IFSB appoints Rifaat as first secretary-general

MALAYSIA - The newly established Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) has appointed Prof Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim as its first secretary-general for a three-year term.

Currently the secretary-general of Bahrain-based Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions, Rifaat would assume his new post at the IFSB headquarters to be temporarily located in Bank Negara, the board said in a statement.

Rifaat holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Khartoum University of Sud

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