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The IFSB Announces Effective Risk Management (Module II) Executive Programme Speakers' Line-up

Date posted: 27 June 2019

27 June 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) is pleased to announce the speakers’ line-up for its second Executive Programme (EP) which will be held on 17 and 18 July 2019 at Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Themed, “Implementing Effective Stress Testing and Financial Safety Nets for Islamic Banks: Governance and Regulatory Compliance", this Executive Programme is the second module of the IFSB’s Effective Risk Management series targeted at the Board of Directors and senior management of institutions offering Islamic financial services (IIFS).

The EP aims to provide a platform for industry leaders and top management as well as regulatory and supervisory authorities to engage in high-level discussions and exchange industry experiences, on the subject of emerging risks and effective tools, strategies and best practices to manage emerging risks and issues faced by IIFS, and in particular, the implementation and oversight of effective stress testing programmes and appropriate financial safety nets for IIFS and other stakeholders.

Confirmed speakers include:

Dr. Bello Lawal Danbatta, Secretary-General, Islamic Financial Services Board
Aznan Abd Aziz, Assistant Governor of Supervision, Bank Negara Malaysia
Suhaedi, Executive Director, Islamic Finance Services Department, Bank Indonesia
Walid Ahmad AlZahrani, Assistant Secretary-General, Islamic Financial Services Board
Nurein Said Mohammed, Director, Bank Supervision, Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority
Abdourabbih Abdouss, Head, Risk Management Department, Islamic Development Bank
Leika Mindagaus, Financial Sector Expert, Financial Sector Assessments and Policies Division, International Monetary Fund.
Simon Chen, Vice President – Senior Analyst Financial Institutions Group, Moody’s Investors Service, Singapore


The two-day Executive Programme will discuss the topics:

  • IIFS and Emerging Risks in a Changing Financial Environment
  • Managing the Emerging Risks for IIFS
  • Moderated Session: Governance of effective Stress Testing in IIFS
  • Digital Transformation of Risk Management in IIFS: Experience Sharing
  • Effective Financial Safety Nets for IIFS: Role of SLOLR and SCDIS in an Era of Uncertainty
  • Panel Discussion: Way Forward - Regulatory Priorities in Addressing Evolving Risks in the IFSI and Financial Stability

Board of Directors, Senior and middle management from regulatory and supervisory authorities and market players from the IFSB members and non-members jurisdictions are invited to participate in this second module of the Executive Programme.

Interested participants are invited to register at www.ifsb.org. Please contact Mrs. Ida Shafinaz Ab. Malek (ida.shafinaz@ifsb.org) for further information.


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