MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE PROFILES

Sheikh Shabbir Hassan Maisami

Chairman Al-Sadiq (a.s) Institute
  • Sheikh Shabbir Maisami is serving as Shariah Advisor, State Bank of Pakistan and Member Shari’ah Board, Salaam Takaful Limited.
  • Moreover, he is a member of several boards, including the Board of Governors of Halal Food Authority Pakistan and also serves as an advisor to the Chairman of Wefaq-ul-Madaris Shia, Pakistan.
  • He is Chairman Al-Sadiq (a.s) Institute of Islamic Banking, Finance & Takaful and Zahra (S.A) Academy.
  • Currently, he is leading 11 different projects for the welfare and upbringing of the society.

Molana Syed Mazhar Abbas Zaidi

Member, Executive Committee
  • Mol. Mazhar is serving as Member, Executive Committee at Al-Sadiq Institute of Islamic Banking, Finance and Takaful and Shariah Board
    Member at Markaz-u-Istifta Al-Imamia Pakistan and Huqooqe Shariah wa Markaze Ifta (Zahra s.a Academy).
  • He is also Certified Shariah Advisor and Auditor (CSAA) and Certified Islamic Professional Accountant (CIPA) from AAOIFI, Bahrain.
  • He is also associated with different institutes and universities as faculty while he also delivers lectures on national and international forums.

Zulfiqar Ali

Senior Member, Executive Committee
  • He is one of the founder members of the Institute.
  • Mr. Zulfiqar is working at a Top Tier Bank.
  • Carrying rich experience of more than 26 years in the banking industry.
  • He has done his MBA in Banking, Finance & Masters in Economics and he is also holding a Diploma from the Institute of Bankers Pakistan.

Jawaid Iqbal

Senior Member, Executive Committee
  • He is also one of the founder members of the Institute.
  • Mr. Jawaid is the Head of Enterprise Risk in a global Islamic Bank.
  • He is an experienced professional with more than 22 years of experience in the Banking Industry, having specializations in Basel II, IFRS 9, Credit Risk Analytics, Treasury Operations, and Regulatory Compliance and Internal audit.
  • He has done his MBA in Banking and Finance.

Jawad Hussain

Senior Member, Executive Committee
  • Head of Shari’ah Compliance Department at Top Tier Bank.
  • He has 15 years of Islamic Banking Experience in Corporate credit, Credit Operations, Branch Banking, Product Development, Training and Shari’ah Compliance.
  • He has done his MBA in Finance & Masters in Arabic and Islamic studies.

Abbas Raza

Honorary Secretary
  • He is one of the key players of the Institute.
  • Mr. Raza Country Head, Trade Operations & Business of Islamic Banking Group at Top Tier Bank.
  • He has more than 18 years of experience in the Banking Industry, especially in Trade and Finance.
  • He is also associated with different institutes and universities as faculty while he also delivers lectures on different forums.
  • His article “Scarcity of Shari’ah-compliant equities for global Islamic equity markets” was published in Islamic Finance News – IFN.
  • Mr. Raza is a Certified Shariah Advisor and Auditor (AAOIFI) and a Chartered Banker (CIBS) and He has also done his EMBA in Accounting & Finance as well.

Ali Abid

Member, Executive Committee and Marketing
  • Mr. Ali is working with a Top Tier Bank.
  • He has rich experience in Credit Documentation, Staff Loans, Vendor Management, Pool Management, Collateral Management, Regulatory
    Compliance initiatives throughout multiple functions etc.
  • He is also Certified Shariah Advisor and Auditor (CSAA) from AAOIFI, Bahrain and has done his MBA in Finance and was also affiliated with Institute of Cost Management Accountants Pakistan.

Shamshad Ali

Member, Executive Committee
  • Prof. Shamshad Ali is currently doing his Ph.D in Islamic Taxation & Economics from Karachi University.
  • He holds M.A. degree in Economics and has done his Diploma in Islamic Banking & Economics from C.I.E. Dar-ul-Uloom.
  • He has been teaching Islamic Studies for 8 years as a permanent faculty member at a Govt. College.

Aly Zeeshan

Member, Executive Committee and Finance
  • He is lead Management Consultant at Shanz Consulting Group.
  • He is one of the youngest and enthusiastic business consultants of Karachi who started career from Namdar & Co. Chartered Accountants and has a track record in Management Consulting.
  • He is an ACCA and also holds a Diploma in Advanced Professional Development that is focused at Tax law by Karachi Tax Bar Association.

Mohsin Abbas

Program Manager
  • Mr. Mohsin has played a vital role in the progress of the Institute.
  • He is a Corporate Portfolio Manager at a leading Islamic Bank.
  • He is an ACCA with a Diploma in Islamic Banking and Finance with 6 years of industry experience.
  • Mr. Mohsin has also completed his B.Sc in applied accounting from Oxford Brookes University UK.

Syed Muhammad Abbas Zaidi

Program Coordinator
  • He manages day-to-day operations of the Institute.
  • Mr. Abbas is doing his Bachelors in Commerce while he has also studied Islamic Banking.