Edbiz Consulting held its fourth Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) at The H Dubai on October 27, 2014. The ceremony in Dubai was attended by a large number of Islamic bankers and finance experts from around the world. The Chief Guest was Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, Chief Minister of the Malaysian state of Perak. The President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, was represented by Mr Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor of National Bank of Kazakhstan. Mr Shahid Malik, Former British Minister for International Development and Chairman of GIFA Awards Committee presented the awards to the winners.
The keynote address was delivered by Mr Kairat Kelimbetov which set the tone for 3 hours event. He shared the development in Islamic banking and finance in Kazakhstan and informed the audience that Kazakhstan has fully integrated itself by way of memberships of Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB), Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM).