AAFF focuses on Asian opportunities

DUBAI — The second annual summit of the Arab Asian Financial Forum (AAFF) was held in Kuala Lumpur on September 5 and 6, 2007.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sat 22 Sep 2007, 9:07 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 11:43 PM

Many important issues pertaining to Arab world developments in banking, finance, trade, investment, and potential synergistic opportunities in Arab Asian regions were discussed during the two day event.

The summit was attended by leading economists, bankers, and business leaders from Arab and Asian regions.

At Kuala Lumpur, The Arab Asian Financial Forum Organising Committee has selected new members of the board of The Arab Asian Financial Forums: Mustafa Ebrahim Al Saleh, CEO, deputy chairmanand managing director of Adeem Investment Company and Yassir Albaharna, CEO of Arab Insurance Group (Arig).

At an award ceremony that took place on the first day, Mustafa Ebrahim Saleh won the Arab Asian Financial Distinction Award. The award underlines Saleh's financial expertise which has allowed Adeem to be awarded for best innovative Islamic financing structure and for structuring the first convertible sukuk.

Arab Asian Financial Excellence Awards were given to: Nida'a Al Momin, Senior Vice-President, Wealth Management of Adeem Investment Company; Yassir Albaharna, CEO of Arab Insurance Group (Arig); Sheikh Abdulaziz M. Al Abdulkader, Owner of AMA Group of Companies and Chairman of Osool Capital; Mohammed Ebrahim Mohammed, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Islamic Bank —Dr Salah Addeen A Qader M. Saeed, Executive Director, Credit and Risk Management, received the award on his behalf; Salah Nooruddin, Chief Executive Officer of Investate Realty — the award was received on his behalf by Abdulla Alhamid, Executive Director, Business Development; Sayyid Nassir Bin Salim Al Busaidi, Director / President (General Ins.) of Oman United Insurance Co.

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