Patrick Mahdi has over 20 years of experience, is an international Islamic Finance speaker and seasoned practitioner in the field. In his current role as Head of Islamic Wealth at Holborn Assets (UAE) he was responsible for creating an Islamic window incorporating holistic wealth management and financial planning advice using best of breed Takaful solutions and sharia compliant investments. In the UK, he played a key role in establishing Simply Shariah Ltd as a leader in the UK of Islamic pension and wealth advisory services.
He has designed and delivered Islamic Finance training courses with a particular emphasis on promoting public welfare and achieving the objectives of sharia. His lectures and training subjects highlight the principles, benefits and ethics of an Islamic financial system.
He is the Founder of the Islamic Financial Education Initiative – IFEi, which aims at making Islamic financial knowledge more accessible and to promote a just and equitable financial system for all. His articles include ”What’s Wrong with the Current Financial System” and “Principles of an Islamic Financial System” have been published by ISFIRE – the Islamic Finance Review magazine and Business Islamica.
Patrick Mahdi holds the CII Advanced Financial Planning Qualification, CISI Fundamentals of Islamic Banking & Finance and CISI Islamic Finance Qualification.