Major Kuwaiti bank that converted to an Islamic bank, and its international group members, 2008 onwards

i. Training:
 
  • Comprehensive assessment based training to support the conversion process.
    • 18 different courses delivered to 240 unique staff in multiple in-person training sessions.
    • In person training were supplemented with e-learning for about 600 staff.
  • Continued subscription of e-learning by group banks in other countries as cost effective training tool
  • 5 days training for the management trainee program.
 
ii. Consulting:
  a. Transactional Advisory:
 
  • Reviewed transaction documents and recommend the right tool to apply for treasury and corporate finance functions
  • Assisted with depository product development for the private banking group
  • Supported human resources department to refine job descriptions and engage skilled manpower.
  b. Policies, Procedures and Manuals:
 
  • Reviewed, rationalized, and updated procedures for treasury, private banking,corporate banking and retail banking implementation.
  • Prepared detailed procedure for private banking and wealth management
    group.
  • Prepared customized product manuals covering financing and deposits
    products for the corporate banking group.

Kuwait based Islamic investment company, 2008

Equity and Debt Capital Market Consulting: Comprehensive structuring of pan European real estate fund with Shariah compliant leverage.

  • Managed an arms length RFP process for real estate manager, transaction lawyer, and Islamic debt provider
  • Assisted with offering memorandum draft
  • Negotiated the form and structure of the Shariah compliant leverage (mortgage alternative)
  • The mortgage alternatives were structured for placement in a leading investment bank’s CMBS conduit, compliant with AAOIFI standard on securitization.
  • Presented to the fund’s Shariah committee for approval

Bank training institute; 2006-2009

Training: English based Islamic finance training for a bank training institute. Courses include Foundation in Islamic banking & finance, Islamic Investment Analysis, and Islamic Marketing.

 

Mid-tier Kuwait bank that converted to Islamic banking operations. 2007 – 2009

Training: Multiple runs of the Foundation of Islamic Banking & Finance, Applied Modern Islamic Finance Tools (blended course covering retail & corporate banking, trade finance and hedging) and Islamic Retail Banking. Assessment based and non-assessment based training has been delivered.

 

A leading GCC commercial banking group. 2006 onwards

Training: Multiple runs of the Islamic finance training covering different Islamic finance aspects through our marketing partner. Courses include Foundation of Islamic Banking & Finance, Applied Modern Islamic Finance Tools (blended course covering corporate banking, trade finance and hedging), Islamic corporate banking, Islamic capital market and securitization, and Islamic Private Equity.

 

A leading regional investment bank. 2008/09

Training: Multiple runs of the Islamic finance training covering different Islamic finance aspects through our marketing partner. Courses include Applied Modern Islamic Finance Tools (blended course covering corporate banking, trade finance and hedging), Islamic wealth management, Islamic capital market and securitization, and Evaluating Islamic Investment Performance.

 

A leading GCC financial exchange. 2012

Training: Islamic capital market & securitization

 

A government sponsored multilateral organization. 2012

Training: multiple runs of Islamic funds and capital market course through our marketing partner.