Workshop on Islamic Finance & Fintech
Financial Technology (Fin-tech) is attracting a great deal of attention from consumers, investors, banking and finance professionals, investment industry,asset managers, micro-finance professionals and regulators across the globe. Islamic Fin-tech (combination of Islamic Finance and technology) can create a new economy, new market and new growth in the financial sector.It has enormous potential to enhance financial inclusion to under-banked populations across the world.
Date: March 15-16, 2018
Venue: COMSATS Institute of Information Technology,
Defence Road, Off Raiwind Road, Lahore Pakistan
Dr. Najeeb Zada is the Head of Shariah Advisory Board at Amanah Institute of Islamic Finance and Economics (AmanahIIFE) and is a permanent faculty member in the Faculty of Religious and Legal Studies at the historic Islamia College University, Peshawar. He earned his PhD in Islamic finance from the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), also known as the Global University of Islamic Finance, Malaysia. Prior to this, he completed three Master degrees in Islamic Studies (with gold medal), Arabic (with distinction), and English linguistics (with first position certificate) respectively. He also studied in a traditional Islamic school in Pakistan and successfully earned the degree of al-Shahadat al-A’alamiyyah (equivalent to a Master in Islamic Studies and a Master in Arabic). While pursuing PhD in Malaysia, Dr Najeeb assisted in the successful completion of various research projects at the International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) and INCEIF. He is still providing his expertise and assistance towards various research projects in progress at ISRA. Dr. Najeeb’s areas of research include insolvency, bankruptcy, restructuring as well as the legal, regulatory, supervisory and Shariah aspects of Islamic finance in general and sukuk in particular. He is also an expert in some technical and recently emerging areas in Islamic finance including fintech and digital currencies (bitcoin etc.). Aggitionally, he is a member of the Shariah advisory board at Addengreens Dubai and Salihin Shariah Advisory, Kuala Lumpur. He is a certified Islamic finance trainer and a member of the association of Shariah advisors (ASAS), Malaysia. Dr. Najeeb has numerous research articles and book chapters published in different journals on diverse topics in Islamic finance. He has presented more than ten research papers in different international conferences held in Malaysia, Indonesia and Pakistan that were organized and funded by reputed organizations like World Bank, the Islamic Development Bank (Jeddah), Financial Guidance Group and INCEIF. Dr Najeeb is also included on the list of refereed reviewers for the International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management (indexed in Scopus) as well as ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance and frequently contributes to the field of quality research in Islamic finance through his rigorous review. He can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.