Organizing Committee

1. Prof. Dr. Shakir Ullah

Country Director, United States of America (USA)
KS Global Research SDN BHD
Qualification: PhD (Islamic Finance)
Affiliations: Stratford University, USA  

Dr. Shakir Ullah is currently working as Professor of Finance at Stratford University, USA. Earlier, he worked as Assistant Professor of Finance. He also worked as a Lecturer at the University of Southampton, UUK, for nearly two years His previous career record includes his work as a Global Market Analysit with Euromonitor International, London and Singapore offices, where he worked on market research projects for a number of companies including, Microsoft, Honda, Walt Disney, MasterCard, Jaguar, Samsung etc. He was also involved with the ASPEN Institute, USA, in a project ranking business schools across the globe. He also worked as a lecturer at the Institute of Management Sciences and Preston University, Pakistan, for 2 years.

Shakir earned PhD degree with distinction from the University of Southampton, UK. Shakir passed his PhD ‘with no corrections’ which was an extra-ordinary event after 13 years in the history of the School of Management, University of Southampton. The title of his doctoral thesis is “Fatwa Repositioning: the hidden struggle for Shari’a compliance within Islamic financial institutions”. Earlier, Shakir went to the KDI School of Public Policy and Management, on a fully funded scholarship from the Korean government, where he earned his MBA degree in finance and strategic management. He received the ‘Award for Outstanding Thesis’ for his exceptional academic achievement in his MBA thesis. His name was also placed on the “Dean’s List” of the KDI School. Shakir’s other university education include his MBA in human resource development and BSc in mathematics from the University of Peshawar.

2. Prof. Muhammad Kamran
Conference Co-Chair

3. Prof. Tariq Yousafzai
Country Director, Pakistan
KS Global Research SDN BHD
Qualification: MS (Entrepreneurship & Innovation)
Affiliations: National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (NUCES-FAST), Peshawar, Pakistan and Member of American Marketing Association (AMA), USA

4. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akbar
Country Director, United Kingdom (UK)
KS Global Research SDN BHD
Qualification: PhD (Finance) & Certified Financial Analyst
Affiliations: Birmingham City University, United Kingdom (UK)

5. Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Hussain
Country Director, Kenya
KS Global Research SDN BHD
Qualification: PhD (Economics)
Affiliations: Majan College University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

6. Prof. Ali Saeed Mubarak
Country Director, Oman
KS Global Research SDN BHD
Qualification: MBA (Human Resource Management), Bedfordshire University, United Kingdom (UK)

7. Prof. Dr. Haider Ali
Country Director, Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia (KSA)
KS Global Research SDN BHD
Qualification: PhD (Information Security)
Affiliations: King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

8. Prof. Tahir Suleman
Country Director, Newlands
KS Global Research SDN BHD
Qualification: PhD (Finance)
Affiliations: Victoria University of Wellington, Newlands.

9. Prof. Saeed Anwar
Country Director, Australia
KS Global Research SDN BHD
Qualification: Eramus Mundus M.Sc (Vision & Robotics)
Affiliations: Australian National University, Australia

10. Ms. Rabia Kareemi
Manager, Research & Coordination
KS Global Research SDN BHD, Australia

11. Mr. Amir Khan
Manager, Research & Coordination
KS Global Research SDN BHD
Country Office, Pakistan

12. Ms. Michelle Gomez
Conference Secretary-1

13. Ms. Sadia Irum
Conference Secretary-2

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