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The Best Bank in Pakistan

Meezan Bank, Pakistan’s best bank and the first and largest Islamic bank, is a publicly listed company with a paid-up capital of Rs. 17.91 billion. It is one of the fastest growing financial institutions in the banking sector of the country. With its Vision of establishing ‘Islamic banking as banking of first choice ...’ – the First Islamic Bank commenced operations in 2002, after being issued the first-ever Islamic commercial banking licence by the State Bank of Pakistan.

The Bank provides a comprehensive range of Islamic banking products and services through a retail banking network of more than 1000 branches in more than 300 cities of the country. Backed by a state-of-the art T-24 core banking system, the branch network is supported by 24/7 banking services that include over 950 ATMs, VISA and MasterCard Debit cards, a Call Center, Internet Banking, Mobile Application and SMS Banking facility.

The Bank operates strictly under the principles of Islamic Shariah and is well-recognized for its product development capability, Islamic banking research and advisory services. In order to ensure strict Shariah-compliance in all its products and services, the Bank has established a dedicated Product Development and Shariah Compliance department that operates under the supervision of the Bank’s in-house Resident Shariah Board Member and a Shariah Board comprising of internationally renowned Shariah scholars.

Meezan Bank has been recognized as the ‘Best Bank in Pakistan’ by Pakistan Banking Awards– the most prestigious awards in Pakistan’s Banking sector, which is a testimony of the Bank’s commitment to excellence.The Bank has consistently been recognized as the ‘Best Islamic Bank in Pakistan’ by numerous local and international institutions.Other awarding institutions include Islamic Finance News - Malaysia, Global Finance magazine - New York, Asset AAA - Hong Kong, Asiamoney – Hong Kong, The Banker – United Kingdom, South Asian Federation of Accountants, Islamic Finance Forum of South Asian Awards, Pakistan Banking Awards – Dawn & IBP Pakistan, Employers Federation of Pakistan and CFA Association - Pakistan.

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Vision, Mission & Values

Vision

Establish Islamic banking as banking of first choice to facilitate the implementation of an equitable economic system, providing a strong foundation for establishing a fair and just society for mankind.

Mission

To be a premier Islamic bank, offering a one-stop shop for innovative value-added products and services to our customers within the bounds of Shariah, while optimizing the stakeholders value through an organizational culture based on learning, fairness, respect for individual enterprise and performance.

Values

Shariah-compliance, Integrity, Service Excellence.

Board of Directors

Mr. Riyadh S.A.A. Edrees has been a Director of Meezan Bank since October, 2012. In addition to being the Chairman of the Board, he is also Chairman of the Human Resources, Remuneration & Compensation Committee and IFRS 9 Implementation Oversight Committee of the Board and a member of the Information Technology Committee. Mr. Riyadh has also previously served as the Vice Chairman of Meezan Bank’s Board.

Mr. Riyadh S.A.A. Edrees holds a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from Newcastle Upon Tyne University, U.K., and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Kuwait University. His skills and experience encompass a wide range of industries and various roles which include:

Current Directorships:

  • Deputy CEO, National Industries Group Holding – Kuwait
  • Chairman, Meezan Bank Limited – Pakistan
  • Board Member, Sahara International Petrochemical Co. (SIPCHEM) – KSA
  • Chairman, Middle East Complex for Engineering, Electronics and Heavy Industries Co. - Jordan
  • Chairman & CEO, Ikarus Petroleum Industries Co. – Kuwait
  • Board Member, Privatization Holding Co. - Kuwait
  • Board Member, Noor Financial Investment Co. - Kuwait
  • Chairman, IT Partners Information Technology Co. -Kuwait
  • Board Member, Combined National Industries Holding Co. for Energy - Kuwait
  • Board Member, Al Durra National Real Estate Co. - Kuwait
  • Chairman & CEO, Gas & Oil Fields Services Co. – Kuwait

Other Recent Offices held:

  • Vice Chairman, for Airport International Group Co. - Jordan
  • Board member at Kuwait Rock Co. - Kuwait
  • Vice Chairman at Eastern United Petroleum Services Co. - Kuwait
  • Kuwait Ceramic Co.- Kuwait
  • Director at Sajaa Gas Private Limited Co. - UAE
  • United Gas Transmissions Company Limited Co. - UAE
  • Advisory Board Member, Markaz Energy Fund - Kuwait
  • Chairman at K-Electric Co. - Pakistan
  • Board Member in Investment Committee of Bunyah Fund of the Kuwait Investment Co. – Bahrain
  • Advisory Board Member, Cleantech I & II Zouk Venture Limited - U.K

