Dr. Rizwan Malik
Head of Islamic Finance Centre
Dr. Rizwan Malik is a passionate advocate of Islamic finance with 12+ years of diverse experience in investments, advisory, research, strategy, and business development. Since June 2023, he is head of the Islamic Finance Centre at the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF).
Prior to his current role, he was an Executive Director, Standards Implementation and Strategic Developments at the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), the oldest standards setting organization within the global Islamic finance industry.
Prior to AAOIFI, Dr. Mallik headed the strategic planning and development team at Muscat National Development and Investment Company (ASAAS) based in Muscat, Oman – a semi-government institution set up by the sovereign wealth fund of Oman and a number of government pension funds.
Earlier in his career, he was head of business development and strategy at Edbiz Consulting in London for 6 years, where he advised banks and financial institutions, regulatory and multi-lateral institutions and led various Islamic finance advisory and research related projects globally.
Dr. Malik holds a bachelor’s degree from Heriot Watt University, an MSc in Banking and Finance and a PhD from Kingston University London. His post-doctoral research focused on Islamic capital markets with an exclusive focus on equity investments.
He has contributed to various conferences and events around the world and has written book chapters and articles in award-winning publications. Additionally, Dr. Malik served as member of working groups for Investment Funds standard at AAOIFI, standard on Core Principles for Islamic Finance Regulation at the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) as well as Islamic Finance National Accounts – a joint-initiative of IMF and United Nations.