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WIBC to launch Islamic finance HR report

MANAMA, October 28, 2015

The World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) 2015 set to take place in December in Bahrain will launch a critical report establishing a set of global “Millennium Goals” for the Islamic finance human capital segment.

The report entitled “The Human Capital Challenge: Shaping The Future” by Simply Sharia Human Capital (SSHC), the UK's first recruitment and knowledge portal solely dedicated to Islamic finance, aims to meaningfully establish the industry’s very own human capital roadmap.

The underlying premise of the report is the need to secure a far more sustainable future for the industry through competent, impassioned and qualified people.

Daud Vicary, CEO of INCEIF said the report constitutes “a significant call-to-action based on a collation of many of the important issues that we all have been thinking about for some time."

Stella Cox, managing director of DDCAP highlighted the report’s pivotal role in answering the industry’s long sought-out need to focus its human capital resources with a “formulated plan that sets firm goals and prescribes actions for the roadmap to achieving our objectives;”  reaffirming the report’s relevance and benefit to practitioners, market observers and‎ prospective new entrants alike.

Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, CEO of the Dubai Islamic Development Centre (DIEDC), said: “The report validates the need for the development of a knowledge ecosystem as an integral aspect of the growth of the Islamic economy. With young people increasingly making up more of the Islamic economy’s workforce, it is imperative businesses meet their own and employees needs through human capital development.”

Leading the initiative is Nyra Mahmood, director at SSHC, who said: “For us there is no better place to launch this Report than at the heart of one of the biggest and most significant gatherings of IF practitioners – the World Islamic Banking Conference.”

The report will address a wide range of topics to provide a comprehensive and timely viewpoint of key areas such as understanding the Millennial ‘mindset’, shaping graduate programmes into compelling opportunities for growth, adapting HR practices in the digital age and female participation in Islamic finance.

“The Human Capital Challenge: Shaping The Future” Report will be launched at the 22nd annual World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) on December 2.

WIBC 2015 is a three-day gathering of the industry’s leaders taking place from December 1 to 3 at the Gulf Hotel in Manama, Bahrain. – TradeArabia News Service

Tags: Islamic Finance | Sharia | WIBC | Human capital | Millennium Goals |

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