This course provides an introduction to Islamic Finance ranging from the understanding of Shariah principles to the application of Contracts used in the fields of retail and corporate Banking. Case studies shared by our experienced Instructors will allow for real world application and a knowledge base un-paralleled to other instructing institutions.
currently the General Manager (CEO) of Financial Investment Bank, an Islamic Banking institu- tion based in Sudan. Before this engagement, Dr. Ahmed was Senior Vice President and Head of Islamic Products & Structuring at Mashreq Al-Islami, the Islamic Banking Division of Mashreq in Dubai. During this period, Dr. Ahmed served as Mashreq Al Islami’s senior resource for the devel- opment of Islamic Banking Products and Services. His professional contributions were integral to the divisions’ strategic thinking, Islamic Banking product development and co-ordination of the banks Shariah Governance. He wrote product concept papers, product programs, and reviewed policy & procedural manuals and legal documentation.
Prior to this, Dr. Ahmed was employed for nine years as the Head of the Islamic Banking Center at the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) under Central Bank of Bahrain. Dr. Ahmed has been involved in the Development of Products, training of Islamic Bankers, consultancy work, development of regulation for Islamic financial institutions and research in various business sec- tors with emphasis on the banking and finance sector for the past thirty-five years. During the period of engagement with BIBF, Dr. Ahmed conducted a number of research & consultancy projects and published a number of articles in accredited Accounting/Finance Journals and professional magazines. He had also been actively involved in the development of Islamic Ac- counting Standards as a member of the think tank of the Accounting & Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) during the period; 1996-2003.
Dr. Ahmed obtained a PhD from the School of Management (Major in Banking) from Bath Uni- versity, UK, a BSc and MSc both in Accounting from the University of Khartoum, Sudan, a Post- Graduate Diploma in Management from IMEDE Institute in Switzerland, and Advanced Diploma in Project Appraisal & Management from Harvard University, USA.