Nathif has more than 20 years of diversified retail, wholesale, investment and Islamic Banking experience. After starting his banking career with Kenya Commercial Bank in Nairobi, Kenya, he moved to Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation in Saudi Arabia in 1985 and thereafter to Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB). Prior to joining National bank of Sharjah (now Sharjah Islamic Bank), Nathif was an Executive Manager in QIB and had responsibility for the bank’s large foreign investment portfolios of real estate, leasing, securities and trade. He joined National Bank of Sharjah in the UAE in 2002 during its conversion process to Islamic banking and currently heads the bank’s investments and International Banking division.
Nathif is a regular writer on Islamic banking & finance issues. He also undertakes training courses on different topics of Islamic banking and finance. In addition, he is a noted speaker at Islamic banking & finance conferences and seminars globally.
Nathif is also the co-author of the first book to be written on the subject of SUKUK. The book titiled “ISLAMIC BONDS : YOUR GUIDE TO ISSUING, STRUCTURING AND INVESTING IN SUKUK” was published by Euromoney books, London in 2004.
His educational background includes the UK Chartered Institute of Bankers’ Associateship and MBA Studies with Heriot-Watt University, Scotland