Meet our independent body of world-renowned scholars

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PROFESSOR DR. JASSIM AL SHAMSI, CHAIRMAN & EXECUTIVE MEMBER

Professor Dr. Jassim Al Shamsi is the first Emirati Shari’ah scholar to lead the ISSC of ADCB Islamic Banking. He previously served as Dean of the College of Shari’ah and Law, UAE University. In addition, he chairs or is a member of many other ISSCs for Islamic banks/windows and financial institutions. He is also a member of the Higher Shari'ah Authority of the Central Bank of the UAE.

DR. MOHD DAUD BIN BAKAR, MEMBER

Dr. Daud Bakar is a prominent Shari'ah scholar holding Shari'ah degree from the University of Kuwait and Ph.D from the University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom. He is the Chairman of the Shari'ah Advisory Council/Supervision Committee of the Central Bank of Malaysia, Securities Commission of Malaysian and the First Abu Dhabi Bank. He is member of various Shari'ah committees, supervisory boards around the globe. He is author of many books on Islamic banking and finance including “Shari'ah Minds in Islamic Finance” and “An Insightful Journey into Emirates Airline Sukuk”.

DR. IBRAHIM AL MANSOORI, MEMBER

Dr Ibrahim Ali Abdullah Al Mansoori holds Master’s degree and Ph.D in Islamic Banking and Economics and currently holds the position of Director of Sharjah Center for Islamic Economy at Al Qasimia University. He also remained a faculty member in the College of Shari’ah and Islamic Studies, the University of Sharjah. He is currently serving as a member of the Shari'ah Supervision Committee of Dubai Islamic Bank, Al Hilal Bank, Sharjah Islamic Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. He is the author of various studies and papers on contemporary matters relating to Islamic Banking and various Shari’ah issues.

DR. SALIM AL-ALI, MEMBER

Dr. Salim Al Ali holds a Ph.D in Financial Law from the University of London, United Kingdom. Dr. Salim also holds a Master’s degree in Islamic Banking and Finance from the International Islamic University of Malaysia. In 2016, Dr. Salim received the prestigious Rashid Award for Scientific Outstanding. Dr. Salim Al Ali is the author of Raising Capital on Sukuk Markets – Structural, Legal and Regulatory Issues”

DR. OSAMA MOHAMMED SAAD BAHAR, MEMBER

Dr. Osama Bahar is a renowned Bahraini Shari'ah scholar who holds a Shari'ah Degree as well as a Ph.D from La Haye University, Netherlands. He is currently a member of the Shari'ah Board/Committee at Ithmaar Holding-Bahrain, Alizz Islamic Bank-Oman, Al Salam Bank-Bahrain, Allianz Takaful and Allianz Global Investors-Bahrain. He is also the former Head of Shari'ah at Al Salam Bank Bahrain.

MR. KAMRAN KHALID SHERWANI, SECRETARY

Mr. Kamran Sherwani is the Head of Internal Shari'ah Control at ADCB Islamic Banking and also the Secretary to the Internal Shari'ah Supervision Committee of the Bank. He provides Shari’ah guidance on all day-to-day Shari’ah-related matters and obtains ISSC guidance and approvals in respect of each product, service, process, transaction and other Shari’ah-related matters. He has served as Shari’ah Advisor to several major Islamic banks and other financial institutions.