Mohammed Kateeb among World’s Top 50 Most Influential Leaders in Islamic Economy for third year

11 December 2017

Mohammed Kateeb, the Group Chairman & CEO of Path Solutions, has been named among the World’s Top 50 Most Influential Leaders in Islamic Economy in ISLAMICA 500 for the third year in a row. 

ISLAMICA 500, Edition 2018 was released on December 6th in an exclusive private reception organized in cooperation with EDB (Economic Development Board of Bahrain) at the Capital Club Bahrain. 

The Top 50 list of ISLAMICA 500 guide powered by ISFIN, the world’s leading advisory firm for the Islamic economy, is based on a series of criteria aiming to highlight those who are shaping the world and inspiring others in the Islamic economy. This is the third annual list which features Mohammed Kateeb among the world’s 50 most influential Islamic leaders. 

“It isn’t enough to be accomplished, brilliant, or successful”, commented Prof. Laurent Marliere, CEO and President of ISFIN. “In this comprehensive guide, we recognize those who are inspiring others to act, to follow them on a worthy quest, and whose leadership throughout the year has been truly exemplary. Mohammed Kateeb has been on this list for three consecutive years. He’s been visionary, transformative, evolutionary and inspiring for his industry peers as well as his workforce”. 

According to ISFIN, the 50 Islamic influential leaders to feature in this guide have one thing in common – their deeds are for a more equitable future. It is indeed reassuring to see that those leaders are emerging socially-conscious both locally and globally, working towards the betterment of the world.

“I am honored to be selected among the Top 50 thought leaders, influencers and innovators in the Islamic economy for the third time, and thrilled to be part of this distinguished group of individuals who have had significant impact and continue to drive positive change in the Islamic economy in a time when change is vitally needed.”, said Mohammed Kateeb.

During the event, Kateeb also took part in a panel discussion on ‘Islamic Fintech & Leadership in the Islamic Economy”.

The ISLAMICA 500 reception and award ceremony was attended by selected worldwide personalities active in the Islamic economy, Islamic finance and the Halal industry on a global scale. The event was broadly covered by the international press such as Forbes Middle East, Dinar Standard, Oxford Business Group, CNBC Arabia, and others. 

Published annually, the ISLAMICA 500 is a premier guide released in its first edition in 2015 during the World Islamic Economic Forum in Kuala Lumpur. It features exceptional individuals from across the globe from the fields of finance, business, governance, economy, philanthropy and Halal industry. The guide will be distributed via a dedicated web portal on, and will comprise hard-to-find biographical details of each of the selected nominees.

Click here for the full list of the 500 Most Influential Leaders in Islamic Economy in 2017.

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