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Leading experts took centre stage at the seventh EY and Centre for Islamic Finance Symposium, held at the university’s Institute of Management (IoM). Distinguished guests shed light on financial implications facing the world today prompting great discussions and food for thought for the captivated audience of students, professionals and business owners.
Bob Wood, Professor of Business Technology at the IoM and Emeritus Professor at the Alliance Manchester Business School and the University of Manchester, reviewed Lehman Brothers and the bankruptcy impact shaking the global economy. Professor Peter Kawalek, Professor of Strategy and Information Systems at Manchester Business School, provided a discussion on a talk entitled ‘Leadership Now: An Open Discussion of Alternative Perspectives’. An in-conversation session with Mr Ken Eglinton, a Partner at Ernst Young also identified further pressing issues affecting the financial world.
Mohammed Abdel-Haq, Professor of Banking and Founder and Director of the Centre for Islamic Finance, said: “We were delighted to welcome such distinguished guests to this Symposium which was a discussion of important topics by speakers with a wealth of experience in their fields. It was the ideal opportunity for people to network, share ideas and listen to top financial experts. We would like to thank EY once again for their invaluable support.”