Adnan Chilwan

Dubai Islamic Bank weighs capital-raising in 2018 -CEO

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) plans to raise capital in 2018 to help support an expected double-digit rise in loan growth. DIB's CEO Adnan Chilwan said the bank was considering options including a rights issue and an issue of Islamic bonds. The final decision will be subject to regulatory approvals. The bank is now targeting loan growth of between 10 and 15% in 2018, the same target it set for 2017.

Dr. Adnan Chilwan, Group CEO of Dubai Islamic Bank: Dubai is leading the revolution in Islamic banking

Looking to 2016 and beyond, innovation will continue to be critical for the ongoing development of the Islamic finance industry. For instance, efficiency can still be improved as Sharia-compliant institutions still lag behind their conventional counterparts, and are increasingly looking to embrace technological innovation in order to minimise operational costs as well as project a modern face of banking that would appeal to a younger generation of customers, which will be critical for ongoing growth. Another area of development is the Islamic asset management sector, as the range of services available remains quite limited and there is a general lack of quality products in this space.

Dubai Islamic Bank will require to boost capital ratios in 2016 - CEO

Dubai Islamic Bank will require capital in 2016 to boost its capital adequacy ratios, the bank's chief executive said on Wednesday. DIB's total capital adequacy ratio, a combination of Tier 1 and Tier 2 capital -- regarded as one of the key indicators of a bank's health -- stood at 16.5 percent at the end of the third quarter, up from 14.9 percent at the end of 2014, Adnan Chilwan said in an analysts' conference call.

Dubai Islamic Bank CEO Dr. Adnan Chilwan Discusses 'Treps Opting For Faith-Based Finance

CEO Dr. Adnan Chilwan, Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) says that the Islamic finance sphere demonstrated a greater degree of resilience when compared to conventional banks during the most recent financial crisis. The bank also noticed an upswing of fresh clients, partly due to what he considers a shift in perception. DIB recently launched a comprehensive SME offering targeted towards the SME sector in the UAE. The product and services suite primarily focuses around the liquidity management and working capital finance needs of the customers across this segment, Mr. Chilwan explains. DIB is also pursuing a growth strategy, looking at opportunities in Indonesia and Kenya.

Dubai Islamic Bank CEO Adnan Chilwan on the importance of innovation in the Islamic economy

Dubai Islamic Bank CEO Adnan Chilwan has no doubt that Dubai is well-poised to become the global capital of Islamic economy. The key sectors such as real estate, travel, tourism, hospitality, healthcare, and education are equally poised for future growth. Keeping this in mind, there's an overwhelming support from the government as the setting up of Dubai's Islamic Economic Development Center has just shown, he said. However, there are challenges like skill, efficiency and investor confidence. And most of these challenges can be overcome just by pure innovation, Chilwan believes. About Dubai Islamic Bank, he said that service and innovation are a very integral part of its strategy.

Dubai’s DIB Boosts 2014 Loan Growth Forecasts on Economy

Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC (DIB) has raised loan growth forecasts for 2014 as it increases its corporate and real estate businesses amid the fastest economic expansion in the lender’s home market for at least seven years. The bank expects lending to grow 15 percent to 20 percent in 2014, more than the 10 percent to 15 percent it had previously forecast, according to Chief Executive Officer Adnan Chilwan. The company will continue to expand to take advantage of the emirate’s buoyant property market, while keeping its proportion of total lending at about 25 percent. Besides, the lender is exploring the option of setting up a new bank in Kenya by the end of the year to add to its presence in Pakistan, Jordan, and Bosnia, Chilwan said. It also expects to increase its stake in Indonesia’s Bank Panin Syariah.

