The Global Islamic Finance Forum (GIFF) is a prime event in the Islamic finance calendar held
every two years in Malaysia. GIFF is an international marketplace for the Islamic financial
industry and global businesses to showcase business propositions as well as to share
innovation-driven insights in unlocking and enhancing the true potential of Islamic finance. The
previous GIFF 2014 managed to attract more than 1400 participants from almost 50 countries.
Themed "Dream Big, Grow Beyond", GIFF 5.0 will offer unique business and networking opportunities for industry practitioners, business leaders, regulators and Shariah scholars.
GIFF 5.0 is structured to be a dynamic business forum by providing a blend of both intellectual discussions and business avenues to spur the future growth of Islamic finance.
- IIFM Workshop on Islamic Finance
- Walking To The Challenge
- Future Leaders Forum
- IILM-ISRA 4th Roundtable on Challenges in Sukuk Issuance
- IFSB Regulator's Forum : Islamic Finance in 2016 and Beyond: Challenges, Opportunities and Evolving Regulatory Focus
- ASEAN Fintech Challenge
- Global Islamic Finance Report Launch - "Islamic Financial Policy - A Global Study" by Edbiz Consulting
- Workshop on Developing an Islamic Infrastructure Investment Platform (I3P) by APEC Business Advisory Council
- Top Minds
- Technology Disruption in a Borderless World
- Emerging Market Volatilities: Where the Opportunities Lie?
- Finding the Next “Steve Jobs” in Islamic Finance
- Global Institutions Forum
- Market Landmark Session
- The Economist Conversation
Realising Dreams : Strategy, Speed, Synergy
- Business Pitch
- Future Finance
- Embracing Technology for Future Growth
- Exhibition Hall Activities
- Top Minds
- Predicting Future Global Solutions
- Islamic Pension Scheme: The Next Big Thing?
- Banking on Values: Realities and Impossibilities (Session by Bank Negara Malaysia)
- Business Pitch
- Islamic Wealth Management: Prospects And Opportunities (Session by the Securities Commission Malaysia)
Mohd Redza Shah Abdul Wahid
Chief Executive Officer, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
Mohd Redza Shah Abdul Wahid is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad (the Bank) and was appointed to the Board of the Bank on 1 November 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics in Industry and Trade (Honours) from London School of Economics, University of London in 1986 and Master of Science Economics in International Banking and Finance from University of Wales, Cardiff.
Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar
Founder and Group Chairman, Amanie Advisors
Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar is the Founder and Group Chairman of Amanie Advisors, a global boutique Shariah advisory firm with offices located in Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Luxembourg, Cairo, Kazakhstan, Oman, Australia, South Korea and Dublin. He is also the Founder and Chairman of Amanie Nexus Sdn Bhd (Kuala Lumpur), an information technology service provider for the Islamic finance industry.
Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent and President of its Online Media Group
During his career, Malaysian born SY Lau has been described as an entrepreneur, technology evangelist, internet opinion leader, even "media person of the year." One position that SY is particularly honored to hold is his membership on the Harvard Business School's Asia-Pacific Advisory Board. This role provides him with the opportunity to make a difference for years to come by influencing the educations received by future generations of Asian leaders.
Dr. Imran Lum
Associate Director, Islamic Capital Markets, National Australia Bank
Currently an Associate Director at the National Australia Bank and his primary responsibility is building the Islamic finance capability for bank's Product and Markets division. Prior to this, he was the national Product Manager for NAB’s multi-award winning Microenterprise Loans. Imran serves on the Board of the Australia-ASEAN Council, established by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and is an Advisory Board Member of the Islamic Museum of Australia and Piety Investments. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society at the Australian Catholic University and the Founder of an online Arabic learning platform called arabicmadeinchina.com.
Raja Teh Maimunah
Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer, Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad
Raja Teh Maimunah has over 20 years experience in banking and finance focusing on areas of Islamic and investment banking. She is at present the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Hong Leong Islamic Bank.
Mohamed Izam Bin Mohamed Yusof
Chief Executive Officer, IAP Integrated Sdn Bhd
Mr. Mohamed Izam Mohamed Yusof, the Chief Executive Officer of IAP Integrated Sdn Bhd (IAP) began his career as an auditor at Ernst & Young before starting his work with Tabung Haji subsidiaries - TH Technologies and TH Global Services for 17 years. He worked his way to become the CEO of TH Global Services that focuses on Halal food business.Thereafter, he has served as CEO of Lembaga Zakat Selangor under Majlis Agama Islam Selangor where he has developed a 5 year transformation plan and diligently executed year on year until the collection of zakat exceeded Ringgit Malaysia half a billion. IAP Integrated Sdn Bhd is a company that operates a technology-based platform which is Shariah compliant to facilitate efficient delivery of investment account.
Dr. Adnan Chilwan
Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Islamic Bank
Dr. Adnan Chilwan is a leading authority in the field of Islamic Banking & Finance and credited as a pioneer of change and innovation. With a career spanning nearly two decades with both reputed conventional and Islamic banks in the gulf region, he currently serves as the Group Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Islamic Bank, the world's first Shariah-compliant player and the largest Islamic Bank in UAE.
