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Omar Fisher

Managing Director, Khidr Solutions, Bahrain
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Omar Fisher is managing director of Khidr Solutions, an advisory service concentrating on takaful (Islamic insurance), Islamic finance, and risk management. He was a founding member and managing director of Unicorn Investment Bank of Bahrain from 2004 until 2008 and previously deputy head of Takaful Taawuni at Bank Al Jazira, where he launched the first family (life) takaful business in Saudi Arabia. He also established the first commercial/general takaful business in the United States. He is author of numerous books and articles on cross-border financing, hedging political risks, Islamic leasing, and takaful. Dr Fisher was awarded a PhD jointly by the International Islamic University of Malaysia and Camden University of Delaware (USA) for research on operational and financial performance characteristics of takaful companies in the GCC states. He is an adviser to the International Council of Mutual/Cooperative Insurers (UK) and a board member of Family Bank, an Islamic microfinance bank licensed in Bahrain. The Hult International Business School’s Dubai campus awarded Dr Fisher its first Global Alumni Achievement award in August 2010.

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