Our Corporate Strategy 

Our Purpose: Advancing Trade & Improving Lives

Since inception in 2008, ITFC has supported the dynamic expansion of trade in OIC Member Countries. Our approach reflects our expanded role as a world class trade enabler and facilitator. We are guided in our quest to remain the leading provider of trade solutions for OIC member countries needs through a relentless focus on our Strategic Objectives, Strategic Pillars, and our Guiding Principles.


"The leading provider of trade solutions for OIC Member Countries"

Strategic Objectives

Three strategic objectives underpin our vision.

Expand Intra-OIC Trade

Our trade solutions facilitate regional integration and connectivity through intra-OIC member countries trade. This leads to shared prosperity through regional economic growth, social development, technology-transfer, knowledge-transfer and innovation between Member Countries.

Grow Islamic Trade Finance

Our Islamic trade finance products are taking Islamic financing mainstream. This allows us to expand the capacity of local financial institutions to provide Islamic finance to people across our Member Countries.

Diversify the Economies of Member Countries

We have a strategic understanding of the economic and development priorities of our Member Countries. This enables us to focus our trade solutions towards marginal markets and high-growth economic sectors to support the expansion and diversification of our Member Countries economies.

Strategic Pillars

Four strategic pillars are central to our objectives.

Private Sector Development

We are focused on supporting the private sector to create jobs and a thriving SME ecosystem within our Member Countries.

Co-operation between Member Countries

We are committed towards facilitating co-operation between our Member Countries through our integrated trade solutions, flagship trade development programs and knowledge and technology-transfer initiatives.

Islamic Trade Finance Solutions

As a key enabler of Islamic financing, we engage with our global strategic partners to develop a go-to-market with Islamic trade finance solutions.

Capacity Development

Capacity development underpins all our strategic pillars and remains essential to the development of new skills for people across our member countries.

Guiding Principles

We maintain a relentless focus on our five principles.

Organizational Excellence

Achieve organizational excellence by creating a culture geared towards a performance driven institution


Grow visibility by becoming a global hub for Islamic trade finance through decentralization and international communications

Market Impact

Increase ITFC’s trade finance and trade development market impact across Member Countries

Development Impact

Promote development impact through inclusive growth and contributing towards the SDGs

Sustainable Business Model

Build a resilient business model for sustainable growth by adopting an integrated trade programs approach

Beyond the Status-quo:  Realignment of the ITFC Business Model

Our approach to trade finance and development is closely aligned to the strategic priorities of our Member Countries, allowing us to respond with changing market dynamics. Trade disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 crisis in early 2020 has led to stronger realignment of our business model with a clear focus on supporting more member countries, financing trade across new sectors, developing new lines of business, establishing new funding models and operating under an enhanced organizational structure.

COVID-19 Impact Case Study 

In early 2020, as the widespread socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 ravaged the fragile economies of many of our Member Countries, we swiftly repurposed our financing engagements to focus on their most immediate needs. An initial Rapid Response Initiative repurposed US$300 million towards the purchase of emergency medical equipment and supplies, as well as strategic commodities such as staple food and energy supplies. The intensity of the pandemic and its fallout led to an additional assignment of emergency funding of US$300 million.

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