Faheem Ahmad

Founder & CEO,
VIS Group of Companies

President for Strategic Planning and Global Relationships,
Islamic International Rating Agency, Bahrain

Mr. Faheem Ahmad is recognized among top 500 Islamic personalities by Islamica500. Mr. Ahmad has top level management experience internationally in the fields of credit rating, Islamic and conventional financial risk modeling. He established VIS Group in 1992 and subsequently VIS Credit Rating Company Limited in 1994. In 2001, Mr. Ahmad participated in the establishment of Islamic International Rating Agency (IIRA) in Bahrain. In 2011, he developed and launched a ‘Fiduciary Rating System’; capturing Mudarib’s quality, governance and compliance with Shari’a principles.

In 2002, he was a member of the founding team that established the Association of Credit Rating Agencies in Asia (ACRAA), headquartered in Manila. ACRAA represents 25 rating agencies in Asia. In December 2013, recognizing his commitment towards ACRAA, Mr. Ahmad was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. During his association with ACRAA, he has also served as the Chairman of the Best Practices Committee. Currently he holds the positon of Vice-Chairman in the Board of ACRAA. Mr. Ahmad also serves on the Board of Directors of IIRA - Bahrain, CRISL-Bangladesh and Borhan in Iran.

Mr. Ahmad obtained his B.S in Civil Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi. He also has Masters Degrees in Engineering and Business Administration from USA.