MANAGEMENT TEAM


Azad Zaheed- Associate Director

Azad is an Associate Director of Adl Capital Limited and is the Head of Business Development.

A professional Banker, he counts 30 years experience in conventional and Islamic Banking gained from working with local and International banks based in Sri Lanka & overseas. Azad specialises in Retail Banking, Business and Product Development and Relationship Marketing. He has held appointments with Seylan Bank Limited in the area of Business & Product Development, and in 1993, took up appointment with the Saudi British Bank, Riyadh (HSBC Group Member) in the Financial Control and Branch Support Unit.

Having entered the domain of Islamic Banking and Finance in 1999, he has held senior managerial positions including Head of Business Development and Senior Manager, Personal and Institutional facilities with Amana Investments Limited – the pioneer of Islamic Banking and Finance in Sri Lanka. In 2006 he was a member of the team which pioneered the establishment of the dedicated Islamic Banking Unit of MCB Bank Limited in Sri Lanka. His last stint was at MCB Bank where he functioned as the Unit Head of Islamic Banking.

Ahmed Ishrath Mohideen- Associate Director

 Ahmed has obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) awarded by Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He has also obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Honors) at the same university.

He has held various senior positions locally and abroad, and his experience spans well over 25 years in the fields of project financing, corporate banking, corporate financing, credit risk management, asset management, Islamic banking, financial intermediation and corporate advisory. He commenced his career with the National Development Bank, thereafter held Senior Management positions in the Saudi British Bank (HSBC Group member) – Jeddah, and the Amana Group of Companies. He presently serves as an Associate Director with the Adl Group of companies.

Sabri Abdul Cader- Associate Director

Sabri Abdul Cader holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a Major in Banking & Finance from Monash University, Australia. He currently serves as an Associate Director of Adl Capital Limited.

A professional banker with over a decade and half of hands-on experience in conventional and Islamic banking and finance, Sabri commenced his career at Union Bank of Colombo, Sri Lanka. In 2000, he took up an assignment at Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, (ADIB) UAE, which gave him an insight into the operation of a truly colossal Islamic bank. Among the other posts he has held are Manager, Business Banking at Amana Investments Limited, the company that pioneered Islamic Finance in Sri Lanka. He also serves as a part time lecturer in Islamic Banking and Finance. He has conducted lectures on the subject in India, Singapore and the UAE and was a key member of the panel of trainers of the training program for Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank’s Islamic banking unit “Meethaq”.

Yahya Ilham

Yahya, holds a B.sc (Hons.) degree in Economics and a Masters Degree in Islamic Banking & Finance from International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. Yahya currently serves as a Compliance Officer at Adl Capital Ltd., as well as overseeing issues related to the Shariah. He also acts as the Shariah coordinator on behalf of several financial institutions in Sri Lanka that have set up IF Units or ‘windows’. He is also actively involved on the Product Development aspects of the company’s operations, and has been part of the core team that launched several pioneering IF products to the Lankan market. Yahya is also a lecturer of repute, specializing in the fields of Economics in addition to his key area of expertise, Islamic Banking & Finance. He has been called upon as a key resource person in several IBF programmes spanning a period of several years

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