IFAAS Executive Training Programme (5 days)

LONDON- Monday 8th to Friday 12th December 2014 – LONDON

Fundamentals of Islamic Banking & Finance

An elite training opportunity to know all about how to tackle the challenges faced by the Islamic financial industry, whilst meeting local players and sightseeing in a luxurious setting, organised  by IFAAS, the leading Islamic Finance international consultancy.

This training programme is exclusively designed for senior management of banks and financial institutions. Aimed at equipping the delegates with the necessary knowledge of the fundamentals of Islamic banking and finance, this programme uses a practical approach towards explaining all concepts required to meet the ever-evolving market challenges.

The comprehensive programme will also provide a unique opportunity of visiting well-established Islamic financial institutions. In addition the delegates will have the opportunity to network with industry peers and also enjoy other activities such as local sightseeing tours.

The following modules will be covered in detail:

  • Module 1: General Introduction to Islamic Banking
  • students_laptop_teacher_400_clr_12538Module 2: Islamic banking products, services and activities
  • Module 3: Shariah Governance, AAOIFI Shariah & Accounting Standards
  • Module 4: Conversion of a conventional bank into Islamic
  • Module 5: Other aspects of Islamic finance (Risk management in Islamic banking, Sukuk, Islamic insurance “Takaful” and Marketing & communications)

Who the course is for?

Banking executives who wish to gear up their capabilities for meeting the challenge of leading the Islamic financial institutions. Typical participants include Board Members, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Finance Directors, General Managers, Senior Managers and Department Heads.




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Farrukh Raza, Managing Director

Farrukh is the founder and managing director of IFAAS. He holds an MBA in Strategic Management and has exceptionally rich   experience across various sectors of the Islamic finance industry. He has led many pio-neering Islamic Finance projects in Europe, Central America, GCC and Africa where IFAAS is particularly ac-tive in the French speaking regions. Farrukh’s experience includes advising the key stakeholders and regu-latory authorities on developing the regulatory, legal and tax frameworks for implementing Islamic Finance in several markets.

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK), Islamic Finance Experts Group (UK), Islamic Finance Commission at Paris Europlace (France), Business & Economics Committee of Muslim Council of Britain (UK) and Mosaic Network of The Prince’s Trust.

Farrukh is a highly experienced trainer and a popular speaker at international industry conferences. He also lectures frequently at many reputed universities worldwide. He speaks several languages with excellent command on English, French and Urdu.



Shaher Abbas, Director – Shariah Compliance and Product Development

Shaher is an AAOIFI Certified Shariah Advisor and Auditor and an accredited trainer for IFQ (Islamic Finance Qualification) of CISI UK with a Masters  degree in  Islamic Finance from Loughborough University (UK).

With extensive hands-on experience in Shariah-compliant banking and Takaful and having received training from key Shariah scholars from around  the world, he  is recognised industry wide for his expertise specifically in the areas of Shariah Audit and Product Development.

Being a leading figure in Islamic financial industry, Shaher is a popular speaker and lecturer at conferences and international universities. Shaher has trained several institutions on implementation of Islamic finance including in new markets.

He is a native Arabic speaker and has excellent command in English.