Mr. Salim Khamis Al Maskry
DGM & Head, Sohar Islamic
Mr. Mufti Talha Ahmad Azami
Internal Sharia Reviewer
Mr. Ata-Ur-Rahim Hanafi
Head of Islamic Corporate Banking
Mr. Fahad Al Zadjali
Head of Retail and Branches
Salim joined the bank in 2007 as AGM- Head of Branches. He has 29 years of experience in Branch Banking. Salim has extensive knowledge and experience in Retail Business, Marketing Retail Products, and Branch Operations. He holds a Master of Business Administration through Hull University, a Diploma in Business English from Business Training Ltd. UK, a Diploma from the Institute of leadership and Management UK and holds a CIMA Certificate for Islamic Banking and Takaful Products. Prior to joining Bank Sohar, Salim held several supervisory and senior managerial roles in Bank Muscat and Oman International Bank.
Bilal Fiaz has an MBA with majors in Marketing & also holds a Post Graduation Diploma in Islamic Banking & Takaful from the Centre of Islamic Economics. He holds more than nineteen years of multi-dimensional work experience in the financial sector, which includes product development & implementation, relationship & P&L management, strategy & business process reengineering. Bilal started his carrier with Citibank & later worked with Standard Chartered on various strategic positions. In Meezan Bank which is the largest Islamic bank of Pakistan where he led large teams and pushed the business with key focus on the business enablers. He recently spearheaded the retail team which has successfully managed to launch Islamic Banking at Sohar Islamic, the Islamic arm of Bank Sohar and one of the fastest growing Banks in Oman. He is working as a Head of Retail Banking & Branches. Throughout his career he has managed to create profitable avenues in Commercial, Retail and Islamic Banking.
Mufti Talha Ahmad Azami is an Award-winning Sharia Scholar with over 14 years of distinguished academic and professional Islamic banking and financial services credentials acquired across global markets.
He currently serves as the Internal Sharia Reviewer (Head of Sharia Compliance & Audit) for Bank Sohar Islamic (Muscat, Oman), where he plays an instrumental role in the day to day management of the Bank’s Sharia advisory and structuring services across the full range of products and services on offer.
Prior to moving to Oman, Mufti Talha was based in the UAE for 3 years in the Sharia Department of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, overlooking Sharia Assurance, Sharia Audit and Operational Risk Management across the full range of products and services.
Mufti Talha started his career in Islamic financial services with BMB Islamic (UK), a boutique Islamic finance consultancy, and developed a specialization in structuring innovative Islamic finance solutions for the Islamic investment banking and capital markets’ industry.
Mufti Talha has worked in Islamic academia with prominent scholars from India for more than ten years. He holds a B.A. (Alimiyyah) in Arabic and Quranic Sciences and an M.A. (Fazilah) in Islamic law from Nadwa University in Lucknow, where he studied under a number of leading Islamic jurists and Muslim thinkers. He also has an Alimiyyah Degree in Hadith Sciences from Islamic University in Deoband and an M.A in Islamic Banking and Finance Management from Loughborough University in the U.K.
Mr.Ata-Ur-Rahim Hanafi is an Islamic Banking Professional with over 18 years of experience. Mr.Ata specializes in Corporate Banking and has managed diversified & large corporate teams. Mr.Ata has handled variety of corporate portfolios & has proven track record of delivering results in line with the organizational goals. Mr.Ata has also demonstrated ability to successfully develop and implement Islamic financing structures along with Sharia’a & product development teams. He knows the art of negotiation, marketing, relationship management, team building & team motivation.
Mr. Fahad Al Zadjali is the Head of Retail and Branches and a Co-Founder of Sohar Islamic Retail. He is a seasoned banker with a proven specialism in the retail segment with over 16 years of experience. Mr. Fahad Al Zadjali joined Sohar Islamic in 2013 at the time of its inception, leading its Implementation Team on the development of a retail system to meet the bank's requirements, whilst further structuring a robust policy framework in accordance with market regulations.