CIBAFI Launches its Membership Consultative Process for its Strategic Plan 2019 - 2022 in Khartoum, Sudan
March 2018  
Khartoum, Sudan; Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain |  General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI), the global umbrella of Islamic financial institutions has organized its first for 2018 Members’ Strategic Session this evening in Khartoum, Sudan.
Sudan Banks Union has kindly hosted CIBAFI’s Members Strategic Session with its members and stakeholders in Sudan. The Session was opened by Mr Musaad Mohamed Ahmed AbdElKareem, member of CIBAFI’s Board of Directors, General Manager of Industrial Development Bank and Chairman of the Sudan Banks Union as well as by Dr Abdulhameed Jameel, member of CIBAFI’s Board of Directors and General Manager of Omdurman National Bank. This was followed by an update on activities of CIBAFI by Mr Abdelilah Belatik, Secretary General of CIBAFI. The Session has resulted in a fruitful and dynamic discussion between CIBAFI and its members & stakeholders in Sudan.
Commenting on the Members’ Strategic Session, Mr Abdelilah Belatik, Secretary General of CIBAFI said: “Sudan has the largest membership base of CIBAFI in the region, it is thus very important for us to be here and be in close dialogue with our stakeholders locally, meeting them face-to-face and having open discussions on the industry development, challenges and how CIBAFI can support its members in Sudan. CIBAFI is now in process of preparing for its new Strategic Plan 2019-2022 and this is one of our first open sessions with members to discuss the new pathway for CIBAFI, as well as evaluate our performance and satisfaction of members in last 4 years.”
Commenting on the Members’ Strategic Session, Dr Abdulhameed Jameel, member of CIBAFI’s Board of Directors and General Manager of Omdurman National Bank said: “At the time when the long lasting sanctions have been removed and our economy is opening up, it’s important for Sudan banks to be updated and to be at an equal playing field with the global financial players.”
Mr Musaad Mohamed Ahmed AbdElKareem, member of CIBAFI’s Board of Directors, General Manager of Industrial Development Bank and Chairman of the Sudan Banks Union commented on the Members’ Strategic Session: “As a member of the Board of Directors of CIBAFI, I am delighted to host this Members’ Strategic Session this evening in Khartoum. This is a regular dialog initiative which CIBAFI has with its members in Sudan. It is very crucial to have an open dialog with international organisations to keep abreast of global developments and innovations in the financial markets.”
CIBAFI’s Members’ Strategic Session in Sudan was concluded with a dinner hosted by the Sudan Banks Union.