Mr. Faisal A.A.A. Al-Nassar has been a Director of Meezan Bank since March, 2015. He is Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Risk Management Committee as well as a member of the Audit Committee and Information Technology Committee of the Board. Mr. Faisal A. A. A. Al-Nassar has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Kuwait University and has held many senior management positions in the finance industry including Corporate Affairs Executive Manager at National Industries Group Holding Co., Auditor for government agencies in Kuwait Bureau of Accountancy and Head of Taxation Department, Ministry of Finance, Kuwait.

Current Directorships:

  • Deputy CEO, Finance and Administration, National Industries Group Holding Company - Kuwait
  • Board Member, Al Durra National Real Estate Company - Kuwait
  • Chairman and Director, Noor Al Salhia Real Estate - Kuwait
  • Director, Noor Financial Investment Company - Kuwait
  • Member Audit Committee, Noor Financial Investment Company - Kuwait
  • Member Risk Management Committee, Noor Financial Investment Company - Kuwait
  • Member Nomination & Remuneration Committee, Noor Financial Investment Company - Kuwait
  • Director, Proclad Group Limited - UAE
  • Director, Proclad International Investment Limited - UAE
  • Chairman of Audit and Risk Committee, Proclad Group Limited - UAE
  • Chairman, Shorfat Al Safwa - KSA
  • Chairman, Durrat Al Shameya Investment - KSA
  • Vice Chairman, Abu Dhabi Marina Real Estate Investment - UAE
  • Director and Chairman Audit Committee, Abu Dhabi Marina Real Estate Investment - UAE
  • General Manager, IKARUS Real Estate - UAE
  • Executive Committee Member, ARADI Abu Dhabi Investment - UAE
  • Board Member, Hotels Global Group -Jordan
  • Board Member, Al Ruwad Company - Kuwait
  • Vice Chairman & CEO, Al Manor Financing & Leasing - Kuwait
  • Chairman of Nomination & Remuneration Committee, Al Manor Financing & Leasing – Kuwait

Other Recent Offices held:

  • Vice Chairman, Al Salboukh Trading Company
  • Chairman, Noor Telecommunication Company (Noortel), Kuwait
  • Board Member, Arabic Investment Group (Egypt)

Mr. Bader H.A.M.A. Al-Rabiah has been a Director of Meezan Bank since November, 2015. He is also a member of the Risk Committee of the Board.

Mr. Bader H.A.M.A. Al-Rabiah has a strong academic background in accounting and a focused experience in investments honed over the past 14 years. He was involved in establishing the Real Estate Investment Department at Noor Financial Investment Company and served as the Chairman at Arab Investment, Real Estate and Agricultural Development Group, Egypt.

Current Directorships:

  • Director, Savola Group - KSA
  • Director, Midchem Co - KSA
  • Director and Member Executive Committee, Al-Manar Financing and Leasing Co., - Kuwait
  • Director, Noor Financial Investment Co., - Kuwait
  • Member Audit Committee, Noor Financial Investment Co., - Kuwait
  • Chairman Risk Management Committee, Noor Financial Investment Co.- Kuwait
  • Director, Palms Agro Production Co.,- Kuwait
  • Director, Al-Durra National Real Estate Co., - Kuwait
  • Vice Chairman & CEO Noor Al Salhiya Real Estate Co., - Kuwait
  • Board Member, International Hotels Group -Jordan
  • Director, Ikarus Real Estate (W.L.L) - UAE

Other Recent Offices held:

  • Chairman & CEO Palm Agro Production Co.
  • Chairman, Arab Investment Real Estate and Agriculture (Egypt)
  • General Manager, Sidra Middle East for Electrical, Mechanical and Building Contracting Co.
  • Board Member, Abu Dhabi Marina Real Estate Investment - UAE
  • Reserve Director, Kuwait Finance House - Kuwait
  • General Manager, Tamouh National & General Trading & Contracting

Mr. Saad Ur Rahman Khan joined the Board of Directors of Meezan Bank in August 2023. He is also a member of the Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee and IT Committee of the Board.

