Fourteen participants from Brunei Darussalam departed for Makkah, Saudi Arabia, yesterday to participate in the “Islamic Finance Executive Programme”. The programme is organised by the Centre For Islamic Banking, Finance and Management (CIBFM), and event partner, Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), Jeddah with the support from Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD).
The Islamic Finance Executive Programme is an interactive programme that provides an avenue to analyse, discuss, and dive into Islamic Finance issues through academic sessions and roundtables with industry experts. The programme will take place at Royal Clock Tower, Fairmont Hotel, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, from 28 April to 2 May 2019.
Participants from Brunei Darussalam comprised of members from AMBD, Badan Tanmiah, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD), Perbadanan Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei (TAIB), and Insurans Islam TAIB Sdn Bhd (IITSB).These participants will attend 12 in-class sessions covering Sukuk, Islamic Funds, Resource Mobilisations and Governance; 3 roundtable discussions; and simulation on Sukuk issuance by 10 experts in the Islamic finance industry. Among the experts are Dr Zamir Iqbal, Chief Financial Officer, Islamic Development Bank (IDB); Dr Sami Al-Suwailem, Acting Director General, IRTI; and Dr Dawood Ashraf, Senior Researcher, and Acting Manager, Research Division, IRTI.
The Islamic Finance Executive Programme represents the third collaboration between CIBFM and IRTI, after the Islamic Capital Market Masterclass held in Brunei Darussalam in November 2018.
IRTI, based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB). IRTI is responsible for leading the development and sustenance of a dynamic and comprehensive Islamic Financial Services Industry that supports socio-economic development in member countries. IsDB is a multilateral development financing institution located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with 57 shareholding member states including Brunei Darussalam.