Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Lawrence Oliver is an Executive Director of DDCAP and its subsidiaries, DD&Co Limited and DDGI Limited. He is also a Director of DDCAP (DIFC) Limited.
Lawrence has worked in the Islamic finance market for more than twenty-five years. He joined DDCAP in April 1998. Previously, he was a member of the team responsible for the Islamic Finance and Investment activity at Kleinwort Benson Limited.
Lawrence is responsible for the company’s Business Development and Trading Desk including the evolvement and placement of its fintech solutions and has extensive experience of arranging asset-based transactions, which conform to Sharia’a stipulation.
He specialises in Sharia’a compliant structured finance and asset origination. His broad knowledge of the physical commodity sector has enabled him to evolve the traditional merchant trading capabilities of DD&Co Limited for the benefit of institutional clients operating within the Islamic financial sector.
Lawrence is a member of the advisory board of CDIT, an initiative launched in September 2018 by the Responsible Finance & Investment Foundation (RFI) with the aim of improving transparency and accountability in the responsible finance industry.
Lawrence is a regular speaker at many annual Islamic conferences held in the GCC, South East Asia and Europe.