Meet our experts- Nazim Elzein

Nazim Elzein

Expertise: Business Advisory and Islamic Financial Advisory

Nazim Elzein is a seasoned C-Level Executive with dynamic +20 years career in investment banking, management consultancy and start-ups with specialised skillset in Risk Management, FinTech & Payment Solutions, Internal Controls, Compliance, Policies and Procedures development.

Nazim holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School (Scotland) and is Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (MCSI), UK and is a Fellow of the Global Academy of Finance and Management (USA). 

He also holds various certifications and professional qualifications from Global Academy of Finance and Management (USA), Vskills (India), Institute for Internal Controls (USA), IQN International Qualifications Network Ltd (UK), Global Skill Development Council (GSDC)- Singapore, The Chartered Institute of Management Consultants (USA), the Sales & Marketing Institute, Australia. 

Among those qualifications and certifications are being:

  • CRA (Certified Risk Analyst) ®
  • ChE (Chartered Economist) ®
  • Certified ISO 31000:2018 Risk Manager™
  • ChFM (Chartered Financial Manager) ®
  • Chartered Management Consultant ®
  • (ChMC) ChFP (Certified Chartered FinTech Professional)
  • Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA)
  • Certified Data Science Professional™
  • CMP® Certified Marketing Professional
  • Certified Strategic Manager
  • Certified Corporate Controller
  • Certified AML-KYC Compliance Officer
  • Certified General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Professional

Among Nazim’s projects and career achievements:

Founded and served as CEO for several banks, during which time Nazim Elzein was responsible for the formulation of a complete business plan, policies and procedures, staff hiring and license approval.

One of his startup Banks won the award of The Best Islamic Corporate Finance Bank in the Middle East in 2007 by CPI Financials, in the second full year of its operation.

Performed SPAC/Reverse Merger listing structure by combining a UK investment bank with trading record with a newly formed GCC bank.Structured and implemented Qatar’s first corporate Sukuk, a Sharia-compliant debt security.

Obtained listing clearance from the Dubai Nasdaq Stock Exchange for a share IPO (Initial Public Offering).

Performed re-financing feasibility studies for hotelier projects like The Emirates Palace in UAE and The Palace of the Lost City in South Africa through one of his consultancy companies ( EDF Quantum Consulting).

Devised and structured the first Sharia compliant Credit Default SwapFounded or consulted dozens of start-ups in a range of global industries, including fast food chains, debt collection, legacy banks and fin-techs, Payment solutions & platforms, real estate, industrial projects, non-profit organizations, telecoms, and oil and gas.

Advised several Fintech companies including Electronic Money Institutions, Payment Service Providers and crypto exchanges.