Najib Al Aswad
Associate Director

Islamic Finance Advisory & Assurance Services (IFAAS)

Najib is a seasoned professional with extensive expertise across various sectors of the Islamic financial services industry. Currently as an Associate Director at IFAAS Group, he is leading many pioneering Islamic finance projects spread from the US to Singapore.

He has advised key stakeholders including regulatory authorities on developing Islamic finance infrastructure in a number of jurisdictions. He has also developed many Islamic financial products, designed Shariah governance frameworks, evaluated & assessed Shariah non-compliance risks and delivered specialised capacity building programmes to a number of market players including Islamic banks and windows, ReTakaful providers, Microfinance companies and Islamic funds.

Najib is an AAOIFI Certified Shariah Adviser & Auditor (CSAA – Bahrain), an AAOIFI Certified Islamic Professional Accountant (CIPA – Bahrain) and an Accredited Trainer by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI – UK) for the Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ). He also holds a Master’s degree (MSc) in Islamic finance from the renowned Durham University (UK), prior to which he attained a first class PGDip in Finance and Banking. Najib speaks fluent English and Arabic.