H.E. Prof. Abdulrahman Al Yobi
President of King Abdulaziz University (KAU)
H.E. Prof Abdulrahman Al Yobi.
With a PhD in Chemistry (Physical Chemistry) from Essex University in the UK in 1986, he has been in leading positions within King Abdulaziz University (KAU). He was Vice Dean and then Dean of Science College, Vice President of KAU, acting President of Jeddah University and then President of King Abdulaziz University since 2014.
He has a leading role in establishing few universities that emerged from KAU. KAU expanded during his time in multi dimensions: increase in number of colleges, research centers, incubators, etc. Quality also improved at KAU, when measured by number of colleges that received national and international academic accreditation. The University also enhanced its international academic position and reputation, as it is ranked the first in Arab World. Prof. AlYoubi is consulted in many academic aspects by several government’s ministries, especially the education ministry. He published several books and many papers in referred indexed journals, covering two main topics: chemistry and higher education leadership.
Prof. Tawfeek A. Alkhyal
KAU Vice President for Business and Knowledge Creativity
Prof. Tawfeek A. Alkhyal.
Membership & Various committees headed at the University
Dr. Abdullah Qurban Turkistani
Dean of the Islamic Economics Institute
Abdullah Turkistani is the Dean of Islamic Economic Institute at king Abdulaziz University since 2007. During this period, a wide academic international network was established for the Center 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.
He published in topics related to finance, capital markets, Islamic banking and economic integration. Abdullah presented papers in Islamic economic and finance and the Middle East at several conferences and seminars. His relationship with the private sector is through conducting feasibility studies and co-organizing economic events locally and internationally. He organized and participated in organizing many conferences and workshops in Saudi, Europe and UK. He is a frequent writer in several local newspapers. Dr. Abdullah Turkistani is an assistant professor at the department of economics of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in KAU.
Dr. Hisham Bardesi
Dr. Hisham Bardesi.
Membership & Various committees headed at the University
Dr. Faisal Atbani
Dr. Faisal Atbani is an Assistant Professor of Law and Chairman
of Risk Management & Insurance Department in Islamic
Economic Institute at King Abdulaziz University. Faisal is a
board member of Saudi-Spanish Center for Islamic Economics
and Finance. He also is a member in the Accreditation Board
of the General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial
Faisal holds a PhD in international financial regulation from Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at University of London, MPhil degree in commercial law from University of Wales and B.A. degree in law, King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah.
He published some academic papers and attended several local and international conferences presenting issues relevant to legal aspects in various financial fields. His main interests are financial regulation, corporate governance and law enforcement and compliance in banking, insurance and family businesses.
In addition to academia, Faisal has long and wide practical experience with companiesand family business in the field of legal consultation and corporate governance.
H.E. Dr. Rafael Puyol
President of the Board of Governors, IE University
RAFAEL PUYOL is President of the Board of Governors of IE University in Segovia, Vice-President of Institutional Relations of I.E. Higher Education and Vice President of the IE Business School Foundation. He is a senior professor at Madrid’s Complutense University. Prior to joining IE he served as Rector of Madrid’s Complutense University between December 1995 and 2003, where he also taught Human Geography in the School of Geography and History. He has served as President (and continues to be a member) of the Population Group in the Association of Spanish Geographers (AGE), and as Vice President of the Real Sociedad Geográfica. He is a Member of the Board of the Spanish Chapter of the Club of Rome, and President and Vice-President of the Universidad-Empresa (University-Business) Foundation. He was Vice-President of Madrid Complutense University’s General Foundation and is a trustee of a further five foundations and full member of the Hague Club. He has been director and member of the Executive Committee of Portal Universia. He has been a member of the selection panel for the Príncipe de Asturias Award of Scientific and Technical Research since 1996 and since 2007 is part of the panel of Social Sciences. He is the former Vice-President of the Conferencia de Rectores de Universidades Españolas (CRUE – Association for Rectors of Spanish Universities). He is a member of the Editorial Board of Gaceta de los Negocios and Dinero magazine and of Nueva Revista de Política, Cultura y Arte. He holds the Grand Cross of Aeronautical Merit and the Grand Cross of Naval Merit, and has been awarded the Gold Medals of Complutense University and the Universities of Prague, Bratislava, Anáhuac (Mexico), Havana and Helsinki. He was awarded the Commemorative Medal of UNICEF’s 50th anniversary, and is an honorary member of UNICEF’s Spanish Committee. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by the Universities of Anáhuac, Norte (Asunción, Paraguay), Ricardo Palma (Lima, Peru), San Antonio Abad (Cuzco, Peru), Panama National University, Interamerican University (Puerto Rico) and Pedro Henríquez Ureña National University (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic).
