Director, Hira Institute of Emerging Science
Dr. Imran Usmani holds an LLB and Ph. D. in Islamic Finance and graduated as a scholar with specialization (Takhassus) in Islamic Fiqh and fatwa from Jamia Darul-Uloom, Karachi. He is Senior Faculty Member and Board Member, Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi since 1990 and research Faculty Member, Department of Economics, University of Karachi for the supervision of M Phil & PhD students.
He has served as an advisor / member of Shariah Boards of several renowned institutions since 1997 which includes the State Bank of Pakistan, HSBC – Amanah Finance, UBS – Switzerland, Lloyds TSB Bank – UK, Credit Suisse Switzerland, RBS Global, Old Mutual Albarakah Equity & Balanced Funds South Africa, AIG Takaful, ACR Retakaful Malaysia, Capitas Group USA, Bank of London And Middle East Kuwait, BMI Bank Bahrain, Al Khaliji Bank Qatar, Sarasin Bank Switzerland, DCD group Dubai and other Mutual and Property funds, Takaful Companies and international Sukuk etc. He also served as group head and vice chairman of Meezan bank, the first and the largest Islamic bank, which is awarded as the best bank of Pakistan by the Central Bank. He is also an Executive Committee Member of AAOIFI (Dubai) and Shariah Supervisory Board of International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) Bahrain and International Center for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) Malaysia, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi and Center for Islamic Economics (CIE), Karachi.
Dr. Imran Usmani is the author of numerous publications related to Islamic finance and other Shariah-related subjects. He has presented papers in numerous national and international seminars and has delivered lectures at academic institutions including Harvard, LSE, LUMS and IBA.