Muhammad Kabir, Head of Strategy, Jaiz Bank

Mr. Muhammad Kabir (MK) is in charge of Strategy at Jaiz Bank. He was the pioneer Chief Financial Officer of the Bank where he set up from the scratch a Shariah-compliant accounting and financial reporting system.

He is very versed and highly skilled in the area of Islamic Finance, Islamic Accounting, Corporate Strategy, Corporate Finance as well as Financial Control having worked for a combined period of over eighteen years in spanning private equity, banking and a stint in academics both within Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

As a former conventional Investment and Commercial Banker, Muhammad Kabir has extensive experience in the financial services industry. He has previously managed the Structured Finance portfolio of an investment bank, where he developed the project finance and credit derivatives business of the firm. He also had academic stint at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK where he taught Corporate Strategy and Management courses.

Muhammad Kabir is an AAOIFI Certified Professional (CIPA), and a Charter Holder of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI), United Kingdom as well as Chartered Islamic Finance Analyst (CIFA), Kuwait. He holds a BSc Hons.

Accounting and MSc in International Accounting & Consulting (awarded with distinction) from Bayero University and the University of Reading respectively. He got his PhD in Strategic Finance from the Open University, United Kingdom. He is currently pursuing his second PhD in Islamic Finance from Malaysia with focus on Sukuk disclosure, pricing and risk.

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