DUBAI May 29 The Bahrain-based Accounting and
Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions
(AAOIFI) said on Thursday secretary general Khaled Al Fakih had
left the organisation to pursue other opportunities.
Al Fakih, a Lebanese-born commercial banker, had been
secretary general since February 2012, overseeing one of the
main standard-setting bodies for Islamic finance.
Deputy secretary general Khairul Nizam will take over his
duties while AAOIFI looks for a new secretary general, the
Set up in 1990, AAOIFI has issued a total of 88 standards
for Islamic finance. Its membership includes more than 200
institutions from 40 countries, including central banks and
(Reporting by Bernardo Vizcaino; Editing by Larry King)