INCEIF PCEO Mr Daud Vicary Abdullah was in Manama, Bahrain’s capital city, recently to reaffirm INCEIF’s collaboration with existing partners as well as introduce INCEIF to future collaborators.
During his three-day visit starting 26 March, Mr Daud met with Bahrain Finance Minister H.E. Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa. He was accompanied to the meeting by the Malaysian Ambassador to Bahrain H.E. Dato’ Ahmad Shahizan Abd Samad.
Mr Daud (right) at the UoB meeting with Dr Ebrahim.
During the meeting, Mr Daud briefed the Minister on INCEIF’s efforts in developing talent for the global Islamic financial services industry through academic programmes, research and executive training. The Minister was also informed of the on-going collaboration between INCEIF and University of Bahrain (UoB) to offer the CIFP at the latter’s Manama campus. In addition, there is a small but growing number of Bahrainis who are pursuing the CIFP as online students. At the last convocation, a Bahraini – Ms Alaa Alaabed – was awarded the best CIFP student. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Islamic Finance at INCEIF.
At the Bahrain Finance Ministry … (Fr left) Mr Daud, H.E. Shaikh Ahmed and H.E. Dato’ Ahmad Shahizan.
Mr Daud said: “I would like to thank HE Dato’ Shahizan for walking the talk on Islamic Finance. Kudos to the Ambassador and team for their tireless energy and commitment on this.”
Mr Daud also met UoB President Dr. Ebrahim Janahi to revisit the current collaboration between INCEI and UoB. Both shared their views on Islamic finance education and steps to be taken in further developing and cementing the collaboration. In addition, both universities will work jointly to secure recognition at the respective universities from the respective education ministries.
We would like to pursue further joint programs with UoB at all levels, Master, PhD and research. d well as the opportunity to run short Executive programs with you on topics of immediate interest and concern in Islamic Finance.