StanChart to tap into Islamic financing opportunities

Staff Correspondent

20 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Standard Chartered Bangladesh and Standard Chartered Malaysia recently discussed and exchanged insights about tapping into the halal ecosystem to achieve prosperity through business and economic collaboration.

A discussion meeting took place through a webinar titled: “Halal360: Connecting your business to the halal ecosystem,” recently, said a press release.

Md Golam Sarwar, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Malaysia, graced the occasion as the keynote speaker.

Abrar A. Anwar, CEO of Standard Chartered Malaysia and Naser Ezaz Bijoy, CEO of Standard Chartered Bangladesh, spoke on behalf of their respective organisations.

The webinar was hosted by Bitopi Das Chowdhury, Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Standard Chartered Bangladesh, while the panel was moderated by Bilal Parvaiz, Executive Director, Islamic Business and Product Management, Standard Chartered Saadiq Malaysia.

In his speech, Naser Ezaz Bijoy said, “It is projected that the global halal industry is set to grow to $3.1 trillion by 2023."

With the right ecosystem support and a collaborative approach, Bangladeshi and Malaysian companies are primed to tap into this ever-growing global market and drive the two economies forward, he added.

Through its network, the Standard Chartered Saadiq is acting as a key driver in facilitating business matching opportunities for local businesses in their global expansion.