Building Investment Bridges between Arab and African Countries

Wednesday, 3rd February 2021

13:30 – 15:30 (KSA Time)



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The AATB Program is a multi-donor, multi-country
and multi-organizations program, aiming to:

Advantages of being a member

Membership grants a seat in the decision-making process, in addition to giving priority
to benefit from the following actions:


Financial and technical support for trade and investment related activities aimed at promoting intra-trade and investment among Arab and African countries.


Supporting the Arab and African member countries’ National Strategy


Promotional events
for local exporters.


Specialized capacity buildings programs and technical assistance in the field of international trade and investment.


Business matching activities for exporters and importers of the private sector with their counterparts in both regions.

The webinar concept

ITFC, ICIEC and ICD in collaboration with IsDB Group Business Forum “THIQAH” would like to organise a webinar focused on the investment pillar to present the objectives and the benefits of AATB as well as the notable progress in terms of launching and implementing the projects and activities involving the growth of trade investment and technology transfer between Arab and African countries.
Besides, the commercial and investment partnership between two regions reserved high potential opportunities by focusing on enhancing the agro-food industries, health and pharmaceutical industries, building and construction materials and equipment, and machinery & electrical equipment.
Through this webinar, we invite the financial institutions with common objectives to develop partnership by fostering the development of the Arabic and African countries, with a special focus on developing specific interventions and dedicated trade finance and investment components.
Specifically, the webinar will introduce AATB program, features and benefits to ICD’s financial institutions (FIs) network and partners. In addition, the investment, trade and insurance pillars of the program will be presented during the webinar. The aim is to invite the FIs to subscribe in the program and benefit from the different services and available/potential opportunities.

Webinar Recordings


20 Minutes

Keynote Speeches

Mr. Oussama Kaissi

Chief Executive Officer,

The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance
of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC)

Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol

Chief Executive Officer,

International Islamic Trade
Finance Corporation (ITFC)

Mr. Ayman Sejiny

Chief Executive Officer,

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)

Nasser M. Al-Thekair

General Manager,

Trade and Business Development ITFC


10 Minutes

Introducing AATB Program Activities, Features and Benefits

Mr. Syed Husain Quadri

Acting Director,

Resilience and Social Development Department, IsDB

30 Minutes

Presenting the Trade, Investment & Insurance Pillars of AATB Program

Mr. Aymen Kasem, ITFC

Division Manager,

Trade Development, Trade & Business Development

Mr. Essaied Ben Ahmed, ICD

Principle, Infrastructure & Corporate Finance Global Markets & Fixed Income

Mr. Ismail Filali Allach, ICIEC

Country Manager,

Morocco Middle East & North Africa Region Division

20 Minutes

Open Discussion


  • Keynote Speeches

  • Introducing AATB Program Activities, Features and Benefits

  • Presenting the Trade, Investment & Insurance Pillars of AATB Program

  • Open Discussion

Target Audience

Development Institutions,
Sovereign Funds and Banks

Government Officials

CEOs of Holdings
and Enterprises

Leasing companies

Investment and Private
Equity Companies

Asset Managers

AATB Partners