Web Content Viewer

Dr. Hussein Hamed Hassan

Chairman
 

Academic Background:
 

PhD, Sharia and Law, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt (1965) LLM, International Institute of Comparative Law, University of N.Y. Masters in Law and Economics, Cairo University, Egypt.
 

Biography:

Dr. Hussain does not need any introduction in the field of Islamic finance.

In his professional career, spanning over half a century, he has been a prominent scholar and teacher of universal dimensions, having established and chaired Islamic universities and Islamic faculties in various parts of the world including, Makkah, Islamabad, Kazakhstan and Libya etc.

Dr. Hussain is Chairman, Sharia Supervisory Board of numerous Islamic financial institutions, including Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates Islamic Bank, Sharjah Islamic Bank, Amlak, Tamweel, National Bonds, Liquidity Management Centre, AMAN Takaful Company, and others besides being core member of the Sharia Board of Islamic Development Bank.

Board Member

Academic Background:

Mia Nazir holds a Master degree in Commercial Law from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and LL.B (Hons) Sharia and Law (with distinction) from International Islamic University, Pakistan and B.A Social Sciences and Islamic Jurisprudence from International Islamic University, Pakistan. In addition to his qualifications, he has received intensive training in international financial laws including securitization, swaps and derivatives.

Biography:

Nazir is an accomplished and prominent Sharia expert/lawyer in the field of Islamic banking and finance. He specializes in retail, corporate, syndications, project finance, Sukuk, securitizations, Islamic investment funds, Islamic trusts, swaps and derivatives, insurance and Islamic finance legislation and regulations. He has played a leading role in providing technical support to Islamic banking and finance industry through innovation in product development.

Nazir currently serves as Chief Executive Officer at Dar Al Sharia (Dubai Islamic Bank), United Arab Emirates.

Board Member

Academic Background:

Dr. Akram holds a B.A. Honours degree in Islamic Jurisprudence and Legislation from the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan and a Ph.D. in Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh) from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. He has presented many papers related to Islamic Banking and Finance and other Fiqh topics at national and International level and has conducted many training sessions particularly on Islamic Banking and Finance for different sectors since 1999.

Biography:

Prof. Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin is currently the Executive Director of International Prior to joining ISRA he was an Assistant Professor at the Kulliyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM). In the period 2002-2004, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. At present, he is the Member of Bank Negara Malaysia Shari’ah Advisory Council (SAC), Member of Shariah Advisory Employees Provident Fund (EPF), Member of HSBC Amanah Global Shari’ah Advisory Board, Member of Yassar Limited (Dubai) Shari’ah Advisory Board, Member of EAB (London) Shari’ah Advisory Board, Chairman of Islamic Advisory Board of HSBC Insurance Singapore, Shari’ah Advisor to ZI Shariah Advisory Malaysia, Member of Shari’ah Advisory Council International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM), Bahrain, Committee member of AAOIFI Shari’ah Standards, Bahrain and other Boards locally and internationally. In addition, he is also the Member of the Board of Studies of the Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, IIUM.

He is a registered Shariah Advisor for Islamic Securities with the Securities Commission of Malaysia and has acted as Shariah advisor in the issuance of several sukuk’s. In addition he is also prolific author of academic works specifically in the areas of Islamic Banking and Finance. He is the recipient of Zaki Badawi Award 2010 for Excellence in Shariah Advisory and Research. He has participated and presented papers in numerous local and international conferences. Among which of his papers that have been published are Roles & Responsibilities of Shari’a Scholars in Shari’a Advisory Services; The Role of the Shariah Supervision, Shariah Governance; Liquidity Management in Islamic Financial Institutions (Arabic); Shariah Governance from Shariah Perspective and its application and The Shariah Objectives (Maqasid) in Contemporary Sciences. Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) since May 2008.