The Centre aims to support human capital development in the Islamic banking and finance sector in the United Arab Emirates as well as on a global scale, through the implementation of a comprehensive curriculum; encompassing human capital development, research and community service.
On the inclusion of two of INCEIF faculty on the Centre’s advisory board, Datuk Syed Othman said: “The appointments are a welcome recognition for INCEIF as one of the leading institutions in Islamic finance. This would also provide excellent opportunity for INCEIF to break ground in Dubai and UAE in terms of Islamic finance education and training. INCEIF is completely prepared to lend support to all the Centre’s efforts in developing human capital in the Islamic banking and finance sector as we have exactly the same agenda.”
Others on the advisory board of the Dubai Center for Excellence in Islamic Banking & Finance are Dr Yusuf DeLorenzo, Chief Shariah Officer and board member at Shariah Capital; Neil Miller, Global Head of Islamic Finance at Linklaters; Dr Fahim Khan, Chairman of Riphah Center of Islamic Business; and Dr Khaled Al Fakih, Secretary-general of AAOIFI.