Our research is based on the work of highly qualified consultants and peer-to-peer review. Criteria to select the personalities include:

  • Innovation
  • Substance
  • Ethics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global or international impact
  • Sustainability & Long-term projects
  • Multi-sector approach

Players in the Islamic economy may nominate professionals that have been instrumental in:

  • changing or forming opinions within their company or the industry
  • developing brilliant technical or commercial solutions to complex issues
  • creating innovative structures to ensure that the halal function is driving the business forward
  • providing a working business model to Islamic markets that others should follow

Our team of experienced researchers will assess the nominations. The final editorial will feature not just information on why that individual has made the list, but also comments from peers. Submit a profile to

You have made it to the list. As a leader we understand that your career path evolves rapidly. The Islamica 500 is a unique reference for the industry and for executive search professionals. Our editorial team wishes to provide the latest information. Please submit any relevant change to your profile to the editor:

For further information about sponsorship or media partnership opportunities, you can get in touch with Mrs Zineb Bensaid, head of sponsorships, on