Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya
Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, Olaya St, Al Olaya, Riyadh 11433, Saudi Arabia

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Event Date Mon May 30 +03 (in 6 days)
In your timezone (EDT): Sun May 29 5:00pm - Sun May 29 5:00pm
Location Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya
Olaya St, Al Olaya, Riyadh 11433, Saudi Arabia
Region EMEA

An Islamic banking and finance pioneer, with strong governmental support, Saudi Arabia’s Shariah banking industry holds a 51.5% share of its domestic market. The Kingdom shows no signs of slowing down, and with a well-established domestic debt market, it has the benefit of easily issuing local currency Sukuk.

IFN returns to Saudi Arabia for the eighth time to host a new and unique series of IFN Dialogues, exploring the hurdles and opportunities in one of the most active and influential markets in the Islamic financial world.

This is a series of extended discussions amongst leading industry players, both domestic and international, to discuss and identify the Kingdom’s most pressing issues.

The three scheduled Dialogues will focus on: Islamic Capital Markets, Banking, and Investment; The Convergence of Islamic and Sustainable Investing in the Kingdom; and the role Digital Innovation, Technology and FinTech will play in the KSA.

The past two years have been difficult for many. For the first time in almost a century, the world ground to a halt, meaning minimal physical interaction, and a shuddering halt to B2B events as we knew them.

At REDmoney, we went online, building a new platform allowing us to deliver virtual events to our readers and followers around the world. And, although OnAir events don’t allow for face-to-face meetings and that personal interaction we all enjoy, there’s very much a place for them moving forwards, and this is recognized through the IFN OnAir Roadshow visiting a series of key markets in 2022.

However, with the opening of core markets and people returning to offices, we’re delighted to announce our 2022 physical Forum line-up too.

And, with our exclusive OnAir platform and the portal, all physical forums will also be aired live to a global audience. This means larger audiences and greater participation, which is great news for all involved.

We begin with our coveted Awards Ceremonies in Dubai and Kuala Lumpur, serving their respective markets, followed by events in Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Indonesia, Oman, and Saudi Arabia.


2022 Speakers


H.E. Talal Fouad Alhumoud
Deputy Governor for Investment, Saudi Central Bank


Mohammed Paracha
Head of Middle East, Norton Rose Fulbright


Ahmadou Kane
Senior Manager, Legal Transaction Team Risk, Legal and Compliance (ITFC)

Amna Usman
Legal Advisor and Head of Corporate Department, Trabulsi & Co

Dr Mohammed I Ali
Head of Equity Funds, ANB Invest

Nabil A Issa
Partner, King & Spalding LLP

Dr Nader Naifar
Professor of finance, Imam University; Riyadh- Saudi Arabia

Saliegh Salaam
Investment Manager, Old Mutual Investment Group

Toseef Azid
Professor, College of Business and Economics, University of Qassim, Saudi Arabia


Dr Bello Lawal Danbatta
Secretary-General, Islamic Financial Services Board

Dr Hurriyah El Islamy
Executive Board Member, Badan Pengelola Keuangan Haji (BPKH)

Dr Issam Al Tawari
Founder and Managing Partner, Newbury Consulting

Dr John Sandwick
General Manager, Safa Investment Services

Mashael Al-Otaibi
Head of Fixed Income and Treasury, Saudi Real Estate Refinance Company

Mike Tirman
Partner, Ice Miller
Dr Mohammed I Ali, Head of Equity Funds, ANB Invest

Khaled Al Aboodi
Managing Partner, Sustainable Finance Solutions

Dr Mohammed Alyami
Director, Development Effectiveness Department, The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector

Dr Muhammad Bilal
Research Economist, General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI)

Rizwan Malik
Head – Standards Implementation and Strategic Developments, Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI)

Saliegh Salaam
Investment Manager, Old Mutual Investment Group

Asad Ahmed
Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

Dr Husam Yaghi
Group Vice-President, Mawarid Media and Communications Group

Khaled Al Ahli
Markets Director, Aion Digital

Naveed Minhas
Chief of Venture Development, Riyad Capital

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Partners

• The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
• The Islamic Corporation for The Insurance Of Investment And Export Credit (ICIEC)
• International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation
• IsDB Group Business Forum (THIQAH)

• DDCAP Group
• Emirates NBD Capital
• Ice Miller Strategies LLC
• IdealRatings
• King & Spalding
• Norton Rose Fulbright
• Old Mutual
• Sidra Capital
• Standard Chatered

• Redmoney Consulting