Another first for First Global
First Global Investments (FGI), a leading Sri Lanka- based Islamic
finance solutions provider successfully completed its training
assignment for Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank's (ADCB) venture into Islamic
banking known as Meethaq.
The First Global team comprising its President Muhammed Ikram
Thowfeeq, CEO, Sabri Abdul Cader and Shari'ah Board Member Sheikh Yoosuf
were in the UAE for four weeks to train ADCB's over 1000-strong
workforce in Islamic Banking and Finance which is a fast emerging sector
of banking, particularly in the Middle East.
The team which was led by Lead Trainer Ikram Thowfeek undertook an
intensive training in Islamic Banking for ADCB's staff from July 15 to
August 14 and won great praise for their efforts.
The Senior Management of ADCB and ADCB 'MEETHAQ' expressed its
immense satisfaction with the FGI team, stating that selecting Thowfeek
after careful appraisal among other professional trainers on Islamic
Banking and Finance was the right thing they did to get ADCB 'MEETHAQ'
launched on time.
A statement by the bank said that "The success factor was Ikram's
approach and the practical in-depth knowledge that he has on Islamic
Banking and Finance having worked in the Middle - East for the past 15
In addition, Ikram also has the practical experience in setting up of
Islamic Banking Units within a conventional banking umbrella".