A specialist in demographics, he has authored numerous publications and papers in his field. Overall, he has published 16 books and over 150 articles.
Celia de Anca
Director of SCIEF
Dr. Celia de Anca is currently the SCIEF Director and the Director of the Centre for Diversity 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 of Madrid. She holds a degree and PhD from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid, with a comparative thesis on Islamic, ethical/ecological investment funds on the London Market.
She is the co-author of the Managing Diversity in the Global Organization, Macmillan 2007. She has many articles published in specialized journals about Islamic Finance and Diversity themes in addition to regular articles in the press. She is a member of the Ethics Committee of InverCaixa’ s Ethics Fund in Spain and a member of the International Scientific Committee of the University Euromed in Marseille, France and member of the Scientific and Academic Advisory Council of the Gender Equality project in Switzerland. Among others, she has received the award of the women executive of the year 2008 by the Business Women Association of Madrid (ASEME).
PROFESSOR CARLOS GARCIA DE JUANA
Professor García de Juana has an extensive experience in senior management positions with top ranked international financial firms. He currently ownes and manages a consulting firm and is involved in venture projects, including Colombian Mineral Resources Plc. (CMR), a holding company with investments in coal, oils and gas and natural resources and infrastructure, whre he is Chief Financial Officer and Director. During the past year he has served as Senior Advisor to the Masters Finance programmes at IE. He worked in Vega, a family of hedge funds (with assets under Management in excess of USD 13,000 million) as Global Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Vega Fund Holdings Agencia de Valores S.A. He was also director of Proxima Alfa Investements SGIIC, an Asset management Company resulting from a joint venture between BBVA and Vega. Prior to Vega Carlos worked in Banco Santander where he was Senior Managing Director in the Wholesale and Investment Banking Division having served as CEO and Director of a number of Santander international operations such as New York, London and Puerto Rico. Prof. García de Juana holds licenses for Series 7, 24 and 63 with FINRA and Series 3 with the NFA.
Degree in Law by ICADE (E-3) –Universidad Pontificia de Comillas Degree in Business Administration by ICADE (E-3) –Universidad Pontificia de Comillas
Professor at Universidad Complutense de Madrid where he teaches Introduction to Finance, and International Financial Markets
COLOMBIAN MINERAL RESOURCES (2012-):
Chief Financial Office rand Director
Global Chief Operating Officer of the network of hedge funds Vega Chief Executive Officer and Director of Vega Fund Holdings Agencia de Valores S.A.
PROXIMA ALFA INVESTMENTS SGIIC (2006-2008):
BANCO SANTANDER (1987-2004):
Director General Adjunto - Senior Managing Director:
Executive Vice-President in the Global Wholesale Banking Division. Madrid 2003-2004
CEO Banco Santander US/Santander Investment Securities. New York 2002-2003
Head of Santander European Wholesalebanking Units. London 2000-2002
Deputy Global Head of Human Resources. Madrid 1997-2000
ViceChairman and CFO of Banco Santander Puerto Rico. Chairman of Santander Securities Puerto Rico. San Juan 1995-1997
Branch Manager Banco Santander New York. New York 1991-1995
Manager Chairman´s Corporate Office. Madrid 1989-1991
International Division (Treasury and Corporate Operations). Madrid 1987-1989
CONTINENTAL BANK (1984-1987):
Controller of Spanish Units. Madrid
Founding Partner of COMPRAENGRUPO.COM and of OFERTA.ME (2011)
Ignacio de la Torre
Professor de la Torre is the Academic Director of the Master in Finance Programs at IE Business School and Partner of Arcano. With twelve years experience in diverse fields of investment banking (corporate finance, equity research, specialist sales of media stocks, generalist sales of European equities and derivative sales at UBS and Deutsche Bank), de la Torre has been involved as a Professor for IE for the last six years, teaching creative accounting, macroeconomics, finance & valuation courses. Professor De la Torre has also founded a business, the Internet retailer www.tododvd.com where he acts as a member of the board.
