Fact-finding visit by Bank Nizwa
18th October 2010
The Founding Committee from Bank Nizwa, Oman’s first Islamic bank, met INCEIF President & CEO Mr Daud Vicary Abdullah today to discuss a wide range of areas within the Islamic financial services industry.
Bank Nizwa was represented by Mr. Ahmed Saif Al Rawahi (Chairman of Founding Committee), Dr. Ashraf Nabhan Abdullah Al Nabhani (Member of the Founding Committee and the Dean of College of Banking & Financial Studies which is the training arm of the Central Bank of Oman), Ms. Rasheeda Ali Rashid Al Khaifi (Member), Mr. Amer Al-Suleimani (Member), and Mr. Khalid Alyahmadi (Member).
The Omanis were also briefed on Malaysia’s experience in becoming an international Islamic finance hub. Moving forward, INCEIF has offered to look into possible collaborations with the bank, particularly in human capital development. They, in turn, shared their experience in introducing Islamic financial services industry in Oman.
The meeting was also attended by Chief Operations Officer Mr Zamree Mohd Ishak, Head of Graduate Studies Prof Dr Obiyathulla Ismath Bacha, Head of Research Dr Mohd Pisal Zainal and Head of Marketing & Communications Joy Abdullah.