Red Envelope, Ep 4: Good Force for Social Impact

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According to the State of the Global Islamic Economy Report, the Islamic Finance sector is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with.

With 1.8 billion Muslims across 58 Muslim-majority countries of the world (approximately one-quarter of the entire population), what are the challenges and opportunities in these markets?

In this new podcast episode of Red Envelope, Rafi-uddin Shikoh joins us for an inspirational discussion of the momentum of the Islamic economy.



Arunkumar Krishnakumar

Venture Capital, Blockchain, Crypto, Fintech and AI

#Inclusion is the new #Innovation. Arun is a Venture capital investor, speaker and writer with particular interest in Fintech, Blockchain, Crypto and AI. He loves use cases with a strong emerging markets angle to them, serving the underserved and tapping the untapped.


Theodora Lau

Founder, Speaker, Writer, Startup Advisor

Theo is a speaker, writer, and advisor, whose work seeks to spark innovation to improve consumer financial well-being and health. She is the founder of Unconventional Ventures, which focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of corporates, entrepreneurs, and VCs to better address the unmet needs of consumers, with keen interests in women and minority founders.

Bradley Leimer

Bradley Leimer

Writer, Speaker, Advisor on Banking & Technology

Bradley is Co-Founder of Unconventional Ventures, which connects founders to funders, provides mentorship to entrepreneurs, advisory to corporates, and broadens opportunities for diversity within the ecosystem. His belief is that anyone with great ideas should have a chance to succeed.



Rafi-uddin Shikoh, CEO of @DinarStandard

Rafi has spent the last few years in marketing strategy, e-business strategy, and technology management experience with small to Fortune 500 ranked companies. He had been a Vice President with Marsh Inc, a global risk-brokerage firm, where he led and successfully delivered multi-million dollar knowledge management.

Rafi stuck gold when he started Dinar Standard, a research company focused on Islamic finance. The firm has since grown from strength to strength and has become a global standard in Islamic finance research. Rafi shares his journeys that led to him starting the firm, and provides insights on the global shariah market.


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