Our Team




CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

SHAKEEB SAQLAIN

Shakeeb is the founder and CEO of IslamicBanker.com. Having worked in the financial services industry for over a decade, including Bloomberg, Morgan Stanley (Prime Brokerage), Dubai Islamic Bank (Treasury Sales), Shakeeb has a combination of industry knowledge and leadership acumen.

His academic interests centre on development economics and creating vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems in emerging markets. Shakeeb holds a Master's in Economic Development and Policy Analysis from the University of Nottingham, UK.

 

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

JAVAID KARIM

Javaid is a veteran FinTech developer (with over 25 years experience), having held senior roles at BNP Paribas and Fidelity Investment, where he developed a Global Web Portal and Data distribution tool, which for the first time provided Fidelity the ability to distribute multi-billion pound funds through third parties.

 

DIRECTOR, IB LEARNING

SAFDAR ALAM

Safdar established the Islamic banking teams at UBS and Credit Agricole, and in 2007 established and led the global Islamic banking business at JP Morgan. He has led and executed transactions in Islamic banking in excess of $10 billion. Safdar is a frequent speaker at conferences and contributes thought leadership articles to help drive critical discussion and debate in the global industry.