Sheikh Dr. Mufti Muhammad Imran Ashraf Usmani, son of Justice (Retd.) Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, graduated with specialisation in Islamic Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) from Jamia Darul-Uloom, Karachi, where he has been teaching Fiqh since 1990. He also holds an L.L.B and Ph.D. in Islamic finance. He is a member of the administration board of Jamia Darul-Uloom, Karachi.
Presently Dr. Imran Usmani is the Group Head and Vice Chairman of Shariah Supervisory board at Meezan Bank Ltd and is responsible for Research and Product Development of Islamic banking products, advisory for Sharia-compliant banking and supervision of Sharia Audit & Compliance.
He is also the President and CEO of Usmani & Co. Pvt. Ltd that provides full suite of Islamic finance consultancy, Shariah advisory and related ancillary services to local and international clients across all legal jurisdictions and financial and non-financial sectors.
Dr Imran Usmani has been involved with the Government of Pakistan in various initiatives and is also a member of the Steering Committee and implementation committee for promotion of Islamic Banking since 2013.
Dr. Imran Usmani has served as an advisor/member of Sharia Boards of several renowned institutions in various jurisdictions since 1997 including the State Bank of Pakistan, Takaful Pakistan Ltd, Pakistan Mercantile Association, ICFAL – Australia, The Zeal – Canada and USA , Astana International Financial Centre – Kazakhstan, HSBC – Amanah Finance, UBS – Switzerland, Guidance Financial Group USA, Lloyds TSB Bank – UK, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JABIC), Credit Suisse Switzerland, Royal Bank of Scotland Global, Old Mutual Albarakah Equity & Balanced Funds South Africa, AIG Takaful, ACR ReTakaful Malaysia, Premier Takaful Pakistan, Capitas Group USA, Bank of London and Middle East Kuwait, BMI Bank Bahrain, Al Khaliji Bank Qatar, Sarasin Bank Switzerland, Amanah Bank – SriLanka, AIFA Amana Islamic Finance Australia, DCD Group Dubai, Nafa Mutual Fund, Acumen Fund, Swip Sicave Fund, Old Mutual AlBarakah fund and other mutual and property funds, Takaful companies and international Sukuk, etc.
He also served as an Executive Committee Member of AAOIFI (Dubai), Sharia Supervisory Board of International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) Bahrain and Chairman of Academic Board at International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) – Malaysia, Institute of Business Administration (IBA)-Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF), Karachi and Director at Centre for Islamic Economics (CIE), Hira Foundation School and Hira Institute of Emerging Sciences, Karachi.
Dr. Usmani is the author of numerous publications related to Islamic finance and other Sharia related subjects. He has presented papers in numerous national and international seminars and has delivered lectures at academic institutions including Harvard, LSE, LUMS and IBA.
He also has special interest in Entrepreneurship, Eco-system, Sustainable development Investments and works for different green projects.