Sultan Choudhury OBE, CEO of Al Rayan Bank is named in the 'Muslim Power 100' list
The Muslim Power 100 list recognises achievement from within international Muslim communities and celebrates the contribution made by Muslim men and women at a local, national and international level. It is compiled by Power 100, the research and analytical arm of The British Publishing Company.
Sultan Choudhury OBE, CEO of Al Rayan Bank, has been included in the list in recognition of his achievements. This includes being part of the team that launched Al Rayan Bank in 2004, to ensure that Muslims could bank without compromising their faith – and overseeing its evolution into the UK’s largest Islamic bank, that today serves more than 80,000 customers of all faiths.
It also recognises his position as Trustee of the National Zakat Foundation (NZF), a ground-breaking initiative which aims to utilise Zakat (charity) funds and voluntary donations collected in the UK for the benefit of local, deserving recipients across the country, and his role as Associate of Mosaic, the Prince’s Trust charity which inspires young people from deprived communities to realise their talents and potential.
Sultan said of his inclusion in the Muslim Power 100 list: “It’s a great personal honour to be included alongside some truly inspirational individuals from Muslim communities throughout the UK. But really this is a tribute to the success of Al Rayan Bank and the hard work of my 250 colleagues who have helped drive the Bank forward. I look forward to supporting the continued growth of the Islamic Finance sector in any way I can.”
This tribute comes less than a year after Sultan was awarded an OBE in Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017 Birthday Honours List for his services to Islamic Finance.