Zahid Ali holds a Masters in Computer Systems Auditing along with various professional Information Technology (including Microsoft and Cisco) certifications. With over twelve years of experience, Zahid is managing and maintaining relationships with financial institutions, corporates and family offices, while distributing various Shari’a compliant asset management and wealth management products to his relationships in Europe, Middle East and Far East. He has previously worked with international investment banks and renowned organisations such as JP Morgan Chase.
In recent years, Zahid has also been significantly involved in the development of Islamic funds, Islamic indices and Shari’a Compliant ETFs along with leading the team on advising and setting up Shari’a Audits of Islamic funds and Shari’a monitoring for on-going compliance of various Islamic investment banking and wealth management products. Zahid also works closely with world renowned Shari’a Scholars on monitoring of Islamic financial products and obtain their approvals for the respective products.
Zahid also advises on Shari’a purification strategies and on procedures which are implemented by the management in order to comply with the on-going Shari’a compliance of their respective Islamic products. Zahid has presented and continues to present at various conferences and renowned Islamic finance forums.
Zahid’s in-depth knowledge of Islamic finance and project management experience creates a unique combination enabling him to produce timely and quality deliverables whilst working at the highest level of professional standards.