My name is Amer Bukvic and I am the CEO of Bosna Bank International (BBI), the only Islamic bank in South-East Europe. During my tenure as CEO, BBI has become the fastest growing bank in Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H), positioning itself among the top performing banks on the market. In 2017, it was declared as the best managed bank in B&H. Under my management BBI assets increased eightfold. I was declared best banking CEO in B&H in 2011, 2014 and 2016. I received „Best Transformational Leader Award 2017“ for Islamic banking industry by Cambridge IF Analytica, as well as numerous other awards in B&H and worldwide. I am included on the list of 50 most influential world leaders in the Islamic economy by Islamica 500 business guide for 2018. Throughout my studies at International University of Japan (IUJ) I acquired many important skills and gained knowledge that later supported me significantly in my career and business success.

I studied International Relations at IUJ and graduated in 1998. I have enrolled at IUJ because of the fact that this university was founded by business leaders and I see that it still has extensive support of Japan’s industry, which I consider extremely important. I think that today’s universities cannot fully meet their purpose without comprehensive cooperation with the business sector. International surrounding at the university is also a crucial component of nurturing the future leaders in the global environment. This is the reason why I recommended to several promising BBI employees to study at IUJ and further enrich their skills in the “land of the rising sun”.

After graduating from IUJ, I also completed postgraduate executive education at London Business School (2004) and Said Business School at the University of Oxford (2014). During the initial stages of my career I worked as a research coordinator for the Overseas Strategic Consulting – USAID project in B&H. I later joined IDB Group as a Young Professional before taking on the role of Deputy CEO of BBI in 2004 and position of CEO in 2006.

Emphasis on career planning and strategy during studies at IUJ was very important for my further career development. IUJ prepares students to stand out and not to be candidates with one of the many resumes on the market, and I am also trying to promote this practice at universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the region. I am glad to see that IUJ still continuously develops its career support services for students. It was my pleasure to check the Placement reports where it can be seen that most of the candidates from IUJ find a job quickly, they are progressing well in their career paths and it is my pleasure to see that many of my peers are now holding management positions in different countries and industries. I am sure that this is a result of IUJ’s strategic approach and very dedicated work policy by the university, so I am expressing my full support to such an approach.




Dr. Daniel Heilmann is a lawyer with 15+ years of experience in governance consulting and project management in developing nations with work experience in the MENA region, Southeast Asia and Sub-saharan Africa. He was, inter alia, senior parliamentary advisor to the government of the Kingdom of Cambodia, country director for HSS Indonesia and headed the Max Planck Foundation’s knowledge transfer department in the MENA region.

He has experience managing, implementing and evaluating complex development aid instruments and works with governments, private businesses and civil society stakeholders on matters of good governance, rule of law and institutional reform. Dr. Heilmann is a member of the rapid response expert roster of the United Nations Crisis Bureau and a member of the management board at Resources for Development and Progress, a non-governmental organization working on improving the legal and economic environment in developing countries.

He has, inter alia, worked as a consultant for the European Union, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), ASEAN, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Max-Planck Institute, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Centrum for International Migration.

His areas of expertise include judicial and administrative reform; civil society capacity-building; conflict transformation; human rights/migration; international law; anti-corruption; and project evaluation. Dr. Heilmann regularly publishes his research in academic journals and he was the managing editor of the Max-Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law from 2008 to 2012. He holds a Ph.D. in international law from Goethe University Frankfurt and studied law, economics and management in Frankfurt, San Francisco, London and St. Gallen.

Select Publications:

⦁ Regulatory Reform and Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Indonesia: A Basic Primer (HSS Indonesia, forthcoming 2019)
⦁ Implementation of International Human Rights and International Human Rights Decisions, in: Judging International Human Rights. Courts of General Jurisdiction as Human Rights Courts, Springer Verlag (2018), Thilo Rensman/Stefan Kadelbach/Eva Rieter (eds.)
⦁ Fundamental Rights Protection: A Comparative and International Law Perspective, in Cambodian Constitutional Law (2016), Jörg Menzel/Hor Peng/Kong Phallack (eds.), pp. 341-356
⦁ After Indonesia’s Ratification: The ASEAN Transboundary Haze Pollution Agreement and its Effectiveness as a Regional Environmental Governance Tool, Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs (2015, Volume 34, Issue 3), pp 95-121
⦁ Prozesskostensicherheit und das Diskriminierungsverbot des Art. 4 EWRA, in: Journal for European Private Law (2012, Issue 1), pp 149-157
⦁ Max-Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Oxford University Press (2012), 11 volume set
⦁ The International Control of Illegal Drugs and the U.N. Treaty Regime: Preventing or Causing Human Rights Violations?, in: Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law (Vol. 19, 2011), pp 237-286



Harun has rich experience across the spectrum of policy making and development coupled with high profile investment banking experience including sukuk, private equity, real estate, project finance and advisory. Currently Harun is Economic Adviser, Department of Economic Development, Government of Dubai. Presently he is primarily responsible for development of financial sector in Dubai and leads some key initiatives aimed at developing Dubai into global financial hub. Previously he was Regional Manager with DIB Capital and Dubai Islamic Bank, Financial Engineer with Treasury Department of Islamic Development Bank and, Junior Privatization Specialist with the World Bank. As a Chevening Scholar he holds MSc in International Securities, Investment and Banking from ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading.






