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 [email protected].

IFN Sector Correspondents

EDUCATION: Dr Kamola Bayram
assistant professor, KTO Karatay University, Turkey and project consultant and advisor for project management, International Council of Islamic Finance Educators

EQUITY CAPITAL MARKETS: Dr Mohammed Ishaq Ali
head of equity funds, ANB Invest

FINTECH: Lingxi Wang
senior associate, Foot Anstey

HALAL INDUSTRY: Dr Sutan Emir Hidayat
director, Islamic Economy Supporting Ecosystem, National Committee for Islamic Economy and Finance (KNEKS)

LAW: Dr Nicolas Bremer
partner, Alexander & Partner

LEASING: Shoeb Sharieff
president, Ijara CDC, Ijara Community Development Corp

LIQUIDITY MANAGEMENT: Hichem Bouqniss
executive director, International Islamic Liquidity Management

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS: Burak Gencoglu
partner, Gencoglu & Ergun Law Firm

MICROFINANCE: Mohammed R Kroessin
head of Islamic microfinance, Islamic Relief Worldwide

PRIVATE EQUITY & VENTURE CAPITAL: Dr Vladimir Malenko
director, FairFinance

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

RISK MANAGEMENT: Mohamed Afzal
risk manager (head of risk) and secretary to the Credit and Risk Committee, Tamweel AlOula

STRUCTURED FINANCE: Mohammad Aamir
former credit analyst, Islamic International Rating Agency

TAKAFUL & RE-TAKAFUL (ASIA): Marcel Omar Papp
head of Retakaful, Swiss Re Retakaful

WAQF: Akmal Saleem
CEO, Waqfinity

 

IFN Country Correspondents

AFGHANISTAN: Manezha Sukhanyar
former head of Islamic banking, Maiwand Bank

ALGERIA: Dr Ahmed Tahiri Jouti
co-CEO, Al Maali Consultancy Group

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

BANGLADESH: Md Touhidul Alam Khan
additional managing director, Standard Bank

BRAZIL: Fabio Figuera
partner, Catão & Tocantins Advogados

CANADA: Mohamad Sawwaf
co-founder & CEO, Manzil

CHINA: Wafee Yeung
managing director, Allalah Consulting

EGYPT: Dr Walid Hegazy
managing partner, Hegazy & Associates

GHANA: Shaibu Ali
director-general, Islamic Finance Research Institute of Ghana

HONG KONG: Wafee Yeung
managing director, Allalah Consulting

INDIA: Dr Syed Salman
Shariah finance expert, Eco-Ethics Consultancy

INDONESIA: Irwan Abdalloh
head, Islamic Capital Market, Indonesia Stock Exchange

IRAN: Majid Pireh
islamic finance expert, Securities & Exchange Organization of Iran

ITALY: Stefano Loconte
managing partner, Loconte & Partners

IVORY COAST: Abbas Cherif
CEO, Islamic Finance Intelligence and Management

JAPAN: Dr Etsuaki Yoshida
project associate professor, Kyoto University

KUWAIT: Issam Al Tawari
managing partner, Newbury Economic Consultancy

MALAYSIA: Ruslena Ramli
head, Islamic finance, RAM Rating

MALDIVES: Dr Aishath Muneeza
chairman of Shariah Board, Alia Investments

MOROCCO: Dr Ahmed Tahiri Jouti
co-CEO, Al Maali Consultancy Group

NIGERIA: Hajara Adeola
managing director and CEO, Lotus Capital

OFFSHORE CENTERS: Manuela Belmontes
partner, Maples & Calder (Dubai)

OMAN: Hussein M Azmy
associate, Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co

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

PHILIPPINES: Rafael A Morales
managing partner, Morales & Lumagui

QATAR: Amjad Hussain
partner, K&L Gates

RUSSIA: Dr Ilyas Zaripov
member, Partnership Banking Working Group, Central Bank of the Russian Federation

SAUDI ARABIA: Nabil Issa
partner, King & Spalding

SENEGAL: Pierre Alexandre Lette
guarantee services lawyer, Banque Islamique Du Senegal

TUNISIA: Mohamed Araar
general directorate of External Financing and Settlements, deputy director of Private Financing and International Relations Department, Central Bank of Tunisia

TURKEY: Fatma Cinar
head, international relations, Participation Banks Association of Turkey

UAE: Anita Yadav
CEO, Global Credit Advisory

UK: Dr Scott Levy
CEO, Bedford Row Capital

US: Khurram Agha
founder and CEO, Aghaz Investments

UZBEKISTAN: Hondamir Nusrathujaev
board member, AAOIFI