National Australia Bank Chief Executive Officer Ahmed Fahour will deliver a keynote address -‘Muslims in Australia: Promoting Social and Economic Inclusion’ - during a Fulbright Symposium at The University of Western Australia next month.
Mr Fahour’s address will be delivered during a lunch at The University Club from 12.15pm on Friday, August 3, 2007.
Mr Fahour joined the National Australia Bank as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Australia in 2004. He is responsible for managing the Australian and Asian region, including retail, business and corporate banking.
Mr Fahour also oversees MLC, which includes retail investments, insurance and wholesale superannuation.
He joins a stellar line-up of local, national and international speakers gathering at UWA for the 2007 Fulbright Symposium ‘Muslim Citizens in the West: Promoting Social Inclusion’ from August 1 to 3.
Themes at the three-day conference will include different approaches to the inclusion and exclusion of Muslims, American and Australian Muslims post 9/11, a comparison of different experiences among Muslims in the West, Muslim women and Muslim leadership.
Symposium convener and Director of UWA’s Centre for Muslim States and Societies, Associate Professor Samina Yasmeen, said Mr Fahour will draw upon his own experiences to provide a unique perspective on Muslim inclusion in Australia.
“The question of social inclusion is closely linked to economic inclusion of individuals in a community. As a leading CEO in Australia with Lebanese-Muslim background, Mr Fahour is most suited to suggest processes within the Muslim community and the wider Australian/global society that can contribute to communal and global harmony.”
Tickets for Mr Fahour’s address are $100 and bookings can be made by phoning 6488 4554 or at [email protected]. For information and symposium registration details, visit: www.cmss.uwa.edu.au/fulbright_symposium.
Associate Professor Samina Yasmeen 61 8 6488 2278