Independent Member

Mr Abid joined the Board of Directors in [year]. He has been a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) since 1976. He was Assurance Leader for Ernst & Young Middle East and North Africa and has vast experience within the accounting profession spanning more than 40 years. Mr Abid began his career in 1976 with KPMG in the UK.

He is a Board member of Kuwait Finance House and chairs its Audit and Compliance and Nomination and Remuneration Committees. He is a Board member at Arcapita (Bahrain) and chairs its Audit Committee. He is also Chairman of the Audit and Human Resources Committees at Meezan Bank (Pakistan).

Mr Abid is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). Previously he served as Chairman of the AAOIFI’s Accounting Standards Committee.

In 2012, he received the World Islamic Banking Conference Industry Leadership Award in recognition for his contribution to the Islamic Banking industry.