Shaikh Salah is a Sharia scholar who procured his PhD from Edinburgh University (UK) and Masters from Al Imam University (KSA). He has led a broad range of engagements in the US, Europe, and the GCC, focusing on banking and investment products, real-estate acquisitions, Islamic, Insurance management, listed securities, and private equity fund. His product based experience spans sukuks, home mortgages, leasing, SME Financing and asset management transactions.

He is currently a faculty member at the Saudi Electronic University, Riyadh. Before that, he was a faculty member and director of the Islamic Banking and Finance Center at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran. He wrote many research and articles related to the Islamic banking sector that were published in many newspapers, most notably Al-Eqtisadiah