Dr. Shaher Abbas

Founder & CEO

Dr. Shaher is the founder and CEO of IFIN, the first-of-its-kind Islamic Fintech that is geared to redefine the way Islamic finance industry. He is also the co-founder of IFAAS, an international consultancy specialised in Islamic finance. 

Dr. Shaher has over 20 years of experience across the Islamic finance landscape, including banking, Shariah governance, product development, auditing, and training with extensive knowledge in the Fintech sphere. 

His technical expertise and ability to innovate has been internationally acclaimed and endorsed as he received the ‘Ethical Finance Innovation Challenge Award’ twice; in 2013 for IFAAS and in 2021 for IFIN.  

Dr. Shaher holds a PhD in Islamic Financial Engineering from Durham University, UK and a Master's degree in Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance from Loughborough University, UK. He is also an AAOIFI Certified Shariah Advisor and Auditor (CSAA).