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Interview: Martin Creek, partner, Zamakchary & Co

In December 2016 Saudi Arabia saw its first ever management buyout in the legal sector, with Gasim Zamakhchary restructuring under the name Zamakhchary & Co to allow three senior lawyers entry to the partnership. The new firm has a close...


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Interview: Majid Al Gwaiz, general manager – corporate banking group, Al Rajhi Bank

The second-largest lender in Saudi Arabia and the biggest Islamic bank by assets in the world, Al Rajhi Bank’s latest results reported a 10.1% increase in profit for the first quarter of 2017. This month we speak to MAJID AL GWAIZ, the general...


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Mega projects set to be funded through Shariah compliant structures, says NCB

This month we chat to MANSOOR DURRANI, senior vice-president and head of project finance at National Commercial Bank (NCB), to find out the latest trends and upcoming outlook for infrastructure financing in Saudi Arabia. Despite the current...


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Interview with Nasser Al-Hamdan

Managing partner of Herbert Smith Freehills’s Riyadh office and global head of Islamic finance What implications does the Vision 2030 have for the Islamic finance industry within Saudi Arabia? I think it will have a big impact. Islamic...


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Professor Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim, CEO of IILM and recipient of Malaysia’s Royal Award for Islamic Finance 2016

There are very few in the global Islamic finance industry whose reputation or resume could be as impressive as that of Professor Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim. He has led the creation and development of three international Islamic finance organizations...