Professor M.Iqbal Asaria is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and a graduate of the Victoria University of Manchester where he also completed his masters in Economics (Accounting & Finance). He was awarded the CBE in the 2005 Queen’s honours list for services to international development. Iqbal is an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies at INCEIF, the Global Islamic Finance University, in Malaysia. He teaches post graduate courses in Islamic Finance, Banking and Insurance at several leading universities including CASS Business School, CASS Executive MBA program in Dubai, University of East London and Bangor Business School. For the last nine years Iqbal has been the convenor of the annual International Takaful Summit and is amongst the leading thought leaders in the Takaful industry.