Offa appoints CFO and CCO

Sharia-compliant lender Offa has appointed Amir Firdaus (right) as CFO and Sagheer Malik (left) as CCO.

In his new role, Amir will be working with global banks, private equities and family offices to obtain and structure funding lines for Offa.

Sagheer will oversee the firm’s sales, marketing, customer services, and product development functions, as well as expand Offa’s distribution channels.

Amir has over 20 years of experience working in the financial services sector, having held roles at various lenders, including Aldermore and Sainsbury’s Bank.

Meanwhile, Sagheer brings over 15 years of experience in Islamic banking to the role, as well as expertise in various types of finance, including home purchase plan, BTL, expat finance and premier and overseas high-net-worth property finance.

Both join the company from Al Rayan Bank, where Amir worked as CFO and head of treasury, and Sagheer was the bank’s head of premier and retail assets.

Commenting on his appointment, Sagheer said: “It’s great to be joining Offa at the start of its new journey. 

“The British market is ripe for growth in Islamic financial services, and the vision and ambition of the chairman and CEO made the decision to join Offa an easy one.”

Amir added: “I’m looking forward to working with this formidable team to create the optimum Sharia-compliant financial institution that will make a major impact in the UK and internationally.”

Sultan Choudhury, executive chairman at Offa, stated: “I am immensely pleased to welcome Amir and Sagheer to Offa. 

“We are building a talented team that is strong on Islamic finance expertise, has impeccable business credentials, and is motivated to ensure that Muslims in the UK have real estate financing options that are not widely available today.

“Both Sagheer and Amir will contribute hugely to the development of Offa over the coming few years.”

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