Abdelilah BELATIK is a cross-cultural finance professional with nearly twenty years of experience, including in leadership positions, in major financial centers from Europe, the United States, Asia and the Middle East. He is Secretary General of the General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI), the global umbrella of Islamic financial institutions since March 2014. At the helm of CIBAFI, he brought the organisation to international arena by building working relationships with international multilateral institutions (IDB, IMF, World Bank, …), international standard setting organisations (IFSB, BCBS, …) and regulatory and supervisory authorities. Prior to joining CIBAFI, he was Assistant Secretary General at the Malaysia based Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) where he was the co-head of the Technical and Expertise Development Division. Abdelilah advised on strategic directions of technical projects undertaken by the IFSB. He led the preparation and rollup of the Strategic Performance Plan (SPP) 2012 – 2015 in accordance with Integrated Result Based Management framework. Before joining the IFSB, Abdelilah worked for 9 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Luxembourg, New York and Hong Kong, in the Assurance and Business Advisory Services, Financial Services practice. In 2004, he was seconded to the PricewaterhouseCoopers firm in New York to assist US- based firms on implementing the Sarbanes- Oxley 404 requirements. Abdelilah holds a Master of Science in Business Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Sciences from Brussels – Belgium. He is fluent in Arabic, English and French. Abdelilah has held membership positions in a number of international board and committee, including those of the International Assurance and Auditing Standard Board (IAASB) Consultative Advisory Group, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) Advisory Group on Shariah compliant transactions and instruments, External Advisory Group of the IMF and the Waqf Fund in Bahrain.