Professor Humayon Dar
Chairman and President
PhD (Cambridge), MPhil (Cambridge), MSc (IIUI), BSc Hons (IIUI).
Professor Humayon Dar is amongst the foremost Shari’a / Shariah technicians in the world today. He is renowned for pioneering numerous industry setting innovative techniques in Islamic banking and finance, and his name is synonymous with some of the most sophisticated Islamic products currently on offer. Well networked with leading royal and industrialist Muslim families, he is one of the globe’s key liaison figures in bringing leading Western financial institutions exposure to the world’s most distinguished Shari’a / Shariah scholars. Known as a champion for integrating Islamic banking and finance in the mainstream financial markets, he continues to play the role of a catalyst in bridging the gap between Islamic and conventional finance. Professor Dar belongs to the first generation of qualified Islamic economists, with formal training in conventional and Islamic economics, as well as classical Islamic jurisprudence at the International Islamic University Islamabad, where he was personally tutored by the world’s leading Islamic economists, jurists and thinkers. Before founding Edbiz Consulting, he led an award-winning team at Deutsche Bank, which developed a number of innovative Islamic financial products. His current appointments as a member of the Shari’a / Shariah board include: Hong Leong Islamic Bank Malaysia, Hong Leong MSIG Takaful, Allianz Global Investors Luxembourg, and UMEX Securities.