Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Hamdi DÖNDÜREN

Hamdi Döndüren graduated from Istanbul Higher Islamic Institute in 1970 and the Faculty of Law at Istanbul University in 1971. He became a lecturer in Islamic Law, the Fiqh Method and the Turkish Civil Law at the Konya Higher Islamic Institute in 1975. In 1978, he transferred to the Bursa Higher Islamic Institute. He completed his doctorate at the Faculty of Theology at Ankara University in 1983 with his thesis “Profit Margins in Purchase and Sale in Islamic law” and became assistant professor at the Faculty of Theology in Uludağ University in 1983. He served as the member of Advisory Board at Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası A.Ş. between years 2014-2020, at Vakıf Katılım Bankası A.Ş. between years 2016-2019 and at Ziraat Katılım Bankası A.Ş. between years 2015-2020. He currently serves as lecturer at the Department of Islamic Economics and Finance in Konya Karatay University.


Prof. Dr. Mehmet SARAÇ

Prof. Mehmet Saraç graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Business Administration, Department of Business in 1990. He completed his master’s program at the same Faculty in Accounting Department in 1992 and received a master’s degree in Accounting and Taxation from The George Washington University in 1997. He later acquired his PhD in Finance from Boğaziçi University in 2004. He served as research assistant in Boğaziçi University between 1998-2006. Between 2007-2014, he served as lecturer first in Sakarya University and then received Associate Professor title and served as Founder and Chairman of Department of Islamic Economics and Finance. He continued his studies as visiting professor at Istanbul Commerce University between 2010-2012 and at Istanbul Şehir University between 2014-2015. Between 2016-2019, he served as one of the Founders and Director of Center for Islamic Economics and Finance at Istanbul University. He also served as member of advisory board at Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (MÜSİAD) between 2015-2018. He continues his studies as Prof. Dr in Istanbul University since year 2014 and as a member of the Advisory Board at Research Center for Islamic Economics (IKAM) since year 2016.

Prof. Dr. Servet BAYINDIR

He graduated from Istanbul Imam Hatip High School in 1988, from Marmara University Faculty of Theology in 1993, and from Anadolu University Faculty of Economics in 2005. He completed his Master's Degree (1995) with his thesis titled "Evaluation of Private Finance Institutions in Terms of Islamic Law" and his PhD with his thesis "The Place of Interest-Free Banking Transactions in Islamic Law" (2004). He studied Arabic at the University of Jordan for eight months with a MEB scholarship (2002-2003). With the scholarship of the Central Bank of Malaysia, he completed his second post-doctoral study with the Certificate of Islamic Finance (CIFP) program at INCEIF institute in Malaysia (2008-2010). He received the title of Associate Professor in 2008 and Professor in 2014 with his studies in Islamic Economics and Finance. T.K.B.B. Honorable Mention in the First Rank by (March 2009). Servet Bayındır, who worked as a teacher in the Ministry of National Education between 1995-2001, is a lecturer in Islamic Law and Islamic Economics and Finance at Istanbul University Faculty of Theology and has books and articles on Islamic Finance and Islamic Banking.

Prof. Dr. Şevket TOPAL

Şevket Topal graduated from Faculty of Theology at Marmara University in 1992. He received his master’s degree at Ondokuz Mayıs University, Institute of Social Sciences in 1995 and doctorate degree at the same university in 2000. He continued his studies as research assistant at Yüzüncü Yıl University between years 1993-1995 and his studies in Islamic Law at the same university between years 2001-2007. He served as research assistant at Ondokuz Mayıs University between years 1995-2001. He continues his studies in Department of Fundamental Islamic Sciences, Department of Islamic Law at Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University since 2007.