Sheikh Dr. Osama Mohammed Saad Bahar
Sheikh Dr. Osama Mohammed Saad Bahar was elected as a Shari'a Supervisory Board Member at Alizz Islamic Bank in April 2013. Sheikh Dr. Bahar is a prominent, highly-respected Shari'a scholar from Bahrain. He is currently the Head of the Internal Sharia Compliance and member of Shari'a Supervisory Board at First Energy Bank, following earlier senior positions at Islamic banks in Bahrain including Head of Shari'a Compliance at Al Salam Bank as well as the Chairman and Executive Member of the Shari'a Supervisory Board at Capinnova Investment Bank, an investment arm wholly owned by Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait in Bahrain.
His expertise extends across structuring Islamic financial products, preparing Sharia contracts as well as authoring research papers on Islamic Banking and finance. Sheikh Dr. Bahar sits on a number of Sharia Supervisory Boards including, Ithmaar Bank, Global Banking Corporation, International Investment Bank, Sakana Holistic Housing Solutions and Reef Real Estate Finance Company.
Sheikh Bahar received his Doctorate degree from Lahaye University in Holland, his Master's Degree from Al Emam Al Awzae University in Lebanon and his Bachelor's degree in Islamic Shari'a from Prince Abdul Qader University of Islamic Studies in Algeria.