Standard Chartered Saadiq organises ‘Living Islam’ series of scholarly talks, to mark 15 Years of Islamic Banking in Bangladesh

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Standard Chartered recently organized ‘Living Islam’, a discussion session led by renowned Islamic scholar Dr Aznan Hasan, Member, Shariah Supervisory Committee, Standard Chartered Bank.

Living Islam is a platform which brings Islamic scholars and experts to talk about Islamic topics that are part of our everyday life. The topic for this session was “Business Ethics: Inspiration from the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)”. During his session, Dr Hasan shared his deep insights on topics such as the difference between man-made ethics and Islamic ethics and axioms of business ethics in Islam.
Also present on the occasion was Rehan Shaikh, Global CEO, Islamic Banking, Standard Chartered and Naser Ezaz Bijoy, CEO, Standard Chartered Bangladesh.

Speaking on the occasion, Naser Ezaz Bijoy, CEO, Standard Chartered Bangladesh said, “As one of the oldest financial institutions in Bangladesh, with a legacy of over 115 years, it is our obligation to understand, appreciate and cater to the changing patterns of customer preference. By strengthening and expanding our Saadiq Islamic finance offerings, we hope to address the growing needs of our valued clients.”

He added, “Like our economy, Islamic finance in Bangladesh is approaching an inflexion point, and by leveraging its true potential through products such as Sukuk, we can add further impetus to our nation’s growing prosperity and achieve our 2041 growth aspirations.”

Standard Chartered Saadiq is celebrating 15 years of operation in Bangladesh in 2020. It has led the way in Islamic Banking by introducing a number of ‘firsts’, from introducing the first Islamic credit card in 2007 to arranging the first Sukuk transaction in the market in 2019. Its continuous focus on excellence has seen it recognized with a host of international awards, including the Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Award, The Banker Islamic Bank of the Year and Global Finance Best Islamic Financial Institution in 2019 alone.

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