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Management Team

Mohamed Fazal Bahardeen (Member of Board of Directors & CEO)

Fazal Bahardeen is the Founder of Crescentrating, setting up the world's first Travel portal dedicated to the Halal conscious travelers and launched its' Rating (Crescentrating) system to rate travel and tourism services for their Halal friendliness. Prior to this, he was with Alcatel-Lucent where he held senior management roles based in…

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Dato' Ahmad Tajudin Bin Abdul Rahman (Member of Board of Directors)

Dato' Ahmad is currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation (YaPEIM). He was among the pioneers who established Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, Malaysia's first Islamic bank in 1983. He also played an integral role in developing Islamic stock broking, asset management insurance and reinsurance, venture capital and professional training and education during his tenure as the Bank's Managing Director. He was also the founder…

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Osman Kassim (Member of Board of Directors)

Mr Kassim is the founder chairman of the well established Publicly listed Expolanka Group of Companies, reputed among the business community in Sri Lanka for its ethical standards. Incorporated in 1978, to handle fresh produce, Mr. Kassim through his dynamic leadership, has steered the group to its present status of over 50 companies with diverse business activities ranging from exports, imports, garments, waste management, entreport trading, airline agencies, freight forwarding,…

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Farook Kassim (Member of Board of Advisors)

Farook Kassim is a Harvard alumni and a successful Dubai-based entrepreneur with an international network of business interests. He is the Founder and Managing Director of al bogari Holdings. al bogari Holdings is an innovative, trading and investment firm. Established in 1974 the firm has been characterized by strong, consistent, year-on-year growth and is ranked as one of the world's largest dates fruit traders. al bogari Holdings' commercial interest has since…

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Rushdi Siddiqui (Member of Board of Advisors)

Rushdi Siddiqui is the Global Head of Islamic Finance and OIC Countries at Thomson Reuters (TR). In this role, Mr. Siddiqui's mandate is to address the pre-trade work flow information for variety of Islamic asset classes, build-out the Islamic Treasury and Transaction platform for multiple price discovery and liquidity, undertake initiatives for Islamic fixings and benchmarks. He works closely with Islamic finance stakeholders, Halal industry, and the OIC countries. The Islamic…

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Mirza Yawar Baig (Member of Board of Advisors)

Mirza Yawar Baig is the founder of YAWAR BAIG & ASSOCIATES™. He is an International Speaker, Author, Life Coach, Corporate Consultant, specializing in Leadership Development helping technical specialists transition into Management and Leadership roles. Yawar’s book, ‘The Business of Family Business’ helps Family Businesses make the critical transition from being ‘Person-led to becoming Process-driven’ and create robust systems that will enable the business to be handed from generation to generation. His…

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