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Drake to host panel discussion on Islamic finance

On Nov. 7, Drake will host a panel discussion on Islamic finance featuring four experts, including Noripah Kamso, advisor of the Group Islamic Banking Division for Commerce Merchant International Bankers (CMIB). This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Sussman Theater at Drake University from 7–8 p.m.

Kasmo is considered an expert in corporate credit and lending, and is recognized for establishing Commerce International Merchants Bankers’ (CIMB) lending businesses. She is also the author of the book, Investing in Islamic Funds: A Practitioner’s Perspective (2013). Kasmo earned her master’s in business administration from Marshall University in West Virginia and holds a B.S. in management from Northern Illinois University.

Three additional experts will sit on the panel:
• David Vicary Abdullah, president of the International Center for Education in Islamic Finance (ICEIF)
• Larry Zimpleman, chairman, president, and CEO of the Principal Financial Group
• Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors

Kavilash Chawla, who will be serving as the global practitioner in residence at Drake University next spring, will moderate the panel. Chawla currently serves as the managing director of Nur Global Strategies.

Drake University is thrilled to host experts who can speak on the topic of Islamic finance, as it is currently one of the fastest growing segments of the financial services industry.

This event is made possible by the College of Business and Public Administration and the Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship (PFGCGC). The center is hosting events on the Drake campus this fall to educate students and the community on global topics.

Visit www.drake.edu/cgc/eventsandactivities/fall2013activities/ for more information, including detailed biographies for each panelist.