Islamica 500


Dubai, 10th October. The second edition of the Islamica 500 was officially kicked off in Dubai at Hilton Jumeirah Beach Resort. In the private event that was held in the garden, we could see 8 top personalities out of thee 500 selected receiving a leadership award for their remarkable achievements in the following categories: Art & Design; Islamic Banking; Cosmetics, Personal Care & Fashion; Insurance & Re-insurance; Information Technologies & media; Islamic Financial Services; Tourism & Hospitality and Governments & Public. The nominees are from the UAE (5), KSA (1), Australia (1) and Italy (1).

The ISLAMICA 500 brings together outstanding personalities whose successes, leadership, ethics and relentless pursuit to make a difference will be a source of education and inspiration for highly successful people.

That one-of-a-kind WHO’S WHO guide of the Islamic economy contains curriculum vitae about each of experts, whose efforts and achievements formed the basis of development of the Islamic economy on a global scale.

They are Muslims and non-Muslims, men and women who represents a range economy sectors: finance, science, business, politics, international relations, law, mass media and capital markets – all the areas that exert influence on Islamic economy.

ISLAMICA 500 is a fully independent source of information, multidisciplinary and market-driven, which cooperates with such giants as Forbes Middle East, Dinar Standard, Oxford Business Group, CNBC Arabia, The Consultants, Aafaq and others.

Happening one day before the GIES, which was a partner of this initiative, the ISLAMICA 500 Reception private reception was broadly covered by the international press and was attended by selected worldwide personalities active in the Islamic economy, Islamic finance and the halal industry.

The guide will be distributed via a dedicated web portal on and will comprise hard-to-find biographical details of each of the nominees.

For the full list of the 500 global influential leaders and the top 50, visit

Islamica 500

Prof. Laurent Marliere

Publisher of ISLAMICA 500 

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