Breakfast Buzz #10: How FinTech Will Improve & Do More Accessible Islamic Finance


Breakfast Buzz, hosted by FinTech Hive, creates a monthly forum that stimulates and encourages discussions on the latest FinTech trends and developments. If you want to be kept well-informed, enlightened and up to speed on what’s new in the world of financial technology, join us in hearing insights from industry leaders and share your views with members from our ecosystem.

The tenth edition of the Breakfast Buzz will focus on how FinTech will improve and do more accessible Islamic Finance, brought to you by Emilio Escartin, Professor of Islamic Finance at IE Business School.
The presentation will cover the following topics:

  • FinTech: Global Boost for Islamic Finance
  • The Impact of FinTech on the current State of the MENA Islamic Economy
  • Rising Islamic FinTech Hubs
  • Cryptocurrencies into the Islamic Finance world


  • 12:00 Registration & Snacks
  • 12:30 Welcome & Introduction - by Raja Al Mazrouei, Executive Vice President at FinTech Hive
  • 12:35 How FinTech Will Improve & Do More Accessible Islamic Finance – by Emilio Escartin, Professor of Islamic Finance at IE Business School
  • 13:15 Q&A
  • 13:30 Networking
  • 14:00 End

Professor Emilio Escartin has over 23 years of experience in Private Equity, Venture Capital and Investment Banking (Islamic and Conventional), having managed and launched six Private Equity Funds in Europe (four Private Equity Funds for SMEs) and the Middle East (one Islamic Private Equity Fund for SMEs and one VC Fund of Funds). Professor Escartin has deep knowledge of Professional Standards for the Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry (ILPA, IPEV, EVCA), having taken part in the whole life cycle of a Private Equity Fund: fundraising, legal structuring and placement, hunting, investing, monitoring and exits. Professor Escartin has also worked closely with Entrepreneurs, Startups and SMEs and has experience in Islamic Banking and Finance (Shari’ah Compliant) products.

To confirm your attendance, please send an email to: [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you there!

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