Board of Directors

Non-Executive Board

Dr Humayon Dar (Chairman)

Professor Dar is an internationally-renowned Islamic banking and finance expert and a champion of cooperation between Islamic and conventional financial markets.

Professor Dar holds a BSc (Hons) and MSc (both in Islamic Economics) from the International Islamic University (IIU) Islamabad and has an MPhil and PhD (both in Economics) from Cambridge University. Dr Dar was Head of Dar Al Istithmar (subsidiary of Deutsche Bank).

Professor Dar was Chief Executive Officer of BMB Islamic Limited (part of BMB Group), is associated with Institute of Islamic Banking & Insurance (IIBI),  Director of the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, Honorary Senior Fellow at Cass Business School (City University London), Honorary Fellow at the University Of Durham and is currently Chairman of Edbiz Consulting.

Sir Roger Tomkys, KCMG, DL

Sir Roger was a senior diplomat whose career included postings to Amman, Benghazi, Bahrain (Ambassador) and Damascus (Ambassador).

Sir Roger has worked on Middle Eastern issues in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and has been a member of the European Secretariat in the Cabinet Office. He was Principal Finance Officer and Chief Inspector in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and deputy Under Secretary of State for Africa and the Middle East. Sir Roger was Master of Pembroke College Cambridge and has been President of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies and Chairman of the Anglo-Hellenic League.

Sir Roger is a member of the management committee for the Council for the Advancement of Arab British Understanding (CAABU), the Council of the British-Kuwait Friendship Society and is Deputy Lieutenant for Cambridge and former Chairman of the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce.

Executive Board

Anthony Apponyi (Chief Executive Officer)

Anthony Apponyi (founder shareholder) is committed to the ethos of ethical finance and has developed the route by which it can be introduced to home owners as the alternative to conventional interest based finance.

Anthony Apponyi was Managing Director of the AMSA Group of Companies with responsibility for commercial, industrial and residential property management and development, Director of Lovell Retirement Homes Ltd and Consultant to Golan Holdings Inc.

Anthony Apponyi is the inventor of CHAIN FREE®, CHAIN MENDER®, VAL FREE® and SMART MOVE®.