Program for Sarajevo Islamic Finance Summer School 2019

sifss 2019 - Agenda

Islamic Finance – principles, issues and challenges

Islamic finance: What is it for?

A legal and ethical perspective on Islamic finance

Islamic Bank from Strategic Management Perspective

Introduction and implementation of  AAOIFI and IAS standards  in an Islamic financial institution

Implementation of Islamic finance in conventional economies: the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Issues and Challenges in Islamic Finance in Conventional Economies

Islamic capital markets and instruments

Financial screening in Islamic investment funds,

Issues with the practical implementation of Islamic Finance: The Islamic Investment Banking

Product Development in Islamic Banking

Islamic banking and social development: Models of Modern Waqf and Endowment


PhD Velid Efendić, Associate professor at the School of Economics and Business. Programme manager at SEBS & UoB MA programme in Islamic banking.

Prof. Mohamed Iqbal Asaria, thought leader in the Takaful industry, and Head of the organizing committee of the International Takaful Summit in London, UK.

Dr. Monzer Kahf, Consultant/Trainer/Lecturer, Islamic banking, finance and economics: Private practice, California, USA, 1999 to present.

PhD Ivana Hrdličková, 
President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon at the Hague. Holds a PhD with a focus on the relationship between international and Islamic law.

Dr. Nihat Gümüş,                 Assistant Professor at İbn Haldun university Istanbul. Completed the PhD program on Finance at Bogazici University . Distinguished professor in following areas: Islamic Finance, Corporate Finance, Banking, Financial Sector Regulation, Capital Markets, Sustainable Development Goals, Financial Inclusion.

Dr. Ruşen Ahmet Albayrak,                Has been working for Kuwait Turkish Participation Bank as Executive Vice President since 2005. Until October 2012 he led Banking Service Group, being effective onward from same date, he was assigned to Treasury and International Banking Group of the Bank.

PhD Natalie Schoon, 
Advisory and training for financial institutions in treasury, risk management, and Islamic finance. Author of Islamic Asset Management (2008)

PhD Meliha Bašić,
professor at the School of Economics and Business at the University of Sarajevo. She is also an expert in accounting and finance. 

 Torkel Brekke,                             Deputy Director and Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). He is also a research theme leader at the Centre for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo and works part time for the liberal think tank Civita.

PhD Azra Zaimović, 
Assistant Professor at the School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo. Licensed broker and dealer and investment advisor.

PhD Alija Avdukić, 
Lecturer at Markfield Institute of Higher Education (MIHE), Head of the Islamic Finance Department. Visiting Lecturer at Al-Maktoum College and SEBS.

PhD Mohammad Sabri,  
Lecturer in Islamic Finance and Islamic Bank Risk Management at the University of Bolton, in the United Kingdom.

PhD Mohamed Asmadi, 
Dean and professor at the Islamic Business School, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). Member of the Shariah Advisory Council of Central Bank of Malaysia (BNM), and Securities Commission of Malaysia since 2014.

PhD Okan Acar, 
Kuveyt Turk Bank Private Banking and Wealth Management Group Manager. Holds a PhD in Finance from Istanbul University.

PhD Aksak Ercument, 
A member of Durham Business School, Durham University, UK. Experienced researcher in the field of Islamic Finance.

Fatma Çınar, 
Head of the International Banking Department at Kuveyt Turk bank, Turkey. Experienced professional in International Banking.

Important Dates SIFSS 2019

Early Bird registration: 17.04.2019. 

Registration due: 10.06.2019.

Payment Deadline: 10 days after you register for SIFSS

SIFSS dates: June 17 – June 20, 2019

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