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Curriculum Vitae

Bishr Mohammad Muwaffak Lutfi

Nationality: Syrian

Marital status: Married

Email: bishrmm@gmail.com   – info@drbishr.net

A. Academic Degrees

1- PHD of Islamic Economic and Banking, 2010. Grade ‘Very Good’, (84%), and the thesis titled “Economic planning in Islamic Perspective”, in Islamic Economic and Banking department, Yarmouk University, Jordan.

2- Master of Islamic Economic and Banking, 2008. Grade ‘Very Good’, (84%). Yarmouk University, Jordan.

3- Vocational Diploma in” Financial Markets “, 2010. From The American Bankers Association (ABA) and the Arab Academy Financial Sciences (AABFS), Jordan, one of the State of the Arab League specialized organizations.

4- Vocational Diploma in” Portfolio Investment Management”, 2008.From The American Bankers Association (ABA) and the Arab Academy Financial Sciences ( AABFS), Jordan, one of the State of the Arab League specialized organizations.

5- Bachelor of Islamic and Arab Studies, 2000-2001. From Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh Department, Grade ‘Very Good’.

B. Work experiences

Ø The founder and the general supervisor of the Islamic Economy and Finance Pedia websites; which is available in four languages; Arabic, English, Malaysian and French (http://iefpedia.com).

Ø Director of Training and Development and Continuing Education Center, Applied Science University – Kingdom of Bahrain – from 1st September 2015 to 31 August 2017.

Ø Professor of Economics and Islamic Finance, Applied Sciences University (ASU), Kingdom of Bahrain, from 01/09/2015 to 31/8/2017.

Ø Professor of Economics and Islamic Finance (part-time), in Islamic banking department, College of Business Administration, University of Bahrain (UoB), Kingdom of Bahrain, from 06/02/2016 to 30/06/2016 .

Ø Vice President for Community Engagement and Continuing Education, Kingdom University – Kingdom of Bahrain – from 1st November 2013 to 31/8/2015.

Ø Dean of Business Administration College, Kingdom University – Kingdom of Bahrain – from 15 April 2013 to 31 October 2013.

Ø Chairman of Management Department, College of Business, Kingdom University – Kingdom of Bahrain – from September / 2012 to March / 2013.

Ø Professor in the Business College, Kingdom University – Kingdom of Bahrain – from 1st October 2011 to 31 August 2015.

Ø Certified trainer in the General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institution (CIBAFI) in many training programs, such as Certified Islamic Banker – CIB, Certified Specialist in Islamic Financial Markets.

Ø Certified trainer and collaborator with “Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Group for Training”, since beginning of 2015, for training in Islamic finance and takaful certificate, issued by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants “CIMA”, Britain.

Ø Certified Trainer and cooperating with The Arab Academy Financial Sciences (AABFS) Jordan, owned by the League of Arab States, since March 2010, Particularly in Islamic economic and Islamic banking, financial and economic courses. also trainer of Certified Islamic Banker – CIB, presented at The Arab Academy Financial Sciences ( AABFS), Jordan in cooperation with the General Council For Islamic Banks and Financial Institution CIBAFI.

Ø Certified Trainer of the Institute for Banking and Financial Studies in Bahrain, part of the Central Bank of Bahrain, in the field of Islamic finance and Zakat and Waqf, and the preparation of training packages.

Ø Certified Trainer of the Institute of Banking Studies of the Central Bank of Kuwait, in the training of Islamic banking and finance, and the preparation of studies and training packages, starting from July 2010.

Ø Advisor to the Board of the Arab Common Stock, which was established as a Closed Joint Arab Company, in the Kingdom of Bahrain, on the basis of the decision of the Arab Economic Summit, which held in Riyadh in January 2013.

Ø Certified Trainer and cooperating with Shehab Financial Center Consultants, Bahrain. Particularly in Islamic economic and Islamic banking, financial and economic courses. Since 1rst February 2010.

