Dr Mohammed Abdel-Haq is a Professor in Banking and a Director of the Centre for Islamic Finance at the University of Bolton. He is also Executive Director of the Centre for Opposition Studies and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Postgraduate Developments at the University of Bolton.
As well as his academic knowledge Mohammed has a wealth of practical experience. In a long career in banking in major financial institutions such as Citi Bank, Arbuthnot Latham, Deutsche Bank, ABN AMRO and HSBC. He is also the CEO of Oakstone Merchant Bank.
Mohammed was the Chairman for the Advisory Task and Finish Group on Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing whose report has been recently published by the Government. He was a member of the Council of the Royal Institute for International Affairs (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 was a Member of the UK Government Task Force for Islamic Finance. Mohammed was the co-author of a book on Islamic finance and wrote several articles on various issues related to public life. Mohammed is a Freeman of the City of Oxford, a member of Amnesty International, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, An Adjunct Professor at Charles Sturt University, Australia. Mohammed is an Associate Fellow of the London School of Economics, IDEAS and has also been acknowledged in WHO’s WHO since 2013.