Mr. Saad Ur Rahman Khan is a graduate of Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi with an extensive banking career spanning more than 30 years in the area of Retail, Trade, SME, Commercial, Corporate, Investment Banking, Financial Institutions, International Banking and Risk Management.

Having started his professional journey with MCB Bank Limited in 1993, Mr. Khan has since held numerous senior roles in large local and multinational banks including Citibank, National Bank of Pakistan, Habib Bank Limited and Bank Alfalah.

Current Directorships:

  • Pakistan Kuwait Investment Company (Pvt.) Limited
  • National Clearing Company of Pakistan
  • Al-Meezan Investment Limited

Other Recent Offices held:

  • Board Member in Alfalah Asset Management Limited
  • Board Member in NBP Fund Management Limited
  • Board Member in National Bank of Pakistan Kazakhstan
  • Board Member in National Bank of Pakistan Tajikistan
  • Board Member in Sapphire Wind Power Company Limited
  • Board Member in Triconboston Consulting Corporation (Pvt) Limited

Mr. Faisal Fahad Al-Muzaini joined the Board of Directors of Meezan Bank Ltd., as Director in 2021. He is a member of IFRS 9 Implementation Oversight Committee of the Board.

Mr. Al-Muzaini holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Gulf University for Science and Technology and a PLD Harvard Business School Alumni. He has more than 16 years’ experience of working in Investments and Corporate Finance and has held various senior management positions.

Currently he is working as Deputy Head of Debt Management Dept., with Ministry of Finance Debt Management Dept., Kuwait since 2018.

Other Recent Offices held:

  • Board Member in Arab Monetary Fund ( AMF )
  • Board Member in Arab Trade Financing Program ( ATFP )
  • Head of Investment in Commercial Bank of Kuwait
  • Sec. to the Board in Commercial Bank of Kuwait
  • Board Member in Al Mulla International Financing Co
  • Board Member in Al Soor Financing Co (Al Mulla Group)
  • Board Member in Al-Tijari For Investment Funds Company– Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Board Member in KIC Brokerage Company

Mr. Tariq Mahmood Pasha joined the Board of Directors of Meezan Bank in October, 2023.

Mr. Mahmood has over 35 years’ experience of serving the Government of Pakistan in various capacities, most notably as the Special Assistant to the Prime Minster on Revenue, Non-Executive Director on the Board of Directors of State Bank of Pakistan, Chairman Federal Board of Revenue, Special Assistant to the Federal Finance minister, Federal Secretary for four Ministries/Divisions (Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan), Principal Secretary to the Governor of Punjab Province, Provincial Secretary (Punjab Province) for two departments (Finance, Religious Affairs).

Current Directorships:

  • Director, Pakistan Center for Philanthropy
  • Member, Management Committee of Islamabad Club

Mr. Mohamed Guermazi joined the Board of Directors of Meezan Bank in 2018. He is also a member of the Audit Committee of the Board. He currently serves as Lead Awqaf Investment Specialist in the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).

Mr. Guermazi served in recent years as the Islamic Development Bank representative on the Board of the Waqf BID Guinée (WBG), a not-for-profit organization to support the development of the education and health sectors in Guinea, and on the Board of Irada for Microfinance Co. Ltd., which is part of the Bank of Khartoum Group in Sudan.

Mr. Guermazi holds a Master in Engineering from the National School of Bridges and Roads in Paris, France (Ponts ParisTech, formerly Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées).

Before joining the IsDB in 2010, for over 15 years, he served as Director of Equities, Asset Management, Treasury, and Financial Markets at Banque de Tunisie, one of Tunisia's most prominent private commercial banks. Besides his operational responsibilities within Banque de Tunisie, he also served as Chairman of the Société de Bourse de Tunisie, a subsidiary of the bank specializing in brokerage in securities, General Manager and Chairman of the Board of Placements de Tunisie, an affiliated investment company, Board Member and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Astrée Insurance company, Board Member of the Tunis Stock Exchange, as well as Board Member of several companies in which Banque de Tunisie holds a participation of reference.

Previously, Mr. Guermazi had also served as Deputy Managing Director of the Investment Loan Department at Banque de Tunisie, Project Officer at the Tunisian Qatari Bank for Investment, and Senior Engineer in charge of the budget and follow-up of the activity of the fertilizer plants at the Tunisian Chemical Group.

Other Recent Offices held:

  • Board of the Waqf BID Guinee (WBG)
  • Irada for Microfinance Co. Ltd.

Mohammad Abdul Aleem was re-elected as an Independent Director on the Board of Meezan Bank in November, 2021. He is the Chairman of Audit Committee and member of Human Resources Remuneration and Compensation Committee of the Board.

Previously, he had served as Director on Meezan Bank’s Board from October, 2010 till November, 2018. He was Chairman of the Audit Committee as well as the Information Technology Committee of the Board during his last tenure. Besides Meezan Bank, Mr. Aleem currently is also a Director and Chairman, Audit Committee of the Engro Corporation Limited and Pakistan Refinery Limited.

Mr. Abdul Aleem is currently the CEO and Secretary General of Overseas Investors Chambers of Commerce & Industry (OICCI). He has worked in senior positions within both Exxon Chemicals and Engro Corporation, serving in both Singapore and Pakistan. Thereafter, he has worked with British American Tobacco Group UK (BAT) in Pakistan and overseas, where he ultimately served as CEO of BAT Operations in Cambodia, Mauritius, and Indian Ocean territory. Since 2004, he has served in senior positions with large Government-owned organizations in Pakistan. His last assignment was as the Managing Director, Pakistan State Oil Company Ltd.

Mr. Abdul Aleem has in the past been a Director of Dawood Hercules Corporation, Pakistan Tobacco, LUMS, Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance and Chairman of Faysal Asset Management Company.

As a supporter of leading non-profit organizations in the field of education, Mr. Abdul Aleem is currently Vice Chairman of Professional Education Foundation and Chairman of Intellect School Governing Board.

Mohammad Abdul Aleem is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (Gold Medallist) and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Cost & Management Accountant. He has also attended extensive international management training programs at various institutes including Stanford University.

Current Directorships:

  • Engro Corporation Limited
  • Pakistan Refinery Limited
  • Professional Education Foundation
  • Sharmeen Khan Memorial Foundation
  • Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI)

Ms. Nausheen Ahmad joined the Board of Directors of Meezan Bank in April, 2019. She is also a member of the Human Resources, Remuneration & Compensation Committee of the Board.

She holds an LL.B. from Kings College, London, an LL.M. degree from the University of London and a degree in the Philosophy of Religion from Kings College, London. She was called to the Bar from the Honorable Society of Grays Inn London and is registered as an Advocate of the Sindh High Court. She was also accredited as a mediator and master trainer by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, UK and recently completed a negotiation and conflict resolution course from Harvard Law School.

Having spent over three decades in the corporate sector, Ms. Ahmad brings with her a tremendous amount of experience and expertise in the legal field, as well as proven leadership skills. She began her legal practice with the corporate law firm Surridge and Beecheno. Later, she went on to hold the position of Legal Counsel at Pakistan Petroleum Ltd. and Unilever Pakistan Ltd. She has also served with ICI Pakistan Ltd. and Habib Bank Limited as the Company Secretary and General Counsel.

Ms. Ahmad left inhouse legal practice in mid-2021 to establish a boutique law firm called the Legal and Governance Advisory to provide corporate governance advice and training to businesses. She is an executive trainer and teaches the Directors Certification Training with PICG and IBA. She also conducts diversity and inclusion training and conflict resolution and negotiation skills courses. Ms. Ahmad is part of the visiting faculty at KSBL and IOBM, Karachi.

Current Directorships:

  • International Steels Limited (ISL)
  • Jubilee General Insurance Company Limited (JGICL)
  • Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limited
  • Descon Engineering Limited
  • 1Link (Pvt) Ltd
  • Crescent Steel and Allied Products Limited

Other Recent Offices held:

  • First Women Bank Limited (FWBL)
  • Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX)
  • Altern Energy Limited

Mr. Yousef Saad AlSaad joined the Board of Directors of Meezan Bank as an Independent Director in November, 2021. He is a member of Risk Management Committee of the Board.

He holds a Bachelor’s in Finance and Financial Institutions from Kuwait University, College of Business Administration. He is also a Certified Credit Management professional from IFS School of Finance, UK

Mr. AlSaad has completed various local and international training courses from institutes including Harvard Kennedy School, SCOR Global P&C, J.P. Morgan and Chase & Co., Wellington Institute and The Blackstone Group.

He brings over fourteen years of investment and finance expertise, having held several key management positions over the span of his career, including prior entrepreneurial experience in various areas.

