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Islamic finance debate: Participants

Islamic finance debate: Prospects and problems of Shariah-compliant finance

Mohamad Nedal Alchaar

Mohamad Nedal Alchaar (MNA – chair) is the secretary general of Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). He was director of market performance analysis at Fannie Mae, and previously vice-president at Johnson & Higgins in Washington, DC. He also taught for several years at George Washington University, where he received a PhD in monetary economics.

Ahmed Al Khan

Ahmed Al Khan (AAK) joined Global Banking Corporation as head of investment banking with more than 10 years’ experience in financial services, including working in New York. He is on the boards of various leading establishments in the Middle East. Before joining GBCorp, he was chief executive of Diyar Al Bahrain.

Afaq Khan

Afaq Khan (AK) is chief executive of Standard Chartered Saadiq, the global Islamic banking business of Standard Chartered Bank. He joined Standard Chartered in 2003 with the mandate to launch the Islamic business division.

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