Dubai Islamic Bank rules out controlling stake in Indonesian lender

Dubai Islamic Bank has ruled out seeking a controlling stake in Bank Panin Syariah, and its plans are limited to raising its stake in the Indonesian lender to 40 percent from 25 percent now, its chief executive Adnan Chilwan said. Dubai Islamic bought 2.42 billion shares in the listed sharia-compliant lender in June, its first foray into southeast Asia. In May, the bank said it hoped to reach 40 percent before the end of the year, using its own cash to fund the purchase. Under Indonesian rules, foreign ownership of local lenders requires regulatory approval to go above 40 percent. Last month, Indonesia's financial services authority said it was preparing a five-year industry blueprint that would address foreign ownership limits.

UPDATE 2-Dubai Islamic Bank in talks for Indonesia buy as profit doubles

The chief executive of Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), Adnan Chilwan, said it was in talks to buy a 40 percent stake in an Indonesian Islamic lender to help diversify its revenues. DIB hopes to conclude a deal before the end of the year and that it will pay for the purchase using its own cash reserves. However, Chilwan declined to name the acquisition target, adding its parent was a listed company. Chilwan said in March that DIB planned to expand its operations into Indonesia, Kenya and other African countries. DIB's last acquisition came last year when it completed the takeover of Dubai-based mortgage lender Tamweel, having previously owned 58.2 percent of the firm before the buyout offer.

Reoriented Dubai Islamic Bank ready for a new phase of balance sheet growth

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) has completed a five-year consolidation from 2009 to 2013 and has charted a plan for strong balance sheet growth in 2014-16 period. DIB’s first quarter figures vouch for its growth momentum. While the bank reported a 111 per cent increase in net profit to Dh636.6 million in the first quarter of 2014, the bank’s total assets increased by 6.9 per cent to Dh121.1 billion from the end of 2013. Key themes for this year are to grow both consumer and wholesale banking business achieving return on assets of about 1.7 per cent with a return on equity of 15 to 17 per cent. Improved profitability is targeted through growth in financing book and redeployment of liquidity from low earning assets to higher earning assets.

Dubai Islamic Bank eyes Kenya, Indonesia for expansion

Dubai Islamic Bank plans to expand its operations into Asian and African countries as it emerges from a period of consolidation, the bank's chief executive Adnan Chilwan said. The lender, which currently makes some 95 percent of its revenue within the United Arab Emirates, says it is entering a growth phase domestically and internationally. It is exploring opportunities in Indonesia, Kenya and surrounding countries in Africa, the Indian subcontinent and the GCC. Expansion could be realized via acquisition, a Joint Venture, a finance company or a greenfield operation as long as DIB keeps management control and operates under its brand, Chilwan added. However, Chilwan said the bank also expected strong growth in its domestic market, so the balance between local and international business would not change radically.

Dubai Islamic Bank Eyes Expansion Into African Markets

Dubai Islamic Bank has revealed plans to expand its operations to Africa as well as Asia, as it seeks growth for its domestic and international business. According to DIB’s chief executive Adnan Chilwan, the bank is exploring opportunities in Indonesia, Kenya and surrounding countries in Africa, the Indian subcontinent and the GCC, with the hope of doing this via acquisition, Joint Venture, establishment of a finance company, or through a greenfield operation startup. Given a five-year scenario, the bank expects a decent franchise spread across these countries with stable and solid yields across all sectors. International business is estimated getting at best 10 to 15 percent of the overall group numbers in about six to eight years.

Dubai Islamic Bank nine-month net profit up 33.5 per cent to Dh1.2b

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) Group has reported a net profit of Dh1.2 billion for the first nine months of the year, up 33.5 per cent compared with Dh899 million reported in the same period in 2012. The bank attributes a 33.5 per cent increase in net profits to increased core business and lower provision requirements due to improved asset quality and overall improvement in the economic environment in the UAE. Net operating revenue of the bank at the end of the third quarter was Dh3.2 billion, up 5.6 per cent from Dh3 billion in the first nine months of 2012. Operating profit before impairments was up 7 per cent at Dh1.95 billion from Dh1.83 billion in the same period in 2012. The bank made provisions of Dh751 million in the first nine months of the year compared with D922 million in the same period in 2012. DIB continues to manage asset quality and non-performing assets by cautious lending and conservative provisioning approach.

