Daud Vicary Abdullah is the President and Chief Executive Officer of INCEIF, The Global University of Islamic Finance. He has been in the finance and consulting industry for almost 40 years, with significant experience in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Since 2002, he has focused exclusively on Islamic finance where he has contributed to a number of books on the subject and has co-authored a book on Islamic finance entitled “Islamic Finance: Why it makes sense.” He is also a frequent speaker and commentator on matters relating to Islamic finance. He is a Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP), a Distinguished Fellow of the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute of Malaysia (IBFIM) and a former Board member (2003 – 2007) of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). Prior to INCEIF, he was the Global Islamic Finance Leader with Deloitte. He was also previously Acting CEO of Asian Finance Bank, an Islamic bank based in Malaysia, and Managing Director of Hong Leong Islamic Bank.
Mohamed Geraldez is a successful American Muslim entrepreneur, public speaker and investor in a few different industries like the first and largest vegan necktie company in the world www.JaanJ.com, www.Scholarview.org, a site that beautifully curates and organizes high-quality Islamic lectures into one site and www.Techhunter.com (acquired) where the best deals for tech gadgets on the Internet can be found. He actively invests in various commercial arenas and is a strategic adviser to www.Pivotshare.com, a digital media distribution and monetization startup, and www.Muzbnb.com, an online peer-to-peer homestay network that connects travelers with rental spaces hosted by Muslims worldwide.
During his junior year in college, Mohamed converted to Islam. As a student of Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, upon graduation, he went overseas to study the Islamic sciences for four years in Syria, Morocco and Mauritania with some of the most renowned legal and spiritual scholars of the Muslim world. He spent his final two years with Murabit al Hajj in the Saharan Desert. After studying abroad and becoming fluent in Arabic, Mohamed returned to the U.S. to obtain his Master’s degree in business (MBA).
Born and raised in Southern California, he currently resides in Europe and the US while traveling throughout the world for business and speaking engagements.
Faeez Fadhlillah is the CEO and Co-founder of Tripfez, an innovative , state of the art travel portal dedicated to the rise of global Muslim travelers.
Named as one of Forty Individuals Who Shaped Southeast Asian E-Commerce By EcommerceIQ, Faeez is also an avid speaker at many international travel conferences and seminars and currently chairs the R&D committee of the Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA). Faeez was elected as Vice President of MATTA, Malaysia’s largest travel association for the term 2015 -2017.
Faeez was named 30 under 30 by Forbes magazine in 2016, 40 Under 40 by Prestige, Top 10 Young Entrepeneur Rising by Top 10, People To Watch 2016 by TTG as well as the Most Innovative Young Leaders Award 2016 by UCSI,
Heading the brand of Tripfez and Salam Standard, Faeez advocates the concept of localizing the travel experience through information enabling travellers to make an informed decision. He has been featured in major publication including BBC, CNBC, Forbes, TTG, etc.
Faeez works very closely with various Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) to promote the concept of localization of travel an inclusive travel experience. Faeez graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honors from the School of Engineering.
Abd Elmohaimen is the founder of Elmangos.com and an events, hospitality, travel & tourism expert, sales and business development consultant dedicated to bringing good ideas to life. With over 10 years of experience, he generated over $9 million worth of revenue for the companies he worked for. In just 3 short years, from 2013 to 2016, he achieved over $4.6 million before deciding to quit and start his own business, Elmangos Group. Elmangos is a venture studio focused on building impactful businesses, platforms and events empowering emerging economies. Early 2016, Mansi co-founded his first global event, M Powered Summit, which is now called Global Islamic Economy Entrepreneurship Convention. It aims at empowering entrepreneurs in the global Islamic Economy. The event has been featured in many publications such as Thomson Reuters, Reddit, Arabian Business, Wamda, Womena, Ilmfeed, Islam Channel and many other publications. Mansi co-founded Islamic Economy InnoFest as well which is a tech and innovation festival aimed at highlighting and supporting startups in the Islamic Economy. He went on to further co-found TND, a global tech and innovation festival aimed at empowering entrepreneurship and tech innovations in emerging markets. The event’s inaugural launch will be in 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His interest is in helping other entrepreneurs attain freedom, to chase their dreams and inspiring people around him
Fara Othman is an inspiring entrepreneur in the medical supply and property business, a mother of 2 and the founder of Into Taqwa. She founded Into Taqwa in 2012 after her first Umrah when she was in Madinah. In her words, she “just felt this is the first time that I could really feel the strong connections with our Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu’alayhi wa sallam. And once I actually returned back to Malaysia, I realized that I need to do something.”
She is also head of a TV program in Malaysia called “Into Taqwa with Mizz Nina”.