Saleh Abdullah Lootah

Halal and Islamic finance markets will converge, says Al Islami CEO

Saleh Abdullah Lootah, Managing Director of Al Islami Foods, stated that the $1 trillion (AED3.68 trillion) global Islamic finance industry finds itself in the process of developing a road-map to gather $651 billion (AED2.4 trillion) halal market.
The statement was given during the 8th Kuala Lumpur Islamic Finance Forum 2011 (KLIFF), organized by the Centre for Research and Training (CERT), where Al Islami was the only halal food company from the Middle East invited to the international event.

Al Islami Foods and Alf Yad launch a regional venture capital initiative

Al Islami Foods and Alf Yad, a Dubai based venture capital fund for young Arab entrepreneurs announced their strategic collaboration. Alf Yad will raise and deploy AED 100 mn to promising Arab entrepreneurs across the region. Initially, Alf Yad will support Al Islami with the introduction of a business franchise for fast foods - the Al Islami Cart - a business franchise for fast foods primarily distributed in major Co-Op supermarkets, high traffic mall outlets as well as the Global Village and university campuses.

Mr. Saleh Abdullah Lootah, is Chief Executive Officer of Al Islami Foods. Mr. Shehab Gargash is the Chief Executive Officer of Daman Investments, the manager of the fund.


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