Baljeet Kaur Grewal

Managing Director & Vice Chairman at Investment, Advisory & Research, Kuwait Finance House

Baljeet Kaur Grewal is the Managing Director & Vice Chairman at the Investment, Advisory & Research arm of Kuwait Finance House, Kuwait (KFH). In her capacity, Baljeet leads the investment strategy and research advisory teams at KFH Research Limited. Prior to this, Baljeet was the Head, Investment Banking Research at Maybank Group, Malaysia. She was also attached to ABN AMRO Bank and Deutsche Bank, London, with experiences ranging from Credit Structuring, Islamic Finance and Economic & Emerging Market Research. She has broad experience in Islamic capital markets, having participated in notable Islamic fund raising transactions in Asia & the Middle East; as well as in strategy & and Islamic banking initiatives. She has written and published articles on development in emerging economies, debt markets, Islamic finance and policy framework; works closely with the ECB, IMF, World Bank and various central banks and governing bodies on regulatory and policy development in finance. Under her stewardship, KFH has been the recipient of 17 international awards for excellence in Research Advisory.

Baljeet is the first woman in the Middle East to hold her position at KFH. She is also the award recipient of the prestigious Sheikh Rashid al-Makhtoum award for Regional Contribution to Islamic Finance in Asia 2006, as well as various international awards, and a key advocate of women in finance. She is also a regular speaker on Islamic Finance at Cambridge University.

Baljeet is an accomplished economist and holds a (1st Class Hon) degree in International Economics and an Executive MBA from Cambridge University, UK