Hassan Ahmed Yusuf is operational risk manager at Masraf Al Rayan (Al Rayan Bank), an Islamic financial institution in Qatar. Currently a PhD candidate in Islamic finance at the International Islamic University Malaysia, he holds a MSc in economics from that university. He also holds a MBA in finance from the University of Poona and a BComm degree from Osmania University. He has written a number of published and unpublished articles on Islamic finance, shariah, and risk management in economic development. Yusuf is also a member of several risk management associations.