“Careering On or Off the Path? – Sheikh Bilal Khan and Sheikh Badrul Hasan
Islamic Finance and Ethics Society – SOAS
Thursday, November 28, 2013
7:15 PM to 9:00 PM – Lecture and Q&A
Room DLT – SOAS Russell Square Campus
There has been no shortage of articles written about how Islamic finance is growing at a galloping pace, with its estimated 15% to 20% annual growth rate considerably outstripping that seen in the conventional banking industry. Global Islamic assets held by commercial banks stood at $1.3bn in 2011, but the industry’s forecast growth of some 40% over two years will see this figure rise to $1.8bn in 2013, according to research by Ernst & Young. With Islamic finance growing so quickly there are many opportunities for individuals to find careers in the industry, yet many don’t know how to enter the industry and/or what the working environment will be like.
Sheikh Bilal is Co-Chairman at Dome Advisory and is both a Shariah Scholar and an Islamic Finance and Takaful lawyer. He has almost two decades of Shariah law experience. He specialises in structuring and drafting Shariah-compliant products in the medium of Arabic, English and Urdu and enjoys unique and special relationships in the industry globally. He has lectured on the undergraduate law programme at the Leeds Metropolitan University as well as on the Arabic and Urdu programmes at the University of Leeds. Sheikh Bilal is currently co-authoring and editing two multi-volume legal treatises: Legal Practitioners’ Guide to Sukuk and Legal Practitioners’ Guide to Takaful and ReTakaful (Islamic Insurance and Reinsurance) as well as regularly contributing in industry journals and magazines and being quoted in the electronic and press media.
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Sheikh Badr is Co-Chairman at Dome Advisory and is both a banking and finance lawyer and Shariah scholar. He is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and was called to the English bar in 2001. Sheikh Badr was formerly an Associate in the award winning banking and finance team at the international law firm, Simmons & Simmons, based in Dubai. He is a Certified Shariah Advisor and Auditor with the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) in Bahrain. Sheikh Badr is a core member of the global Working Group of leading Takaful and ReTakaful CEOs. He has over 20 years of experience in English law and Islamic finance and specialises in structuring and drafting financial products in both English and Arabic.
Sheikh Badr read law with LLB (Hons) at the London School of Economics after which he studied BA Shariah (Hons) at Al-Azhar University.
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