Nasir Ali Khan

Risk Auditor,
National Bank of Abu Dhabi
You have worked in Pakistan, Japan, Singapore and now in the UAE. What is the best about working in each of these countries?
Work experience at each of these locations is unique and has had ample impact on what I am today. In my view, work ethics are driven by […]

By |June 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Roslina Abdul Rahman, Managing Director, Amundi Malaysia, Sdn, Bhd.

What kind of education did you have when you were growing up?
I spent 11 years of my primary and secondary education at the Convent Bukit Nanas primary and secondary schools in Kuala Lumpur. After my SPM examination (equivalent to the ‘O’ levels), I left for the USA and completed my BBA degree from Loyola […]

By |March 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Issam Al Tawari, Chairman, Rasameel

Q: What kind of education did you have when you were growing up?
Ans: I was educated in public schools in Kuwait until I got my Bachelor degree in Economics & Business administration from Kuwait University.
Q: Who was you mentor?
Ans: My Mentor was Mr. Adnan Yousif the current CEO of Albaraka Banking Group.
Q: How would […]

By |November 8th, 2014|0 Comments

Stefano Padovani, Partner NCTM, Head of Banking

Q: What was your earliest ambition?
Ans: To become a Professor at a University.
Q: What kind of education did you have when you were growing up?
Ans: Catholic.
Q: Who was your mentor?
Ans: The professor who was my tutor when I took my degree.
Q: How physically fit are you?
Ans: Quite fit.
Q: Ambition or talent: which matters more […]

By |August 10th, 2014|0 Comments

Dr. M. Yaqub Mirza, President and CEO, Sterling Management Group Inc.

What was your earliest ambition?
To excel in Physics and whatever I do.
What kind of education did you have when you were growing up?
I studied in an Urdu medium school in Punjab, Pakistan; then Karachi University. My parents imparted to me ethics and religious values.
Who was your mentor?
My older brother, Dr. Ishaq Mirza.
How physically fit […]

By |May 10th, 2014|0 Comments

Sohail Jaffer Deputy CEO, FWU Global Takaful Solutions

Q: Please tell us about your background in banking and finance and how you became involved in Islamic finance.
Following my appointment as audit partner with the Price Waterhouse practice in Africa from 1984 until 1988, I became involved with banking in 1989 when I joined Citibank in London as Vice President, Financial Institutions Group. […]

By |February 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

Moinuddin Malim: CEO, Mashreq Al Islami, UAE

Q: Please tell us about your background in banking and finance and how you became involved in Islamic banking.
I was working as a Research Assistant at a USA based university. During that time I visited my parents in Saudi Arabia where I was introduced to Dallah Al Baraka Group. I decided to pursue Islamic […]

By |November 7th, 2013|0 Comments

Azhar Aslam: HEAD OF ISLAMIC BANKING STANDARD CHARTERED BANK PAKISTAN

What was your earliest ambition?
During my teens my role model was a close friend of my father. He was a Chartered Accountant and CEO of a multinational company; I admired him for being a successful professional and had the ambition to be a CA and heading an institution.
What kind of education did you have […]

By |August 8th, 2013|0 Comments

Sulaiman Al Harthy: GROUP GENERAL MANAGER, MEETHAQ ISLAMIC BANKING GROUP, SULTANATE OF OMAN

What kind of education did you have when you were growing up?
I received a MBA from Leicester University and attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.
Who are your mentors?
I have two main mentors really: one is Mr John Wright, who used to be the CEO of Oman International Bank; and the other […]

By |May 9th, 2013|0 Comments

Piety from Profiting Through the Prophet

Junaid Jamshed could be regarded as an enigma. Once a musical superstar, he has now become an Islamic preacher. In fact he is more than a preacher; he is a business man, a philanthropist, a broadcaster, and occasionally he sings too! Junaid Jamshed could be regarded as the Muslim Everyman, but he just wants […]

By |February 10th, 2013|0 Comments