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The Future of Islamic Banking and Syari’ah Consultancy Services in Senegal

a talk by Mr. Ibrahim Seydi, Managing Director of SAFIC, Ivory Coast & Managing Director of Generale Alimentaire Africaine, Senegal

Date & Time: Thursday, 7 November 2013, 10:30am

Venue: International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia

Co-organisers: International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) and Malaysia and Malaysian Exporters Association (MEXPA)
Khaza’a Foundation


10:00am–10:30am Registration of participants

10:30am–10:35am Welcoming Remarks by the Moderator, Associate Professor Dr. Mohamed Azam bin Mohamed Adil
Deputy CEO, IAIS Malaysia

10:35am–10:40am Opening Remarks by Professor Dr. Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Founding Chairman & CEO, IAIS Malaysia

10:40am–11:40am Presentation by Mr. Ibrahim Seydi

11:40am–12.30pm Q&A session

12:30pm–12:35pm Closing Remarks

12:35pm Concluding remarks by the moderator and adjourn the talk

Speaker's Profile

IbrahimSeydiMr. Ibrahim Seydi from Senegal, West Africa is a financial economist, specialised in International Finance. He has conducted numerous feasibility studies and provided investment advice in the areas of industrial and agricultural sector expansion, commercial banks and financial sector development, public and private institutional strengthening, infrastructure, telecommunications and information technology development.

Mr. Seydi has organised training programs at the Economic Development Institute of the World Bank in Washington, D.C. for high level executives of private companies and financial institutions.

He is currently the Managing Director of SAFIC, a brokerage firm in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, specialising in SME incubation and financial intermediation. He is also the Managing Director of Generale Alimentaire Africaine, an Agro-Business and Biotech company based in Dakar, Senegal dealing with food security issues in Africa. He is Chairman of the Board of several private companies in the field of energy, agribusiness, biotechnology, and construction in West Africa.

He has worked at the World Bank as an Economist and at the African Development Bank as a Principal Financial Analyst. His main responsibility has been to identify, evaluate and supervise viable private sector projects in 16 African countries (Average project size of USD50 million).

Before joining these international institutions, he was a Senior Manager at Societe Generale de Banques au Senegal, a leading commercial bank in Senegal.

Mr. Seydi holds a Master’s degree in Finance, a Master’s degree in Development Banking from The American University in Washington, D.C., USA and a Bachelor Degree (Maitrise) in Agricultural Economics from the University of Grenoble, France. He is working on his doctoral thesis at the Canadian University of Advanced Studies on the regional integration of stock exchange in West Africa and the financing of SMEs.

He is bilingual in English/French, speaks fluently five African languages and understands some Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. He has travelled extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and the American continent.

He can be contacted at email: ibrahim.seydi2@gmail.com, tel: +221 77 8784377 (Senegal) and +22507046235 (Ivory Coast).

Admission is FREE, all are welcome to attend with email registration.

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Tel: +603-7956 9188  Fax: +603-7956 2188 / +603-7956 2966  Email: reply@iais.org.my

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