Published Speeches


Development & Integration of Islamic Finance

Keynote speech delivered at the opening of the 1st Annual World Islamic Finance & Investment Conference (WIFI), held in the State of Kuwait, March 4-5, 2007, and organized by Middle East Global Advisors (MEGA).


Regulatory and Supervisory Environment for the Islamic Banking Industry

Delivered at the opening keynote plenary session of the 13th Annual world Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC), held in the Kingdom of Bahrain, December 10-11, 2006, under the patronage of the Ministry of Finance & National Economy in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the Central Bank of Bahrain.


Global Imbalances from the GCC Perspective

Delivered at the 2006 Spring Membership Meeting of the Institute of International Finance, in the panel discussion entitled Key Issues Facing the Global Economy, held in Zurich, Switzerland, March 31, 2006.


The Requirements for Developing the State of Kuwait into a Regional Financial Center

Delivered in Kuwait at the First Conference on "the Kuwait Stock Exchange… the Future Outlook", organized by the International Expert Center Company for Consultancy and Training, March 18-19, 2006.


A Future Vision for the GCC Banking Industry

Delivered at the 7th GCC Banking Conference on "A New Vision for the GCC Financial Services Industry", held at the Institute of Banking in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 17-18, 2005.


The Opening Address of the Forum on - Corporate Governance and the Banking and Financial Institutions

Delivered on the occasion of this forum, which was organized by the Central Bank of Kuwait in cooperation with the Union of Kuwaiti Banks, and held in Kuwait, November 15-16, 2005.


Financial Liberalization in the State of Kuwait: Objectives and Challenges

Delivered in the Kuwait Economic Forum on "A Strategy for Transforming Kuwait into a Leading Regional Financial and Trade Center", held in the State of Kuwait, May 14-15, 2005.


The Legal Issues in the Islamic Financial Services Industry

The opening address to the seminar on "The Legal Issues in the Islamic Financial Services Industry", organized by the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) in the State of Kuwait, on March 1, 2005.


The Role of Central Banks in Defining Corporate Governance in Banks

Delivered at the conference on "Corporate Governance for a Modern Banking Performance", held in Beirut, Republic of Lebanon, January 13-14, 2005.


Opening Address of the Symposium on Financial Legislation

Delivered at the Symposium on Financial Legislation, held in the State of Kuwait on December 4, 2004, and organized by the Kuwait Institute for Juridical and Legal Studies and the Central Bank of Kuwait, in participation with the International Monetary Fund.