What is needed for the successful implementation of a global blockchain project? Of course, modern technologies allowing to create a basis for further development. But no less important is the team whose competence would allow to solve a variety of issues to create a world-class ecosystem. IslamicCoin’ mission is to empower the world’s Muslim community with a financial instrument for the Digital Age, that enables seamless transactions and interaction, while supporting innovation and philanthropy. Islamic Coin is built on the basis of Islamic finance. Therefore, the team faces another important task: compliance with Shariah laws and their combination with the realities of cryptocurrency technologies that have a lot of features. In this article we will talk about the people behind the Islamic Coin project.
Acclaimed and award-winning banker with over 40 years of experience spanning the Islamic banking, finance and insurance sectors. A founding member of Emaar properties, Amlak finance, Emaar Industries & Investments, Emaar Financial services, Dubai Islamic Insurance & Reinsurance Company (AMAN) he was named Islamic Banker Of The Year in 2006. Hussein Al Meeza is an independent and non-executive Director of Al Salam Bank – Bahrain since March 2012, and Board Member and Chairman of the Executive Committee since 2015. His professional career began in 1975 at the Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), where he spent 27 years developing the bank’s services.
Anish, is сo-founder, Chief Scientist and CTO of Panther protocol, has 20+ years of experience in security and cryptography. He has spent half his career researching cryptographic algorithms and protocols at three different research groups including Microsoft Research. Anish was an early advisor to Ripple and Ocean protocol, he was an early member of the Ethereum Swarm team and was Ethereum Swarm Orange Paper Series reviewer. He was also the principle architect for Boson protocol.
Served as Vice President and senior Portfolio Manager at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, overseeing $7 billion for institutional accounts. He began his career in 1989 as an analyst at Mutual Series Funds Inc. He then became a senior member of the investment team led by the acclaimed value investor Michael Price. Mutual Series Funds Inc. was acquired by Franklin Templeton in 1996. Majoring in economics and international relations, Gigliotti graduated with a B.A from Connecticut College in 1988. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner of Xtellus Advisors, LLC, a New York-based private equity investment firm.
From the US Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi and the Philadelphia Board of Pension and Investments, Peter Rafferty has demonstrated an impressive global record. He is currently the Managing Director and founding partner of Xtellus Advisors, LLC, a New York-based private equity investment firm. He was formerly with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) where he worked for over 20 years and held numerous positions, most recently serving as Portfolio Strategist, Senior Fund Manager and a member of the Global Equity Department’s Investment Committee. Over the course of his tenure at ADIA, he managed the global, US, EMEA and emerging market portfolios. Rafferty received his BS Finance from Temple University and became a Chartered Financial Analyst in 1999.
Mr Mohammed Alkaff Alhashmi is the Chief Executive Officer of a major automation and software development Group, focused on industry 4.0, AI, ML, Smart Cities, Smart Energy, SAP, Microsoft Solutions and cutting-edge technology catering across all industries in the Mena Region. Alkaff founded start-ups like Wershaty, Qahwa Street and Thoub. He has also partnered with Jamaliki, and he co-founded MCPM MENA, Sastech UAE, SchoolVoice, Social Connecx, UI Ventures, and Arab Women Entrepreneurs. In each and every endeavor, Alkaff focuses on adding value to people’s lives.
Mr Juma has held senior positions at DU Telecom, led ARJ Water Technology as Regional CEO and Emaar Group as its General Manager. Faris Ahmad Ramadhan Juma is aBoard level executive, CEO, strategist, and astute business leader known for seizing opportunities and sustaining success amid shifting global conditions and economic crisis with confidence.
Mr. Khamis Buharoon AI Shamsi has held senior level positions at the Central Bank of UAE, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and other leading financial institutions. Between 2007-2021 he dedicated his career to ADIB, serving as Managing Director, Member of the Board of Directors, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Acting CEO and Vice Chairman. With over 35 year’s experience, Mr Al Shamsi has successfully led teams as the Head of the Settlements Committee, Member of the Executive committee, and Vice-Chairman of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee, among many other offices.Mr. Buharoon Al Shamsi is a sought-after advisor, having sat as a Board Member and Chairman of Committees including the Audit Committee at Agthia since 2020 he is the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi National Takaful Company Board of Directors, Unifund Capital Financial Investment (UAE) from 2009 to 2017, and National Development Bank (Egypt) from 2007 to 2010, among others.
Sheikh Yaqubi is a Bloomberg recognized Sharia scholar, serves on over 40 Sharia Advisory Boards including Standard Chartered, BNP Paribas, Al Rayan Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, S&P Dow Jones, Lloyds Bank, and the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Institutions (AAOIFI). Sheikh Nizam Yaquby is globally recognized as ‘The Gatekeeper’ of a $2 trillion market for Islamic financial products (Bloomberg). 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. He is also the Deputy Chairman of the Sharia 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.
With over 45 years of banking experience Dr Sheikh Zoair is a Sharia scholar and Islamic finance professor, working with Dubai Islamic Bank, Ajman Bank, AlSalam Bank Group, Amlak Finance and Aman Insurance. Dr. Zoeir acquired extensive experience in the Islamic finance industry through working with globally recognized institutions, and as a member of Fatwa and Sharia Supervisory Boards of various leading Islamic finance institutions and Islamic banks in the GCC and the wider MENA region. He has published numerous research papers on Islamic finance including “Role of Sharia Supervision in Developing Islamic Banking”, “Relationship between Sharia and Financial Supervision”, “Islamic Banks and Traditional Banks (comparative study)”, “Monotheism as the Base of Economic Activity” and “Islamic Banks, Theory and Practice”.
Sharia Scholar and Islamic Finance Professor. Dr. Al-Enezi is a faculty member of Sharia and Islamic Studies at the University of Kuwait. He holds a PhD in Islamic Jurisprudence from the University of Jordan and a Masters degree in Islamic Law from the University of Kuwait. Dr. Al-Enezi is a member of several prominent Sharia Boards, such as the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOFI), Bahrain Islamic Bank and Dar Al-Istithmar, Warba and Boubyan Banks. Dr. Al-Enezi is a regular speaker in conferences and seminars focusing on Islamic finance and jurisprudence. He has also published several papers on topics related to Islamic banking and finance.
Sharia Scholar and Crypto expert. Mohamed is a Blockchain and Crypto Currency Sharia expert holding a Bachelor and Masters degrees in Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh and Usul Al Fiqh), has several articles in the Islamic banking fields. Mohamed is a Sharia Board member for several financial and fin-tech companies. Mohamed has more than 15 years experience in Sharia consultancy and Islamic finance, 5 years experience in Treasury business and 4 years practicing experience in blockchain DeFi and other decentralized products.
Sharia Scholar and Islamic Finance expert. Mohamed has an extensive experience of more than 20 years in Islamic finance industry in many of globally recognized Institutions; like: Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates Islamic, Emirates NBD Asset Management and Alinma Bank, along with strong knowledge and exposure to Financial Analysis, Credit, Risk and jurisprudence of financial transactions and Sharia rulings in general. Mohamed is a Sharia Board member for several financial and fin-tech companies.
As you can see, the team consists of real professionals with extensive knowledge of financial markets. This gives Islamic Coin an undeniable advantage over other DeFi projects and allows us to talk about the success of the implementation of the ecosystem and it main principles.
Islamic Coin follows the guiding principles of the Islamic faith, which corresponds to the best model use of blockchain technologies. Remaining within the values of Islamic law, the tokens of the project will be used for financial benefit, for example, for cooperation with organizations and institutions and making donations.
There are other great advantages besides a solution compatible with Islam. The Islamic coin is extremely interesting for investors around the world and all who are interested in truly promising crypto projects.
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