The Global Muslim Business Forum (GMBF) is hosting the second edition of its international Forum on 28 – 30 November 2023 in Sarawak, Malaysia. The Forum aims to be a hub of knowledge for governments, corporations and civil society to explore best and innovative practices in various domains such as Islamic finance, green technology and agriculture. Therefore, the Forum is aptly themed, “Innovations and Transformation in Islamic Economies.” 2023 GMBF will feature keynote speeches by Muslim World leaders, plenary sessions, workshops, awards ceremony and a gala dinner.



This year, the Forum will highlight the latest developments in the Islamic economy and provides indicators of opportunity for governments, businesses, and investors to steer a clearer course in a turbulent world. It will also provide insights into the opportunities and challenges for the global Islamic economy in the upcoming period and to spotlight latest trends, policy developments and learning experiences. It will also focus on Innovation, Technology and Transformation as key drivers of the Islamic economy


  • The Rt. Hon. Dato’ Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim

    Prime Minister of Malaysia

  • H.E. Prof. Dr. (H.C.) K.H. Ma’ruf Amin

    Vice President, Republic of Indonesia

  • The Rt. Hon. Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg

    Premier of Sarawak

  • The Rt. Hon. Dato’ Sri Haji Fadillah Bin Haji Yusof

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Plantation and Commodities, Malaysia

  • The Hon. Datuk Amar Haji Awang Tengah Bin Ali Hasan

    Deputy Premier of Sarawak, Second Minister for Natural Resources and Urban Development, Minister for International Trade, Industry and Investment & Chairman of GMBF 2023 Organizing Committee

  • H.E. Sandiaga Uno

    Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Indonesia

  • H.E. Oknha Datuk Dr. Othsman Hassan

    Senior Minister for Special Mission, Cambodia

  • Tan Sri Abdul Majid Khan

    Organizing Chairman, Global Muslim Business Forum / Exco Chairman, KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific

  • Datuk Seri Mohamed Iqbal Rawther

    President, International Advisory Council, Global Muslim Business Forum and Chairman, Economic Club of Kuala Lumpur (ECKL)

  • H.E. José Luis Pardo Cuerdo

    Ambassador of Spain to Malaysia

  • The Hon. Dr. Hj. Hazland Bin Abang Hj. Hipni

    Deputy Minister for Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Sarawak

  • Dr. Husna Ahmad

    Founder & CEO, Global One, UK

  • Dato’ Dr. Vaseehar Hassan Abdul Razack

    Co-Chairman, Global Muslim Business Forum / Executive Vice-Chairman, KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific / Board Director, Bank Rakyat Malaysia / Former Chairman, RHB Islamic Bank, Malaysia

  • Senator Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani

    Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Parliamentary Leader of PPP in Senate

  • Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar

    Chairman, Advisory Council, Economic Club of Kuala Lumpur and Former Minister (Economy), Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia

  • Farooq Kathwari

    Chairman and CEO, Ethan Allen Interiors, USA

  • Asif Ibrahim

    Chairman, Chittagong Stock Exchange and Former Chairman, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce, Bangladesh

  • Dr. Ruth P. Briones

    Chairman/CEO, Greenergy Solutions Inc., Philippines

  • Prof. Dr. M. Din Syamsuddin

    Former Chairman, Muhammadiyah & Former Special Envoy of President of Indonesia for Interfaith and Inter Civilizational Dialogue, Indonesia

  • Datuk Mark Rozario

    Board member of Petronas Gas Berhad & Former CEO, National Innovation Agency (AIM), Malaysia

  • Joelle Yazbeck

    Regional Coordinator, ICC-ESCWA Centre of Entrepreneurship, Lebanon

  • Ebrahim Patel

    CEO, Magellan Management / Director, SiyaXoxa Technologies / Chairman, WIEF Young Leaders Network, South Africa

  • Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr) Haji Abdul Aziz Bin Dato Haji Husain

    Chairman, Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), Malaysia

  • Yuki Aizawa

    Women in Tech® Global Movement, APAC Director, Country Director Malaysia Chapter

  • Hairol Ariffein Sahari

    CEO, Halal Development Corporation Malaysia

  • Taha Ayhan

    President, Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF), Turkiye

  • Samina Akram

    Managing Partner, Samak Ethical Finance Ltd- London, UK

  • Dr. Wael Eldesouki Bedda

    Founding Director, Entrepreneurship Centre of Arab Academy for Science, Egypt

  • Dr. Eri Trinurini-Adhi

    Chairperson, Asian Solidarity Economic Council (ASEC) and Board Member, Bina Swadaya Foundation, Indonesia

  • George Bohlender

    Managing Director, Dragonfire Corporate Solutions, Malaysia

  • Ridha Saidi

    Former Tunisian Minister and the Vice- Chairman of the African Investment Company, Tunisia

  • Abdur Razzaq

    Founder member of The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand & Chairperson, FIANZ Royal Commission Submission

  • Academician Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Syed Jalaludin Syed Salim

