Islamic Finance

The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates chairs the IFSB Annual Meetings 2021

9 June 2020, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) is pleased to announce that it held its 2021 Annual Meetings on 9 June 2021. The Annual Meetings 2021 was chaired by H.E. Khaled Mohamed Balama Al Tameemi, Governor, Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) and Chairman of the IFSB Council for 2021. The IFSB Annual Meetings 2021 nominally, comprises of the 38th Council Meeting and 19th General Assembly. In light of the current global situation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the IFSB organised the Annual Meetings fully online via a virtual platform.

The 38th meeting of the IFSB Council and the 19th General Assembly were attended by Central Bank Governors, Deputy Governors, Heads of regulatory and supervisory authorities, senior representatives from among the Council, Full, Associate and Observer members of the IFSB.

To date, the 187 members of the IFSB consist of 81 supervisory and regulatory authorities from the banking, capital markets and Islamic insurance (takāful) sectors representing 57 jurisdictions, as well as 10 international inter-governmental organisations, and 96 market players (financial institutions, professional firms and industry associations).

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