Abdulmohsen Al-Fares Shares Leadership Insights at Cambridge Event

Alinma Bank CEO, Mr. Abdulmohsen Al-Fares, was a featured speaker at the recent Cambridge Islamic Finance Leadership Program (IFLP), held at the historic University of Cambridge, just outside London in the United Kingdom.


Al-Fares, who was named “CEO of the Year” by the Global Islamic Finance Awards, which is a program affiliate of Cambridge IFLP, spent more than an hour discussing his career in Islamic finance, his role in the establishment and growth of Alinma Bank, and his views on leadership and the vital importance of Islamic banking.


Cambridge IFLP annually brings together 35-50 middle and upper managers from Islamic banking and finance institutions across the world.  Over the course of a five-day intensive workshop held on the campus of the prestigious University of Cambridge, participants receive lectures on technical aspects of the industry, engage in group activities, and listen to lectures from experts and thought leaders within the industry, such as Mr. Al-Fares.


Speaking about his participation, Al-Fares thanked the organizers and lauded them for their efforts to enhance the profile of Islamic banking and finance.


“It was indeed an honor to be asked to speak at such a worthwhile event, organized by a quality organization like Cambridge IFLP,” said Al-Fares.  “The work they are doing truly supports banks like Alinma and others in the industry; and I feel strongly that with time, Islamic banking and finance will emerge as a fully-fledged alternative to conventional banking.  I am, therefore, always pleased to support those organizations and individuals working towards this mission.”


Alinma Bank is the most recent domestic bank to launch in Saudi Arabia and is a leader in banking technology and innovation.  It provides a broad range of fully Shariah-compliant products and services for both corporate and retail partners (customers). Alinma Bank serves its partners through a network of 163 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs across kingdom.  It also offers 24/7 self-service banking through Alinma Internet (www.alinma.com), Alinma Phone (8001208000), Alinma Mobile (WAP) and the Alinma suite of applications for smart devices.