Felipe Ureta Redshaw (Lima, 1963) is a Spanish Legal Expert specialized in governance, covering all three branches of government at central, regional and local levels, with more than 20 years of experience as international consultant. He is familiar with all stages of the program cycle (identification, formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation) including budget support programs and grant schemes in support of CSOs. He has good knowledge of EU and other donors’ financing instruments and procedures.

Mr. Ureta Redshaw has performed several identification and formulation missions for the EU and has participated as long term and short term expert in the implementation of EU funded projects in Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. In Bulgaria, he was Public Administration Expert on the EU Support to strategic policy making and coordination project (2003-04), which developed guides and manuals for the Bulgarian administration in preparation for accession to the EU. In Kazakhstan, he was Local Government Expert on the EU Support to the Senate project (2005), which assisted the Senate on legislative drafting in the field of local government. In Kosovo, he was Municipal, Legal and Decentralization Expert on the EU Support to the Ministry of Local Government project in Kosovo (2006-08), which assisted the Ministry to draft key local government legislation and regulations. In the Philippines, he was Team Leader of the EU funded Access to Justice for the Poor Project Phase I (2006-2008), which supported the Philippine executive and judiciary to implement their strategies on access to justice for the most vulnerable groups in the country. In Vietnam, he was Legislative Drafting Expert on the EU Support to the Ministry of Education project (2018-10). He has conducted other key assignments funded by the EU, including a training needs assessment of the Judiciary in Malawi (2010) and a needs analysis of the Parliament of Jordan (2011).

He has been a monitor and evaluator of projects funded by the EU and other donors. He was Team Leader on the following evaluations of EU funded projects: Mid-Term and Final Evaluations of the Governance for Equitable Development (GED) Program in China (2010 and 2012); Mid-term evaluation of the Budget Support Program to the Special Partnership EU-Cape Verde (2011); Mid-term evaluation of the EU Support to Democratic Governance in Timor-Leste (2015); Mid-term Evaluation of the EU-UNDP Support to Justice Sector Reform in Indonesia (SUSTAIN) (2018). Concerning NGO projects, he conducted the Evaluation of a Handicap International project to strengthen the rehabilitation sector in South Asia (2014).

In 2018, he was a member of a team of three who prepared a Report for Transparency International on Spain’s compliance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the fields of transparency, institutional development and the fight against corruption.

In addition to his work as a consultant, he has been a lecturer of History of Law (1991-93) and Roman Law (1999-2003) at Spain’s Distance Learning University and lecturer of EU Institutions and Law (1994-98) at Spain’s Alfonso X El Sabio University. He has conducted research and has published articles and papers on various local government related subjects.


YÜLEK, Murat

Murat is a professor of economics at Istanbul Commerce University where he is the Director of the Center for Industrial Policy and Development. He is also a partner at PGlobal Global Advisory and Training Services, an Ankara based international advisory company. He is a member of advisory councils various national and international economic and business institutions. Murat holds and has held high level executive responsibilities in financial and non-financial corporations including as director and chairman. He has held developmental and business responsibilities including macroeconomics, project finance, corporate finance in various countries in Europe, Africa, North America and Asia with tenures at institutions including the International Monetary Fund, the Islamic Development Bank and the Turkish Prime Ministry. He undertook consultancy assignments at the World Bank, EBRD, UNCTAD and advised public and private institutions in various countries. He has authored or led financial, macroeconomic, sectoral studies, impact, feasibility and financial valuation studies.

Murat has taught at different universities such as Georgetown and took other teaching responsibilities at Yale, Riga and Obuda Universities. He has delivered training classes in various countries. Previously, he served as Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration at THK University in Turkey. He authored a number of books and articles in economics, development and finance. His most recent books have been published by international publishers Palgrave, Springer and Peter Lang, covering sustainable development, industrial policy, economic planning, industrial policy and suitable design of public procurement policies aiming at increasing the technological level in emerging countries.

He writes columns at newspapers and financial journals, and is a frequent speaker at various fora organized by institutions such as Global Economic Symposium (GES), Yale University, European Investment Bank Institute, Duke University, Prime Ministry of Turkey, COMCEC, Economic Cooperation Organization, Dubai Economic Council, CFO Forum-Vienna, Khazanah Megatrands Forum, The Economist Round Table, Ewha Women’s University (Korea), Wirtshaftsrat, APU Ritsumeikan University (Japan), Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, Universita degli Studi di Parma and Eurofinance Conferences. He is actively involved in the organization of Istanbul Finance Summit (Chairman of the Advisory Board) and Sarajevo Business Forum (Member of the Advisory Board). He has received various awards for his research and professional services.

He holds an MBA degree from Yale University, Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from Bilkent University, an MSM (management) degree from Boston University and a B.Sc. degree (mechanical engineering) from Bogazici University.



