WiOT COMPETITION

Jury Members
ABDULLAH TURKISTANI
ABDULLAH TURKISTANI
Dean of the Islamic Economics Institute King
Abdulaziz University

Abdullah Turkistani is the Director of the Islamic Economics Center since 2007, which was developed into an institute: the Islamic Economics Institute (IEI) in Oct. 2011. During this period a wide academic international network was established for the Center (the Institute) through research, conferences and curricula. Now IEI is providing postgraduate studies and training programs. Abdullah is a member is several boards of directors of academic institutions and journals within Saudi and internationally. He graduated from Leicester University with a PhD in economics and a dissertation on External Debt in Arab Counties, and from University of Colorado – USA with MA in Economics, with concentration on Development and International Finance. Abdullah taught in Leicester University and King Abdulaziz University (KAU) quantitative courses, International finance, Health finance and economic theory.

VALENTINO CATTELAN
VALENTINO CATTELAN
University of Rome Tor Vergata

Valentino studies Islamic law, economics and finance in the light of a plural market economy, with reference both to the EU and to the global financial system. In particular, challenging the universality and neutrality of Western property rights, He studies how the current globalization of financial markets is determining the emergence of new paradigms for capitalism, of which Islamic finance represents a significant example. In this frame, He analyzes how the mutual interaction between traditional and innovative dimensions of capitalism is raising new fundamental challenges for academics and policymakers in dealing with an increasingly globalised world, both from a legal and an economic perspective. He recently edited the book "Islamic Finance in Europe: towards a Plural Financial System".


CONCEPCIÓN GALDÓN
CONCEPCIÓN GALDÓN
Puentes Global’s CEO and the manager
of Area 31. (the space for entrepreneurship
and innovation at IE Business School).

After graduating with a B.S. in Economics, and interning at the United Nations, Conchita started work at Banco Santander where she was responsible for conducting analyses and forecasts of Latin America’s main economies, primarily Mexico, Brazil, and Chile. Conchita holds a Master’s in Public Administration and International Development from Harvard University’s Kennedy School. Over the summer of her first year at Harvard, Conchita worked in Liberia providing assistance to the Ministry of Finance. There, she worked with the Government of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Nobel Peace Prize 2011. Back in Cambridge, she wrote her thesis “It’s possible to have it all… Using migration as a tool for development”. Since 2010 Conchita has combined her job as CEO of the social venture Puentes Global with several positions at IE Business School, where she has worked as Deputy Director of the Center for Diversity.






ALFIYA SALIKHOVA
ALFIYA SALIKHOVA
Associate Professor of Finance & Accounting
Department Pavlodar State University named
after S. Toraighyrov

Ms. Alfiya Salikhova, PhD, Certified Islamic Banker (CIBAFI), Head of Research Committee of Association for Development of Islamic Finance in Kazakhstan, Associate Professor of the Pavlodar State University named after S.Toraighyrov. Since 2013 Ms. Salikhova is a Team-leader of the research project called “Islamic Finance: Theory, Practice and Regulation Issues” supported by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2013 Ms. Salikhova was awarded “Bolashak” (“Future”), the international scholarship of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which enabled her to have a training course at the Montreux Business School (Switzerland). In 2014 Alfiya became a winner of the contest organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and was conferred the title of “The Best University Lecturer”. In 2014 she had a study tour to the Durham Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance: Visiting Academic Program, Durham University. Currently Alfiya is having an extension course under the Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance Program at the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance. In 2015 she has joined the team of the Association for Development of Islamic Finance in Kazakhstan.

MUHAMED ZULKHIBRI
MUHAMED ZULKHIBRI
Senior Economis
Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI)
Islamic Development Bank

Dr. Muhamed Zulkhibri is a Senior Economist at the Research Division of Islamic Research and Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank, Saudi Arabia with progressive experience in central bank, research and policy-oriented institutions. He has involved in developing Islamic Development Bank country partnership strategy and has undertaken several research and advisory projects with central banks, multilateral and development institutions such the World Bank, United Nation, etc. His research interests are in the area of monetary economics, macroeconomics, Islamic financial institutions and applied econometrics. Prior to this, he was a research manager at the Central Bank of Malaysia. He has lectured in undergraduate and post-graduate program at the University of Nottingham and University Putra Malaysia respectively. He developed a Structural Economic Model for Malaysia with Professor Lawrence Klein (Noble Laureates in Economics). He holds a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and a certified financial planner.

CELIA DE ANCA
CELIA DE ANCA
Director at SCIEF
IE Business School

Dr. Celia de Anca is currently the Director of the Centre for Diversity in Global Management at IE Business School. She was previously the Director of Corporate Programmes at the Euro-Arab Management School (EAMS), Granada. She has also worked for the Fundación Cooperación Internacional y Promoción Ibero-América Europa. (CIPIE) and at the International Division of Banco de Santander. She has a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Boston), and from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. She holds a degree and PhD from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, with a comparative thesis on Islamic, ethical/ecological investment funds and on the London Market.