Ø Certified Trainer and cooperating with Raqaba Company for Sharia Consultations, Jordan. Particularly in Islamic economic and Islamic banking financial courses. Since January, 6th 2009

Ø I’ve trained more than 1300 trainees, between branch managers and staff in a number of banks and Islamic financial institutions in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Jordan, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Sudan and others.

Ø Member of the Shari’ah Advisory board of Qatar Zakat Fund, for the period March 2002- March 2003.

Ø Teacher of Islamic Education at the Government Scientific Schools and the Educational Complex in Qatar, 2003- 2004.

Ø Writing the Islamic Education textbook for the sixth and the First Grade Preparatory at the Educational Complex in Qatar in 2003.

Ø Accredited Khatib by Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in Qatar form 1998 to 2006.

Ø Trained at Jordan Islamic Bank, June 25th, 2007 – August 25th 2007.

Ø Trained practically Ithmaar Islamic Bank – Bahrain – Month 6/2011.

Ø Trained T’azur Company for Takaful (Islamic Insurance), Bahrain, from 10/07/2011 to 07/08/2011.

C. Scientific Courses

Financial Courses:

1- Developing Banking Products and Services Course. 25 hours, at The Arab Academy Financial Sciences (AABFS), Jordan, May 11th -15th 2008.

2- Financial Engineering Course. 25 hours, at The Arab Academy Financial Sciences (AABFS), Jordan, in cooperation with the American Bankers Association (ABA), May 24th-29th, 2008.

3- Investing in Financial Securities (Securities, Bonds, and Financial Derivatives). June 15th-19th, 2008.

4- Investing in Investment Portfolios and Mutual Investment Funds: Fundamentals of Establishing and Management Course. 25 hours. July13 -17th 2008, at The Arab Academy Financial Sciences (AABFS), Jordan, in cooperation with the American Bankers Association (ABA).

5- Analyzing and Evaluating Bank Performance Course. 50 hours, August 18th-28th, 2008, at The Arab Academy Financial Sciences (AABFS), Jordan, in cooperation with the American Bankers Association (ABA).

6- Fiqh of Shares and Bonds – the Exchange Course. 40 hours, August 14th -23rd, 2008, at Doha Youth Center in cooperation with Qatar University. Prof. Ali Al-Qurra Daghi.

7- The Third course in Calculating the Zakat of Companies. 25 hours, September 14th- 18th, 2008. State of Qatar Zakat Fund, Prof. Hussein Shehata.

8- Primary Markets Course. 25 hours, May 3rd – 7th, 2009 at The Arab Academy Financial Sciences (AABFS), Jordan.

9- Bank Client Analysis and Evaluation Workshop. 50 hours, June 21rst –July 2nd, at The Arab Academy Financial Sciences (AABFS), Jordan in cooperation with the American Bankers Association (ABA).

10- Fundamentals of Investing in the Financial Markets Course. 25 hours, May 25th -29th. At The Arab Academy Financial Sciences (AABFS), Jordan.

11- Technical Analysis. 25 hours, 28/2 – 4/3/2010, at The Arab Academy Financial Sciences (AABFS), Jordan in cooperation with the American Bankers Association (ABA).

12- Future Scientists Course, December 20th 2008 July 30th 2009, for seven months, 8 -9 hours weekly. Organized and persuaded by the International Union for Muslim Scholars. Executed by: islamonline website and Tawasol Training Center, Cairo.

Management training and media courses:

13- The preparatory course for certification: Project Manager Professional “PMP”, offered by: Project Management Institute in America “PMI”, organized by: Training Plus Institute, Kingdom of Bahrain, for 35 training hours, during the period from 30/10/2016 to 14/11/2016.

14- Characteristics and Skills of Media Spokesperson Course. 36 hours, June 5th- 9th, 2005, at Al-Jazeera Media Center for Training and Development.

15- The Basics and Skills of Presenting Talk Show. 72 hours, March 14th -25th, 2005, at Al-Jazeera Media Center for Training and Development.

