The Euromoney London Islamic Finance and Investment Conference

Hamed Hassan Merah

Secretary General

Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions


Dr Hamed Hassan Merah is the secretary general of AAOIFI. A Saudi national, Dr Merah possesses broad experience in Islamic commercial banks, investment banks, and insurance companies, through technical and Shari’a roles including in senior management capacity. In addition, he has also been involved in academia as an assistant professor with responsibilities for post graduate studies. Dr Merah holds doctorate and masters degrees in comparative jurisprudence, with theses relating to ‘Sukuk al-Ijarah’ and ‘Emerging Financing Contracts in Islamic Finance’, from The Higher Jucidial Institute in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He also holds a number of professional qualifications, amongst others, pertaining to financial markets, insurance, governance, and compliance. He also carried out consultancy projects for a number of private companies, governmental agencies and research centers as well as participated in drafting Islamic finance laws and by-laws for a number of jurisdictions. He has authored and published two books and a collection of research papers. In addition, he has delivered specialized training courses and workshops as well as key presentations at regional and international forums, symposiums and conferences.


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Wed 11 - Thu 12 Feb 2015

Marriott London Grosvenor Square, London