Farrukh Raza

Managing Director IFAAS - Islamic Finance Advisory and Assurance Services United Kingdom
Farrukh is the founder and Managing Director of IFAAS, a professional consultancy dedicated to Islamic Finance currently providing expertise to a range of institutional clients across several countries, from its offices located in the UK, France and Bahrain. Farrukh holds an MBA in Strategic Management and has exceptionally rich experience across various sectors of the Islamic finance industry. He has led many pioneering Islamic Finance projects in Europe, Central America, GCC and Africa, which includes advising the regulatory authorities and key stakeholders on developing the regulatory, legal and tax frameworks for implementing Islamic Finance in several markets. He has previously held senior roles at Islamic Bank of Britain, the first Islamic bank in Europe and also played a key role in rolling out the first Takaful company in Europe. He is a member of Islamic Finance Experts Group (UK), Islamic Finance Commission at Paris Europlace (France), Business & Economics Committee of Muslim Council of Britain (UK) and Mosaic Network of The Prince’s Trust. He is an influential industry speaker and highly experienced trainer. He lectures frequently at many reputed universities worldwide and speaks several languages with excellent command on English, French and Urdu.