Founder and President of the Islamic Business and Finance Development Fund (IBFD Fund), Russian Federation
Linar Yakupov is a is the member of the AIFC Advisory Council on Islamic Finance.He is also president of the Association of Regional Investment Agencies of Russia (ARIA), chairman of National Association of Halal Industry (NAHI), advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan. He heads and owns the Yakup Group LLC, which focuses on halal products production, trading and distribution, agriculture, rural development.
He also heads an investment, finance and consulting company Investment Finance Consulting (IFC) Linova and leads several large-scale investment projects with Jadran Group. He is the founder of the annual International Economic Summit of Russia (KazanSummit) and has been awarded the prestigious Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA). He was included in the top 500 most prominent world experts in Islamic economy according to the IsFin Global ISLAMICA 500, in 2015 and 2017.