SESRIC-IDB Seminar Series- Islamic Trade Finance
Date: 12 February 2016
Venue: Ankara - Türkiye

The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and Turkey Office of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group jointly organised another Seminar as part of the SESRIC-IDB Seminar Series. Dr. Ahmet Şuayb Gündoğdu, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) Representative in the IDB Group Turkey Office, delivered a seminar under the title of: "Direction of Islamic Trade Finance; from Greenfield to Capital Markets" at SESRIC Headquarters in Ankara on 12 February 2016. Numerous academics and banking experts have participated in the event.

 Dr. Ahmet Şuayb Gündoğdu started his presentation on the topic with covering of Islamic trade finance best practices and future transformation of Islamic Finance.

He divided his presentation in three sections. At first, he explained the theory of International Trade in the context of Islamic Economics, with examples of trade theories.
Furthermore, Dr. Gündoğdu evaluated the controversies that Islamic trade finance products produces and mentioned the challenges with Islamic trade finance products and the future direction of it.

At the end of the presentation, Dr. Gündoğdu answered the question of the attendees and engaged with them in a lively discussion about Islamic trade finance. 

Dr. Gündoğdu worked in IDB Headquarters in Saudi Arabia for 7 years. He completed his PhD in Islamic Finance at Durham University, and holds an MA in International Development from International University of Japan and a BA in International Trade from Boğaziçi University.