Following the disappearance of Seydina Tandian, WARA’s Board of Directors, held on August 23, 2018, decided to appoint Anouar Hassoune as WARA’s Interim Managing Director.
Anouar Hassoune (43 years old, former student of HEC, Sciences Po Paris, Ecole Normale Supérieure and economics associate) is a shareholder, director and, until now, Chairman of WARA’s Standards and Methods Group. Anouar Hassoune worked for two international rating agencies before co-founding WARA, at the call of Seydina Tandian.
Anouar served from 2008 to 2011 as Vice President of Moody’s Investors Service where he provided financial ratings for Islamic and sovereign banks in a number of emerging markets. Between 2001 and 2008, Anouar was an Associate Director with another rating agency, Standard & Poor’s, where he helped broaden rating coverage for Middle Eastern issuers and deepen analytical methods and techniques applicable to institutions. Islamic financial institutions and sovereigns of this region.
From 2012 to 2015, Anouar was also responsible for Islamic research, strategy and finance for the Middle East with The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFG (BTMU) in Dubai. A graduate of the HEC School, the Institute of Political Studies of Paris and the University of Paris 1, Anouar is also a normal and associate in management sciences.
Anouar is a professor at Dauphine, HEC School, Sciences Po, ENA, UCL and EM Strasbourg, where he offers many modules of Islamic finance, mainly oriented towards Islamic banks and capital markets.
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