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ICD launches a new platform initiative during the IsDB Group meeting
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 05 - 04 - 2019

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) held interactive sessions during the IsDB group private sector forum, while the group was organizing its 44th Annual Meeting in the Four Seasons Hotel here.
The event entitled "Role of digital transformation in restyling the Islamic finance industry" raised awareness about the role that FinTech could play in developing the Islamic finance industry in the member countries.
ICD organized two sessions. The first session was about Adopting Fintech to achieve Financial Inclusion in Islamic Finance and the second session discussed Blockchain technology and Crowdfunding Platforms in Islamic Finance Industry.
The events also witnessed the signing of more 41 MoUs between ICD and its partners, related to a new initiative, a Global Platform for Private Sector where community of like-minded financial entities can collaborate on business opportunities, exchanging market intelligence and laying a foundation for actual financial transactions within the OIC member countries and across borders.
ICD takes the lead in launching such a platform network to demonstrate productive applications of FinTech in modern global business affairs, to help reduce financial transaction costs for its member banks, leasing companies and micro-finance institutions and to upgrade the advisory services that ICD offers to its partners across the Islamic developmental network.
The event witnessed remarkable interventions from leading figures in the finance industry including Mohamed Benchaaboun, minister of economy and finance of Morocco, IsDB Group President Bandar Al-Hajjar and ICD CEO Ayman Sejiny. — SG


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