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Labuan IBFC and Qatar FC Partnership: Bridging Asian-MENA Economies

Strategically located in Asia and the Middle East, Labuan IBFC and Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) respectively play a key role in financial intermediation towards facilitating regional economic growth.

By working together, the two financial centres stand to benefit from a synergistic partnership that will boost economic and financial sector ties, unlock access to new markets, as well as expand and elevate the regulatory recognition of the market players in each other’s jurisdiction.

At the webinar, our distinguished speakers will highlight key areas of collaboration between Labuan IBFC and QFC, followed by a dialogue session on how financial institutions, corporations and intermediaries in both jurisdictions stand to benefit from this synergy.

This webinar will also mark the launch of this exciting partnership via the official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between both financial centres.

Register now to join us on Thursday, 15 April at 3.00PM (GMT +8).

SPEAKERS
  • FARAH JAAFAR-CROSSBY

    Farah Jaafar-Crossby is the Chief Executive Officer of Labuan IBFC Incorporated Sdn Bhd (LIBFC Inc.), the official promotion and marketing agency for Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC) since January 2018. She brings with her more than 20 years of experience in capital markets and the wholesale financial services sector, putting her in good stead to promote Labuan IBFC as the preferred midshore jurisdiction in Asia Pacific.

    Farah was formerly attached to the Asian Institute of Finance and Bursa Malaysia, where she was involved in senior market development and strategic communications roles. She also managed the Association of Stock Broking Companies Malaysia, the industry lobby group representing Malaysian stockbrokers, allowing her a unique insight and hands on experience with issues surrounding multiple stakeholder management. Farah has a LLB (Hons) from Sheffield University, United Kingdom.

  • YOUSUF MOHAMED AL-JAIDA

    Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority in June 2015. He previously held the role of Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Strategic and Business Development Officer, where he was responsible for the overall strategic development.

    Yousuf has a strong financial background with experience across a variety of roles. Prior to joining the QFC, he was Head of Indirect Investment at the Qatar General Retirement and Pension Authority, which included overseeing the management of hedge fund, private equity, real estate, fixed income and equity portfolio investments. His previous experiences include engineering project work for Qatar Petroleum and Dolphin Energy and managing various real-estate projects in Qatar.

    He represents QFC on the boards of the Qatar Stock Exchange, the Qatar Finance and Business Academy, the Financial Markets Development Committee and the Free Zones Authority. He also sits on the Advisory Council of Qatar University's College of Business & Economics. He has previously sat on the boards of Nakilat QSC and the US$1 billion strategic investment fund of Unicorn Investment Bank, as well as serving as Vice Chairman of Mayadeen Real Estate Company KSCC.

    Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida graduated from the University of Arizona.

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