Mohammad Saeed Rahman
Chairman & Founder
Mr. Rahman has 32 years’ experience in the financial industry as Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Wachovia and Vice President for Private Clients at Merrill Lynch. He is the founder of several business ventures and a few non-profit organizations. His ventures include Rubicon Global Asset Management, Rubicon Global Holdings, Rubicon Global Research, Always On Network, Maui-Rubicon Broadband and Z-Motors US.
Mr. Rahman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Portland State University, and his Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree from Reed College. Mr. Rahman received his Investment Management Analyst Certification from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Rahman served as an adjunct professor at the School of Marketing & Finance at Portland State University for eighteen years and has served as a Board Member for the Portland State Endowment Foundation. As of September 2016, he joined the Board of Trustees at Antioch College; a 160 year old United States liberal arts college in the heart of Ohio. Previously, he served for 10 years on the board of the Counsel of Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE). He also founded One Ummah Foundation in memory of his son, Mustafa Saeed Rahman. OUF is a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of illiteracy and poverty in underdeveloped countries. Mr. Rahman previously served on the board of the Institute of Halal Investing.
Muhammad Rizwan-ul Haque
I am making a humble endeavor to present a new economic model and how the existing system can be converted into the new one; by primarily taking guidance from Quran & Sunnah. It is very unfortunate that the prevailing economic system and (a) its involvement with interest (b) acquisition of major portion of funds (thru leveraging) by rich entrepreneurs, companies and governments and (c) the banking system (both Islamic and otherwise) are root cause of economic anomalies all around the world. The above factors result in giving birth to social evils like; carjacking, kidnapping, target killing and also terrorism etc, because the masses are compelled to make compromise on their principles on economic grounds. If we want to eradicate economic issues like; inflation, unemployment, poverty etc and if we want to establish harmony amongst all sections of societies. Then we have to seriously think beyond the prevailing ordinary economic system, which is falling apart and its only political & financial might, which is keeping it together.
I am an MBA from ‘Institute of Business Administration - Punjab University, Lahore’ with a major in finance and have around 25-years of experience in the financial sector. My areas of interest & expertise are; corporate restructuring, revival of companies, dispute resolution, negotiations and Islamic economic system. I have actively remained involved in establishing new entities in financial sector; including an Islamic Bank and a family Takaful company. I am a director and elected (founding) Chairman of Dawood Family Takaful Ltd., which is making steady progress.
Nurhastuty K. Wardhani
Nurhastuty is an academician and consultant. She obtained her bachelor degree in Accountancy and Accountant degree from Gadjah Mada University. Then, she started her career as a junior auditor in BDO Indonesia but academic world lured her to come back to university as a junior staff at Gadjah Mada University and a permanent lecturer at Trisakti University in Jakarta. She was accidentally falling in love with Islamic Finance since she took her master degree at INCEIF in Malaysia following her vice chancellor advice to study there. She also initiated INSPIRE Islamic Finance, the group of training and consulting in Islamic Finance, in Jakarta after finishing her master degree. She also involved in Trisakti Governance Centre for corporate governance consulting before she continued her study in Australia for doctoral degree. Her research papers had been accepted and presented in Russia, Malaysia, Singapore and Italy. She has published two journals, several conference papers, and two book chapters related to Islamic Finance.
Dr. Eshan Feroz
Co-Chairman & Special Advisor on Halal Microfinance
Dr. Ehsan Feroz is a Professor of Accounting at the Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington, Tacoma, is on the editorial board of several journals. He is involved with the Institute of Halal Investing in a personal capacity.