16- The successful Team Work course. 25 hours, March 20th -24th, 2005, at Al Tamayoz center, Qatar.

17- Active Learning Techniques Course. 32 hours, February 25th March 3rd. Youssef Sa’adeh, Consultant at UNICEF in the Middle East.

Language and computer skills courses:

18- Workshop to train on e-Learning Management System (LMS), organized by the computer center at Kingdom University, in Kingdom of Bahrain, on 01/12/2014.

19- TOEFL Preparation Courses. August 13, 2006 – November 30th, 2007, at Oxford Institute, Jordan in cooperation with Yarmouk University, Jordan.

20- English Language level 2. 32 hours, February 11th –April 11th, 2006, at Al-Yarmouk Independent Preparatory School, Qatar.

21- ICDL course. February 11th – April 15th, 2006, from Computer Center at Al-Yarmouk Independent Preparatory School, Qatar.

22- PowerPoint- Excel XP course.22 hours, at The Educational Complexes, Qatar.

23- Basics of Using Internet. 10 hours, at The Educational Complexes, Qatar.

The Educational Courses:

24- Workshop titled: “Assessment and statistical consulting plan for the first quarter of 2015”, organized by: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Regional Centre for Information and Communication Technology (CICT), Kingdom of Bahrain, on 02/25/2015.

25- Methods and Techniques of Teaching Islamic Education Subject Course. 15 hours, March 14th- 18th, 2004, at The Educational Complexes, Qatar.

26- “Shall we punish or not to punish?” course, February 18th, 2004, from Education City, Qatar.

27- Modern Methods of Teaching Course. March 23rd – 24th, 2004, at the Educational Complexes, Qatar.

28- Dealing with Adolescent Course, January 19th – 22nd, 2004, at the Educational Complexes, Qatar and the administration of Social Education.

29- Aware about the disadvantages and risks of drugs course. 20 hours, April 16th -20th, 2006. The Ministry of Interior in Qatar.

30- Workshop: ” Preparation of HEIs for the programs within College Reviews (Business & Financial Sciences) “, organized by: National Authority for Qualifications & Quality Assurance of education & Training, Working in partnership to Shape Bahrain’s Future, on September 25, 2013 , for 6.5 Hours, in Kingdom of Bahrain.

31- Workshop: ” The 2013 QA Islamic SRTM “, organized by: National Authority for Qualifications & Quality Assurance of education & Training (in Bahrain), in cooperation with Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, on October 28, 2013 , for 8 Hours, in Kingdom of Bahrain.

32- Workshop: ” Driving Quality Excellence – FAA Program Accreditation “, organized by: FAA (Finance Accreditation Agency) in Central Bank of Malaysia and Securities Commission Malaysia, on October 24, 2013 , for 3 hours – in Kingdom of Bahrain.

33- Workshop: “The intended learning outcomes ILOs, on course level CLOs, and academic programs PLOs”, during the period 5th to 7th of January 2014, organized by: Accreditation and Quality Assurance Office, Kingdom University, Kingdom of Bahrain.

D. Membership of Committees and Associations:

ü Certificate “effective membership in the Association of European management and marketing” in the period from 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2015.

ü Member of “the Management Committee” in Accounting and Finance Department, College of Administrative Sciences, Applied Sciences University, the A/Y 2016/2017.

ü Member of “the Curriculum Committee”, in Accounting and Finance Department, College of Administrative Sciences, Applied Sciences University, the A/Y 2016/2017.

ü Member of “the Committee of Academic Standards and Exams”, in Accounting and Finance Department, College of Administrative Sciences, Applied Sciences University, the A/Y 2016/2017 .

ü Chairman of the Community engagement Committee, at the university level, Kingdom University, from October 2013 to 31 August 2015.

ü Chairman of the emergency plan, at the university level, Kingdom University from 10/08/2014 to 31 August 2015.

ü Member of the Committee on the emergency plan, the university level, at Kingdom University, with effect from February 2014 until 08/10/2014.

