Dr. Imran Ashraf Usmani

Chairman Shari'ah Supervisory Board

Dr. Usmani holds a degree in Islamic Fiqh & Fatwa from Jamia Darul Uloom, Karachi.

Dr. Mufti Muhammad Imran Ashraf Usmani graduated with specialization in Islamic Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) from Jamia Darul-Uloom, Karachi, where he has been teaching Fiqh since 1990. He also holds an LL.B and Ph.D. in Islamic finance. He is a member of the administration board of Jamia Darul-Uloom, Karachi. In addition, he works in the capacity of Director at the Hira Institute of Emerging Sciences.

Dr. Usmani has served as an adviser/member of Sharia Boards of several renowned institutions since 1997 including the State Bank of Pakistan, HSBC - Amanah Finance, UBS - Switzerland, Guidance Financial Group USA, Lloyds TSB Bank - UK, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JABIC), Credit Suisse Switzerland, RBS Global, Old Mutual Albarakah Equity & Balanced Funds South Africa, AIG Takaful, ACR ReTakaful Malaysia, Capitas Group USA, Bank of London and Middle East Kuwait, BMI Bank Bahrain, Al Khaliji Bank Qatar, Sarasin Bank Switzerland, DCD Group Dubai, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) and other mutual and property funds, Takaful companies and international Sukuk, etc.

He is also an Executive Committee Member of AAOIFI (Dubai), Sharia Supervisory Board of International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) Bahrain and Chairman of Academic Board at Institute of Business Administration (IBA)-Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF), Karachi and Director Centre for Islamic Economics (CIE), Karachi.

Dr. Usmani is the author of numerous publications related to Islamic finance and other Sharia-related subjects. He has presented papers in numerous national and international seminars and has delivered lectures at academic institutions including Harvard, LSE, LUMS, and IBA.

At present, Dr. Usmani is also rendering his services as the Vice Chairman Shari'ah Board at Meezan Bank and is responsible for Research and Islamic banking products, advisory for Sharia-compliant banking and supervision of Sharia Audit & Compliance. CEO Usmani & Co Pvt Ltd, CEO Usmani & Co Shari'ah Advisers Pvt Ltd.