Dr Imran Lum


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Imran is an Associate Director at the National Australia Bank (NAB) and his primary responsibility is building the Islamic finance capability for bank’s Corporate and Institutional division. Prior to this, he was the National Product Manager for NAB’s multi-award winning Microenterprise Loans and set up the Qard Hassan: No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) Program in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. Imran is an Advisory Board Member of the Islamic Museum of Australia and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society at the Australian Catholic University. He is also the Co-Founder of an online Arabic learning program called Arabic Made in China.

Imran has an undergraduate degree at the University of Adelaide, a Masters in Islamic Studies from the University of New England and a PhD in Islamic Studies from the Melbourne Law School and the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne.