Dr Ziyaad Mahomed is currently an Assistant Professor and Lead Researcher (Shari’ah) at the Centre of Excellence in Social Finance at INCEIF University. He also served as the Associate Dean of E-learning, and Director of Executive Education at the University.
He is an Islamic Scholar and Shariah Advisor and serves as Chairman of several Shariah boards of financial institutions internationally, including HSBC Amanah (Malaysia), Taj Bank (Nigeria), Iman Ltd (Uzbekistan), iConsult Africa (South Africa) and Ayady Takaful (Maldives). Dr Ziyaad has worked with and led several projects in Islamic banking, social finance, microfinance and fintech for the United Kingdom, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Pakistan and Palestine amongst many others. His experience in Sukuk structuring and Shariah advisory include some of the largest Sovereign and Corporate issuances in Malaysia and Nigeria.
His research areas include Islamic banking, Shariah for Islamic Finance, Islamic Capital Markets, Fintech, Risk Management, Social Finance and Sustainability. He holds a PhD and CIFP from INCEIF in Malaysia, an MBA from MANCOSA in South Africa, and a BA (Hons) in Business (Finance) from Anglia Ruskin in the UK. He also holds certification in Islamic law from South Africa and Jordan.
He was Managing Director of a boutique consultancy in Shariah advisory since 2006, after serving as National Head of Marketing & Product Development at Albaraka Bank South Africa. Dr Ziyaad’s experience in Shari’ah Advisory extends to almost 20 years and has trained over 12,000 professionals in various areas of Islamic finance in more than 30 countries. He is visiting faculty to several universities including University of Reading, CESAG (Senegal) and developed and delivers the Islamic finance program at the Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloane and Bank Negara Malaysia.
Dr Ziyaad is well published on Social Impact Sukuk, Shariah analysis of sustainability practices, Shariah governance and crypto assets. He has received several awards for his innovation in social finance modelling and numerous best paper awards at academic conferences internationally.