Assistant Professor (Shaykh) Dr Ziyaad Mahomed is a subject matter expert in Islamic Social Finance, Islamic Capital Markets and Shariah Advisory since 1998. Ziyaad is Head of Islamic Social Finance at INCEIF. He serves as Associate Dean of Online Programs and Director of Executive Education at INCEIF, the leading global university for Islamic Finance based in Malaysia. He is also Chairman of the Shariah Committee of HSBC Amanah in Malaysia. He has led Islamic Social Finance projects in Pakistan, Indonesia and Malaysia. Most recently, he led a team in the development of a special fund for emergency response based on Zakat, Waqf and Takaful. He is the recipient of a number of awards in the field, some of which were an acknowledgement of his innovation in social finance fintech modelling. Dr. Ziyaad holds qualifications from Malaysia (PhD in Islamic Finance; Professional Master's in Islamic Finance CIFP), the UK (BA (Hons) Business Finance), South Africa (MBA; Cert Islamic Law) and Jordan (Adv. Dip Arabic), including traditional studies in the Islamic Sciences. He serves on Shariah Boards in South Africa, Nigeria, Maldives and Malaysia amongst others.