The Centre for Islamic Finance at the University of Bolton is a new initiative to facilitate research and promoting the understanding of Islamic Finance through lectures, conferences and short courses. From September 2012 it will offer post graduate degrees.
The Centre for Islamic Finance was launched in 2012 with an inaugural lecture given by Dr Ahmed Ali, President of the Islamic Development Bank and was attended by business leaders, academics and finance managers from across the UK.
The Centre for Islamic Finance is the inspiration of its founder and Chairman, Professor Mohammed Abdel-Haq, a British Jordanian of Palestinian origin. As well as his academic knowledge, Mohammed has a wealth of practical experience. In a long career in Islamic finance he is the founding member of a London Merchant Bank and was, until recently, Chairman of one of the leading UK compliance companies. Prior to that Mohammed was Managing Director and Global Head of HSBC Amanah Private Banking. Mohammed is active in public life and holds a number of positions, amongst them he is a member of the Council of Chatham House and a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Social Justice. He is the author of a book on Islamic finance and is a regular speaker at conferences.
For more information please visit the Centre for Islamic Finance website.