IFN Correspondents

Interested in becoming an IFN Correspondent? Are you a senior practitioner in Islamic finance with expertise in your chosen field? Then we want to hear from you.

IFN Correspondents provide brief and concise monthly updates on specific markets and/or sectors to ensure our readers receive the very best in up-to-date information from the front lines of the industry.

To find out more, please contact Sasikala.Thiagaraja@REDmoneygroup.com.  

IFN Sector Correspondents

ACCOUNTING
Mezbah Uddin Ahmed — member & research, ACCA

CAPITAL MARKETS
Suhail Ahmed — chief executive officer, Hikmah Capital Corporation

LAW
Bishir Siblaq — head of Dubai office, Arendt & Medernach

LEASING
Yousef Aboul-Naja - senior associate, ICD

MICROFINANCE (ASIA)
Dr Mahmood Ahmed — executive vice president and director training, Islami Bank Training and Research Academy

MICROFINANCE (AFRICA)
Mansour Ndiaye — director of microfinance, Assistance and Consulting for Development

PRIVATE EQUITY & VENTURE CAPITAL
Arshad Ahmed — partner, Elixir Capital

REAL ESTATE
Philip Churchill — founder partner, 90 North Real Estate Partners

REGULATORY ISSUES (ASIA)
Intan Syah Ichsan — chief operating officer, Samuel Aset Manajemen

REGULATORY ISSUES (MIDDLE EAST)
Mohammad Abdullah Malik Dewaya — head of Shariah compliance and audit, Maisarah Islamic Banking Services

RETAIL BANKING
Chowdhury Shahed Akbar — officer, Southeast Bank, Bangladesh.

RISK MANAGEMENT
Dr. Ken Baldwin - lecturer in finance, Coventry University

SECURITIES & SECURITIZATION
Nidhi Bothra — executive vice president, Vinod Kothari Consultants

STOCK BROKING & TRADING
Athif Shukri — research analyst, Adl Capital

STRUCTURED FINANCE
John Dewar — partner and head of Islamic finance, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

SYNDICATED FINANCE
Damir Galiev - portfolio manager, AKBars Bank

TAKAFUL & RE-TAKAFUL (ASIA & MIDDLE EAST)
Dr Sutan Emir Hidayat — assistant professor and academic advisor for Islamic finance, University College of Bahrain

TAKAFUL & RE-TAKAFUL (AFRICA)
Uwaiz Jassat - head of Islamic banking, Absa Islamic Banking

TAKAFUL & RE-TAKAFUL (EUROPE)
Ezzedine Ghlamallah — director, Solutions Insurance and Islamic Finance in France (SAAFI)

TREASURY PRODUCTS
Nafith Al Hersh Nazzal — head of Islamic banking, Islamic International Arab Bank

 

IFN Country Correspondents

AFGHANISTAN
Dr Alam Khan Hamdard - president, Afghanistan Islamic Finance & Consulting Co.

AUSTRALIA
Dr George Mickhail - senior lecturer, University of Wollongong

BAHRAIN
Dr Hatim El-Tahir — director of Islamic Finance Knowledge Center, Deloitte & Touche

BANGLADESH
Md Shamsuzzaman — executive vice president, Islami Bank Bangladesh

BELGIUM
Prof Laurent Marliere — CEO, ISFIN

BERMUDA
Belaid A Jheengoor — director of asset management, PwC

BRAZIL
Fabio Figueira - partner, Veirano Advogados

BRUNEI
Dr Aimi Zulhazmi — Islamic finance consultant, Draznine Advisory

CANADA
Jeffrey S Graham — partner, Borden Ladner Gervais

CHINA
Abdullah Han - partner, Al-Sadiq Consulting

EGYPT
Dr Walid Hegazy — managing partner, Hegazy & Associates 

FRANCE 
Kader Merbouh — co head of the executive master of the Islamic finance, Paris Dauphine University

HONG KONG
Amirali Bakirali Nasir — Chairman, The Law Society of Hong Kong working party on Islamic finance

INDIA
H Jayesh — founder partner, Juris Corp

INDONESIA
Farouk A Alwyni — CEO of Alwyni International Capital and the chairman of Centre for Islamic Studies in Finance Economics and Development

IRAN
Majid Pireh — Islamic finance expert, Securities & Exchange Organization of Iran

IRAQ
Khaled Saqqaf — partner and head of Jordan & Iraq offices, Al Tamimi & Co

JAPAN
Kaoru Haraguchi - founding attorney, Haraguchi International Law Office

KAZAKHSTAN
Timur Rustemov - deputy chairman, Association for Development of Islamic Finance

KENYA
Mona K Doshi - senior partner, Anjarwalla & Khanna Associates

KOREA
Yong-Jae Chang — partner, Lee & Ko

KUWAIT
Alex Saleh — partner, Al Tamimi & Co

LEBANON
Johnny El Hachem — partner – corporate, Bin Shabib & Associates

LUXEMBOURG
Said Qaceme — senior manager of Advisory & Consulting, Deloitte Tax & Consulting

MALAYSIA
Ruslena Ramli - head of Islamic finance, RAM Ratings

MALDIVES
Aishath Muneeza — deputy minister, Ministry of Islamic Aff airs, Maldives

MALTA
Reuben Buttigieg — president, Malta Institute of Management

MAURITIUS
Mohammad Akshar Maherally - director of taxation, International Financial Services

MOROCCO
Ahmed Tahiri Jouti — managing consultant, Al Maali Consulting Group

NEW ZEALAND
Mohamed Nalar - trustee and board member, Awqaf New Zealand

NIGERIA
Auwalu Ado — Shariah auditor, Jaiz Bank

OMAN
Anthony Coleby - head of corporate commercial department, Said Al Shahry Law Office (SASLO)

PAKISTAN
Muhammad Shoaib Ibrahim — managing director & CEO, First Habib Modaraba

PHILIPPINES
Rafael A Morales — managing partner, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

QATAR
Amjad Hussain — partner, K&L Gates

RUSSIA
Roustam Vakhitov — managing partner, International Tax Associates

SAUDI ARABIA
Nabil Issa — partner, King & Spalding

SENEGAL
Abdoulaye Mbow — Islamic finance advisor, Africa Islamic Finance Corporation

SOUTH AFRICA
Amman Muhammad — CEO, First National Bank-Islamic Finance

SINGAPORE
Suhaimi Zainul-Abidin - Advisor, 5Pillars

SRI LANKA
Imruz Kamil — head of Islamic banking, Richard Pieris Arpico Finance

SWITZERLAND
Khadra Abdullahi — associate, Investment banking, Faisal Private Bank

SYRIA
Gabriel Oussi — general manager, Oussi Law Firm

TANZANIA
Yassir Salim Alwadhi Masoud - head of Islamic banking and retail banking, National Bank of Commerce

TURKEY
Ali Ceylan — partner, Baspinar & Partners

UK
Siraj Ibrahim, senior relationship manager, Qatar Development Bank

US
Joshua Brockwell — investment communications director, Azzad Asset Management

YEMEN
Moneer Saif — head of Islamic banking, CAC Bank