De la Torre’s research has been quite diverse. He recently co-authored El Final de la Crisis a book on the interrelations between finance & marcoeconomics in the credit crisis, awarded the Everis Prize 2009; in 2008 he published Creative Accounting Exposed (Mc Millan - Palgrave), a book on creative accounting practices and detection mechanisms. His dissertation involved the banking activities of Templar Knights during the XIII century (as a result, he later published in 2004 Los Templarios y el Origen de la Banca, praised by Nobel Laureate Sir Aaron Klug as, ‘a key step in research on the origin of banking’). Professor de la Torre also published a book on the origins of Islamism (Islamismo: Desvelando el radicalismo), commended by Jorge Dezcallar, former head of Spanish intelligence service (CNI) as ‘an excellent work for understanding the ideological roots of Islamism’.
Prof. De la Torre’s interests also lie in entrepreneurship and he has published two cases for INSEAD on the launch and consolidation of the Internet retailer solodvd.com). In finance, he has co-authored the case Xfera: What’s a fair price? The case of Spain’s 4th UMTS license, which was awarded best academic case by IE in 2003 and published in Revista de Empresa in Fall 2005, and co-authored The Phoenix Death (2009), awarded second prize in IE’s 2009 case competition.
Ph. D. in Medieval History, Universidad Nacional de Eduación a Distancia, Madrid, (SPAIN)
MBA, INSEAD, Paris – Singapore (FRANCE, SINGAPORE)
MSc in Economics, ICADE, Madrid (SPAIN)
MA in Law, UNED, Madrid (SPAIN)
Academic Director, Masters in Finance, IE, 2007 to present.
Associate Professor, IE, 2002 to present.
Partner, Equity Capital Markets, Arcano Valores 2008 to present.
Executive Director, Equity Sales, UBS Investment Bank, 2001 to 2008.
Equity Research Analyst, Deutsche Bank, 1997 to 2000.
Founder & member of the Board www.tododvd.com, 1999 to present.
Dr. Kaleem Alam
Dr. Kaleem Alam is a researcher at Islamic Economics Institute (IEI),
King AbdulAziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is also
responsible for coordinating the activities of Saudi-Spanish Center for
Islamic Economics and Finance (SCIEF) at Madrid, Spain and Chair for
Ethics and Financial Norms (CEFN) at Paris, France.
Earlier he has worked with Genuine Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.,
Ministry of Awqaf Kuwait, College of Business Administration (Now –
University of Business and Technology), Institute of Objective Studies,
He holds PhD in Commerce from TMBU, India, MBA Finance from Coventry University, UK, and BBA from IIUM, Malaysia. His interest includes, Islamic Banking and Finance, Strategic studies (development /management/planning), Feasibilities, Conceptual Visualization (business/ finance). email: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Rodríguez is currently the General Coordinator at SCIEF. Mr. Rodríguez is a lawyer, entrepreneur and expert in Ethical and Islamic finance. He has also worked as a lawyer for Triodos Bank, a leading ethical bank in Europe and at Garrigues Lawyers, the Iberian Peninsula’s leading tax and legal services firm in terms of professional headcount and billings . He has a master’s degree from the IE Business School of Law and he is currently studying political science at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He holds a Law degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Mr Rodríguez is fluent in Spanish, English and French and moderate in Arabic.