Mr. Arif Zaman

Mr. Arif Zaman
October 15, 2015 Najia Ansari
AZ

Arif Zaman is the author of the bestselling briefing on Reputational Risk (Financial Times, 2004 and published in Russian, 2008), the first and still the only research/evidence-based publication by a leading business publisher on reputational risk and now the most widely cited work on the subject in the Islamic Finance literature. He is an advisor to the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) on Corporate Governance and South Asia; a member of the visiting faculty on Reputation and Governance at Henley Business School; on the British Standards Institution Drafting Panel for its Report on Delivering Good Governance; an associate at Mettle Consulting where he focuses on governance, reputational risk and strategy advisory services; and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Business Strategy. He was Global Market and Industry Analyst at British Airways (1996-2005) where he won several company awards including for his contribution to BA’s Business Principles and Sustainability Policy and industry awards for his work on logistics, trade and strategy. He was previously on the graduate programme at HSBC after serving as Deputy President of the University of York Students’ Union. Arif is active in several leading and innovative community, not for profit organisations and charities: as a mentor with Mosaic (founded by HRH the Prince of Wales) and previously as its first Associate Director and a founder member of its National Steering Group; a member of the World Islamic Economic Forum Young Leaders Network Taskforce; Secretary of the Business and Economics Committee of the Muslim Council of Britain; Community Alliance Director of OPEN London (the Organisation of Pakistani Entrepreneurs); on the UK Steering Group of the Pakistan Adoption Group; on the Board of the Intercountry Adoption Centre; and previously on the Advisory Committee for the first Pakistani Film, Media and Arts Festival in Europe (held in Scotland in 2005-08). Arif chairs the Board of Commonwealth Businesswomen on behalf of CBC, an action and result of the Commonwealth Business Forum in October 2011 in Perth which aims to strengthen the overarching strategy for women in business around procurement, policy and a platform for addressing key issues which Julia Gillard as Commonwealth Chair and Australian PM has welcomed as ‘a vital initiative…. to recognise, support and promote the significant contribution that women in business make.’

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