Muhammadu Sanusi II is the 14th Emir of Kano, who was crowned on 8 June 2014 after the death of his granduncle Ado Bayero. Emir Sanusi was a banker and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Time magazine listed him on its list of the 100 most influential people of 2011. In 2013, Sanusi was honoured at the third Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) in Dubai for his advocacy in promoting Islamic banking and finance during his tenure as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He received the Global Leadership in Islamic Finance Award 2015 as the fifth GIFA Laureate, following Tun Abdullah Badawi (2011), HRH Sultan Nazrin Shah (2012), Shaukat Aziz (2013) and Nursultan Nazarbayev (2014).
Keynote Speaker II
Mr. Oussama A KAISSI is the Chief Executive Officer of The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit, ICIEC, the Export Credit, Political Risk Insurance and Credit Enhancement arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group. Mr. KAISSI a graduate in Finance & Economics from Indiana University in the USA; has thirty-three years of diverse experience in the Insurance and Risk management industries. Having worked in the USA, Middle East and Africa, he has vast and diversified exposure to different markets, cultures and business models. He is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of two publicly listed Insurance Companies and served as the Regional General Manager for a Pan Arab Reinsurance Company. Mr. KAISSI is The Chairman of the Executive Council of Aman Union a professional forum assembling Commercial & Non-commercial Insurers & Reinsurers in 56 Member Countries of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation and the Arab League of States. He has served as Board member of CIBAFI – The General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions; The Chairman of the OIC Investment Trade and Promotion Agency, as well as Regional Takaful and Financial institutions.
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