Current Position(s):

  • Board Member & CEO - Al Ahleia Insurance Company (S.A.K.P.) Kuwait
  • Board Member – Kuwait Reinsurance Company (K.S.C.P.) Kuwait
  • Chairman – Al Etihad Co-operative Insurance (P.L.C) K.S.A
  • Vice Chairman and Managing Director – Trade Union Holding Company - Bahrain

Mr. Irfan Siddiqui is the founding President and CEO of Meezan Bank. He is also a member of the Information Technology Committee and of IFRS 9 Implementation Oversight Committee of the Board. Having articled with Coopers & Lybrand, London from 1975 - 1979, Mr. Irfan Siddiqui qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has held several senior management positions including Chief Executive Officer at Al Meezan Investment Bank Limited, General Manager at Pakistan Kuwait Investment Company, Chairman, Al Meezan Investment Management Advisor to the Managing Director at Kuwait Investment Authority, Manager Finance and Operation at Abu Dhabi Investment Company and Senior Business Analyst at Exxon Chemical (Pakistan) Ltd.

Current Positions:

  • Member of Board of Trustees, Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), Bahrain
  • Member of Government of Pakistan Advisory Committee of the Planning Commission
  • Member of IBA Centre of Excellence in Islamic Finance, (CEIF), Board of Management
  • President of the Islamic Finance Association of Pakistan
  • Member of Government of Pakistan sub-committee on awareness, training and capacity building for Promotion of Islamic Banking in Pakistan
  • Council Member, Institute of Bankers Pakistan (IBP)
  • Chairman, Institute of Bankers Pakistan (IBP) HR Committee
  • Member of Steering Committee of Housing & Construction Finance
  • Member Steering Committee for providing strategic guidance regarding implementation of Federal Shariat Court (FSC)’s judgement on Riba
  • Chairman of Steering Committee on Media Campaign - Improving Islamic Finance Literacy
  • Member of State Bank of Pakistan, Electronic Warehouse Receipt Financing Implementation Task Force (ETF)
  • Member of Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan, Capital Market Advisory Council
  • Member of Ministry of Finance Steering Committee for Establishment of Hajj Fund
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Al-Meezan Investment Management Limited

Other Recent Offices held:

  • President of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Member of Managing Committee, Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Member of Government of Pakistan Steering Committee for 'Promotion of Islamic Banking in Pakistan' (2013 - 2016)

Shariah Board

Successful implementation of the Islamic Banking model rests upon absolute adherence to the principles of Islamic Shariah. The foundations of a strong Shariah underpinning at Meezan Bank were laid from the beginning. A world-renowned Shariah Board and a highly qualified and experienced in house Shariah Advisor are fundamental aspects of the Bank's core USP. The primary role of this Board is to maintain and further strengthen this commitment and to ensure strict Shariah-compliance in all areas of the Bank's operations.Members of the Shariah Board of Meezan Bank are Internationally-renowned scholars, serving on the boards of many Islamic banks operating in different countries.

Justice (Retd.) Muhammad Taqi Usmani is a renowned figure in the field of Shariah, particularly in Islamic finance. He currently holds advisory positions in a number of financial institutions practicing Islamic banking and finance. He has vast experience in Islamic Shariah, teaching various subjects on Islam for more than 50 years. He has served as a Judge in the Shariat Appellate Bench, Supreme Court of Pakistan from 1982 to 2002. He is also a permanent member of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy, an organ of OIC based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has served as the Vice Chairman of the above mentioned Academy for nine years.

He is generally known as one of the leading Shariah scholars active in the field of Islamic finance. For more than a decade he has served as Chairman or Member of Shariah Supervisory Boards of a dozen Islamic banks and financial institutions in various parts of the world. He presently serves as Chairman of the International Shariah Council for the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) in Bahrain. He has held many positions in the higher echelons of the education sector of Pakistan and has participated in numerous commissions set up by the Government of Pakistan in the field of education and economics. Since 1967, he has been the Chief Editor of the monthly Urdu language magazine ‘Albalagh’ and since 1990, he has been Chief Editor of the monthly English-language magazine ‘Albalagh International’. He has also contributed articles to leading Pakistani newspapers on a range of issues. He has authored more than 60 books in Arabic, English and Urdu.

