• Course Description

    IBA Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance is pleased to offer a half day workshop on "Building Digital IFIs". The workshop is designed to give the participants an insight into the developments around the world and especially in the middle east wrt digitization of financial services. Financial Institutions that do not take the lead in digital can lose up to half their potential growth and a third of their earnings, while banks going digital aggressively decrease costs, increase customers, and win greater secondary deposit accounts. At the "Building Digital IFIs" workshop the participants will learn how to lead the digital strategy, navigate the risks and leave with a roadmap for digital success.

  • Ashar Nazim led E&Y's global Islamic banking practice during which he launched over 30 banks. He is currently Group CEO at Aion Digital a digital banking platform and one of the fastest growing Fintechs in the region that helps banks go digital with certainty. Aion Digital closed its most recent funding round with a 15M USD valuation and is helping incumbent banks go digital in Bahrain, UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

    • Know how to assess markets needs to identify target customer segments
    • Understand the digital product development cycle
    • Explore the structure for IFI to ensure agility
    • Evaluate customer acquisition strategies for growth
    • Assess the critical success factors for building a digital outfit
    • Know how to reinvent the marketing strategy for the digital age