Ammar Al Abbasi is the Sharia Review and Audit Manager responsible for the Islamic banking division of Shariyah Review Bureau. Under his current role he serves clients in a cluster of related segments that includes retail, corporate and wholesale banking. Ammar brings expertise in large-scale Shari’a audit planning so as to help clients fully realize their goals and Sharia compliance strategy. His expertise also includes Sharia governance, Sharia controls, banking products, and investment transactions. He also has significant experience working with private equity funds and financing portfolios.
He previously worked at Kaaf Humanitarian Society as the Head of Orphanage responsible for managing more than 10,000 orphans’ sponsorships around the world. He received an MBA in Islamic jurisprudence and its principles with distinction from the University of Sharjah, and his thesis was on the topic “Impact of Maqasid Al-Sharia in the Interpretation of Sacred texts.”