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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.

Speakers @ IIBSA 2017

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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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Abderrahim Bouazza

Director - General

Bank Al-Maghrib

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Dr. Hamed Hassan Merah

Secretary General


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Paul Muthaura


Capital Markets Authority Kenya

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Prof. Humayon Dar

Executive Chairman

HD-Edbiz Group of Companies

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Dr. Sami Al-Suwailem

Head, Financial Product Development Center

Islamic Research and Training Institute

Islamic Development Bank Group

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Claudio Medeossi

Counsel Dubai

White & Case

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William Mullally

Editor - Islamic Business & Finance

CPI Financial

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Mohamed Magdy Aref

Manager, Presales Engagement Global Financial Solutions


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Dr. Hatim El-Tahir

Director, FCISI


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Saed Abdillahi Saed

Managing Director

Waayeel Consulting Ltd.

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Ousmane Diagana

Vice President and Chief Ethics Officer

World Bank Group

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