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Rahma Hassan

Rahma is a Managing Partner at Awal Consulting Limited. She is an Islamic Finance lawyer, consultant and trainer who brings in a wealth of experience working in the Islamic industry. Rahma has worked in Kenya, G.C.C and the U.S.A. Rahma was instrumental in drafting the Islamic Banking Rules for the Central Bank of Oman in the Sultanate of Oman in the areas of Sharia Governance, Power of Supervision and Control, General Obligations and the Miscellaneous Manuals. Rahma has also drafted policy and procedure manuals for Islamic banks both in Africa and the Middle East. Rahma, has advised Non- Governmental Organizations such as Oxfam GB, Mercy Corps Ethiopia and Aldef Kenya to name a few in the areas of Islamic Microfinance. Rahma has presented at both local, regional and International conferences, in Nairobi, Uganda and Finland in the field of Islamic Finance. In March 2014, Rahma completed the first comprehensive write up on Islamic finance and it’s growth in Kenya and was published by the John Wiley Islamic Finance Series, chapter titled “ The Islamic Finance Handbook: A Practioners Guide To The Global Markets”. Rahma has an LL.B Honors in Shariah and Law from the International Islamic University Islamabad Pakistan and an LL.M in International Comparative Law from the Robert McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis USA and a Diploma in Arabic Language from the International University of Africa Khartoum Sudan. Rahma is multi-lingual and speaks fluent, Arabic, English, Somali and Swahili.

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