ü Member of the Supervisory Committee for the follow-up visit to the Quality Assurance Authority the College of Business Administration, at the university level, from 12/01/2015.

ü Member of the Supervisory Committee of the Follow-up visits of the Quality Assurance Authority for the Faculty of Law, at the university level, at Kingdom University, from June 2014.

ü Member of the Disciplinary Committee for the Academic staff, at Kingdom University, from February 2012, to 31 August 2015.

ü Member of the Planning for business continuing, at the university level, at Kingdom University, from 16/04/2014 to 31 August 2015.

ü Member of the grievance Committee, in the College of Business Administration, at Kingdom University, from October 2012 until September 2014.

ü Member of the Internal Auditing Committee for the exams and course’s portfolios, in the College of Business Administration, Kingdom University, October 2012, to 31 August 2015.

ü Member of the graduates Committee, of the College of Business Administration, at Kingdom University, from October 2013 until November 2014.

ü Chairman of the Community Engagement, the College of Business Administration, at Kingdom University from October 2013 until November 2014.

ü Chairman of the Alumni & Community Engagement Committee, in the College of Business Administration, at Kingdom University, from November 2014 to 31 August 2015.

ü Member of the Industrial Advisory Board of the College of Business Administration, at Kingdom University, from October 2013 to 31 August 2015.

ü Member of the Council of Finance and Accounting Department, in the Business Administration College, at Kingdom University, from October 2011 to 31 August 2015.

ü Member of Faculty of Business Administration College, at Kingdom University, from October 2011 to 31 August 2015.

ü Member of the Program Review Committee in the College of Law, at Kingdom University, from October 2012, till September 2013.

ü External auditor of the decisions and examinations in the Department of Economics and Accounting, at Ahliya University, in the Kingdom of Bahrain, from October 2012, to August 2015.

ü External Examiner in the master’s program, College of Business Administration, Applied Sciences University, in the Kingdom of Bahrain, from September 2012 to August 2015.

 

E. Hobbies and personal skills:

  1. Writing Poetry: I was the poet of the Sharia College of Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, participated in number of poetry soirees and some festivals that held in The Heritage Village in Qatar. I got the membership of the Assembly of Authors and Writers in Qatar in 1995, under the presidency of poet Dr. Muhammad Qutba.
  2. I also have a number of published poems in the Qatari newspapers and on the internet.
  3. The founder and the general supervisor of the Islamic Economy and Finance Pedia website; which is available in four languages; Arabic, English, Malaysian and French. (http://iefpedia.com)
  4. The supervisor of Developing the Islamic Countries and Contributing to develop them Economically Section, at The Islamic Economics Global Site http://isegs.com/forum/index.php
  5. The supervisor of Introducing Consultation and Feasibility Studies for Small and Medium Businesses Section, at the Islamic Economics Global Site http://isegs.com/forum/index.php
  6. The supervisor of the Islamic section and the general section at arabzone.cc website for two years 2001- 2002.
  7. Presenting economic feasibility studies and the standards of investment profitability course at the Islamic Economics Global Site which is available at: http://isegs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3035
  8. Member in good standing of the “European Marketing and Management Association”, from 1/1/2015 to 31/12/2015.

F. Media: in the following aspects

1- Participated with CNBC TV channel as a program editor and presenter through “Taamulat” series, which contains 30th episodes tackling some Islamic economic aspects.

2- Journal writing: I have written for the Qatari journal since1996, I have got a weekly column on Al Watan newspaper, and Al-Sharq Newspaper, Qatar, till august 2005.

3- 125 published articles in economics and social subjects.

4- I wrote number of articles for the Saudi Al-Eqtisadia Newspaper (http://www.aleqt.com)

5- I wrote occasional articles for the Jordanian Thimarikom Magazine (http://mag.thimar.info)

6- Writing for IF Watch center, General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions- CIBAFI, Bahrain.

7- Publishing some of my articles on Islamic International Foundation for Economics and Finance website: (http://iifef.com).

