UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF

القمة السنوية للمدفوعات الإلكترونية والخدمات المصرفية عبر الإنترنت

Dr Adnan Ahmed Youssif
Mr. Adnan Ahmed Yousif is a highly regarded senior banker with over three decades of international banking experience. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Hull, UK.

He was earlier with Arab Banking Corporation, for over 20 years and last served as Director on its Board. As President & Chief Executive, Mr. Yousif has led Al Baraka Banking Group (ABG) since inception, developing the Group into one of the largest and most diversified Islamic banking groups in the world operating a network of over 700 branches in 15 countries, with its Head Office in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

He is also the Chairman of  Al Baraka Turk Participation Bank, Banque Al Baraka D'Algerie, Al Baraka Bank Ltd. South Africa, Al Baraka Bank Lebanon, Jordan Islamic Bank, Al Baraka Bank Egypt, Al Baraka Bank Syria, Al Baraka Bank Sudan, Al Baraka Bank Pakistan Ltd., Vice Chairman of Al Baraka Islamic Bank, Bahrain and a Board member of Al Baraka Bank Tunisia and Itqan Capital in Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Adnan Yousif was the Chairman of the Union of Arab Banks, Lebanon for two terms (2007-2013). Besides having received many international awards he is the recipient of the Medal of Efficiency, a unique honor conferred by His Royal Highness - King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain during the year 2011. Mr. Yousif received the title of the CSR International Ambassador (Kingdom of Bahrain) from the CSR Regional Network. including twice the Islamic Banker of the Year award (2004 and 2009).

In addition, he was awarded by LARIBA American Finance House the 2012 “LARIBA Award for Excellence in Achievement”, in recognition of his leadership role in consolidating and operating the largest diversified Islamic Banking Group in the world.
In recognition of Mr. Yousif’s outstanding contribution in the field of contemporary Islamic Finance in terms of modernizing its fundamentals in practice and theorization, the Al Jinan University of Lebanon granted him an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Administration. Furthermore, in recognition of his efforts in evolving a unique business model that is integrated with the noble goals of Islamic Banking, Mr. Yousif has been awarded the Accolade of the Sudanese Presidency for Excellency in Social Responsibility in December 2015.

In Dec. 2016 Mr. Adnan Yousif was decorated with the Title of "High Commissioner to preach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030". He also won the Gold Award for Sustainable Development in recognition of his major role in the service and social responsibility programs both nationally and internationally, as well as recognition for the leading role of Al Baraka Group in the field of CSR activities at Oman International Conference on Social Responsibility 2016. Mr. Yousif has been elected during 2017 as the Chairman of Bahrain Association of Banks. He has also been declared as the Islamic Finance Personality of the Year 2017 in the Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) Ceremony held at Astana, Kazakhstan.
  
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