Interview: Dr Munawar Anees on Islamic Banking and Finance

True Banking’s Exclusive Interview with Dr Munawar Anees, Director General at Institute of Islamic Banking (IIB), University of Management and Technology

True Banking magazine spoke to Dr. Anees about the burgeoning Islamic banking and finance industry and its potential to flourish even further.

As a founder of the world’s premier journal of current awareness on Islam and the Muslim world (Periodica Islamica), along with over 300 articles, book reviews and bibliographies under his belt, Dr Munawar Anees is no stranger to leading philosophers and critical linguists in the Islamic world and beyond. He was also a former Advisor to Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister from 1991 to 1998 and a 2002 Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

In Dr Anees’ exclusive interview with True Banking magazine, he pointed out, “there is an increasing trend towards [Islamic banking and finance] and even the foreign banks operating in Pakistan are trying to lure the clientèle towards Islamic banking.”

Currently the Director General at Institute of Islamic Banking (IIB), UMT, Dr Anees also discussed current training programmes put in place for both new and existing Islamic finance professionals and how these courses and training contribute towards growing the pool of talent for the Islamic banking and finance industry.

Read the complete interview in the 19th issue of True Banking magazine, a Supporting Media Partner of the 2nd annual Future Bank Asia 2014 to be held on 23 and 24 April 2014, Level 4, Suntec Singapore.

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