MR. KHALID ABDULLA JANAHI WILL BE A KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC FINANCE FORUM IN ZURICH
Mr. Khalid Abdulla Janahi, Chairman of Ithmaar Bank, has been invited to participate as a keynote speaker at the International Islamic Finance Forum that will take place on November 13 to 16 in Zurich (Switzerland).
While Islamic Banking keeps gaining importance throughout all main financial markets, and the demand for Sharia’ah compliant investment alternatives grows, this forum brings in the perfect environment to discuss and evaluate the challenges that lie ahead.
Since it has been established in 2001, this event has positioned itself as the premier Islamic Finance Forum worldwide.
This year, it will bring together leading Islamic Finance players from Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and will explore the issues of wealth management and private banking; areas of increasing interest for Islamic Finance and High Net Worth individuals.
Mr. Khalid A. Janahi is the Chairman of Ithmaar Bank and Group Chief Executive of DMI which he joined in 1998. Prior to his current position he was a partner at PriceWaterhouse with over eighteen years of experience in business advisory services in the UK and Middle East. He is currently a member of the Economic Development Board of Bahrain, Vice Chairman of the Arab Business Council and a member of the Board of the Centre for International Business and Management (CIBAM), University of Cambridge, England. He has also served as a member of the Board of the Bahrain Stock Exchange, the Accounting and Auditing Standards Board for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions, the Bahrain Academic Qualification Accreditation Committee and the Public Accounting Standards Setting Committee in Bahrain. He is also Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Shamil Bank of Bahrain, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of FBL, Chairman of FFS and DMI Administrative Services, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Solidarity, Chairman of the Board of Directors of First Leasing Bank and Member of the Board of Directors of FIBE.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Accountancy from the University of Manchester, England (UK) and is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.