Governor of Central Bank of Kuwait at INCEIF

The Central Bank of Kuwait, impressed with INCEIF’s efforts in its role as a knowledge leader in Islamic finance, is looking forward to form stronger ties with the university.

Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait HE Dr Mohammad Y. Al-Hashel today paid a visit to INCEIF campus where he held a meeting with INCEIF and ISRA senior management. Several members of INCEIF Faculty also joined the meeting.


(Fourth from right) HE Dr Mohammad Y. Al-Hashel with officials of the Central Bank of Kuwait and
Mr Daud Vicary Abdullah (third from right) and Mr Mohd Zamree Ishak (first from left) of INCEIF.

On hand to welcome Governor Dr Mohammad was INCEIF President & CEO Mr Daud Vicary Abdullah, Chief Operations Officer Mr Mohd Zamree Ishak and ISRA Executive Director Assoc. Prof. Dr Akram Laldin.

Writing in the INCEIF Guest Book, Governor Dr Mohammad said “I’d like to express the appreciation of the Central Bank of Kuwait for this opportunity to explore ways of further collaboration with INCEIF.
“INCEIF has accomplished a lot of good things for the Islamic finance industry and we in Kuwait can utilise and capitalise on this. I’m looking forward to stronger ties with this reputable institution,” he added.

Among the collaborations planned include the training of the bank’s staff through INCEIF’s Executive Programmes. The staff would also be encouraged to pursue INCEIF’s three academic programmes which are Chartered Islamic Finance Professional, Masters in Islamic Finance and PhD in Islamic Finance.

Similar capacity building efforts would also be initiated with Kuwait’s Institute of Banking Studies, where Governor Dr Mohammad is chairman. In addition, INCEIF would also look into starting customised postgraduate studies in Islamic Finance with University of Kuwait.

The Governor, who was accompanied by six high-level officials from the bank, also toured the campus including a visit to the Knowledge Management Centre where he received two books authored by INCEIF First Holder of Islamic Finance Chair Prof Abbas Mirakhor and Professor of Comparative History Prof Murat Cizakca, respectively.

The Governor and his staff were in Kuala Lumpur for a three-day visit, 16 -18 Oct, hosted by Bank Negara Malaysia.

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