Mr. Haseeb Ullah Siddiqui
Mr. Haseeb Ullah Siddiqui is Division Manager, Islamic Financial Services Department, at Islamic Development Bank. He has over eighteen years of multi-disciplinary experience in corporate banking & credit, project finance, and business advisory with leading global companies like American Express Bank, Riyad Bank, and Ernst & Young.
At IDB, Mr. Siddiqui is currently responsible for developing the enabling environment for Islamic financial sector in IDB member countries; providing technical assistance for regulatory and institutional reforms; contributing to the development of Islamic financial architecture; and enhancing financial inclusion and improving access to Islamic finance for the poor by establishing or strengthening Islamic microfinance institutions and regulations. He represents IDB on the Boards of Jaiz Bank, Nigeria; Amana Bank Limited, Sri Lanka; and is also a member of the Technical Committee of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB).
Prior to joining IDB in 2010, Mr. Siddiqui was heading the Financial Economic Solutions Group at Ernst & Young in Bahrain, focusing on strategic projects in economic and infrastructure development. Until 2009, he led the Transactions team in Ernst & Young’s award-winning Islamic Financial Services Group, advising Islamic retail/wholesale banks, funds, and private equity. Working with clients at the board level, he assisted public and private sector in developing business strategy, business planning, capital raising and establishing organizations.
Mr. Siddiqui also advised government clients on policy and development, and project-managed key assignments. He was Acting CEO of The Waqf Fund, at the Central Bank of Bahrain from 2007-2010, on secondment from Ernst & Young, charged with developing the Islamic financial sector in Bahrain. Prior to consulting, he spent 9 years in corporate banking and project finance, providing syndicated financing to oil & gas, petrochemical, water & power & agriculture sectors.
He holds an MBA degree (Finance) from University of Missouri at Kansas City, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Marketing & Economics) from Kansas State University.