Oz is a career Islamic finance professional with extensive experience in wholesale and retail banking. He has worked across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In his early career he distinguished himself in innovating Islamic finance solutions across various jurisdictions and has advised governments on Islamic finance regulation. He is credited with material contributions to the development of the Global Sukuk market, particularly on structuring and is considered a subject matter expert.
Amongst his many achievements, Oz has originated and executed multiple first to market Sukuk transactions across the Middle East and Asia including notably, the first public Sukuk related to Makkah development, the first non-OIC sovereign Sukuk, and the first vaccine Sukuk. In 2018 he oversaw issuance of the World’s first SDG Sukuk for HSBC Amanah Malaysia (awarded Overall ESG and Country Deal of the Year by IFN as well as Overall Islamic Deal, Best Sukuk, Most Innovative Deal, and Country Deal of the Year by The Asset AAA)
Oz was on a Malaysian mission to the United Nations General Assembly to discuss Islamic finance and its role in achieving the SDGs. In recent years Oz has distinguished himself as a thought leader in Islamic finance for social impact and values-based intermediation in banking. In 2018 he was named Islamic Banker of the Year by The Asset.