Harris Irfan is one of the world's leading Islamic finance bankers. He is the founder and managing partner of Cordoba Capital, an independent Islamic finance advisory firm, and was formerly global head of Islamic finance at the Barclays Group. Before working at Barclays, he was a co-founder of Deutsche Bank's world-leading Islamic finance team. He has represented various institutions to media organisations such as the BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, Reuters and the Financial Times. Born in 1972 to parents of Pakistani origin, he was brought up in the UK and has a degree in physics from Oxford. He currently lives in Dubai.
Irfan uses his own professional and personal experiences to weave together an accessible and interesting story. - The Daily Telegraph In the aptly-titled Heaven's Bankers, Harris Irfan weaves together personal anecdotes with explanations of some of the crucial aspects of the subject - and its controversies. - Financial Times Heaven's Bankers [is] more than just a good read and will become a major primary source for historians and financiers in researching and understanding this fascinating area. - The Huffington Post [Irfan opens] a window into this fascinating world. - Wall Street Journal