United Arab Emirates: Dubai Islamic Bank puts the past behind it

Dubai Islamic Bank, the UAE’s largest Islamic lender, is refocusing on growth, says CEO Adnan Chilwan. This year, Chilwan expects a double-digit rise in DIB’s financing portfolio for the first time since 2008. Chilwan says that in early 2014 DIB’s ratio of non-performing assets will fall below 10%. DIB is reaping the benefits of a rebounding local real estate market, but Chilwan says he is not fuelling another bubble in the sector. He also says the bank aims to reduce the proportion of its portfolio dedicated to real estate financing to between 22% and 25%. According to Chilwan, an important part of efforts to sustainably grow the bank’s revenues has been a greater focus on retail: including personal and car finance, as well as mortgages.

Dubai Islamic Bank settles Tamweels liabilities

Dubai Islamic Bank announced that it has settled all bilateral liabilities of mortgage provider Tamweel, two years ahead of scheduled maturity. The outstanding liabilities were part of a five-year moratorium. The bank cited “robust capitalisation and ample liquidity” as the reasons for early repayment.

Dubai Islamic Bank reshuffles management, names Chilwan CEO

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) has appointed Adnan Chilwan as chief executive. Chilwan, who was previously deputy CEO at the bank, replaces Abdullah Al Hamli who was named managing director. The management reshuffle at DIB comes when the bank is preparing for renewed growth, after it set aside about 5 billion dirhams ($1.36 billion) against bad loans following the 2009-2010 crash of Dubai's real estate market. According to Chilwan and Al Hamli, the bank has dealt with much of its balance sheet weakness and should see profits for 2013 grow in the double digits, allowing it to eye acquisitions in new markets in Asia. DIB, which is in the process of acquiring Islamic mortgage lender Tamweel , became the second Gulf bank to issue a hybrid perpetual sukuk when it priced in March a $1 billion Islamic bond to boost its Tier 1 capital ratio.

Thuraya secures multi-million dollar long-term financing with Dubai Islamic Bank

Thuraya Telecommunications Company has secured a term financing facility through Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB). Thuraya will use the proceeds to upgrade its network infrastructure and to support further development and expansion of its product portfolio, including the highly successful Thuraya SatSleeve satellite adaptor for smartphones. According to Samer Halawi, Chief Executive Officer of Thuraya, this long-term relationship with DIB will help his company to strengthen its position as a leading MSS operator and provide it with additional financial flexibility to develop its next generation gateway and upgrade its network capacity. It also provides Thuraya with the breadth that supports its sustainable growth strategy as well as new business opportunities in key and emerging markets.

Dubai Islamic Bank publishes formal offer for Tamweel

Following approval from the Securities and Commodities Authority, Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) has published its formal offer for the shares in Tamweel. Tamweel shareholders will receive 10 new DIB shares for 18 Tamweel shares. They will receive a copy of the offer, the offer statement and the acceptance form by mail and can accept until 5pm on Saturday, March 16. DIB’s offer is subject to final approval from its shareholders and will be presented to them at an extraordinary general meeting to be held on March 3.

Dubai Islamic Bank announces key appointments to support growth and expansion strategy

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) announced today that it has made some strategic appointments to support its growth and expansion strategy. Under the new management restructure, Dr. Adnan Chilwan has been appointed Deputy CEO - Chief of Consumer and Wholesale Banking, while Mohammed Al Nahdi has been appointed Deputy CEO - Chief Operating Officer.
The Business Group - Consumer and Wholesale Banking - headed by Dr. Chilwan, will be responsible for all the business functions of the bank, i.e. Consumer Banking, Corporate Banking, Real Estate and Contracting and Treasury. The Support Group, led by Al Nahdi, will be responsible for support functions like Central Operations, Information Technology, Legal, Compliance, Administration and Collections.

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