AlFatih Gessan PWA joined the Centre for Islamic Finance of BIBF in 2009 and is now a Senior lecturer teaching in a multitude of programmes in both academic and professional qualifications.

Prior to BIBF, he was at the University College of Bahrain (UCB) where he and his colleague developed the first ever Islamic finance specialised undergraduate degree in the GCC. He was an AAOIFI instructor for the Certified Islamic Professional Accountant qualification (CIPA).

He has over 11 years of teaching experience spread over Indonesia, Malaysia, the UK, and Bahrain.

He holds an MBA in Islamic Finance from the International Islamic University of Malaysia along with professional certificates and qualifications from CIMA, CISI, and LBPP LIA.