top of page


The global economic landscape is changing rapidly. This is driven by a number of separate forces that do not necessarily pull in the same direction.

After the enormous impact of the new ICT technologies over the last 20 years or so, we are about to enter a whole new world of intelligent machines that communicate with each other and are capable of making autonomous decisions. The internet of things, driverless cars and problem solving robots are already ...

IS portrait 07 2013 - 2 -IMG_2774_edited

Dr. Ismail Serageldin

Chairman of The Meeting of Minds Forum, Emeritus Librarian of Alexandria and Former Vice President of the World Bank

SN picturesml_edited.jpg

Salina Nordin

Co-Chair of The Meeting of Minds Forum and Founder of Heritage Amanah International

“We need a meeting of minds, to join the wisdom of the enlightened, with the experience of the old and the imagination and energy of the young.”

Dr. Ismail Serageldin is The Emeritus Librarian of Alexandria, and the Founding Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), the new Library of Alexandria, inaugurated in 2002, is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Library of Alexandria. He is advisor to the Egyptian Prime Minister in matters concerning culture, science, and museums, and Advisor to the Shaikh Al-Azhar on the design of the new Library of Al-Azhar.


He serves as Chair and Member of a number of advisory committees for academic ...

“The Forum pioneers the convergence of global experts in Science and leaders in Islamic Banking and Finance to partner young future drivers in setting a roadmap for businesses with societal impact.”

With almost 30 years of experience in the Financial industry, Salina’s expertise spreads across to the capital market, wealth management, business development advisory and banking. She started her career as a Financial Controller with aviation finance consultant Petraguna Persada before delving into her capital market career beginning with Lippo Securities as an International Equity Sales Executive.

Moving then to Danareksa, a leading state-owned investment banking firm, she was the Deputy Head of Equity Capital Markets and was then tasked to lead ...

bottom of page