Mohammed Kateeb among the Top 50 Most Influential Leaders in Islamic Economy for fourth year in a row


The Group Chairman & CEO of Path Solutions, Mohammed Kateeb has been named one of the ‘World’s 50 Most Influential Leaders in Islamic Economy in 2018’ in ISLAMICA 500 Guide.

This is Kateeb’s fourth year being nominated for this honor in the most recent list featuring a competitive group of 500 powerful people from 45 different countries, reflecting those making the difference in the Islamic economy space.

Kateeb received his higher education in the United States. He has been the Chairman of Path Solutions since 2008. Under his leadership, the company has experienced exponential growth, and is regularly ranked the ‘World’s Number One Islamic Financial Software Provider’ byleading analyst firms.

Kateeb serves as member of the Board of Trustees of IRTI, an affiliate of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB) that focuses on developing a technology-enabled Islamic financial services sector leveraging state-of-the-art technology to mainstream Islamic economics and finance knowledge.

Only last month, the UK-based leading consulting firm Edbiz Consulting named Kateeb as the 2018 recipient of the ‘Advocacy Award’, for his outstanding accomplishments in Islamic financial advocacy. Furthermore, Kateeb was selected among the ‘Leaders of Islamic Economy in East Africa in 2018’ by GBS Africa, among other international recognitions. This prestigious nomination track record is unparalleled in this fast-growing industry.

“I’m honored and humbled to be four-time listed alongside such esteemed industry figures”, said Kateeb. “My mission and passion has always been to be an advocate for Islamic finance to help promote financial inclusion and support economic development. The biggest reward is seeing the industry moving forward with tech advancements; it makes it all worthwhile!”

ISLAMICA 500 Guide is a yearly publication of ISFIN, the world’s leading advisory firm for emerging markets. As an independent consultancy firm, ISFIN operates in 75 countries across five continents. The guide provides hard-to-find biographical details for 500 of the world’s most prominent and influential personalities in the Islamic world and economy. From this list, the top 50 individuals (‘ISLAMICA TOP 50’) who had major impact on the industry were identified based on a set of criteria including innovation, substance, pioneering initiatives, global impact and footprint, ethics and sustainability.

“Again, Kateeb is on the ISLAMICA 500 list of the 50 most influential figures in 2018, for he contributes immensely to the improvement of the Islamic economy. His outstanding reference work records his achievements on a global scale. He earned the respect of his peers and become a role model and an inspiration in his field. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition”, commented Prof. Laurent Marliere, President & CEO of ISFIN and publisher of ISLAMICA 500 Guide.

Kateeb was presented with a certificate during the ISLAMICA 500 Awards Reception on Wednesday 28 November at the Capital Club Bahrain. Earlier that day, Kateeb sat on a panel discussion entitled “How to go global in Islamic finance 2.0. The impact of fintech on the Islamic economy”.

About Path Solutions:

Path Solutions is a Fintech solution provider serving 130+ Islamic financial institutions across 39 countries with a comprehensive set of services that brings unique convergence of domain and technology. The company’s new age initiatives – Digital & Social Banking, Mobility solutions, Business Analytics, Risk Management & Compliance solutions cater to the evolving need for speed, reach and predictability. Its multi-award winning Islamic core banking platform iMAL is based on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), and supports open banking through open APIs and web services. Path Solutions’ total commitment to open standards enables its clients to benefit from the latest technology advances ensuring business agility, continuity, data integrity and availability, and low downtime delivering a significant and immediate ROI.

About ISLAMICA 500:

Published annually by ISFIN, a global advisory firm for emerging markets, the ISLAMICA 500 is a business guide providing hard-to-find biographical details for 500 of the world’s most prominent and influential personalities in the Islamic world and economy.

As the Islamic economy is multi-sectorial and global, the ISLAMICA 500 Guide focuses on personalities from different sectors, markets and nationalities around the world. It features the leading figures from the worlds of politics, finance, economics, technology, business and entrepreneurship, and aims to include those who have raised the profile of the Islamic economy and Halal industry.