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IIBSA 2018: Connecting You to Africa and Africa to the World of Islamic Finance

Building on the success of our previous summits where more than 250 Islamic banking leaders from across Africa and internationally gather each year to discuss new strategies to boost trade & investment between Africa, OIC countries and the broader international markets through Islamic finance, Ethico Live in collaboration with the Central Bank of Djibouti are delighted to announce that the International Islamic Banking Summit Africa: Djibouti 2018 will again take place on 7th and 8th November 2018 at the Djibouti Kempinski Palace.

Held under the patronage of, and featuring a Special Presidential Address from, H.E. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti and Head of Government, this year’s Summit will be held under the theme “Accelerating the Economic Potential of Islamic Finance in Africa” and will tackle how to boost the potential of Islamic finance to deliver several key value propositions to Africa, particularly in the high-impact areas of Sukuk & Infrastructure Finance; Trade & Investment; and Financial Inclusion & Innovation. The Summit also features a Keynote Speech from H.E. Ahmed Osman, the Governor of the Central Bank of Djibouti.

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Speakers @ IIBSA 2018

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H.E. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh

President of the Republic of Djibouti, Head of Government

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H.E. Ahmed Osman


Central Bank of Djibouti

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Dr. Bello Danbatta Lawal

Secretary General

Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB)

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Hon. Maria Kiwanuka

Senior Adviser : Finance Office of the President of Uganda and former Minister of Finance of Uganda

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Chris Principe


Chain2Trade, Inc.


FinFuture & Financial IT

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Casablanca Finance City

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Alibek Nurbekov

Head of Islamic Finance

Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC)

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William Mullally

Editor - Islamic Business & Finance

CPI Financial

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Muhammad Kashif

Chief Operating Officer

East Africa Bank

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Khawaja Usman Rafi

Head of PMO & IT Operations

Summit Bank Limited

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Saed Abdillahi Saed

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Waayeel Consulting Ltd.

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