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Chairman Professor Dr. Jassim Al Shamsi

Professor Jassim is the first Emirati Shari'ah scholar to lead ADCB Islamic Banking’s Shari'ah Board as chairperson. He has served as Dean of the College of Shari'ah and Law, UAE University, and is also a member of the Higher Shari’ah Authority at the Central Bank of the UAE. In addition, he is a member of the Shari’ah Boards of many other Islamic financial institutions

Executive Member Sheikh Dr. Nizam Yaquby

Sheikh Nizam is one of the most prominent global Shari’ah scholars and a Shari'ah Board member of several regional and global Islamic financial institutions. Sheikh Nizam is also a member of the Shari'ah Board for the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI).

Shari'ah Advisor Mr. Kamran Sherwani

Mr. Kamran holds a degree in Shari’ah and Law from the International Islamic University and has acted as Shari’ah advisor for major Islamic banks. He has worked for ADCB Islamic Banking since 2014 as the internal Shari’ah Advisor.

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