Masterclass on driving sustainable financing – An Islamic Finance perspective & Opportunities in a digital world

Exclusive Webinar: March 10th, 2022


With the rise in the overall build-up in debt, and the constraints on financial & monetary expansion by Governments, the loan moratoriums widely adapted do not solve, but merely postpone this problem. Prof. Dr Obiyathulla Ismath Bacha, and other panelists, will share their views on how Islamic finance which has risk-sharing alternatives can provide a way out particularly for infrastructure funding and the securitization of Islamic financing through sukuks.

The discussion will also provide a perspective on the role to be played by digital technology in facilitating and driving sustainable Islamic financing. Please join this eminent panel as they share their experiences and views


Prof. Dr. Obiyathulla Ismat Bacha, INCEIF

Prof. Dr Obiyathulla Ismath Bacha achieved his Bachelor of Social Science from the University Science Malaysia, a Master of Business Administration, a Masters in Economics and his Doctor of Business Administration in Finance from Boston University. He is currently a professor of Finance at INCEIF. Previously he has held several key positions at the International Islamic University of Malaysia.

He was also an assistant professor in finance at Boston University, he taught at both MBA and undergraduate levels. He is also an active Shariah advisor to institutions such as Five Pillars and Sabana REIT. Prof. Dr. Obiyathulla is also the Vice President of the Malaysian Economic Association and a member of the Malaysian Finance Association.


Raheel Iqbal, Managing Partner, Codebase technologies


Raheel is the Managing Partner of Codebase Technologies, a pioneer in the FinTech and Software space, and has over 15 years of experience working alongside leading organizations in the US, EU, Middle East and APAC across technology, consulting, and product development.

He has extensive knowledge and expertise within Digital Banking Operations, Regulatory Compliance, Payments, Cards and Platform Integration and a rich history of working alongside C-Suite and Boards. This allows him to drive Codebase’s efforts to develop innovative products and services which now span over 14 systems and power a range of leading FinTech enabled players, including three digital banks in the GCC and Europe.

Raheel’s in-depth understanding and industry knowledge is recognized by leading financial institutions and regulators globally and he is an influential speaker and facilitator on various technology and business-related topics including banking, payments, fintech, and finance both in GCC and beyond. Raheel has a degree from the Manchester Business School.


Samier Khan, Managing Director – APAC, Codebase Technologies


Samier Khan is an established leader with 29 years of experience in technology consulting, solutions, enterprise products, and services across Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, and FinTech companies, with 20 years based in Singapore and working across the ASEAN region. He has played a vital role in architecting several multi-million-dollar engagements involving transformations with leading banks in Asia-Pacific and Australia, covering product suites from Temenos, Polaris Intellect, Silverlake Core Banking, Midas+, SunGard Ambit, Finnacle, and Avaloq. Currently, Samier leads Codebase Technologies APAC business as Managing Director APAC.

After studying Computer Engineering, Samier developed an impressive track record of success as a Business and Client Engagement Leader with top fintech organizations, providing technology products and services for regional and global banking & financial organizations.

Having the unique advantage of being an entrepreneur and working for established global IT companies gives Samier a unique perspective in redefining businesses, promoting digital transformation, and creating innovative market and data-driven strategies that deliver robust revenue optimizing. He has earned valuable experience in leading organizations at the brink of change and growth; and has a history of leveraging existing and emerging technologies, uncovering opportunities, and directing trailblazing strategies to improve operations and transform organizations.


V. Ramkumar, Senior Partner, Cedar Management Consulting (moderator)


V. Ramkumar is the Senior Partner at Cedar Management Consulting. Ram has over 25 years of global experience and has been responsible for driving large business, process and technology transformations.

He has assisted leading financial institutions in evaluating and implementing solutions, and has a deep appreciation of 60+ global solution suppliers and service providers.

Ram is a regular speaker at leading global industry events at banking technology user conferences hosted by leading industry players. He is a thought leader and writes regularly on a wide range of Financial Technology topics, related to conventional banking technology and new-age disruptive FinTech.

March 10th, 2022

 11 am UAE / 12:30 pm IST / 3 pm MYT