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  • Abdullah Turkistani Abdullah Turkistani Dean of the Islamic Economics Institute , King Abdulaziz University (Saudi Arabia) View profile >
  • Rafael Puyol AMMAR AHMED SHATA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CEO Alkhabeer Capital(Saudi Arabia) View profile >
  • Bernard Paranque Bernard Paranque, Chair AG2R LA MONDIALE "Finance Reconsidered", Euromed Management (France)View profile >
  • David GarcíaDavid Garcia Regional Director of Business Innovación, Everis (Spain) View profile >
  • Dr Joaquin Garralda Dr Joaquin Garralda Director Academic Affairs Dean at IE Business School (Spain)View profile >
  • Dr Mohammed Obaidullah Dr. Nasim Shah Shirazi Senior Economist at Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), Islamic Development BankView profile >
  • Gema Sacristán Gema Sacristan Lead Investment Officer and Manager of the sustainability program “beyondBanking: banking on global sustainability”. Inter-American Development Bank (USA) View profile >
  • Gunther Capelle
Blancard Gunther Capelle Blancard Professor University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France) View profile >
  • JC Capelli JC Capelli CEO, Friends Clear (France) View profile >
  • Jon Axtell Jon Axtell Program Director, The Hub Bay Area and Co-Program Coordinator of the Creative Currency Initiative (United States) View profile >
  • Karim Amellal Karim Amellal Founder and CEO of Stand Alone Media, Lecturer at Sciences Po (France) View profile >
  • Max Olivia Max Olivia Director of Social Impact Management at IE Business School(Spain)View profile >
  • Miguel GanzoMiguel Ganzo
    Coordinator of International Relations, JAK Medlemsbank, Jak (Sweden) View profile >
  • Olivia Orozco de la Torre Olivia Orozco de la Torre Coordinator Training, Economics and Business, Casa Árabe (Spain) View profile >
  • Kader Merbouh Kader Merbouh Chair for Ethics and Financial Norms, University Paris La Sorbonne (France)View profile >
  • yasir abdusulayman Yasir Abdusulayman Head of Structured Finance
    National Commercial Bank (Saudi Arabia) View profile >

Sponsors & Partners


Present in over 110 countries and territories and with over 60,000 members, AIESEC is the world's largest student-run organisation

Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to be global citizens, to change the world, and to get experience and skills that matter today. Every day we provide young people, International Internship opportunities, Leadership experiences and access to a global learning environment.

Visit www.aiesec.org


SIE Partner

The Social Innovation Europe initiative (SIE) represents a major effort to build and streamline the social innovation field in Europe. The project is run by a consortium of partners including Euclid Network and the Danish Technological Institute and led by the Social Innovation Exchange (SIX). Funded by the European Commission’s DG Enterprise, the SIE initiative will run over 2 years from January 2011 until December 2012 and will work to connect policy makers, entrepreneurs, academics and third sector workers with other innovators from across Europe. It is our goal to become a hub—a meeting place in the network of European networks—where innovative thinkers from all 27 member states can come together to create a streamlined, vigorous social innovation field in Europe, to raise a shared voice, and to propel Europe to lead the practice of social innovation globally.

Visit www.socialinnovationeurope.eu



The European Business Ethics Network EBEN, founded in 1987 as a non-profit association, is a cross-national network dedicated to the promotion of business ethics, broadly defined, in academia, business, public sector and civil society.

Our mission is to promote ethics and excellence in businesses, to increase awareness about ethical challenges in the global marketplace and to enable dialogue on the role of business in society. We work together to stimulate and facilitate meeting of minds by organizing fora, conferences and publications

Our network members include academics, practitioners and representatives from NGO's and the public sector. The diversity of membership of EBEN (from more than 50 countries in 2011) means that there are many varied views within the group about business ethics. EBEN is an inclusive network, and accepts this plurality of perspectives

Visit www.eben-net.org


Chair for Ethics and Financial Norms

University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, a descendant of the Sorbonne and the Faculty of Law and Economics of Paris, is one of the largest universities in France today. It has a reach history of eight hundred years of excellence to build on, the over forty thousand students are enrolled in 14 teaching and research departments and 5 Institutes. Its commitment to innovation in the latest field led to the commencement of Chair for Ethics and Financial Norms.

It was cofounded in 2011, both Presidents of King Abdulaziz University and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, together with Dr. Khalid bin Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Al Anqari, Ministry of Higher Education, signed an agreement for the creation of a joint Chair dedicated to research about ethics and financial norms.

The goal was to create a world leader through the partners of Islamic Economics Institute, home to the Journal of King Abdulaziz University — Islamic Economics (referenced by EconLit, JEL and SCOPUS) and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne also has an expertise in financial regulation through its founding contributions to both the CNRS European Research Group in "Money-Banking-Finance", which features an "Islamic Finance" subgroup, and the "Financial Regulation" Excellence Lab.


Casa Árabe and its International Institute for Arab and Muslim World Studies

Casa Árabe and its International Institute of Arab and Muslim World Studies is a consortium created on July 2006 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and the Spanish Agency for International Development, the autonomous communities of Madrid and Andalusia and the town councils of Madrid and Cordoba.

It is chaired by the Foreign Affairs and Cooperation minister, and the presidents of the Andalusian and Madrid regional Governments and the majors of Madrid and Cordoba are deputy presidents. Its High Board of Trustees is presided over by Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain.

The main goals of Casa Árabe, with headquarters in Madrid and Cordoba, are to strengthen bilateral and multilateral policies, to contribute to mutual knowledge and to promote economical, trade, tourist, cultural and educational relations, as well as supporting the development of training and research promotion on the Arab and Muslim world.