UKIFC recently launched our brand new ‘Pioneers of Islamic Finance’ series on International Women’s Day, highlighting Stella Cox’s contribution to the UK’s Islamic finance industry.
Stella sat down with Omar Shaikh of the UKIFC to discuss her experiences as one of the UK’s pioneers in Islamic finance. Stella speaks about her early days at Kleinwort Benson, her friendship with Shariah scholars, her journey founding DDCAP, one of the leading intermediaries in Islamic finance, and what the future holds for Islamic finance in the UK and beyond.
Islamic finance has a long history, and is gathering momentum as a new generation embrace the power of digital technology. UKIFC has uniquely curated a Pioneers of Islamic Finance series with two key objectives:
- Use the wisdom and learning of the pioneers inform the next generation of business models, entrepeneurs and leaders in Islamic finance
- Preserve and document the journey of the pioneers and celebrate their contribution to the field
This fascinating series exlores the personal highs and lows and the professional successes and struggles they experienced. We ask what they would have done differently if they could turn back time and what advice they have for the next generation. Find out more at ukifc.com/pioneers
The series of interviews is ongoing; contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to suggest a Pioneer whose story should be told.