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New head of Islamic Financial Services for ABC International.

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Established in 1991, ABCIB is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arab Banking Corporation. Faisal comes to ABCIB from Ajman Bank, UAE, where he was Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of Business, responsible for retail, corporate, investments and treasury. Prior to that, he was CEO of Asian Finance Bank, which he established in Malaysia, and expanded into Indonesia. He also set up the first Islamic shipping fund (the $300 million Safeena) in Malaysia and SE Asia.

Faisal commented, "The Arab Banking Corporation has been at the forefront of the growth of Islamic finance globally, so I am very pleased to be joining the Islamic Finance team in ABCIB at a time when both London and other European countries are looking to grow their Islamic banking activities. London is of course working to establish itself as the European hub for Islamic banking and finance and this is where ABCIB can continue to play a major role."

ABCIB has been marketing Shari'ah-compliant solutions to the Muslim community in the UK since 1999, including Real Estate, Leasing and Islamic home finance through its alburaq retail finance business. alburaq launched the first UK Shari'ah-compliant Capital Protected Savings plan in 2008.

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Date:Apr 28, 2009
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