    Former Vice Chancellor, Universiti Putra Malaysia

  • Asad Haque

    Founder & CEO @ Xypher.AI & ICT Consultants / DATE Farmer, Dubai, UAE

  • Dr. Muhammed Abdul Hakkim Al Kandi

    Managing Director, Markaz Knowledge City, India

  • Noor Amy Ismail

    Chief Operating Officer, Malaysia Venture Capital Management (MAVCAP)

  • Eng. Ashraf El Tanbouly

    CEO, Islamic Chamber Halal Services (ICHS), Egypt

  • Monem Salam

    Executive Vice President, Saturna Capital, USA, Executive Director, Saturna Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

  • Ali Javed

    Founder & CEO, Nous Network, India

  • Nurfarini Daing

    Co-founder and CEO, Youth Trust Foundation, Malaysia

  • Dr. Mohammad Naqib Hamdan

    Senior Lecturer, Academy of Islamic Civilisation, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

  • Prof. Dr. Maszlee bin Malik

    Former Minister of Education, Malaysia & Chairman, International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS), Malaysia

  • Usman Nisar

    Chairman, PANJTAN GROUP Malaysia and Pakistan

  • Diana Sabrain

    CEO & Co-Founder, OneAgrix, Switzerland & Singapore

  • Maher-Nicolas J. Firzli

    Director-General, Head of Research, World Pensions Council, Chair, EU ASEAN Centre & Singapore Economic Forum

  • Saif Ahmad

    Chairman & Founder, McAndrew Leadership

  • Loqman Hamdan

    Chief Executive Officer, Al-Huffaz Management, Brunei Darussalam

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Winai Dahlan

    Founding Director, The Halal Science Center, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

  • Moulana Muhammad Sa’eed Navlakhi

    Director & CEO, South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA)

  • Dato’ Azlin Ahmad Shaharbi

    Former President, Association of Bumiputera Women in Business and Profession, Malaysia (PENIAGAWATI) /Chairman, National Federation of Women Entrepreneur Associations Malaysia

  • Natavan Mammadova

    Secretary General, National Confederation of Entrepreneurs (Employers) Organization, Azerbaijan

  • Albert Oung

    Founder and President, World Green Organisation & Co-Chairman, ASEAN Economic Club, Hong Kong

  • Tomás Guerrero

    Director, Halal Trade & Marketing Center, UAE

  • Datuk Ts. Dr. Mohd Nor Azman Hassan

    Deputy Secretary General (Technology Development) Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia

  • Prof. Major (H) Dato’ Dr. Engr. Chin Yew Sin, JP

    Advisor for Asia Pacific Region, Global One Belt One Road Association, Thailand

  • Professor Andrew Davies

    Director, Edward Cadbury Centre and Professor of Public Religion at School of Philosophy, Theology & Religion, University of Birmingham

  • Professor Jugdutt (Jack) Singh)

    Chief Scientist & Chief Advisor for Digital Economy Sarawak

  • Datuk Dr. Mohd Ghazali Md. Noor

    Secretary General, World Zakat & Waqf Forum (2023-2026)

  • Desmond Douglas Jerukan

    Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industry & Performing Arts Sarawak

  • Timothy Ong

    Chief Executive Officer, Invest Sarawak

  • Abang Arabi bin Abang Narudin

    Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, PETROS

  • Dr. Gluma Saban

    Division Head, Policy and Development Division, M-FICORD

  • The. Hon. Datuk Dr. Malcolm Mussen Lamoh

    Deputy Minister for International Trade, Industry and Investment Sarawak

  • Ts. Othman Abdullah

    Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Finance Silverlake Axis

  • Datu Haji Abang Halmi bin Ikhwan

    President, Sarawak Bumiputera Entrepreneurs Chamber and Chairman, Lembaga Baitulmal Sarawak

  • The Hon. Datuk Dr. Haji Abdul Rahman Bin Haji Ismail

    Deputy Minister of Food Industry, Commodity and Regional Development Sarawak (Food Industry)

  • The Hon. Dato Sri Hajah Fatimah Abdullah

    Minister for Women, Early Childhood and Community Wellbeing Development Sarawak

  • Sudarnoto Osman

    Chief Executive Officer, Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation

  • Tan Sri Michael Yeoh

    President, KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific & President, World Digital Chamber

  • The Hon. Dato Gerald Rentap Jabu

    Deputy Minister for Youth, Sports and Entrepreneur Development Sarawak (Youth & Sports)

  • Dato Sri Hj. Mohd Naroden Bin Haji Majais

    Advisor, Ministry for International Trade, Industry and Investment Sarawak

  • Yusri Safri

    Senior Vice President for Contract and Procurement, Sarawak Energy

  • Joko Susilo

    Project Manager, Youth Break the Boundaries Foundation, Indonesia

  • Datu Lester Matthew

    Director of Economic Planning Unit, Sarawak

  • Zaim Mohzani

    Director of External Relations, KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific


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