Mr. Ijlal Ahmed Alvi

Chief Executive Officer International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Mr. Ijlal Ahmed Alvi has wide-ranging experience in the financial services industry with regional and international financial institutions including IIFM spanning over three decades. As the Chief Executive Officer of the International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) for the last 18 years, Mr. Alvi has been devoted to the goal of bringing about unification and harmonization in the Islamic finance industry globally and has overseen the development and publication of universal Shari’ah-compliant financial documentation and product confirmation standards as well as related guidance notes.  


In addition to his responsibilities as the CEO, Secretary to the Board and spokesperson of IIFM, Mr. Alvi also manages IIFM’s comprehensive standards development process and leads the project specific market consultation exercise, global working groups, legal documentation drafting process and is actively involved in IIFM Shari’ah Board’s guidance and approval process. He also supervises IIFM’s industry awareness seminars, training workshops as well as the publication of white papers and IIFM’s flagship annual Sukuk Report. 


Mr. Alvi has been influential in IIFM collaborating with various international standard-setting bodies and trade associations. Some of these collaborations have resulted in the development and publication of a number of joint standards.  Mr. Alvi has also been part of a number of international steering committees, task-forces and working groups of various multilateral development organizations focused on the advancement of the Islamic finance industry globally.  


He is a regular speaker at international conferences and also contributes articles in various international and Islamic finance publications.