Islamic finance liquidity amidst a pandemic

With the coronavirus pandemic becoming one of the worst health and economic crises in recent human history, financial markets and liquidity are operating in unprecedented conditions. The Islamic finance industry faces several challenges; liquidity management, digital transformation, Libor transition and virtual working.

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With the coronavirus pandemic becoming one of the worst health and economic crises in recent human history, financial markets and liquidity are operating in unprecedented conditions. Several governments and financial institutions are responding with different strategies including a series of stimulus and relief packages to mitigate the economic impacts.

Islamic finance is no exception, with the industry facing several challenges impacting
operations, from virtual working and the urgent need for technological solutions, to the
complexity coming up from the Libor transition and other expected regulatory requirements.
These threats leave Islamic banks with serious challenges in their day to day operations and
overall liquidity management.

In this webinar session, leading executives in Islamic banking treasuries from around the world join us remotely to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and other recent events on Islamic treasury operations in general and on Islamic liquidity. They will share their insights and highlight the actions that they have taken to face this unprecedented challenge.


  • Overview of the current landscape
  • What will be the short, medium and long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the broader economy and Islamic banking in your region?
  • What impact is the current environment having on your treasury operations, including profitability, asset quality and overall liquidity?
  • What steps is your institution taking to deal with the current challenges, including the liquidity crunch, Libor transition and regulatory changes?
  • Are governments and central banks doing enough to support the Islamic finance industry? What are the key steps that you would recommend to policy makers to support Islamic banks?
  • Q and A
Meet our speakers
Mustafa Adil,
Head: Islamic Finance, Data and Analytics,
Refinitiv an LSEG business.

Mustafa Adil is the Head of Islamic Finance, Data and Analytics at London Stock Exchange Group. He is responsible for leading the Islamic finance and Islamic markets business for the organization, providing knowledge solutions and bespoke services to support the continued growth and increasing depth of the Islamic finance industry. He works in collaboration with government entities, multilateral organizations and leading financial institutions to support them in fulfilling their aspirations and executing their strategies in the Islamic markets space. These include the delivery of knowledge solutions, research, consulting services and market engagement. He also spearheads the development of new initiatives or services that meet the increasingly sophisticated needs of the industry across markets.

Prior to joining Refinitiv, Mustafa was a leading consultant in the Islamic Financial Services team at Ernst & Young, providing advisory services to some of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the GCC and globally
Anna Kristanty,
Group Head of Treasury and International Banking, Bank Syariah Indonesia (BSI)

Currently,  Anna is Group Head of Treasury and International Banking at PT. Bank Syariah Indonesia Tbk.  With more than 20 years of banking experience, specialising in international banking, trade finance and treasury, while also a lot of knowledge in corporate and operational banking.

Previously she worked at PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. Singapore Branch, as head of financial institution, and responsible for bank to bank relationships and developing the trade finance business as well as remittance business (cross border payment).

Nabeel M Ali 
Division Head ALM & Alternative Investments in the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) 

Nabeel is a senior banker with more than 25 years of banking experience and served in various executive and managerial roles at several institutions global and regional. Before joining ICD, he was Director (Capital Markets and Treasury) of Ibdar Bank. Prior to that, he was with Bank Alkhair as a Senior VP, Institutional Banking and Capital Markets for seven years.  

From 2002 to 2006, Nabeel was a Relationship Manager– Institutional Banking at Noriba, the Islamic banking subsidiary of UBS. In 2006, he joined UBS as Associate Director of Shari’ah Solutions (Institutional Clients) at UBS where he was responsible for marketing Shari’ah-compliant products to institutional clients globally.  

Nabeel holds an EMBA from University of Bahrain with specialization in Finance. 
Mohammad Awad Al-Duwailah,
Deputy General Manger Treasury,
Kuwait Finance House

Mohammad is a Deputy General Manger Treasury at Kuwait Finance House, experienced in the fields of Treasury and Capital Markets with 17 years’ experience in the investment banking industry.  He currently manages the liquidity and Capital market desks on KFH group level through his market intelligence, risk awareness and excellent knowledge in Sukuk and Money Market products.

Mohammad holds a Master’s Degree (MBA) from Kuwait Maastricht Business School (class of 2009) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Kuwait University (class of 1999).   He joined the Kuwait Investment Authority program and completed it in 2005.  He then became senior officer at Gulf Custody Company, and in 2007 he worked as a dealer in the Treasury Department at Ahli United Bank (AUB), and Kuwait Middle East Finance & Investment Company until 2009.  In 2009, he joined Kuwait Finance House as a dealer and managed to establish and lead the Capital Markets desk in the group. 
Hussain Al Banna,
Head of Treasury,
Bahrain Islamic Bank

Mr. Hussain Al Banna is a banking professional with more than 15 years of conventional and Islamic banking experience in various capacities. He joined BisB in 2008 and is currently heading the treasury department with a mandate of handling Foreign Exchange (FX), Money Market (MM) as well as the Bank's sukuk portfolio. His banking career started in 2004 when he joined BNP Paribas as an Officer in the Regional Treasury Operations.

During 2005, he moved on to join the Executive Management Trainee Program at Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK). During the program, he gained in-depth knowledge of Foreign Exchange (FX), Money Market (MM) - Asset Liability Management (ALM), Corporate Treasury sales and handled of over US$ 700 million fixed income bond portfolio within the Treasury & Investments Department. He holds a BSc in Banking and Finance from the University of Bahrain and has successfully completed the Treasury and Capital Markets diploma from Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF).

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