Shariq Nisar is Professor at ITM Business School, Mumbai, India where he has setup India’s first Center for Alternative Finance. Prior to joining ITM he worked at the Harvard Law School, USA as Senior Visiting Fellow. Shariq has spent more than a decade and a half in Indian finance industry developing financial products and services that seek to improve financial inclusion and increased investment ¡n socially responsible sectors. He has made some seminal contributions to India’s financial sector by launching India’s first shariah index with the Bombay Stock Exchange, first mutual fund scheme and first venture capital scheme approved on shariah Lines by the Indian capital market regulator, SEBI. He also played key role ¡n the design and launch of Shariah Index at Chittagong Stock Exchange, Bangladesh.
He was invited to make a presentation before the Select Committee of Indian Parliament during the discussion on Insurance Amendment Bill 2015. Shariq has been equally active in the academic field with teaching, research and training. He has structured and started Islamic finance programs at various universities and institutes. He has published widely. Shariq received PhD in Economics in 2003.