West African Islamic Institute of Accounting and Finance (IIAFNIGERIA) established in Nigeria in the year 2010 has appointed Dr AbdulQadir AbdulLateef Ola as Director General during the last AGM held in Ilorin, Kwara State.
Dr. AbdulQadir is to head all administrative and academic activities of the Institute.
Speaking during the handing over ceremony, Prof Asiwaju Busari Shaamsuddeen Akande, who was the pioneer Registrar/CEO and currently the Director General of Non Interest Finance Professionals of West Africa based in Dakar, Senegal ,describes Dr Abdullateef as a known person to the Institute and his professional excellence during his years in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UAE and Malaysia will assist the IIAFNIGERIA in advancing her objectives.
Dr AbdulQadir Abdullateef was born 04/03/1973 in Lagos, an indigene of Iwo Town in Osun State. The first indigenous Yoruba tribesman to memorize the Holy Quran from South-western region that comprises, Osun, Lagos,Oyo, Ogun, Info, and Ekiti State in 1990.
Dr AbdulQadir AbdulLateef Ola taught in various academic capacities and specialized in Islamic finance, Shari’a compliance in financial instruments, Ethics Business, Zakat and currently in Halal (lawful) products in general.
Dr AbdulQadir obtained his bachelor’s degree in Quran and Islamic studies at the Islamic University of Medina, in Saudi Arabia KSA. He graduated with a second class ( upper division) ond 2nd July 1997, Msc in Islamic Revealed knowledge (Quranic science) IIUM Malaysia on 22nd August 2004, and obtained PhD in Islamic finance from the international Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).
He is an expert in Islamic finance whose expertise cuts across Africa middle East and South East Asia countries.
He was attached to the international Zakat organization (JAWHAR) prime Minister’s department in Malaysia where he Rose to Deputy manager. Dr AbdulQadir has been attached to many private and State Universities in Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.
He was employed as assistant professor Manager of the international Insaniah foundation at Insaniah University Malaysia. Dr AbdulQadir was technical supervisor and senior adviser for the Holy Quran exhibition,inaugurated by HRH Prince Faisal bin AbdulAziz Al Saud, Medina Al Munawarah KSA,
Founder/CEO ethical consulting training limited, chief financial adviser on Shari’a compliance for Omene Holding LLC Dubai UAE, as well as free-lance consultant to a number of companies in KSA, UAE and Malaysia.
Dr AbdulQadir AbdulLateef Ola’s experience extends to West Asia, the Gulf and South East Asia institutions and Muslim entrepreneur across the OIC. He has participated in many conferences, as well as intellectual forums and summits of the NON ALLIGNED Movement summit and organization of Islamic cooperation summit held in 2003 in Putra Jaya Malaysia.