Banking, Sterling Bank, Nigeria Dr Boubacar Baidari – Director General, Centre Africain d’Études Supérieures en Gestion (CESAG) Cassim Docrat – Director, DDCAP(DIFC), UAE Dr Celia de Anca
  • Director, Saudi-Spanish Centre for Islamic Economics & Finance, IE Business School 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 Ibou Diouf
  •  Senior Transport Specialist, World Bank Ibrahima Cheikh Diong
  •  Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Africa Consulting & Trading, Senegal Madani M. Tall
  • Chief Executive Officer, MMT Conseils & Strategies, Senegal Nabil Marc Abdul Massih
  • Chief Executive Officer, INOKS Capital Qudeer Latif – Partner & Global Head of Islamic Finance Practice, Clifford Chance, UAE


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Andrew Morgan
Managing Director & Publisher

REDmoney Group

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REDmoney Events designs, organizes and hosts industry-leading conferences, forums, roadshows and seminars focusing on the Islamic financial markets across a global, regional and national level. Leveraging an exceptional network of the industry’s elite, REDmoney events provide access to an unparalleled array of influential speakers, panelists and participants from a cross-section of the global industry to debate the most significant issues currently affecting the Shariah compliant financial markets.