Shining the spotlight on Corporate Governance

IFSB (the Islamic Financial Services Board) and INCEIF (The Global University of Islamic Finance) have just announced the confirmed speakers for their second Executive Forum on Islamic Finance.  Entitled “Towards Strengthening Corporate and Sharī`ah Governance in Islamic Banks” the forum is being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 26-27 August.

Speakers for the event include Asyraf Wajdi Dato’ Dusuki, President, Islamic Da’wah Foundation, Jaffar Mohamed Ahmed, Head of Group Risk Management, Al Baraka Banking Group, Bahrain and Rustam Mohd Idris, Deputy Director, Islamic Banking and Takaful Department, Bank Negara Malaysia.

The world’s regulators are increasingly looking to corporate governance as a means of restoring confidence in the financial marketplace and indeed the UK Government has just released a discussion paper entitled “Transparency and trust” which considers strengthening areas of corporate governance including ownership and directors’ accountability.  The discussion paper incorporates recommendations from the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards and follows on from a commitment made at the recent G8 summit.

With corporate governance in the spotlight it is a subject which all those in positions of trust within the corporate structure ignore at their peril.  This includes not only directors but also the senior management team, legal and accounts executives and all those who have responsibility for corporate strategy, risk and policy implementation.

If you want to learn more about the latest trends in corporate governance you can attend a Eureka Financial course on Corporate Governance in Dubai on 16-17 of September 2013.

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