Under Secretary of the Foreign Trade and Industry, Ministry of Economy, United Arab Emirates


His Excellency Abdulla Al Saleh is the Under Secretary of the Foreign Trade and Industry at the UAE Ministry of Economy.

Chairman of UNESCO IITE Governing Board, Chancellor of HBMSU, PhD in Applied Mathematics, University of Wales, UK

Dr. Mansoor Al-Awar is the Chairman of the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE).

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, HBMSU Dubai

Professor Baydoun is  the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at  HBMSU. He  Held senior academic positions and staffed key board committees at various institutions in Australia, Honk Kong, New Zealand and the UAE.

CEO, PMF, Former chairman of the PPP Task Force at The Italian Ministry of the Treasury

Chartered Civil Engineer with  nearly 30 year of professional expertise in public infrastructure project delivery mainly from Public side.

Chief Strategy & Risk Officer, Blossom Finance


Khalid is the Chief Strategy and Risk Officer of Blossom Finance—a blockchain sukuk platform for social impact investing.

Chairman of HD-Edbiz Group of Companies


Dr. Humayon Dar is a Cambridge economist, with a wide range of interests in development practice and financial services.



Kevin Koo is a practising lawyer from Malaysia. He is a partner in the decentralized legal advisory group, Lex Futurus, which focuses on blockchain-related projects. He is a partner of Koo Chin Nam & Co., a law firm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is licensed to practise IP law as a trademarks agent, a patent agent, and an industrial design agent.

Chairman and CEO LARIBA – LARIBA Bank of Whittier

Dr. Yahia was born in Cairo, Egypt and immigrated to the US in 1968. He studied Chemical Engineering (B.S. Cairo University, M.S. & Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison) and International Finance and Monetary Theory (MA – University of Texas, Dallas). He authored two books, numerous papers and many patents.

Head of Sharia Audit, Dubai Islamic Bank

Mr. Ahmed Haikal is the Head of Sharia Audit in Dubai Islamic Bank. He joined the Department in 2007 and gained vast experience in Sharia Audit as well as Sharia Training.

Head of Sharia Review, Sharia Department of Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB)

Mr. Hani Abbas Helmi is currently serving as the Head of Sharia Review at the Sharia Department of Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), Dubai.

Director of Investment & Trade Promotion, Ministry of Economy

Mohammed brings more than fifteen years of experience to the Ministry of Economy as Director of Investment & Trade Promotion.

Group CEO, Edbiz Consulting

Dr. Sofiza Azmi joins Edbiz Consulting as the Group CEO after serving as Director, Strategy, Policy & Research at the Asian Institute of Finance (AIF), Malaysia.

Dean School of Management, University Sains Malaysia




Project Manager - Strategy & Planning, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre

Omar Al Ansari, is a Project Manager within the Strategy & Planning team at Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre, UAE.