Congratulations Ms. Irum Saba, Assistant Professor IBA
Young Woman Professional 2016 Award
April 3, 2017 Ms. Irum Saba received Women on Board Distinction & Award for Best Young Woman Professional 2016 in the field of Islamic Banking and Finance, from First Lady of Maldives Her Excellency Fatimath Ibrahim Didi at Hotel Jen, Male, Maldives. The first international female to receive this award in Maldives.
Ms. Irum Saba Profile
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, IBA, Pakistan
Honorary Secretary, Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (CIIF), Malaysia
Member- Shariah Board, Addengreens, UAE
Coordinator, (Academics and Research) Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF), IBA Pakistan
Program Director, MS Islamic Banking and Finance, IBA Pakistan
Chair of ICIFE Pakistan Chapter.
Ms. Saba has more than 12 years of progressive regulatory, research, training and teaching experience with organizations of international repute.
She has the honour to be first Pakistani female to be part of International Shariah Advisory Boards in South East Asia and Middle East. She is honorary secretary of the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (CIIF), Malaysia. She is also the Chair of ICIFE Pakistan Chapter.
She is Assistant Professor in Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. She is program director of MS Islamic Banking and Finance at IBA. She is also coordinator of Academics and Research at Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF)-IBA. She delivers training both at local and international levels in addition to teaching, research and administrative work. She has written several articles and chapters in books on the topics of corporate governance, Islamic finance and Islamic microfinance.
She has extensive regulatory experience with specific focus to promote Islamic banking and Finance while working in the Islamic Banking Department of State Bank of Pakistan-The Central Bank. She has also contributed to the promotion and growth of Takaful industry while working with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP).
She is a Shariah-registered financial planner (Shariah RFP). She holds the Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP) credential from INCEIF with distinction and PhD in Islamic Finance from INCEIF. She holds a Master in Commerce (M.Com) with distinction and PGD in Islamic Banking and Insurance from Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance (IIBI), London. Her areas of interest are Shariah, Wealth planning and Management, Islamic microfinance, corporate governance and Islamic finance.