Ali Adnan Ibrahim, S.J.D. '08

Vice President, Al Baraka Banking Group
Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

LL.B., International Islamic University; LL.M., Washington University in St. Louis; S.J.D., Georgetown

Dr. Ibrahim joined the Al Baraka Banking Group, headquartered in Bahrain, as Vice President in 2010, and leads the Group's M&A, Shariah structuring, and microfinance initiatives. Prior to joining Al Baraka Banking Group, Dr. Ibrahim was Counsel at Baker & McKenzie and a senior associate at Rizvi, Isa, Afridi & Angell and at Akram Sheikh Law Associates in Pakistan.

Since 2008, Dr. Ibrahim has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown where he designed a class on Islamic Finance Law. He is Co-Chair of the American Bar Association's Islamic Finance Committee, an Islamic Finance Professional Expert for Pakistan's Federal Shariah Court and a Specialist-Respondent for the World Bank. When he entered Georgetown to begin his S.J.D., he was the first Pakistani lawyer to receive a Fulbright Doctoral Scholarship.

Selected Publications
  • Incentivizing Microfinance for Islamic Financial Institutions: Financially Mainstreaming the Microenterprise, in Shariah Compliant Microfinance, Routledge (2011)
  • Analysing the Growth of Islamic Law in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, (2009) (MEALEY'S International Arbitration Report)
  • Developing Capital Markets in Muslim Countries: Strategies and Policies for Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance (2008), (Islamic Development Bank, KSA)
  • The Rise of Customary Businesses in International Financial Markets: An Introduction to Islamic Finance and the Islamic Financial Services Industry (2008) (American University International Law Review) (appeared as the lead article in a special Islamic finance issue)
  • Convergence of Corporate Governance and Islamic Financial Services Industry: Toward Islamic Financial Services Securities Market (2007), (Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA)

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