Justice (Retd.) Muhammad Taqi Usmani graduated from Punjab University, Pakistan in 1970 and also holds an LL.B. from Karachi University, Pakistan. Prior to these, he completed the Takhassus course, which is the specialization course of Islamic Fiqh and Fatwa (Islamic Jurisprudence) from Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi, Pakistan. In March 2004, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Minister of Defense) presented a special award to Justice (Retd.) Muhammad Taqi Usmani in recognition of his lifetime service and achievement in Islamic finance at the occasion of International Islamic Finance Forum, Dubai, which is one of the biggest events in the Islamic finance industry.

Justice (Retd.) Muhammad Taqi Usmani is the Chairman of Meezan Bank’s Shariah Board since inception of Meezan Bank.

Current Board Memberships:

  • Vice President and Shaikul-Hadith, Jamia Darul Uloom, Karachi
  • President Wifaq ul Madaris, Pakistan
  • Chairman International Shariah Standard Council set up by the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), Bahrain
  • Permanent Member International Islamic Fiqh Academy, Jeddah, sponsored by OIC
  • Member, Islamic Fiqh Academy of Rabita-al- ’Alam-e-Islami, Makkah
  • Fellow of the Royal Al al-Bayt Academy, Jordan
  • Chairman Centre for Islamic Economics Pakistan since 1991
  • Chairman Shariah Board, Arif Habib Investments – Pakistan International Islamic Fund, Karachi
  • Chairman Unified Shariah Board Islamic Development Bank Group, Jeddah
  • Member Shariah Board Guidance Financial Group, USA
  • Chairman Shariah Board, IFSB, Malaysia

Awards Received:

  • Sitara-e-Imtiaz from the Government of Pakistan 2020
  • His Highness King Abdullah (of Jordan) Award (Royal Aal al Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Jordan) - 2019
  • IDB Prize in Islamic Banking and Finance - 2014
  • Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Islamic Business and Finance Magazine - 2011
  • His Highness King Abdullah (of Jordan) Award Wisamul Istiqlal Award presented by His Highness King Abdullah of Jordan - 2010
  • His Highness Prince Muhammad bin Raashid Aal Maktoom Award - 2004

Dr. Mufti Muhammad Imran Ashraf Usmani, son of Justice (Retd.) Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, graduated with specialisation in Islamic Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) from Jamia Darul Uloom, Karachi, where he has been teaching Fiqh since 1990. He also holds an LL.B. and Ph.D. in Islamic finance. He is a member of the administration board of Jamia Darul Uloom, Karachi.

Presently, Dr. Imran Usmani is the Vice Chairman of the Shariah Board at Meezan Bank and oversees research and product development of Islamic banking products, advisory for Shariah-compliant banking and supervision of Shariah Audit & Compliance. He is also the President and CEO of Usmani & Co. Pvt. Ltd. that provides full suite of Islamic finance consultancy, Shariah advisory and related ancillary services to local and international clients across all legal jurisdictions and financial and non-financial sectors. He is serving in ICFAL-Australia, The Zeal-Canada and USA, Astana International Financial Centre-Kazakhstan, Sarasin Bank Switzerland, Amanah Bank-SriLanka, Guidance Financial Group USA, Nafa Mutual Fund, Al Meezan Investment and other mutual and property funds, Takaful companies and international Sukuk, etc.

Dr. Imran Usmani has been engaged with the Government of Pakistan in various initiatives and is also a member of the Steering Committee and implementation committee for promotion of Islamic banking since 2013. He has served as an advisor/member of Shariah Boards of several renowned institutions in various jurisdictions since 1997 including the State Bank of Pakistan, Takaful Pakistan Ltd., Pakistan Mercantile Association, HSBC-Amanah Finance, UBS-Switzerland, Lloyds TSB Bank-UK, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JABIC), Credit Suisse Switzerland, Royal Bank of Scotland Global, Old Mutual Albarakah Equity & Balanced Funds South Africa, AIG Takaful, ACR ReTakaful Malaysia, Premier Takaful Pakistan, Capitas Group USA, Bank of London and Middle East Kuwait, BMI Bank Bahrain, Al Khaliji Bank Qatar, AIFA Amana Islamic Finance Australia, DCD Group Dubai, Acumen Fund, Swip Sicave Fund, Old Mutual AlBarakah fund and other mutual and property funds, Takaful companies and international Sukuk, etc.

