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Prof. Siraj Sait

Director of Research University of East LondonRoyal Docks School of Business and Law


Location: London, UK


Professor Siraj Sait is the Director of Research and Director of the Centre for Islamic Finance, Law and Communities (CIFLAC) at the Royal Docks School of Business and Law, University of East London. A graduate of Universities of Madras, Harvard and London, he is a well-known development expert and lawyer with experience of working with the UN, governments and business. Recent appointments include chair of Somalia Benadir laws drafting committee, head of UN Iraq evaluation commission and Member of the UNHigh Level Advisory Group on Gender Issues (AGGI). Sait’s research was highly ranked for impact in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014.