BNP Paribas in the Middle East & Africa Private Banking Clients
Private Banking Clients

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

Sheikh Nidham Yaquby – Bahrain

Chairman of BNP Paribas’ Sharia Supervisory Committee

As an internationally recognised scholar in the Islamic finance industry, Sheikh Nidham holds influential positions on Shari’ah boards of many international and regional financial institutions and insurance companies. He is a member of the Shari’ah boards of  internationally recognised standard-setting bodies including the Accounting and Auditing Organization 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 Shari’ah Advisory Council at the Central Bank of Malaysia and a member of various Shari’ah boards of banks, 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 his journey as a Shari’ah 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 Shari’ah 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 external 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 Shari’ah boards of banks and financial institutions within the GCC and Malaysia. He is widely known for his influential series of books, academic papers, and articles focused on and conventions in related areas. Sheikh Dr. Yousef holds advisory functions in numerous organisations within and Islamic Jurisprudence and Commercial Law and his active participation in seminars outside Saudi Arabia and is a member of recognised standard-setting bodies Shari’ah boards such as AAOIFI and IIFM. Sheikh Dr. Yousef obtained his Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees from Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University in Saudi Arabia.

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