Our Team

  • Dr. Ishrat Husain
    • Ahmed Ali Siddiqui
      • Zia Khalid
        • Syed Basil
      • IrumSaba
        • Sumaira Ghafoor
        • Hubab Sabir



Ahmed Ali Siddiqui

Ahmed Ali Siddiqui

Director

Email: aasiddiqui@iba.edu.pk

"Mr. Siddiqui holds a Bachelors & Masters degree in Business Administration from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi with six gold medals. His areas of specialization include Islamic Finance & MIS.

He has over 14 years of rich Islamic banking experience and is being involved in pioneering work in the field of Islamic finance in Pakistan. His major areas of interest are Shariah Compliant product development, Sovereign Sukuk & deal structuring, development of innovative solutions for retail, corporate & consumer banking, formulation of policy guidelines, Islamic banking training, Shariah Audit, applicative research & Islamic financial advisory services.

Some Publications:

  • Challenges of Islamic banks in Courts. (Daily Dawn, Oct 17, 2016)
  • A Case Study of Meezan Bank – Journal of the Institute of Bankers Pakistan Dec 2014
  • Meezan Bank – A Role Model of Shariah Compliance for Islamic Banks – Islamic Finance Review UK (May 2014)
  • Islamic Banking Synopsis - Journal of the Institute of Bankers Pakistan Sept 2013
  • Successful launch of IIBR gives hopes for development of local benchmark in Pakistan –IFN news / The Finance Daily (Jan 2013)
  • Country Feature – Islamic Banking in Pakistan Report 2012 (IFN News)
  • Islamic Banking Industry – Growth Amid Challenges – The Financial Daily (Nov 16,2012)
  • Islamic Banking Modes for Agriculture & Financing Facilities – The Financial Daily (Oct 12, 2012)
  • Islamic Banking – A viable solution to Current Financial Crises (2009)
  • Islamic Banking – Differences, Growth & Challenges (2008)
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Zia Khalid

Zia Khalid

Senior Program Manager

Email: zkhalid@iba.edu.pk

Mr. Zia Khalid holds a MBA Degree from Institute of Business Adminsitration (IBA) Karachi. He has also done Post Graduation Diploma (PGD) In Islamic Banking from Centre of Islamic Economics(CIE) and ACSS Certification from IBA CEIF.

He has work experience of more than 20 years and has worked for various Organizations including:

  • HBL Islamic Window in their Product Development Department as Senior Manager.
  • Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan Limited as Unit Head Shariah Review & Secretary Shariah Board.
  • Meezan Bank Limited as Unit Head Corporate Banking Service Unit & Team Leader Shariah Audit.
  • Al-Zamin Leasing Modaraba as Head of Internal Audit.
  • Attock Cement Pakistan Limited as AM Internal Audit.

He has also done CA articleship from AF Ferguson & Co. Chartered Accountants.

Syed Basil

Syed Basil

Senior Executive Marketing

Email: bmuqtadir@iba.edu.pk

Syed Basil is a graduate from the London School of Economics, and is a certified Financial Risk Manager. He has held various roles in business development and marketing sector, both in the financial sector with Absolute Group and in the education sector with Educational Advisory Services & Training.

Dr. Irum Saba

Dr. Irum Saba

Assistant Professor

Email: isaba@iba.edu.pk

Dr. Saba has more than 15 years of progressive regulatory, research, training and teaching experience with organizations of international repute. Currently, she is on deputation from State Bank of Pakistan (central bank) to IBA-Karachi. She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Finance and Program Director of MS Islamic Banking and Finance at IBA-Karachi Pakistan. View Full Profile

Sumaira Ghafoor

Sumaira Ghafoor

Research Fellow

Sumaira Ghafoor holds a Masters degree in economics from Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi. Previously, She has done B.Sc Hons and M.Sc in economics from International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI). Her academic training and 7 years of experience working as a lecturer & research fellow provided her with in-depth knowledge of Islamic Banking and Finance.

Hubab Sabir

Hubab Sabir

Research Fellow

Ms. Hubab Sabir has completed her Bachelors in Business Administration from IBA, Karachi. She is a keen learner and has experience in project management, marketing and research. She has served the IBA Student Societies and the Department of Marketing at IBA during her bachelor's studies. Her internship experiences at different start-ups have enriched her practical learning experience.

Waqar Amin

Waqar Amin

Intern

Email: wamin@iba.edu.pk

Waqar Amin is currently doing MS in Islamic Banking & Finance from Institute of Business Administration (IBA). He graduated from Iqra University in Business Admiration and also passed level 1 of CFA program. He has been a Financial Analyst Trainee at Merchant & Associates and an Intern at Allied Commercial Enterprise.