Sheikh Nizam Mohammed Saleh Yaquby

Sheikh Nizam Mohammed Saleh Yaquby is a Shariah Scholar in the Islamic banking industry. Once referred to as ‘the gatekeeper’ of a $2 trillion market for Islamic financial products by Bloomberg, Sheikh Nizam Yaquby has a reputation recognised globally. An active lecturer, Sheikh Yaquby has been teaching Tafsir, Hadith, and Fiqh in Bahrain since 1976. He has recorded more than 500 lectures and lessons in both English and Arabic. Sheikh Yaquby sits on over 40 Shariah Advisory Boards including Standard Chartered, BNP Paribas, Al Rayan Bank, S&P Dow Jones, Lloyds Bank, and Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Institutions (AAOIFI). He is also the Deputy Chairman of Shariah Committee of Alkhair International Islamic Bank Berhad. Sheikh Yaquby has contributed to various original research projects, and is hailed as one of the leading experts in modern Islamic Finance.

Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Comparative Religion from McGill University in Canada and PhD in Islamic Law from the University of Wales.
Shariah Board Position
Bank Name Country Position
Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) Bahrain Member
Al Baraka Islamic Bank - Bahrain Bahrain Member
Bahrain Islamic Bank Bahrain Member
Bank Alkhair Bahrain Chairman
GFH Financial Group Bahrain Executive Member
Ibdar Capital Bahrain Member
IIFM - International Islamic Financial Market Bahrain Member
Ithmaar Bank Bahrain Member
J Equity Partners Bahrain Chairman
Khaleeji Commercial Bank Bahrain Member
Venture Capital Bank Bahrain Chairman
BMI Bank Bahrain Member
Mashreq Al Islami United Arab Emirates Executive Member
Mawarid Finance United Arab Emirates Chairman
Al Hilal Bank Kazakhstan Member
The securities house Kuwait Member
Arab Finance House Lebanon Member
Amanie Holdings Malaysia Member
International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) Malaysia Member
Navis Investment Partners (Asia) Limited Malaysia
The Islamic Bank of Asia Singapore Member
OASIS Group Holdings (PTY) Ltd South Africa Member
Cobalt Underwritting United Kingdom Chairman
Al Rayan Bank United Kingdom Member
Islamic Mortgages United Kingdom Advisor
Lloyds Bank United Kingdom Member
QIB UK United Kingdom Member
Scottish Widows Investment Partnership United Kingdom Chairman
Jardine Human Capital United Arab Emirates Member
Citi Islamic Investment Bank Bahrain Member
Guidance Financial Group United States of America Member
Guidance Resedential United States of America Member
S&P Dow Jones United States of America Member
QInvest Qatar Member
Bank ABC Islamic Bahrain Member
Al Hilal Bank Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Member
Alkhair International Islamic Bank Berhad Malaysia Deputy Chairman
Bank Audi Group Lebanon Member
Gatehouse Bank United Kingdom Chairman
International Investment Bank (IIB) Bahrain Chairman
National Bank of Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Member
BNP Paribas Najmah Bahrain Chairman
Eskan Bank Bahrain Chairperson
t'azur Bahrain Member
Abu Dhabi National Takaful United Arab Emirates Vice Chairman
Gulf International Bank Bahrain Member
Saudi Takaful Company (Solidarity) Saudi Arabia Member
T'azur Takaful Insurance Company Kuwait Member
Standard Chartered (Bahrain) Bahrain Member
CIMB Principal Islamic Asset Management Malaysia Member
Crédit Agricole CIB United Arab Emirates Chairman
Bosna Bank International Bosnia and Herzegovina Vice Chairman
Al Salam Bank Bahrain Member
Mashreq Capital United Arab Emirates Member
iShares MSCI World Islamic UCITS ETF Ireland Member