Professor Iyanatul Islam
Professor Iyanatul Islam held the position of Professor of International Business, School of International Business and Asian Studies, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Brisbane, Australia from 2003 to 2010, having first joined Griffith in 1989. He is an international development economist educated at Manchester [Bachelor of Arts in Economics, First Class Honours and Richard Cobden Prize Winner], Western Ontario [Master of Arts in Economics], Cambridge [PhD, Economic Development].
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Professor Ishaq Bhatti
M. Ishaq Bhatti is Associate Professor and the founding director of Islamic Banking and Finance Programme at Latrobe University (LTU); the first ever in Australasian region. Previously, he has taught at Monash, Griffith, International Islamic University, University of Alberta and visited Rider, Magberg, Hitotsubashi, Auckland and Middle Eastern Universities. He is an author of more than 100 articles, 6 books and a member of the editorial board of various journals. His major areas of research, scholarship and teaching are in Quantitative finance, Islamic finance, Applied Econometrics and Statistics. He is a winner of the national ALTC award 2010, LTU citation award 2010, faculty's teaching award and 2013 LTSU best teacher's award. He was a member of the team who won AusTrade project, Victorian Dept of Education ESL financial modelling project 2007, Iraqi Central Bank training 2010, HEC of Pakistan, Turkey Central Bank Training 2013, Islamic Development Bank, and the Australian Research Council Discovery Grant jointly with Suren Basov. He is an Advisory Board member of the National Zakat Foundation (NZF), Australia and work closely with Zakat@ICV' and NILS-No interest loan; Qard Hassan. He is currently editing Islamic Business Series (https://www.routledge.com/Islamic-Business-and-Finance-Series/book-series/ISLAMICFINANCE) published by Informa Plc, the publishing arm of Taylor & Francis and Routledge.
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Emeritus Professor Mervyn K. Lewis
Emeritus Professor Mervyn K. Lewis is Emeritus Professor at the University of South Australia. Previously he was Professor of Banking and Finance at the UniSA Business School until his retirement in December, 2013. Formerly, he was Midland Bank Professor of Money and Banking at the University of Nottingham. He was also a Consultant to the Australian Financial System Inquiry, Visiting Scholar at the Bank of England, inaugural Securities Commission-University of Malaya Visiting Scholar, and has been visiting professor at the Universities of Cambridge, Melbourne, Vienna, Wuhan, Mauritius, Goettingen and Euromed Marseilles. He is a member of the ANZ Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee. In 1986 he was elected to the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, of which he is now an Emeritus Fellow.
Professor Lewis has published 27 books, 73 articles and 91 chapters. Recent volumes are Handbook of Islamic Banking (2007), Islamic Finance (2007), Untangling the U.S. Deficit (2007), An Islamic Perspective on Governance (2009), Global Finance after the Crisis. The United States, China and the New World Order (2013), Risk and Regulation of Islamic Banking (2014), Handbook on Islam and Economic Life (2014), Understanding Ponzi Schemes (2015) and Global Developments in Public Infrastructure Procurement (2017).
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