Speaker Profile

K Nizardeen (CDCS)

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Committee Member – ICC Banking Commission

Nizardeen is an Executive Committee Member of ICC Banking Commission. Well known Islamic Trade Finance expert. COO of FIB, Malaysia/UAE/Turkey and previously the Head of Transaction Banking at Emirates Islamic (Bank), Dubai, United Arab Emirates (ENBD Group). Prior to joining Emirates Islamic Bank, he has held several similar positions in leading banks such as Country Head of Operations, Head of Service Delivery, Head of Credit & Finance Operations and Head of Trade & Corporate Services. A Certified Documentary Credit Specialist (CDCS – IFS, University College, UK), completed CTFC and a qualified Trade Finance banker with an MBA in Banking and Finance (USA). He is a member of DCW Advisory Board (Documentary Credit World) USA, Advisory Group member of Dubai Multi Commodity Centre (DMCC), Advisory Board member of LC Monitor, a member of ICC working group on Digitization (revising eUCP and eURC) and Vice Chair of ICC UAE. A well-known speaker at GTR, Euromoney, Middle East LC Survey (IIBLP USA), Trade Credit Insurance Summit, Annual Islamic Banking & Financial Institutions Summit, OPEX, EBRD Silk ROAD Forum (Ukraine), ICC and ICC – UAE conferences. He is also a regular writer and has written several articles on UCP/Islamic banking. He is a well-known trainer and conducts training on Trade Finance, Islamic Banking, Operations, CDCS and AML (TBML). His extensive experience includes more than 30 years of professional Trade Finance, Transaction Banking and Operations experience including 20 years in Islamic Banking. Prior to joining Emirates Islamic Bank, he has held similar positions with several other Islamic and conventional banks in the region (including Al Hilal, Noor Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, ENBD and Public Bank Bhd). He is a startup banker and was involved in setting up several banks. He has extensive experience in system implementations and product implementation. He Invented and implemented the first Islamic online Trade platform for Islamic Trade Finance. First to Implement Blockchain technology for Islamic goods inspection.

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