Renowned Industry Experts from the Financial, Investment, Banking Sectors, as Well as Top Business Movers and Shakers from the Region, led by Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman of the WIEF Foundation to Converge in New Delhi, India


Jul  3rd

A delegation of industry experts, business leaders of financial, banking investment sectors, thought leaders and heads of OIC related organisations, led by Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman of World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Foundation will head up to New Delhi, India, for the International Advisory Panel (IAP) Meeting that will take place on the 4th July 2012.

The WIEF International Advisory Panel (IAP) is the advisory body of the WIEF that provides strategic input and intellectual content for the annual global and regional WIEF as well as its related initiatives. In line with the theme for the 8th WIEF, “Changing Trends, New Opportunities” the meeting will discuss noteworthy topics related to the 8th Forum and matters pertaining to the global economic outlook.

Among the key focus areas of the WIEF IAP meeting will include the regional partnerships and cooperation among the countries which relate back to the WIEF Foundation ideals of “BUILDING BRIDGES THROUGH BUSINESS”, including the shifting of economic influence and how Asian powerhouses like India are a rising and influential force to work with.

“We are honoured and privileged to be meeting in New Delhi, India, with the presence of industry experts, financial, investment experts and top business movers and shakers from around the world.  We have chosen to converge in India, because today, India is among the most attractive destinations globally, for investments and business, and its FDIs had increased over the last few years. The Indian economy has continuously recorded high growth rates and become an attractive destination for investments. With the presence of some of India’s prominent personalities in the industry, we are looking forward to be able to discuss, to make inroads and address the some underlying socioeconomic issues, and ascertain sustainable ways to overcome these matters that hinder nations from developing and progressing,” said Tun.

Members of the WIEF International Advisory Panel & Advisors are:

  • Tun Musa Hitam Chairman WIEF Foundation
  • Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak

Chairman, Young Leaders Network, WIEF Foundation & Group MD/CEO, CIMB Group, Malaysia

  • Sir Iqbal Sacranie

Chairman, MCB Charitable Foundation, United Kingdom

  • Tan Sri Dr Wan Mohd Zahid Bin Mohd Noordin

Chairman WIEF Education Trust & Chairman, Board Of Trustees, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia

  • Ian Buchanan

Senior Executive Adviser, Booz & Company, Australia

  • Dato’ Dr. Norraesah Mohamad

Chairman, WIEF Businesswomen Network & Executive Chairman, MYEG Services Berhad, Malaysia

  • Omer Cihad Vardan

President, Independent Industrialists & Businessmen’s Association (Musaid), Turkey

  • Ebrahim Patel

Chief Executive Officer, Magellan Investment, South Africa

  • Essa Al Ghurair

Vice Chairman, Al Ghurair Investment Llc, United Arab Emirates

  • Tanri Abeng

Founder & Chairman, Executive Centre for Global Leadership, Indonesia

  • Evelyn Mungai

Executive Chairman, Speedway Investments Ltd, Kenya

  • Salahuddin Kasem Khan

Executive Chairman, Seaco Foundation, Bangladesh

  • Hzaine El Hassane

Director General, Islamic Centre for Development of Trade

  • Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel

President of Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • Nasser Munjee

Chairman, Development Credit Bank Ltd & Aga Khan Rural Support Programme, India

  • John Sandwick

Islamic Wealth & Asset Management Independent Consultant, Geneva Switzerland

  • Raja Teh Maimunah

Advisor on Economic Affairs, WIEF Foundation & CEO, Hong Leong Islamic Bank Malaysia

  • Mumtaz Khan

Advisor on Economic Affairs, WIEF Foundation & Founder and CEO, Middle East & Asia

Capital Partners (MEACP)

The 8th World Islamic Economic Forum will be held from the 4th – 6th December 2012 at the Persada Johor International Convention Centre in Johor, Malaysia. The 8th Forum is a joint collaboration between the World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation and the State Government of Johor, with the strong support of the Government of Malaysia.

The World Islamic Economic Forum has introduced some innovative changes to cater to the growing needs of the business world, including incorporating the Young Leaders Forum and the Businesswomen Forum into the main Forum programme, special luncheon talks with global personalities, a new interactive dialogue session with an international personality, focused corporate networking breakfast sessions and customised business networking sessions which resonates with WIEF’s ideology through “BUILDING BRIDGES THROUGH BUSINESS”.




About the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Foundation

The WIEF Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation based in Kuala Lumpur, organises the annual World Islamic Economic Forum, a world-class business platform showcasing business opportunities in the Muslim world, and runs programmes of the various initiatives of the Foundation that strengthen people partnership and knowledge exchange between Muslim and non-Muslim communities across the globe.


True to its commitment to ‘Build Bridges Through Business’, the WIEF Foundation also formed the WIEF Businesswomen Network (WBN), WIEF Young Leaders Network (WYN) and the WIEF Education Trust (WET) to focus on initiatives such as roundtable discussions, leadership programmes, business networking forums, and even creative arts festivals.  For more information, visit


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