8- Recording the Holy Quran, and published in several websites and Islamic radios, record the Holy Quran.

9- Trained to present live Islamic programs with the presenter Aqeel Al Janahi and the director Muhammad Al Harami for a year in Qatar TV channel.

10- I have a personal web site including different subjects; poems, educational articles, and articles on Islamic economics and banking, and Islamic economic takaful: http://www.drbishr.net

G. Published scientific researches:

 Scientific research jointly with colleague Dr. Bashar , submitted to the “Best Islamic banking product competition 2016”, organized by: Sharjah Islamic Center for Studies and Research in Islamic Finance, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, and the research won the third place in the competition.

 Airtight scientific research entitled: “The economics of money in Shafi’i jurisprudence”, published in the scientific journal of “Dar Al-Mashorah Magazine”, Qatar, in 2nd issue, Date of publication: 01/04/2015 m, (from p. 75 to p. 95).

 Airtight scientific research entitled: “binding promise as a mechanism for risk management in Islamic banks”, published in a scientific book arbitrator, entitled “Financial services and risk management in Islamic banks”, the publisher: college of Science, economic, trade and management sciences at the University of Setif – Algeria, in the year of publication 2011, (p 412 to p 461).

 Airtight scientific research entitled: “The rationale for pricing in the capitalist system, Islamic economy”, Published in the Journal of the Faculty of Sharia and Islamic Studies, University of Qatar, year of publication 2014, Volume XXXII, the second issue: (from p. 247 to p. 304).

 

H. Participations in the International Conferences:

 Participate in the Rabat 3rd International Forum in Islamic finance, in Mohamed V University in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco, from 29 to 31 October 2016, entitled: “The areas of economic and financial planning in an Islamic economy.”

 The 2nd international conference in Morocco at the University of Sultan Moulay Solaiman, entitled: ” Islamic economy from the financial crisis to institutions of solidarity”, in the period 11–12 May 2015, in a joint research with the researcher: Habiba Amer (Assistant Professor at the University of Borj Bou Arreridj, Algeria), the paper titled: ” Evaluation of the Algerian experience in Islamic banking – evaluation Study”.

 Participate in the international forum entitled: “First Forum for Arab Trainers”, sponsored by the Kingdom University, in Kingdom of Bahrain during the period February 12 to 14, 2015, and the title of the paper is : ” Training in charitable organizations “.

 International Conference entitled: First International Forum of the Institute of Economic Sciences, commercial, Science Steering, titled: Islamic economics, actually… And the challenges of the future”, University of Ghardaia, Algeria: 23 – 24 February 2011, & my paper titled: “The fiqh roles of economic planning in Islam”.

 The first international conference in Morocco at the University of Sultan Moulay Solaiman, entitled: “Islamic banks and their role in economic and social development”, in the period 21 – 22 May 2012, & my paper titled: “Development of Islamic alternatives to hedge against fluctuations in the prices of banking futures exchange operations”.

 The Second International Forum for Islamic finance in Sfax in Tunisia, organized by the college of Economic Sciences and Management at the University of Sfax, in collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank, & the Islamic Institute for Research and Training, in the period 27-28-29 / 6 / 2013, & my paper titled: “The Impact of Zakat and Waqf in the economic and social well-being”.

 

I. Attended conferences:

 Special invitation to attend the opening of the 11st Conference of financial and Islamic banking, of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions, in collaboration with the World Bank under the sponsorships of the Central Bank of Bahrain, from November 6 to 7, 2016, Manama, Bahrain.

 Conference of financial and Islamic banking, of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions, in collaboration with the World Bank under the sponsorships of the Central Bank of Bahrain, from 6 to 7 December 2015, Manama, Bahrain.

 Conference of financial and Islamic banking number 15 of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions, in collaboration with the World Bank under the sponsorships of the Central Bank of Bahrain, from 17 to 18 November 2014, Manama, Bahrain.

