Dr Hatim Tahir is an Associate Professor of Finance and currently Director at Deloitte & Touche, Middle East, leading the Deloitte ME IFKC; a centre of excellence in Islamic Finance aimed at prompting best practices through thought leadership of applied research and market education.
Hatim worked extensively with regional and global Islamic financial institutions and leads the practice’s development in MENA and coordinates Islamic finance initiatives globally at Deloitte’s member firms. His experience spans many regions including Europe, Africa, South East Asia and spent 10 years in the Arab Gulf region. His specialization is in the Islamic financial regulation and risk management, and his research focuses in this landscape with emphasis on methods of adapting best practices in industry. He has authored numerous articles in credible industry journals and has been a regular speaker in major Islamic finance conferences, seminars and training workshops.
Hatim has a PhD in Business Management, University of London, and was a Research Associate at London School of Economics, between 1995 and 2000.
He is also a Member of the AAOIFI’s Auditing and Governance Standards Committee.