Basheer Oshodi, PhD 2021 Speaker

Basheer Oshodi 

CEO & Co-founder

TrustBanc Arthur


Basheer Oshodi is the CEO and co-founder of TrustBanc Arthur. He had setup three non-interest banks and windows and developed ethical products across investment and corporate banking, commercial and retail banking. He was the Group Head, Non-Interest Banking, Sterling Bank from 2013 to 2020 and has over 22-year work experience in banking, real-estate and academia. He is a member of the Non-Interest Finance Working Group – sponsored by EFInA (DFID programme) and was a member of SEC Alternative Finance Market Master Plan Committee. Basheer was Head, Non-Interest Finance and Head, Research at EFInA. He was Head, Islamic Banking Risk & Compliance at Stanbic IBTC Bank (a member of Standard Bank Group) and set up the non-interest banking window. He also initiated products compliant with non-interest finance principles for Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Ltd. He has worked as an investment analyst and business analyst in other capacities.

Basheer holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Estate Management and General Management respectively from the University of Lagos. He has a PGD from the Institute of Islamic Banking & Insurance (IIBI), London and he is an Associate Fellow of the institution. He obtained a master’s in research (MRes) Business & Management from London Metropolitan University; MPhil Economics from the University of Buckingham, UK; and a Ph.D. in Management of Innovation & Technology from DaVinci Institute for Technology Management, Modderfontein, South Africa in conjunction with Trans4m Center for Integral Development, Geneva. He has completed the Executive Programme on International Housing Finance at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, USA; and Digital Business Strategy at Columbia University, USA; and a Diploma in Global Business at the University of Oxford, UK.

He is a Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg; a Senior Fellow at Trans4m; Research Fellow – Centre for Housing Studies, University of Lagos; Research Fellow – Centre for Integral Socio-Economic Research, Lagos; and Senior Associate, Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals, Malaysia.  Basheer is a member of the International Atlantic Economic Society (IAES) and American Economic Association (AEA). His research focus is development economics across several jurisdictions & thoughts, innovation management and Islamic finance. He is the author of the book titled – ‘An Integral Approach to Development Economics: Islamic Finance in an African Context’ published by Gower, UK. He is a co-author of Islamic to Integral Finance: A Semiotic Approach published by Beacon Books, UK. He has published 25 academic articles, reports & chapters and over 50 non-academic articles. He lectures Islamic finance, development economics and real estate finance in universities in Africa, Europe and the North America.


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