Dr. Irfan AleemDr. Irfan Aleem is the Chief Economist at Ministry of Economy and Commerce – Qatar. Earlier he held positions as Senior and Lead Economist at Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah and World Bank, Washington. He was responsible for enhancing country dialog with member countries. He oversaw the design and implementation of member countries’ partnership strategies and development effectiveness of the Bank's operations through review of policies and initiatives including regional integration and cooperation. He serves as an executive member and advisor to ESAAC.
Mr. Irfan is a PhD from University of Oxford and Master Degree from Imperial College London.
Mustafa Beg CFAMustafa Beg is an investment professional with more than 15 years global experience in making investments in conventional and Islamic financial services. He has served on the boards of BMI bank in Bahrain and Gulf African Bank in Kenya. Mustafa gained his Bachelors in Civil Engineering and Masters in Business Administration from Lahore University of Management Sciences and he is a CFA charter holder.
Mustafa Beg was the Managing Director at Istithmar World. In this capacity, Mustafa was responsible for investments made by Istithmar globally across various sub sectors of financial services industry including banks, asset management companies, insurance companies and specialty finance. Prior to joining Istithmar, Mustafa worked at Cupola Group and was part of the team that made private equity and venture capital investments across a broad spectrum of industries in the Middle East, South Asia and North America.
Syed Tariq HusainSyed Tariq Husain is a seasoned banker with 30 years of diversified experience of local and global markets.
He trained and worked in the early years of his career with Chartered Accountancy firms Deloitte and Touche, Ernst & Young and PWC. His banking career started with ANZ Grindlays Bank in 1987 as Senior Auditor and later he rose to the position of Country Treasurer and Strategic Planning Manager. In 1997 he was appointed as Head of Global Islamic Finance and Director Global structured Finance by ANZ Investment Bank, London to develop a full range of Islamic financial products. He has served as the CEO of Emirates Global Islamic Bank from 2005 to 2010. Prior to this he worked with Dubai Investment Group, Dubai with responsibility for developing Islamic finance capabilities including launching a listed Takaful company and establishing an Islamic European Property fund.
Mr. Husain is a Chartered Accountant from Pakistan, Canada, England & Wales and MBA from York University, Canada.