Standard Chartered's Islamic Banking operations in the UAE are supervised by an independent Internal Shari’ah Supervisory Committee. The Committee independently supervises transactions, activities and products of Standard Chartered Saadiq UAE. The Committee currently comprises of some of the most renowned and respected scholars on Islamic Banking and finance:
Dr Mohamed Ali Elgari
Dr Mohamed Ali Elgari holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California. He is also a Professor of Islamic Economics and the Director of the Centre for Research in Islamic Economics at King Abdul Aziz University in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Elgari is also an expert at the Islamic Jurisprudence Academy of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and has published several articles and books on Islamic Finance. He is a Shari’ah advisor to several international and local financial institutions.
Dr. Salim Al-Ali
Dr. Salim is a local Emirati scholar who holds a PhD in Financial Law from the University of London, United Kingdom (UK) and masters in Islamic Banking and Finance from the International Islamic University of Malaysia. He has a wide research background with more than 10 years’ experience in academic institutions, in the UK and United Arab Emirates (UAE) and has been awarded the Rashid Award for scientific achievements. He also serves as Shari’ah board member in many Islamic banks in UAE.
Dr. Ahcene Lahsasna
Dr. Ahcene is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Salihin Shari’ah Advisory and the Chief Academic Officer of Salihin Academy, a council member of the Malaysian Financial Planning Council, and the Academic Director of Singapore Islamic Finance Academy. He has authored more than 20 books and has been the recipient of the Global Business Leadership Islamic Finance Award in 2017 and 2019.
Dr. Ahcene holds a bachelor’s degree in Islamic law and jurisprudence from the university of Emir Abdel Kader, Algeria and has a masters and PhD from International Islamic University Malaysia. Dr. Ahcene currently chairs the Shari’ah Committee of Standard Chartered’ s Saadiq Bank (Malaysia).
Dr Amin Fateh
Dr. Amin Fateh holds a degree in Shari’ah and PhD in Islamic studies from the University of Birmingham, UK. Dr. Fateh served as an instructor in Shari’ah Management at Kuwait Finance House, a lecturer at University of Women in Jordan, and a lecturer at the Islamic American University in the United States of America (USA). Dr. Fateh has advised many Islamic institutions including Faisal Islamic Bank Sudan and Salama – Islamic Arab Insurance Company. He was the founding member of the Shari’ah Scholars Association of North America, and a former member of the Fiqh Council in the USA. Dr. Fateh has delivered many lectures and provided many trainings on Islamic studies/Islamic banking, both in English and Arabic. Currently, he serves as General Manager of Minhaj Advisory in Dubai, UAE.
Dr Ibrahim Al Mansoori
Dr. Ibrahim Ali Al-Mansoori serves as Director of Sharjah Islamic Centre for Economy & Finance Studies. Dr. Ibrahim was a faculty member in the College of Shari’ah and Islamic Studies, University of Sharjah. He was a faculty member in Ajman University for Sciences and Technology and an Educational Controller on the Ministry of Education, UAE. Previously, he held many academic and professional positions including as a teacher at the Ministry of Education, UAE, Director of Irtiqaa Centre for Consulting and Training, and Director of Innovation Centre for Consulting and Training. Dr Ibrahim serves as Shari’ah board member in many financial institutions including, Dubai Islamic Bank, Al Hilal Bank , Sharjah Islamic Bank among others. He is the author of various studies and papers on contemporary matters relating to Islamic Banking and various Shari’ah issues.