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Islamic Finance Leadership Programme

Introduction

Cambridge Islamic Finance Leadership Programme (Cambridge-IFLP) enjoys the reputation of being the first and the only global leadership programme specifically structured for middle and upper-middle management personnel of Islamic financial institutions. Designed and structured by Cambridge IFA, the programme is delivered by some of the most influential leaders in Islamic banking and finance.

Held every summer at Clare College, University of Cambridge , UK; Cambridge-IFLP attracts delegates from world over including Europe, Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Asia.

This 5-day residential programme aims to prepare the next generation of outstanding leaders in Islamic banking & finance by providing them with unique mentoring opportunities, rigorous leadership training from renowned leaders, and industry-specific perspectives through case studies specifically written for this programme.

Designed on the foundation that leadership can best be understood by studying and closely observing the leaders themselves, the Cambridge-IFLP is designed to allow delegates to benefit from the presence of a number of mentors who are leading personalities in the global Islamic financial services industry.

SALIENT FEATURES

Leadership Talks

With a number of Leadership Talks given by industry leaders, Cambridge- IFLP delegates benefitS from in-depth knowledge and understanding from industry experts on how to develop themselves into effective and influential leaders in their respective organisations and in the global Islamic financial services industry. Leadership Talks covered wide range of topics and perspectives including structuring and product development, human resource development, and leadership perspectives

Leadership Interviews

Leadership Interviews provided great first-hand insights into leadership values, philosophies and qualities as well as an opportunity for delegates to flesh out questions to the leaders themselves.

Leadership Workshops

Leadership Workshops provide delegates with information and practical techniques to create a more positive, personal and professional culture back in their workplace. Our Leadership Workshops are highly interactive and provide a stimulating learning experience for delegates.

Leadership Activities

The aim of Leadership Activities is to identify leadership skills and traits in a fun way. This will also help the delegates to appreciate the importance of a number of basic and usually ignored and under-rated skills, notably problem solving, emotions management and cognitive intelligence.

Cambridge Cases

Delegates are introduced to real life case studies written specifically for the programme. Case study is used to gain an understanding of the issue in real life settings and recommended to answer how and why

Social Activities

During the 5 days at Clare College, delegates will take part in several social activities that are a must on the “to do” list when one is visiting the University of Cambridge. These include punting on the River Cam and enjoying one of Shakespeare’s famous play at King’s College garden. During the garden party at the Fellow’s Garden, delegates have the opportunity to enjoy the British summer weather while at the same time horned their leadership skills during the Cambridge IFLP Treasure Hunt activity organised on the college grounds.

Tentative Agenda

August 16 – August 21, 2020

  • Sunday, August 16 – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Registration & Welcoming Reception

Day 01: Monday, August 17, 2020

  • 9:00 am - 9:10 am: Welcome Addresses: Dr Sofiza Azmi, Programme Director, Cambridge-IFLP
  • 9:10 am - 10:00 am: Leadership Activity 1
  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am: Coffee Break
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Leadership Talk 1: How to Succeed in Islamic Banking and Finance: Professor Humayon Dar Director General, Cambridge IIF
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch & Prayer
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Leadership Interview 1: Adnan Ahmed Yousif President and Chief Executive Officer, Al Baraka Banking Group
  • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Leadership Talk 2: Leading in a Disruptive World: Revolutionising Islamic Finance
  • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Coffee Break
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Cambridge IBM
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Formal Dinner at Clare College (Gather at Porter’s Lodge)

Day 02: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Cambridge IBM
  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am: Coffee Break
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Leadership Talk 3: Charles Haresnape Chief Executive Officer Gatehouse Bank PLC
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch & Prayer
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Leadership Interview 2: Sarah Al-Suhaimi CEO, NCB Capital (TBC)
  • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Leadership Talk 4: Winning the Fintech Revolution: Changing Mindset: Dr Omar Kamal Members of the Board of Directors Cambridge Scientific Innovations
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Treasure Hunt & Garden Party at Fellows Garden
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Dinner

Day 03: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Cambridge Case
  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am: Coffee Break
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Leadership Talk 5
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch & Prayer
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Cambridge IBM
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Leadership Interview 3: Khalid Al Kayed Chief Executive Officer Bank Nizwa (TBC)
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Leadership Activity 2
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Coffee break & Punting
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Dinner

Day 04: Thursday, August 20, 2020

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Technical Talk: Kamran Sherwani Shari’a Advisor Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am: Coffee Break
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Leadership Talk 6
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch & Prayer
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Cambridge IBM
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Leadership Interview 4 Irfan Siddiqui Chief Executive Officer Meezan Bank (TBC)
  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Coffee break & Leadership Walk
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Dinner

Day 05: Friday, August 21, 2020

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Sharing Session
  • 10:00 am - 10:20 am: Coffee Break
  • 10:20 am - 11:30 am: Keynote Leadership Speech: Iqbal Khan CEO, Fajr Capital
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Closing Ceremony: Presentation of Awards & Certificates, Group Photo
  • 12:30 pm Departure