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Zamir Iqbal

Vice President, Finance, and CFO, Islamic Development Bank
Zamir Iqbal is Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer at the Islamic Development Bank.  Previously, he headed World Bank’s Global Islamic Finance Development Center in Istanbul, with earlier assignments in the World Bank Treasury and the Finance and Markets Global Practice.  His experience spans the capital markets, asset management and risk management. Islamic finance has been his research focus, and he has co-authored articles and books on Islamic finance on the topics of banking risk, financial inclusion, economic development, financial stability and risk-sharing. He played a central role in the World Bank’s and IDB’s first global reporting on Islamic finance. He earned his Ph.D. in international finance from the George Washington University and served as professional faculty at the Carey Business School of Johns Hopkins University.