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

    Farah is the Chief Executive Officer of Labuan IBFC Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Labuan Financial Services Authority, the statutory Regulatory Authority for Labuan International Business and Financial Centre, operating under the purview of Ministry of Finance, Malaysia. Labuan IBFC Incorporated serves as the jurisdiction’s official market development agency.

    A seasoned strategic communication, market development and financial services professional, she brings with her experience spanning more than 25 years in wholesale financial services, putting her in good stead to develop Labuan IBFC as Asia’s go-to mid-shore wholesale financial intermediation centre.

    Formerly attached to the Asian Institute of Finance and Bursa Malaysia (Malaysia’s national stock exchange), Farah has served in numerous senior market development and strategic communications roles.

    She has also represented the Association of Stock Broking Companies Malaysia, a nationwide industry led lobby group representing Malaysian stockbrokers during the demutualisation exercise of the national exchange, allowing her a unique hands-on experience surrounding high strategic level issues relating to multiple stakeholder management, eco-system curation and long-term strategic business strategy.

    Passionate about equality, financial inclusion and win-win partnerships, she strongly believes that “a rising tide lifts all boats”. Farah has an 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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