Partner, Grant Thornton (Confirmed)
Samer has extensive experience leading complex audit engagements for global investment banks, FTSE 100 banks, sovereign wealth funds, investment managers and international banks. He has directed the audit of a number of financial services teams of clients that have multi-location operations, in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This in turn has aided him to mastering the art of identifying issues and themes on the ground and converting these into insightful Board feedback adding greater value.
He was instrumental in the formation of the UK Islamic finance practice and developed new products and solutions to deliver to all UK Islamic financial institutions, FTSE 100 banks and global investment banks, which saw him becoming de facto UK Head of Islamic Finance in 2009 and Global Head in 2013 for a Big Four. As Global Head of Islamic Finance, Samer played a key role in the industry lobbying of the British government which resulted in the launch of the UK Government Sukuk which was oversubscribed 10 times.
As a result of his integral role in the UK and Global Islamic Finance, he was awarded ‘Global Islamic Finance Adviser of the Year - International 2014’ by Professional Sector Network.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the delegate fee cover?
The delegate fee covers entry into the Conference, all Networking Breaks and Lunches, as well as the Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony.
Do you have a group rate available?
Booking delegate places for 2 or more people (classed as a group booking), will entitle you to receive a 10% concessionary discount.
How do I pay for my delegate place(s)?
Once you have completed the registration form, you will receive an invoice via email with the full payment details.
Do you have a preferential rate at the Summit venue?
There is a preferential rate should you require to stay overnight at the JCT which is available to all Summit delegates.