Mr. Mohammed Ataur Rahman Chowdhury is a seasoned financial sector specialist, having spent more than 20 years across in the Financial Institutions domain covering multiple geographic regions across Middle-East, North Africa, West Africa, Central Asia and Southeast Asia. His diversified experience was spent mostly in senior roles in direct financing, investment banking, commercial banking, Fl equities, board representations and turning around financial institutions.
Joined in 2007, at present, Mr. Chowdhury is leading Non- Banking Financial Institutions at the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD); the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group providing strategic direction and support to company and management across Ijarah (Leasing), mortgage financing takaful, liquidity management and investment company operations to become profitable and sustainable. Prior to that, Mr. Chowdhury, being Head of Banking Investment, led establishments and formulating strategies of more than 15 Islamic banks with aggregate portfolio of nearly USD 260 million.
He is an experienced and veteran board member with proven track of transforming financial institutions from loss making into profitable. He is also a Board member in Maldives Islamic Bank Limited and played vital roles in the foundation, growth and public listing stage of the bank. Briefly, Mr.
Chowdhury also worked as Advisor, Financial Institutions for The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, UK on secondment from ICD.
Mr. Chowdhury's professional career, preceding his ICD tenor, included 7 years in Bangladesh's financial sector, holding the roles of: Corporate Relationship Manager in Commercial Bank of Ceylon Limited (Bangladesh operation), Investment Manager in IPDC (the first Development Financial Institution in the country) and Senior Investment Analyst in BRAC-EPL (a premier investment bank in the country).
A well-learned individual, Mr. Chowdhury holds an MBA in Finance from I Business School, Spain, and another MBA in Finance & Accounting from North South University, Bangladesh. He has also earned a Diploma in Board Certification of Company Direction from the Institute of Directors, United Kingdom.
Khairul Muzamel Perera has over 35 ears of banking related experience including stints at a credit rating agency and a national asset management institution. He is currently the Group Chief Credit Officer overseeing the Credit Management Division at Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, which covers Credit Analysis, Credit Analytics, Valuation and the Central Financing Processing function. He also chairs various Financing Committees, the Underwriting & Investment Committee in the Bank and the Investment Committee at BIMB Investment Management Berhad, a wholly owned subsidiary. Khairul joined the Risk Management Division of the Bank in April 2009, heading the Credit Risk Management unit. He is also currently heading the development of an ESG Risk Management Framework incorporating Climate Risk Assessment in the Bank.
A Chartered Company Secretary by profession, Khairul is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, London and a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals, Malaysia.
Omar Kassim is a fintech focused technology entrepreneur, who specialises in conceiving, building, and exiting interesting technology ventures. Omar is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nomod, a London headquartered startup building a highly efficient, scalable, financial operating system to empower millions of entrepreneurs and startups around the world to start and grow their businesses with inventive payment and banking tools. Omar also Co-Founded and was the Chief Executive Officer of Esanjo, a trading, investment, and technology business based in Dubai, where he remains a member of the Board. Omar previously founded and exited JadoPado, a highly regarded e-commerce technology platform addressing the Middle East, North African, and South Asia. Omar holds a BsC in Electronics Engineering and Business Studies from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.
Mohamed Adamaly is a leading legal professional in Sri Lanka having a wide Civil Law practice in the Original Courts and Appellate Courts, with a focus on Commercial Law, Labour Law, Insurance Law, and Banking & Credit related laws. Adamaly also specializes in Investment Advisory, Business Set-up/Restructuring Services and Corporate Acquisitions.
Adamaly graduated from the Faculty of Law University of Colombo with Honours while also achieving First Class Honours from the Sri Lanka Law College before being admitted as an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in 1994.
Adamaly has served as a visiting lecturer at the University of Colombo and at the Sri Lanka Law College. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM UK) and is a leading lecturer for CIM and formerly for CIMA, in Sri Lanka. Due to his vast legal expertise coupled with his business acumen, Adamaly holds and has held directorships in several public and private companies including in the David Peiris Group, Bogala Graphite Lanka PLC, Assetline Leasing Company Limited and Sinwa Holdings Limited. Adamaly is also a leading thespian in the country and has received the National TOP Award for his contribution to Drama and Literature.
Tishan Subasinghe, is a Fellow and Council Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) and the Managing Director and Joint Managing Partner of Moore Stephens Consulting (Private) Limited and Moore Stephens Aiyar respectively. Before that he was the Head of Audit and Assurance at BDO Partners. He is also the Chairman of Sanasa General Insurance Company Limited and is also a Council Member of the University of Moratuwa. His profession also expands overseas where he had work experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Botswana spanning several years. These were supported by the international training that he has undergone in USA, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Malaysia, Indonesia and Rome. As a member of CA Sri Lanka, Tishan has served as the Chairman of the Annual Report Awards Committee, National Conference Committee and Examinations Committee. He also held the post of Vice President of the Young Chartered Accountants Forum (YCAF).
Tishan is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA-USA) and has an MBA in Finance by the University of Colombo with a Gold Medal and has earned an LLB (Hons.) degree from the Buckinghamshire New University. He is also a visiting lecturer at several Government Universities and had also conducted international training in Maldives and Bhutan.