Public Lecture: Islamic Finance

Monday, August 29, 2022, 09:15 – 11:00
SSE Riga, Soros Auditorium

On August 29, within the Bachelor programme Business Law course, Michael Gassner, former lecturer at Geneva Business School and University Lausanne and an author of the book Islam, Money and Prosperity – the finance book from an Islamic perspective, will deliver a lecture to SSE Riga students on Islamic finance. The lecture will take place on-site and we invite everyone interested in the topic to join. No prior registration is required.


Michael Gassner lives and works in Geneva. He is the Head of Islamic finance of a Swiss private bank. He is also a member of the Sharia Board of Bosna Bank International in Sarajevo.

After completing his banking education, he studied Arabic during his business studies (Diplom-Kaufmann) with a focus on finance, marketing and economic history. He spent his semester abroad in Damascus.

starting his career in the 'new economy', he worked as a financial consultant and specialized in Islamic finance. He immigrated to Switzerland from Jeddah, where he was in charge of Islamic product development at Bank Al Jazira.