IMRAN ASHRAF USMANI
Dr. Muhammad Imran Usmani, son of Judge Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, holds an LLB, M. Phil, and Ph. D. in Islamic Finance and graduated as a scholar with specialisation (Takhassus) in Islamic Fiqh and fatwa from Jamia Darul-Uloom, Karachi.
Dr. Muhammad Imran Usmani, Shariah Advisor and Group Head of the Product Development and Shariah Compliance Department (PDSC) at Meezan Bank, is responsible for Research and Development and Product Development of Islamic banking products, advisory for Shariah-compliant banking and supervising of Shariah Audit and Compliance.
Dr. Imran Usmani has served as an advisor and a member of Shariah Boards of several well-known institutions since 1997 which includes the State Bank of Pakistan, HSBC – Amanah Finance, UBS – Switzerland, Guidance Financial Group USA, Lloyds TSB Bank – UK, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JABIC), Credit Suisse Switzerland, RBS Global, Old Mutual Albarakah Equity and Balanced Funds South Africa, AIG Takaful, ACR Retakaful Malaysia, Capitas Group USA, Bank of London And Middle East Kuwait, BMI Bank Bahrain, Al Khaliji Bank Qatar, Sarasin Bank Switzerland, DCD group Dubai and other Mutual and Property funds, Takaful Companies and international Sukuk etc. He is also an Executive Committee Member of AAOIFI (Dubai) and Shariah Supervisory Board of International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) Bahrain and International Center for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) Malaysia, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi and Center for Islamic Economics (CIE), Karachi.
Dr. Imran Usmani is the writer of numerous publishings related to Islamic finance and other Shariah-related topics. He has presented papers in a lot of national and international seminars and has given lectures at academic institutions including Harvard, LSE, LUMS and IBA. Dr. Usmani is also the head of Hira Foundation School, a project of Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi to provide a high standard education from Montessori level to University level combining conventional modern academics with Islamic teachings. He also serves as a lecturer of different subjects of Shariah and is amongst the administration board of Jamia Darul-Uloom, Karachi. He is a visiting faculty member at Karachi University and IBA. He has also been leading Friday khuthbah (sermon) and salat (prayer) at a Jamia Mosque for 20 years.