 The “Fourteenth conference of the Sharia for Islamic Financial Institutions”, organize by Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions, in the period March 22 to 23, 2015 Manama, Bahrain.

 The “thirteenth Conference of the Sharia of Islamic financial institutions,” organize by Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions, in the period April 14 to 15, 2014 Manama, Bahrain.

 The “Twelfth Conference of the Sharia of Islamic financial institutions,” organizes by Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions, in the period April 15 to 16, 2013 Manama, Bahrain.

 Comments on the two papers, in the 4th Conference of “Sharia Auditors Conference “, organized by: Shura company for Sharia consultancy, in cooperation with CIBAFI – General council for Islamic Banks & Financial Institution, Sponsored by CBB – Central Bank of Bahrain, in the period: October 23 – 24, 2013 , in Kingdom of Bahrain.

 Participation at the “9th Anniversary Special Edition World Islamic Funds & Financial Markets Conference (WIFFMC 2013)” on 27th of May 2013 in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.

 Participation at the “10th Anniversary Special Edition World Islamic Funds & Financial Markets Conference (WIFFMC 2014)” on 19 – 20 May 2014 in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.

 Member of the Scientific Committee of the “International Conference on the subject: products and applications innovation and financial engineering of the financial industry of conventional and Islamic financial industry,” the organization of the Faculty of Science economic, trade and science of management, University of Setif, Algeria, during the period: 5-6 May 2014, corresponding to 5-6/7/1435.

 Member of the Scientific Committee, in the EUMMAS 2014 ” International Conference on Marketing, Management and Economics “, organized by: European Marketing and Management Association (EUMMAS), in the period: 29th to the 31st of August 2014 .

 The 3rd Annual Middle East Takaful Forum (METF 2014), on 13 – 14 Oct 2014 in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, organized by (MEGA) Middle East Global Advisors, Dubai, UAE. Supported by (CBB) Central Bank of Bahrain.

 The 4th Annual Middle East Takaful Forum (METF 2014), on 3 – 4 Feb 2015 in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, organized by (MEGA) Middle East Global Advisors, Dubai, UAE. Supported by (CBB) Central Bank of Bahrain.

 The 2nd Annual Middle East Takaful Forum (METF 2014), on 7 – 8 Oct 2013 in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, organized by (MEGA) Middle East Global Advisors, Dubai, UAE. Supported by (CBB) Central Bank of Bahrain.

J. I present the following Training Courses, and others:

  1. Number of courses offered within Certified Islamic Banker – CIB, issued by the General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institution (CIBAFI), Bahrain.
  2. Principles of Islamic banking.
  3. Methods of Islamic Banking Finance through credit (Mudayanat).
  4. Methods of Islamic Banking Finance through partnership (Musharaka).
  5. Islamic banking services.
  6. Different issues in Islamic banking.
  7. Online currency trading, international practices and their shari’a ruling.
  8. Macroeconomics theory.
  9. Microeconomics theory.
  10. Investment, its restrictions & Guidelines.
  11. Monetary theory in Islamic economics.
  12. The role of zakat institution and waqf institution.
  13. Market and its component in Islamic economics.
  14. The standards of profitability in feasibility study.
  15. Aggregate demand & its components, and equilibrium in an Islamic society.
  16. Economic readings of some Quranic verses about economy and wealth.
  17. Islamic insurance system.
  18. Sharing and Joint Stock Companies.
  19. Economic fiqhi theories.
  20. The prohibited sales in Islamic law.
  21. Shari’a standards on Islamic finance transactions.
  22. Shari’a standards on banking services.
  23. Shari’a standards on banking relations.
  24. Shari’a standards on financial markets.
  25. Shari’a standards on documentation.

K. Published books:

  1. “Economic planning from an Islamic Perspective”, 2012, 1st edition, Dar Al-Nafaes, Jordan, Amman.
  2. “Online Currency Trading: International Practices and their Sharia Rulings”, 2008, 1st edition, Dar Al-Nafaes, Jordan, Amman.