DR ALI ADNAN IBRAHIM
Global Head of Social and Sustainable Finance
Al Baraka Banking Group, Bahrain
Dr. Ali Adnan Ibrahim the Global Head of Social & Sustainable Finance at the Al Baraka Banking Group in Bahrain, the world's largest Islamic banking network.
Ibrahim is co-chairman of the Sustainability Working Group of the General Council of Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI). Ibrahim also chairs the Sustainable Development Committee of the Bahrain Association of Banks that examines and explore various ways in which the banking sector can contribute to the continued sustainable development of Bahrain. He also chairs the Global Islamic and Sustainable FinTech Center at the Bahrain Fintech Bay.
Ibrahim is member of the Sustainable Finance Working Group (SFWG) managed by the International Institute of Finance. He is also member of the Global Islamic Finance & SDGs Taskforce established jointly by the United Kingdom Treasury and the Islamic Finance Council, United Kingdom.
Ibrahim is an active member of various communities of the World Economic Forum including the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the Executive Working Group on Financing.
Ibrahim has published internationally and his areas of interest and expertise include market-based strategies for financial inclusion and enterprise development, impact and blended finance, digital and sustainable finance, Islamic finance, the intersection of impact and faith, microfinance, foreign direct investments, and financial regulation. He has served as an adjunct faculty at the Georgetown University Law Center.
As Fulbright Scholar, Ibrahim received his doctorate in juridical sciences (SJD—with distinction) from the Georgetown University Law Center, master of laws (LL.M.) from the Washington University School of Law, and a bachelor of laws (LL.B. Honours) from the International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He has attended "Global Leadership and Public Policy in 21st Century" at Harvard University and "Transformational Leadership" at Oxford University.