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Managing Partner, Samina Akram
Samina Akram has a wealth of experience in the banking industry specialising in the field of Islamic and Ethical finance. For the past decade, she has worked for investment, private and commercial banks across a range of disciplines. From 2005-2009, Samina was at Merrill Lynch International Bank where she was instrumental in heading up the growth and expansion of their Islamic finance business.
In April 2009, Samina decided to branch out as an independent Islamic finance consultant. Her expertise and extensive knowledge have been crucial in bringing together key stakeholders for the expansion of the sector. She has long-established working relations with governments, Investment banks, corporate investors, trade organisations and senior industry executives.
Her exceptional contributions to the Islamic finance industry have won her immense respect, public recognition and multiple business awards. She is a recipient of the United Nation's Women's Federation for World Peace award. Other accolades include runner-up of the Women of Future Awards under the category of 'Business Women of the Future' and being shortlisted in the European Muslim Women of Influence list. Most recently she has been recognised by Islamic finance review ISFIRE as being among the 20 most distinguished women in Islamic finance globally; with a number five ranking’. Samina is also the founder of the Women in Islamic & Ethical finance forum (WIEFF).
Samina has read Philosophy and holds a Masters degree in Psychology of Religion from Heythrop College, University of London.
Our vision is to be a market leading Islamic and Ethical finance consultancy firm. We work in partnership with some of the most credible, dynamic and experienced consultants in the market to ensure our vision is met and achieved.
WHY ARE WE DIFFERENT?
Our competitive edge is the market knowledge and expertise we have built over the years. Our partnership with industry leading consultants also makes us further stand out from the crowd. Given the Islamic finance industry has diverse needs, our consultants have been at the cutting edge of innovation and market development. We tailor to client needs offering a solution based approach, with of course, the highest level of integrity and professionalism.
WHO ARE OUR CLIENTS?
Our clients come from a diverse and wide spectrum within financial markets and services, such as Banks, Central Banks, Regulatory bodies to Government entities.