Dr. Elgari is the Director of the Center for Research in Islamic Economics at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah. He is also a member of the OIC Fiqh Council. Dr. Elgari serves as a consultant to Islamic banks and has served on the consulting committee that counseled the government of Pakistan on the Islamization of its banking system. Dr. Elgari holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California.
Sheikh Nizam Yaquby is a renowned Shari’ah scholar and advisor to numerous Islamic banks and companies, including Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Islamic Investment Company of the Gulf, Bahrain, and the Arab Islamic Bank, Bahrain. He pursued traditional Islamic studies in Mecca, India and Morocco under the guidance of eminent Islamic scholars including Sheikh Abdullah Al-Farisi and Sheikh Muhammad Saleh Al-Abbasi. He has a BA in Economic and Comparative Religion from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. He is a PhD candidate in Islamic Law at the University of Wales. Sheikh Yaquby has published several books on Islam and Islamic law and is a frequent speaker at Islamic conferences.
Sheikh Yusuf is widely published on the subject of Islamic jurisprudence and is recognized international for his leading role in the field of Islamic Finance. He is the author of the three volume “Compendium of Legal Opinions on the Operations of Islamic Banks” and was responsible for development of an online course on the “Principles of Islamic Investing” for the Dow Jones University. He is a member of the Shari’ah Advisory Boards of the Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes, Morgan Stanley Islamic Global Equity Fund, Oasis Asset Management (South Africa), the Royal Bank of Canada, the Royal Bank of Scotland, The Bank of Ireland, Societe General, Guidance Financial, the UBS/Meyer Hedge Fund of Funds, and others.