He also is serving as an Executive Committee Member of AAOIFI (Dubai), Shariah Supervisory Board of International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) Bahrain and Academic Board at Institute of Business Administration (IBA)-Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF), Karachi and Director at Centre for Islamic Economics (CIE), Hira Foundation School and Hira Institute of Emerging Sciences, Karachi. Dr. Usmani is the author of numerous publications related to Islamic Finance and other Shariah related subjects. He has presented papers in numerous national and international seminars and has delivered lectures at academic institutions including Harvard, LSE, LUMS and IBA.

Board Memberships:

  • CEO - Greens Fin Innovations (Pvt) Ltd.
  • CEO & Director - Hira Foundation School
  • Director - Centre for Islamic Economics (CIE)
  • Faculty Member - Jamia Darul Uloom
  • Research Faculty Member - Department of Economics Karachi University
  • President & Founder Trustee - Ihsan Trust
  • Academic Committee Chairman / Board Member / Faculty Member - Centre for Excellence In Islamic Finance (CEIF) at IBA
  • Shariah Board Member - Chairman Shariah Board NBP Fullerton Asset Management Company (NAFA)
  • Shariah Board Member - Al Meezan Mutual Funds
  • Chairman - Islamic Index Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX)
  • Shariah Board Member - AAOIFI Shariah Committee
  • Shariah Advisor / Shariah Board Secretary – Guidance Financial Group USA
  • Shariah Board Member - Sarasin Bank Switzerland
  • Shariah Board Member - AAOIFI Dubai
  • Shariah Board Member - International Islamic Financial Market Bahrain IIFM
  • Board Member - International Islamic Rating Agency Bahrain
  • Chairman Shariah Supervisory Council - Amanah Bank Sri Lanka
  • President and CEO - Usmani and Company PVT Ltd.
  • President and CEO - Usmani and Company Shariah Advisors PVT Ltd.

Sheikh Esam Mohamed Ishaq graduated from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He was born in Bahrain and studied Shariah with a number of Sheikhs in the traditional manner.

He is a member of the High Council of Islamic Affairs of the Government of Bahrain and holds various Shariah positions in many social, commercial and educational institutions. Currently, he also teaches Fiqh, Aqeeda and Tafseer courses in various Centers of Islamic studies, supervised by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs in Bahrain.

Sheikh Esam Mohamed Ishaq has served as member Shariah Board since inception of Meezan Bank.

Current Board Memberships:

  • The Shariah Board of Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), Bahrain
  • The Shariah Council of the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA), Maldives
  • The Shariah Panel of International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM), Bahrain

In addition to membership of the Shariah Supervisory Boards of a number of local, regional and international Islamic Financial Institutions (IFIs), he is the Chairman of Shariah Supervisory Boards of the following IFIs:

  • The Family Bank for Microfinance, Bahrain
  • Islamic Bank of Guinea, Africa
  • Investment Dar Bank, Bahrain
  • Eco Islamic Bank, Kyrgyzstan
  • Al Barakah Islamic Bank, Pakistan

Mufti Muhammad Naveed Alam holds a Masters in Islamic Banking and Finance from University of Karachi and Shahadat ul Alamiyah and Takhassus (specialization in Islamic Jurisprudence and Fatwa) from Jamia Darul Uloom, Karachi. He is also a Certified Shariah Advisor & Auditor (CSAA) from Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). Mufti Muhammad Naveed Alam joined Meezan Bank in 2013 as a member of the Shariah Compliance Department of the Bank. His main responsibilities include Islamic banking training, Shariah Compliance review and Shariah Audit of different departments and branches.

He is an active teacher / trainer at Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF) of Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi, Center of Islamic Economics (CIE) of Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi, as well as several other renowned universities.

He is also a member of the Shariah Board of NBP Funds. Prior to joining as RSBM, Mufti Muhammad Naveed Alam served as Shariah Advisor of Premier Window Takaful Operations and also as Shariah Coordinator at the Indus Hospital & Health Network.

Mufti Muhammad Naveed Alam is serving as the Resident Member of Meezan Bank’s Shariah Board since October 1, 2018.

Management Team

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Branch Network

Alhamdulillah, with more than 1000 branches in more than 300 cities across Pakistan, Meezan Bank is the largest Islamic Bank in Pakistan. This is a milestone that is not only the success story of Meezan Bank but also the continuing success story of Islamic banking in Pakistan. With this extensive network, our existing and potential customers are now closer than ever in benefiting from Islamic Banking at their doorstep. All branches provide real-time online banking facilities to customers.