A distinguished leader and ex-banker, Ali was the Head of the Treasury and Documentation Division of Dangote Refineries, the largest sugar Refining Company in Sub-Sahara Africa.
Ali is currently the Chairman/CEO of spring Dairies Nig. Limited, employing thousands of Nigerians directly and indirectly, as well as contributing on a large scale to self sufficiency of Nigeria in the area of nutrition and different layers of the agriculture value chain.
Akeem holds an MBA from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom and a B. Sc (Hons) degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, and also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. He is an Arthur Andersen scholar.
He has over 20 years extensive Investment Banking experience and a vast experience in Credit/Marketing and Trade Finance, which involves structuring short and medium term facilities. He also managed the Stanbic IBTC Nigerian Equity Fund, Nigeria’s largest mutual fund and was responsible for the launch of the Stanbic IBTC Ethical Fund. He is a Member of the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) Financial Literacy Technical Committee.
Mr. Bello holds an MBA in Finance from the distinguished Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom. A finance expert, Gboyega worked with KPMG and Oceanic International Bank. He was also the CFO to Oando Marketing and a Director of Ebony Oil Ghana. Currently CEO of Skywide Limited, a tech enterprise and construction firm.
Adenike is a Business Development – Sales and Market Research professional. She has over 17 years’ experience spanning across Strategy, Retail, Private Wealth Management and Islamic Finance institutions in Nigeria and UK.
Prior to joining Marble Capital, Adenike was a Manager – Business Development at Lotus Capital Limited she was part of the team that structured the first Sukuk in Sub Sahara Africa.
The current Chief missioner of Nasru-lahi-l- Fatih (NASFAT) Morufu Onike Abdul-Azeez, is a man of various background, He is a registered Foreign Shariah Adviser, (Securities Commission Malaysia), a PhD Student of Islamic finance at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (University of Science, Malaysia), a certified trainer of Islamic Education Trust/Da’wah Institute of Nigeria in Train-the -Trainers course in Islam, Da’wah, Dialogue and Interfaith Relations.
He is an Islamic religion specialist who bagged a First class Bachelor of Arts Degree in Islamic studies from the National Open University of Nigeria(NOUN), and a Certificate in Islamic and Arabic Language from Al- Falah Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Ekperi, Edo State, Nigeria. He holds a certificate in Imamship Course from Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt and successfully completed a Leadership Development from an Islamic Perspective Course conducted by the Caribbean Muslim Network in collaboration with Riphah International University and International Institute of Islamic Thought.
Shaykh Muhammad Bin Uthman, is an international scholar of repute with vast followership not only in Nigeria but among Muslims in West and Central Africa and beyond, He has thousands of followers across his social media platforms. He is active in the international field and is a strong proponent of peace and justice, speaking up against all forms of terrorism. He obtained his B.A and Masters in History and Political science from Bayero University Kano. The American University Miami in Florida awarded Shaykh Muhammad Bin ‘Uthman, Honorary Doctorate of Islamic Theology. He is proficient in Islamic Banking and Insurance.
His personable style and down to earth approach, has made him one of the most sought after scholars of our time. He has endeared himself to people with his much loved lecture series, Tafseer thus, allowed him to travels the world spreading a simple but profound message: “Do good, help others while preparing for the Hereafter”. He is currently the Chief Imam of Sahabah Mosque Kano, and for the past three years he is conducting his annual Ramadan Tafseer in the United State of America, New York City. Imam Shaykh Muhammad Bin Uthman is very fluent in Arabic and English Language
Dr. Aliyu Dahiru Muhammad is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics and a Deputy Director (Training and Linkages) at the International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, Bayero University Kano-Nigeria. He holds B.Sc Economics from Bayero University Kano in 2003, Masters and Ph.D in Economics from the International Islamic University Malaysia in 2008 and 2012 respectively.
His research interests include Methodology of Islamic Economics, Islamic microfinance, Zakat waqf and poverty reduction. He received the Faculty of Economics Best Student Award for Doctor of Economics in November, 2013. He also received a gold medal at “IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2013″ for his thesis entitled “Challenges of Microfinance and the Prospects of Developing and Introducing an Islamic Micro-Investment Model in Nigeria.” Dr. Muhammad is recognized among the 30 most influential people on zakat by the World Zakat Forum in 2020. He presented and published several articles in reputable journals on Islamic economics, finance, risk management, entrepreneurial development and microfinance among others. He also received Certificate of Excellence in Research Award presented by Clute Institute, US, for publication in Journal of Applied Business Research, 22nd March, 2014. He was a visiting scholar at Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), Islamic Development Bank Jeddah between May and June 2016.