ISLAMICA 500 _ Edition 2018 - Launched in Bahrain

Islamica 500

Published annually, ISLAMICA 500 is THE guide gathering hard-to-find details of the 500 personalities beyond gender, nationality, religion and sectors, who make the Halal industry and act as pioneers for the development of the Islamic economy.

Bahrain was chosen to hold the kick off of the edition 2018. Bahrain is a leading hub for the Fintech industry and for Islamic financial institutions.

During an exclusive event, C-level executives from all over the world gathered around a panel of experts including Stuart Hutton from Simply Ethical, Mohammed Kateeb from Path Solutions, Atef Elshabrawy from The Centennial Fund-KSA, Mohammad Shaheed Khan from Gulf International Bank (GIB) and Bishr Shiblaq from Arendt & Medernach addressed “The impact of Fintech on the Islamic Economy”.

Ayman Sejiny, Ibdar Bank’s CEO, shared it’s experience on how to become a modern leader in today’s economy.

David Parker, executive director, financial services of Bahrain Economic development board (EDB) explained the strategy of Bahrain to become the Islamic economic hub and the capital of the fintech industry.

The Islamica 500 – 2018 will be featured during showcases organized at the largest events in the world in 2018.

A pre edition of the guide can be downloaded for free at

Order your hardcopy on the website!

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