Members of the Shariah Board

BNP Paribas Shariah Supervisory Committee is composed of well-known and highly commended scholars.

Sheikh Nidham Yaquby – Bahrain
Chairman of the BNP Paribas Shariahh Supervisory Committee

As an internationally recognised scholar in the Islamic finance industry, Sheikh Nidham holds influential positions on the Shariah boards of many international and regional financial institutions and insurance companies. He is a member of the Shariah standard-setting bodies, including the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and the International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM), as well as Islamic indices such as the Dow Jones Islamic Market Index. He pursued traditional Islamic studies in Mecca, India and Morocco under the guidance of eminent Islamic scholars. Sheikh Nidham holds a PhD in Islamic Law from the UK’s University of Wales, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Comparative Religion from Canada’s McGill University.

Dr. Mohamed Daud Bakar – Malaysia

As the Chairman of the Shariah Advisory Council at the Central Bank of Malaysia and a member of various bank’s Shariah boards, financial institutions and Islamic indices worldwide, Dr. Mohamed Daud is known for his contribution to the Islamic banking industry. This contribution extends to the publication of books, academic journals and articles in both local and international Islamic banking and finance fields. Prior to becoming a Shariah scholar, Dr. Bakar was an Associate Professor in Islamic Law and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the International Islamic University Malaysia. He received his first degree in Shariah law and finance from the University of Kuwait in 1988 and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom in 1993. In 2002, he completed his Bachelor of Jurisprudence at the University of Malaya.

Sheikh Dr. Yousef Al-Shubaily – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Sheikh Dr. Yousef Al-Shubaily is a highly experienced and respected scholar who serves on multiple Shariah boards of both banks and financial institutions within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Malaysia. He is widely known for his influential series of books, academic papers, and articles on Islamic Finance.  He is a member of many Shariah standard-setting bodies, including the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions, and the International Islamic Financial Market in Bahrain. Sheikh Dr. Yousef obtained his Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees from Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University in Saudi Arabia.