ACE Members

Professor Ziyaad Mahomed

Chairman, ACE

Professor Ziyaad Mahomed’s extensive Islamic finance experience has seen him deploying his expertise as Project Lead to the Hong Leong MSIG Takaful Berhad, -INCEIF in research collaboration on product innovation and market penetration.

He currently holds dual positions in (ICTSC), as member of the ICT Steering Committee INCEIF and Book Project Manager,INCEIF also in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He is also the Associate DEAN/ Director, INCEIF Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Executive Education & E-Learning).

At various times he was a Shariah Advisor, Alif Capital, Tajikistan (International) as well as at IIHSAN Takaful Ltd Mauritius, Mauritius (International).

He is the Chairman of the Shariah Supervisory Board of Buraq Capital, Abuja, Nigeria (International) and is also the chairman of the HSBC Amanah Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (International).

Professor Mahomed is a member of the Shariah Supervisory Board of the Bank of Maldives, Male, Maldives (International).

He has a B.A. in Business Finance from the Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom.

Professor Ziyaad Mahomed earned his Ph.D in Islamic Finance at the International Centre for Education in (INCEIF), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Dr Said Mikhail Adekunle

Dr. Said Adekunle Mikail

Member, ACE

Dr. Said Adekunle Mikail is a Researcher at the International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance. He was a former Lecturer at the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance, The Global Islamic Finance University, Malaysia.

He has a Ph.D. in Islamic Finance, AIKOL, from the International Islamic University Malaysia. He also has a Masters of Comparative Law (MCL), AIKOL, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

Dr. Said Adekunle Mikail is currently a Shariah Consultant & ISRA Rep,(JPIT-BNM Product Innovation) at the Islamic Joint Working Group (JWG) and also a Shariah Consultant at I Consult Africa (PTY) Ltd. Ethical and Responsible Advisory, Cape Town, South Africa.


Dr. Said Adekunle Mikail is the author of numerous Islamic reports which have been published in 2017.

Professor Muhammed Tabiu

Member, ACE

Professor Muhammed Tabiu is an eminent scholar in Islamic jurisprudence in Nigeria.

He is currently a Professor at the Department of Islamic Law, Faculty of Law, Bayero University, Kano.

He holds several other positions such as the Co-Chairman, Federal Justice Sector Reform Coordinating Committee, Federal Ministry of Justice, Abuja. as well as the Chairman, Green Horizon, a multi-disciplinary law and development consultancy amongst others.

He holds a PhD from Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto.

In November 2000, Professor Tabiu was conferred with the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.


Ibrahim Ali Alkali

Secretary ACE

Ibrahim Alkali is a vastly experienced Islamic finance professional and Shari’ah compliance expert. He has worked in Jaiz Bank Plc as the Internal Shari’ah Adviser of the Bank as well as a Shari’ah Non-Compliance Risk Manager. He is also the former Internal Shariah Auditor of Sun Trust Bank.

He is  a certified Shariah Advisor and Auditor (CSAA) from the renowned Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) Bahrain, and a Certified Islamic Banker (CIB) from the General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI) Bahrain.

Ibrahim obtained his BSc In Hadith and Islamic Studies from the Islamic University of Madinah, and an MSc in Islamic banking and Finance from the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM).

He has attended various Islamic Finance conferences and trainings in Malaysia, Singapore, and Nigeria and facilitates training programs on Islamic Banking and Finance.

Ibrahim Alkali is the Head of Shari’ah Audit and ACE Secretary at TAJBank Ltd.