Dr Aly Khorshid has been involved with Islamic financial institutions for over two decades and has comprehensive skills in and knowledge of Islamic finance. He is a recognised expert on Shari’ah-compliant finance, within the Islamic law, Islamic Muaamlat, and Islamic contracts. Dr Khorshid started his career in international marketing and trade. His first Shari’ah board membership was with Bank Al-Baraka (the first Islamic bank in the UK). He served as a Shari’ah board member in selected Islamic institutions. He is a board member with Excellencia Capital Luxemburg. Dr Khorshid is a trustee member of Academy UK, a member of the Institute of Management Consultancy (UK), a visiting fellow in ICMA Henley’s Business School, University of Reading, UK, and a former visiting lecturer at El-Azhar University, Egypt. Dr Khorshid was nominated for the King Faisal International Prize in 2006 and also nominated for the Mubarak Prize on Islamic Studies in 2010. He is a regular speaker on Islamic finance issues at conferences and on TV.