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Muath Mubarak - First Global Academy (Formerly known as 'First Global Knowledge Centre). Sri Lanka, , LK

Muath Mubarak

Head of Corporate Strategy | First Global Academy (Formerly known as 'First Global Knowledge Centre)

Sri Lanka, SRI LANKA

Islamic Banker & Trainer



Muath Mubarak is currently working as a Head of Corporate Strategy of First Global Academy and he posses over six years of experience in the field of Management Accounting, Financial Control, Strategic Planning, Regulatory Compliance and Corporate Strategy in Islamic Banking & Finance industry. He has produced many young qualified Islamic Bankers by Lecturing and also he is an author in the industry since 2008.

Previously he was attached to Barwa Bank in the Finance Control Department, a newest fully fledged Islamic Bank in Qatar. He was one of the core team member to deploy the efficient and effective functioning of Financial Control Department of Barwa Bank. He was directly reporting to the Team Leader and Chief Financial Officer.

He was also an instrumental key member of the project of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)’ Islamic Unit called “Meethaq” during 2008 which was a training project done by First Global.

He is an Associate member of Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments (CISI) - UK and Associate Fellow Member of Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance (IIBI) – UK, Successfully completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Islamic Banking and Insurance. Also he is reading finals of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) – UK.

Muath is also an Islamic Banking & Finance Trainer and lectures on various topics on Islamic Banking & Finance for students following the Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) course (which is offered by CISI – UK), i-Banker, CIMA IF, PGDIBI and Diploma in Islamic Banking & Finance courses in Sri Lanka, Qatar & UAE.

Also he is an External subject matter expert for Bankers’ Academy – USA for Islamic Banking & Finance. He is also a well-known freelance writer on various topics relating to Islam & Islamic banking and finance. His Islamic Banking& Finance articles have been published by various international journals including IFN-Malaysia, CIMA-UK, IB&F-UK, Path Solutions – Kuwait and many more.

Industry Expertise (3)



Management Consulting

Areas of Expertise (3)

Corporate Finance

Islamic Finance


Education (3)

Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments - UK: 2010

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - UK:

Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance - UK: Islamic Banking & Insurance, Islamic Finance 2011