Tagged: Jamal Al-Hazeem

IFC Makes First Islamic Finance Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

IFC Makes First Islamic Finance Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

IFC has announced the investment of $5 million equity in Gulf African Bank, one of Kenya’s two Islamic Banks. The bank will use IFC’s financing to increase finance for retail and corporate customers, develop programs for women entrepreneurs and extend more services to small and medium businesses. Jamal Al Hazeem, Chairman of Gulf African Bank, welcomed IFC’s decision to take up a 15% shareholding stake in Gulf African Bank. In addition to the equity investment, a further $3 million trade line will be made available to Gulf African Bank under IFC’s Global Trade Finance Program.

BMI pays out $93.7m Islamic term loan

BMI pays out $93.7m Islamic term loan

BMI Bank has paid out a three-year Islamic term loan worth $93.7m on its programmed due date.
Jamal Al-Hazeem, the Chief Executive Officer of BMI, stated that the repayment of the facility on time, without having to refinance or rollover, is demonstrat…