Kristin Boekhoff is currently developing a sustainable boutique resort in southern Bangladesh where savvy travelers can have a beautiful, authentic, cultural experience while preserving the social and environmental integrity of the area. Panigram will be the first in a collection of resorts that focus on destination stewardship.

In 2006 Ms. Boekhoff was a Fulbright Fellow to Bangladesh where she researched the feasibility of a sustainable, replicable low-income housing real estate development program for female migrant laborers in Dhaka.

Prior to her departure for Bangladesh, she was the Chief Information Officer at CharterMac, one of the US’s leading full-service real estate finance companies. Her team worked closely with the asset management, underwriting, acquisitions, accounting, lending, and construction groups to improve the firm’s ability to service its developers and investors and to continue the corporate goals of streamlining workflow efficiencies and improving communication between internal and external groups. Previously, Ms. Boekhoff ran the Fund Management Group where she was responsible for developer servicing, cash management, and investor reporting. She managed over $7 billion of equity invested in the firm’s 100+ real estate funds and oversaw developer relations for over 1,200 new and stabilized properties.

Before joining CharterMac, Ms. Boekhoff had six years of project management experience, most recently as a business analyst at Neuberger Berman, a financial services firm, where she was responsible for managing large information technology and business reorganization projects. Previously, she worked as a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Marketing and Customer Management Group.

Ms. Boekhoff received a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.S. in Real Estate Development from New York University.

DUFEU, Renaud

Lawyer since his swearing in 1990, Mr. Renaud DUFEU is founder of ABCD AVOCATS, law firm located in AGEN and PARIS.

At the law firm ABCD lawyers, place of Human Rights in Agen, he intervenes for files, besides the labor law and social security, in the fields of the law of the construction, criminal of the businesses and fiscal, rural right, insurance law, banking and stock market law, or multi-jurisdictional litigation requiring recognized expertise in business consultancy.

Master DUFEU has thus specialized in labor law and social security and offers all its effectiveness to companies for all cases relating to dismissal, employment contract, collective agreements, negotiations, transactions, controls and controls. URSSAF etc. In addition, he assists you and represents you before the Labor Court and the social courts.

In criminal business law, Master Renaud DUFEU accompanies you in case of scams, breach of trust or corruption for example. He defends and assists natural and legal persons before the various jurisdictions (investigating judge, correctional courts, sitting court).

He is more specifically involved in business law for business terminations, drafting of contracts and merger and acquisition transactions.

In addition, Mr. DUFEU defends you in construction law for delays in delivery, defects or claims. In addition, he offers his expertise for writing promotional contracts or for disputes with the supplier, the subcontractor or the company.

Finally, Mr. Renaud DUFEU is able to take care of civil law cases and defends you as well in the law of persons, in law of obligations, or as for questions of civil liability.

Listening and available, he accepts the payment of his fees in several deadlines and offers a first appointment without charge, only if the procedure is launched in his office.

Trained at the University Pantheon Assas Paris II, Renaud Dufeu is a lawyer in the law firm D & S Paris. With 300 lawyers and 23 offices in France and around the world, the firm is positioned in the French elite sector and Renaud Dufeu is the best springboard for a career that easily takes on international colors.

In France or in the United States, its clientele appreciates the claw and the results of a lawyer who knows how to surround himself with the collaborators who give the best in their specialty. As his name suggests, his clients say he is an uncompromising pit bull.

ZAMIR, Muhammad Nawshad

Muhammad Nawshad Zamir (barrister Lincoln’s Inn 1999), works as legal adviser to international banks, Islamic banks, insurance companies, IT firms, telecom companies, shipping companies and as a Specialist Contract Advisor to the Infrastructure Investment Facilitation Center (IIFC). In addition to his court practice, Nawshad regularly works in international arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules, ICC Rules, and with matters involving Shariah law. Among other roles, he has worked for the Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah as a lawyer on power projects, aircraft financing and ship building contracts amongst others; and for Harvard University’s Islamic Finance Information Program. He is also a contributor to the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Nawshad is an LL.M. of the Harvard Law School.

Select Publications:

⦁ The Ganges Water dispute – Equity will suffer a wrong to be without remedy, the Bangladesh Times, 1993
⦁ Public Interest Litigation: a promising judicial approach, The Bangladesh Times 1992
⦁ Environmental Laws in Bangladesh, The Bangladesh Times, 1994
⦁ Changes in the Code of Civil Procedure
⦁ Human Rights in the World, Your Honour, 1991
⦁ The constitution 9th amendment case, Your Honour 1991
⦁ ‘3 years of constitutional Autocracy: 1972-75’ in pseudonym – ‘Pathik’ in 1990 before the general elections
⦁ Do prisoners have a right to health and medical care in Bangladesh? – New York Times (Bangladesh National Section) 19 October 2018
⦁ Is Bangladesh violating international law? – New Age – 23 December 2016
⦁ Rann of Kutch Arbitration (Indo-Pakistan Western Boundary) – The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law – Vol – VIII:636