Woman in Islamic Finance: PowerTalk

This week, IFN is paying tribute to one of the brightest lights of the global Islamic finance industry – Nevine Loutfy, CEO of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) Egypt – whose tragic passing we are mourning, yet her legacy continues to inspire and...

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 | Volume13.Issue48


What differentiate Samina Akram from most of her peers are perhaps her passion and commitment to empower women in Islamic finance which have led her to spearhead the creation of a platform to connect and support women worldwide in navigating the...

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 | Volume13.Issue34


While others are chasing big ticket transactions, Ferzana Haq is eyeing the underserved SME segment instead to develop Islamic finance in Singapore using her expertise built over the last decade in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. VINEETA TAN...

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 | Volume13.Issue31


Young, soft-spoken and unassuming, one may find it surprising to learn that Dr Aishath Muneeza was the woman who built Maldives’s Islamic capital markets from scratch and is the one responsible for introducing many pioneering Shariah compliant...

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 | Volume13.Issue23


Widely recognized for her pioneering work in Islamic derivatives, Norashikin Mohd Kassim is now leading the award-winning asset management arm of the parent of one of the world’s largest Islamic banks (CIMB Group) and a Fortune 500 company (...

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 | Volume13.Issue21


At the tender age of 34 years, Nor Rejina Rahim was chosen by Japanese financial giant Nomura Group to set up its Malaysian outfit, becoming the first non-Japanese, and the first woman, tasked with establishing the group’s presence outside its home...

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 | Volume13.Issue12


Since its launch in January, the IFN PowerTalk series have carried interviews of women industry leaders from the banking, fund management and law segments; yet the Shariah finance ecosystem is vast with various roles in the periphery. Taking a...

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 | Volume13.Issue09


Two things come to mind when speaking to Naomi Heaton on her success as a property magnate: true grit and steely determination, as VINEETA TAN would find out in this week’s IFN PowerTalk series.  What began as a hobby buying and flipping...

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 | Volume13.Issue07


From Cambridge to Harvard, Dr Aida Othman’s academic repertoire in Shariah law is as distinguished as her illustrious career as an Islamic finance lawyer at one of Malaysia’s leading legal firm. Heading the award-winning Shariah business of ZICOlaw...

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 | Volume13.Issue05


It may not have been in Farmida Bi’s plan to become an Islamic finance lawyer, but this dynamic and pragmatic personality nonetheless rose up the ranks in the Shariah finance legal circle to head the European Islamic finance practice for one of the...

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 | Volume13.Issue03


Her aspirations for Islamic finance may be sky high but her feet are firmly rooted to the ground. With a career as illustrious as her exuberant personality, Angelia Chin-Sharpe has indeed left a mark in the industry, bolstering the Islamic asset...

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 | Volume13.Issue01