Mohammed Abdel-Haq

Visiting Professor and Director of the Centre for Islamic Finance, University of Bolton

Mohammed is Director of the Centre for Islamic Finance, which has been established with The University of Bolton where he is a visiting Professor in Banking at the Business School.

In March 2013 Mohammed was appointed a member of the UK Islamic Finance Task Force, which was set up to advise the Treasury and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Mohammed began his career as a Private Wealth Manager in several international banks including Citi Bank and Deutsche Bank. He was Managing Director and Global Head of HSBC Amanah Private Banking.

Mohammed is Chairman of the Centre for Opposition Studies, based in Westminster, a non-partisan organisation and he was a Trustee of Chatham House from 2011-2014. 

In 2011 Mohammed was appointed Chairman of the UK Ministerial Advisory Group on Extremism in Universities and FE Colleges. He also Chairs the Advisory Board for the Conservative Middle East Council and fought Swansea West for the Conservatives in the 2005 General Election.

Mohammed is a private equity investor and director of a number of UK companies.  In 2012 he was granted a licence from the FCA to set up Oakstone Merchant Bank of which he is Chief Executive Officer.  


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    Visiting Professor and Chairman of the Centre for Islamic Finance, University of Bolton