Najmul Hassan


Mr. Najmul Hassan is the Director, Financial Institution Development Department at the
Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), which are parts of
Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Jeddah. In addition, he is the Chairman of Board in Maldives
Islamic Bank, and representing ICD on the Boards of Tamweel Africa, Zaman Bank Kazakhstan
and Al Baraka bank Pakistan.
Prior to joining ICD he was Chief Executive Officer of Gulf African Bank. Gulf African Bank set
up in early 2008, is the first Islamic Bank in Kenya.
Before joining Gulf African Bank, Mr. Hassan worked as General Manager Corporate and
Business Development in Meezan Bank Limited (MBL), the first and largest Islamic commercial
Bank in Pakistan. He was one of the founder members of the Bank and played an instrumental
role in leading the successful conversion of the operations of the Bank into full-fledged
Islamic commercial bank, upon the acquisition of Society General in 2002.
He has participated as a speaker in numerous workshops and seminars on topics related to
Islamic Finance, in addition to conducting training program with Dun & Bradstreet in Dubai,
Bangladesh and training of Shariah scholars on AAOIFI standards, in UK with First Ethical.
Before joining MBL, he worked as a Managing Director, Delphi Diesel systems (Pakistan), and
prior to that as Managing Director in Agro Auto Industries, which is one of the largest
automotive parts manufacturing company in Pakistan.
Mr. Hassan started his career with Pakistan Air Force in Maintenance and Technical branch.
He holds Master of Business Administration and Bachelor Degree in Aeronautical Engineering.