Shahril Ridza Ridzuan
Chief Executive Officer, Employees Provident Fund
He holds a Master of Arts (First Class) from Cambridge University and Bachelor of Civil Law (First Class) from Oxford University, and has been called to the Malaysian Bar and the Bar of England and Wales.
Dr. Mark Mobius
Executive Chairman, Templeton Emerging Markets Group
Dr. Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, currently directs 51 analysts based in Franklin Templeton's 20 emerging markets offices and manages the emerging markets portfolios. Dr. Mobius has spent more than 40 years working in emerging markets all over the world. He joined Franklin Templeton in 1987 as President of the Templeton Emerging Markets Fund, Inc.
Chief Economist, EIU
Asia Director, EIU Custom Research
Simon Baptist is the Chief Economist at The EIU; responsible for providing intellectual leadership for the EIU's coverage and ensuring that economic and political analysis and forecasts are the best available for international decision-makers, and for managing a global team of economists, consultants and editors. As Asia Director for custom research, the EIU's consultancy arm, he works with governments to design and assess the impact of public policy and with companies to drive successful strategy and operational performance in Asia.
Goh Peng Ooi
Executive Chairman, Silverlake Group
Goh Peng Ooi has over 30 years of experience in Information Technology. He obtained a Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Electronics Engineering from the University of Tokyo on the Monbusho scholarship. He began his career in IBM Malaysia and held several senior positions over his nine-year tenure, his last being Marketing Manager for Banking and Finance.
Head of Products for Southeast Asia, Visa
James Lim took on the role in Visa as Head of Products for Southeast Asia in July 2015. In his current role, James leads Visa’s product teams and is responsible for providing strategic direction for the growth of Visa’s core and emerging products in Southeast Asia. Prior to this role, James was the Head of Consumer Products for Visa in Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. He was responsible for leading a team which directly supports consumer credit and debit products for Visa’s clients throughout the region.
Director, Finance and Markets Global Practice, the World Bank Group
Sebastian-A Molineus is a Practice Director for the World Bank Group's (WBG) Finance & Markets Global Practice. In this role, he is responsible for delivering the Practice's financial, advisory and convening services across the Caribbean, East Asia, Pacific, and South Asian countries and the Africa region, as well as with the Financial Access and Inclusion Global Solutions Team.
Secretary-General, Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB)
Jaseem Ahmed assumed the position of the Secretary-General of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) on 1st May 2011. As the SG he is responsible for the formulation, issuance, dissemination and adoption of the IFSB’s standards for the prudential regulation and supervision of Islamic finance covering banking, insurance and capital markets.
He has 25 years experience in financial sector reform issues, and in the fields of public governance, expenditure management and fiscal decentralization. He has extensive experience in macroeconomic and financial sector stabilisation programmes in Asia.
Correspondent/Anchor, Bloomberg TV
Haslinda Amin is a news correspondent and anchor for Bloomberg Television. Based in Singapore, Amin has been at the heart of market makers and stories that have driven the transformation of Southeast Asia. Amin has reported on financial and political developments including the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forums, the bloody anti-government clashes in Thailand, developments in Pakistan as well as President Barack Obama's first visit to Asia. Haslinda has interviewed a wide range of top newsmakers for Bloomberg Television, including Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. She also conducted the first international television interview with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak after he took office in 2009.
Chairman, Finzsoft Solutions
Brent joined in late 2011 as a Non-Executive Independent Director and Chairman. Brent was most recently the CEO of Media Works NZ Limited. Experience includes a number of legal, corporate advisory, consultancy and media related roles. Brent is also a Director of Sanza Rugby Pty Ltd, Yellow Pages Group, Devon Funds Management, Fred Hollows Australia and Fred Hollows Foundation (NZ) including 11 years as Chairman, and Chairman of Hutchwilco NZ Limited. Brent also acts as a domestic and international Media Consultant, and is the Chairman of the New Zealand Rugby Union.
Secretary General, General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI)
Mr. Belatik is the Secretary General of the General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI) the global umbrella of Islamic Financial Institutions, since March 2014. Prior to this he was Assistant Secretary-General of the Malaysian based Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB), where he was responsible for overseeing key initiatives among others, the strategic performance planning and Integrated Result Based Management Framework (IRBM) for the Secretariat, standards implementation initiatives in member countries and spearheading cooperation and development of the Islamic financial services with multilateral banks and global organisations in the industry.
Founding Board Member and Chief Executive Officer, Fajr Capital
Iqbal Khan is the CEO of Fajr Capital, a Dubai-based Islamic investment firm whose shareholders include Khazanah Nasional, the Government of Brunei Darussalam, the Abu Dhabi Investment Council and the Mohammed Alsubeaei and Sons Investments Company (MASIC). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam, GEMS Education, Jadwa Investment, MENA Infrastructure and National Petroleum Services.