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Amanah Ethical

Advisory Board

The Amanah Ethical Advisory Board is responsible for reviewing the Ethical Mandate compliance of AmanahNZ and its investments. The Advisory Board reviews compliance with the Ethical Mandate but does not undertake investment selection.

The current members of the Amanah Ethical Advisory Board are:

Sheikh Mohammad Amir

Sheikh Amir is the Chairman of the Religious Advisory Board of the Federation of Islamic Association of New Zealand (FIANZ) and Chairman of the Halal Committee of New Zealand. He is also the Vice President and spokesperson of the Ulama Council of New Zealand and a member of the Shari’ah Advisory Committee of the World Halal Food Council and Imam, Wellington Islamic Centre (International Muslim Association of New Zealand Inc) (1998-2014). He is a Graduate of Faculty of the Qu’ran and Higher Islamic Studies (Distinction), Islamic University, Al-Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and holds a BA (Islamic Studies) (First Division), from the Islamic Institute, Darul Uloom Deoband, India.

Dr. Ahmed Rufai

Dr. Rufai is currently the Head of Shari‘ah to the International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) in Bahrain. His previous roles include Special Shari‘ah Advisor to the Waikato Muslim Association and the community in Hamilton, New Zealand, and Islamic jurisprudence lecturer at the Saudi Arabia International School (Kuala Lumpur). He has written numerous articles on various areas of Islamic Finance. Dr. Rufai holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Law of transactions & Islamic Insurance from University of Malaya and a Bachelor degree in Islamic Law from the Islamic University of Madinah.

Dr. Faruk Balli

Dr. Balli is a Director of Amanah Trust Management (NZ) Limited and AmanahNZ KiwiSaver Limited. He is an Associate Professor at Massey University School of Economics and Finance and an adjunct Professor at Gediz University Turkey. Previously he worked as a Senior Economist at the Central Bank of Qatar and at Dubai University as an Assistant Professor. He has more than 30 publications in high ranked international journals and has served on the editorial board of various field journals. Dr. Balli has a PhD from the University of Houston.