Sh. Mohammed Abdulaziz Behzad
Shaikh Mohammed Abdulaziz Behzad has over 9 years of experience in the field of Islamic Banking and Finance in various financial specializations including Investment Banking, Retail / Commercial Banking and Microfinance. A key part of his experience is establishing the internal Shari’a function department in several Islamic financial institutions and acting as the main channel of communication between the bank’s management and their Shari’a Supervisory Board.
Shaikh Mohammed Abdulaziz Behzad is currently Head of Shari’a Coordination and Implementation as well as Secretary of the Shari’a Supervisory Board at First Energy Bank. Shaikh Behzad’s previous experience includes being a Shari’a Reviewer, Shari’a Auditor and Secretary of the Shari’a Supervisory Boards at Khaleej Commercial Bank, Capinnova Investment Bank and Family Bank.
Shaikh Behzad holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Islamic Banking and Finance from Bangor University UK, Bachelor’s Degree in Judicature and Islamic Studies from Umm Al-Qura University KSA as well as Advanced Diploma in Islamic Commercial Jurisprudence (ADICJ) from BIBF. Additionally, Shaikh Behzad is a Certified Shari’a Adviser and Auditor (CSAA) awarded by AAOIFI, a Certified Risk Based Auditor (CRBA) from IABFM and has successfully completed the Accredited Arbitrator in Commercial Arbitration program from the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre (GCCCAC).