Mohamed Bechari joins Islamic Coin’s executive board

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Dr Mohamed Bechari, secretary general of the UAE-based World Muslim Communities Council, joins Islamic Coin as an executive board member.

Shariah-compliant Islamic Coin is a native currency of ‘haqq’, a community-run network dedicated to empowering an ethics-first Shariah-compliant financial ecosystem.

“Academic and community leader, as well as an outspoken supporter of peace and dialogue, Dr Bechari’s presence will serve to further boost Islamic Coin’s standing in the global Muslim community as the industry leader in Shariah-compliant digital finance,” the company’s announcement says. Dr Bechari holds such posts as president of the French National Federation of Muslims and secretary general of the Islamic European Conference.

This Europe-wide umbrella organisation aims to represent Muslims at the European level. Bechari is also the founder of the Avicenna Institute in Lille and a member of the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) in Vienna, Austria. “It is a pleasure to be working together on such an inspiring vision.

I look forward to developing great initiatives for the world’s Muslim community,” commented Dr Bechari. Dr Bechari joins leading regional and global figureheads of government, Islamic and traditional finance. This includes Sheikh Khalifa Bin Mohammed bin Khalid AL Nahyan, chairman of the board of directors of the private department of Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan.

The company board also includes Hussein Al Meeza, co-founder and an award-winning banker with over 40 years of experience spanning the Islamic banking, finance, and insurance sectors. Al Meeza is well known for being one of the key personalities involved in the foundation of Dubai Islamic Bank, the first fully-fledged Islamic Bank in the world. Joining Al Meeza is Mohammed Alkaff AlHashmi, co-founder of Islamic Coin.—Khaleej Times

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