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

CROWDFUNDING: Craig Moore
CEO, Beehive

DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS: Imran Mufti
partner, Hogan Lovells

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

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

RATINGS: Muhammad Owais Atta Siddiqui
country manager and sovereign analyst, Islamic International Rating Agency

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

RETAIL ASSET MANAGEMENT: Muzzammil Dhedhy
chief operating officer, Hejaz Financial Services

RISK MANAGEMENT: Mohamed Afzal
corporate credit supervisor and acting head of Credit, Tamweel AlOula

SHARIAH & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: Prof Dr Mohamad Akram Laldin
executive director, International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance

SRI ETHICAL & GREEN: Dr Mohamed Wail Aaminou
general manager, Al Maali Consulting Group

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

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

TAX: Roustam Vakhitov
international tax partner, Crowe Expertiza

 

IFN Country Correspondents

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

AUSTRALIA: Dr Pasquale Franzese
head of regulatory compliance, MCCA

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

FRANCE: Anass Patel
CEO, Conexcap

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

KAZAKHSTAN: Shaimerden Chikanayev
partner, Grata Law Firm

KENYA: Tego Wolasa
retail and product development manager, KCB SAHL Bank

KUWAIT: Issam Al Tawari
managing partner, Newbury Economic Consultancy

KYRGYZSTAN: Daniyar Mamyrov
consultant, Gateway Islamic Advisory

LUXEMBOURG: Nida Khan
doctoral researcher, SEDAN Research Group

MALAYSIA: Ruslena Ramli
head, Islamic finance, RAM Rating

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

MALTA: Reuben Buttigieg
president, Malta Institute of Management

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: Asad Qayyum
senior 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

SRI LANKA: Shazuli Raheem
senior banker and Shariah expert, Amana Bank

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

UZBEKISTAN: Hondamir Nusrathujaev
manager, IsDB