Islamic Real Estate Finance
|Date||3 February 2010|
|Venue||ICMA Centre, Room G03/04|
He started his career with DBS Bank, Singapore where he worked for nine years and then moved on to Citibank. He worked there for the next eight years and has been involved in the structuring of debt, mezzanine and equity deals. Signature deals include Canary Wharf development in London, Suzhou Industrial park in China, IT Park in Bangalore, India, Raffles Hotel in Singapore and many more in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam etc. In 2001, Ismail joined the Asia Pacific Investment Group to establish the London office of the Indonesian Group to focus on property investments and re structuring. In this role, he sat on the Board of a small Indonesia Bank and was involved in the merger of the Bank with another bank owned by the Group. The role involved him setting the Credit Policies of the Bank and mentoring and conducting regular workshops with the bank managers of the 56 odd retail branches. He is regarded for his expertise in Real estate Finance, Project Finance, Islamic Finance, Debt Restructuring especially cross-border investments. He has lectured on Islamic Finance in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tunis, Istanbul, Dublin and London. In addition to training, he has been appointed as Director of the India Infrastructure Division of Engel Invest (www.engelinvest.com).