Dr. Abdelilah BELATIK is Secretary General of the General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI), an international organisation affiliated with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. At the helm of CIBAFI, he brought the organisation to international arena by building working relationships with international multilateral institutions (United Nations, IsDB, FSB, IMF, World Bank, etc.), international standard setting organisations (IFSB, BCBS, etc.) and regulatory and supervisory authorities. Dr. Abdelilah is also Chairman and Founder of Turritopsis, the Strategic Institute of Sustainable Development, Brussels, Belgium.

Dr. BELATIK is a multi-lingual finance professional with twenty years of experience including in leadership positions, in major financial centres from Europe, the United States, Asia and the Middle East. He was Assistant Secretary General at Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) where he led the preparation and rollup of the IFSB’s Strategic Performance Plan (SPP) 2012 – 2015 in accordance with Integrated Result Based Management framework. He has worked for 9 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Luxembourg, New York and Hong Kong, in the Assurance and Business Advisory Services, Financial Services practice.

Dr. BELATIK holds a Doctorate of Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Applied Business Research from Switzerland; Masters of Science in Business Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Sciences from Brussels – Belgium and a Certificate of Artificial Intelligence from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. He has held and holds membership positions in a number of international boards and committees, including those of the International Assurance and Auditing Standard Board (IAASB), the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), External Advisory Group of the IMF the Waqf Fund in Bahrain, and the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). He is also member of the Committee of the Royal Award for Islamic Finance by the Securities Commission Malaysia and Central Bank of Malaysia.