Group CEO of Noor Investment Group confirmed to speak at World Islamic Retail Banking Conference

Fleming Gulf's 4th World Islamic Retail Banking Conference will see participation from the Group CEO of Noor Investment, Mr. Hussain AlQemzi, as a panelist in the CEO Roundtable.

Online PR News – 17-August-2012 – Dubai, UAE – Hussain AlQemzi, Group CEO of Noor Investment Group and CEO of Noor Islamic Bank will share his thoughts on Islamic Retail Banking Strategies at the CEO Roundtable at Fleming Gulf's 4th Annual World Islamic Retail Banking Conference, taking place on 9 – 10 October 2012 at the Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa, Dubai.

A seasoned banker with over 28 years of experience working with the leading financial institutions in the UAE, Hussain AlQemzi now leads Noor Investment Group (NIG), and its flagship entity Noor Islamic Bank (NIB) as its Group CEO. A UAE National, AlQemzi is an insightful leader with proven experience of incubating, leading and managing strategic ventures and business transformation initiatives. During his tenure as CEO, Noor Islamic Bank has received many prestigious awards, amongst which are Best New Bank in the Middle East, Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2009; Best Structured Finance Deal of the Year 2008, Islamic Finance News; Best Deal of the Year 2008, Islamic Finance News; Best Tawarruq Deal of the Year 2008, Islamic Finance News; Best New Product Award, Banker Middle East Product Awards 2011 and Deal of the Year 2011 in the Islamic Finance category for the European regional awards, The Banker. The bank was also ranked first by Bloomberg in the 2008 list of international shari’a compliant lead arrangers and first by Thomson Reuters in the 2008 Islamic book runner and arranger categories. As a result of his achievements AlQemzi was awarded the prestigious 2010 ‘CEO of the Year Award’ in the Islamic Banking category at the CEO Middle East Awards. Prior to his appointment as GCEO of NIG and CEO of NIB AlQemzi was the Chief Executive of Sharjah Islamic Bank and a former Board member of Dubai Financial Market (DFM), and Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX). He has also served as Chief Operating Officer of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), and is credited with laying the ground for the world class financial hub. In addition, to his roles at NIG and NIB, AlQemzi is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation, Vice Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC and is a member of the Board of Directors of the DIFC Supreme Council, DIFC Authority and Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies.

Hussain AlQemzi, together with panelists Irfan Siddiqui, President and CEO at Meezan Bank Ltd., Dr. Jamil El Jaroudi, Chief Executive Officer, Bank Nizwa, Oman, Dr. Adnan Chilwan, Deputy CEO at Dubai Islamic Bank, Badlisyah Abdul Ghani, Head of Group Islamic Banking Division, CIMB Group (Malaysia), Wasim Saifi, Global Head of Consumer Banking at Standard Chartered Saadiq, Moinuddin Malim, CEO at Mashreq Al Islami, and more, will be part of a panel discussion about the future of Islamic retail banking at the 4th Annual World Islamic Retail Banking Conference. Topics of discussion will include, creating a global Islamic customer proposition, setting up a geographical footprint across Asia, Africa, Middle East & North America, challenges of working with different shariah structures and interpretations across geographies, and tapping the opportunity for Islamic wealth management.

The World Islamic Retail Banking Conference, organized annually by Fleming Gulf, is one of the key Islamic Retail banking events in the region. Over 250 participants attend this event year-on-year, which includes a speaker panel of 40+ senior experts, leading solution providers, and delegates from leading regional and global banks.