Program for Sarajevo Islamic Finance Summer School 2019

sifss 2019 - Agenda

Islamic finance – principles, issues and challenges,

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

A Legal and Ethical Perspective on Islamic Finance,

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

Product development in Islamıc banking,

Islamic banking and social development


Models of Modern Waqf and endowment development: potentials and perspectives

Islamic capital markets and instruments

Financial screening in Islamic investment funds,


Issues and Challenges in Islamic Finance in Conventional Economies

Financial exclusion and Islamic finance: the practical experiences

Issues with the practical implementation of Islamic Finance: the case study


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.

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.

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

PhD Brekke Torkel, 
Research Professor at the University of Oslo and Peace Research Institute Oslo. Project leader for FINEX Financial Exclusion research project.

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

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

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

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

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

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 Zairani Zainol, 
Associate Professor at the Islamic Business School, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia. Holds a PhD in Islamic Banking from Edinburgh University, UK.

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

Important Dates SIFSS 2019

Early Bird registration: 17.04.2018. 

Registration due: 10.06.2018.

Payment Deadline: 10 days after you register for SIFSS

SIFSS dates: June 17 – June 20, 2019

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