Dr. Basheer Oshodi is the Group Head, Sterling Alternative Finance and he drives the non-interest banking (Islamic banking) franchise in Sterling Bank. He has over 17 years work experience in banking, real-estate and management consultancy. He is a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Alternative Finance Market Master Plan; and a member of the Islamic Finance Working Group – sponsored by EFInA (DFID programme). Basheer was Head, Non-Interest Finance and Head, Research at EFInA.
He was Head, Islamic Banking Risk & Compliance at Stanbic IBTC Bank (a member of Standard Bank Group) and set up the non-interest banking window. He also initiated products compliant with non-interest finance principles for Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Ltd. He has worked as an investment analyst and business analyst in other capacities.
Basheer holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Estate Management and General Management respectively from the University of Lagos. He has a PGD from the Institute of Islamic Banking & Insurance (IIBI), London and he is an Associate Fellow of the institution. His interest in research led him to obtain a Masters in Research (MRes) Business & Management from London Metropolitan University; MPhil Economics from the University of Buckingham, UK; and a Ph.D. in Management of Innovation & Technology from DaVinci Institute for Technology Management, South Africa. He is now a Senior Fellow of the Geneva based Trans4m center for Integral Development.
Basheer is a member of the International Atlantic Economic Society (IAES) and American Economic Association (AEA). His research focus is development economics across several jurisdictions and thoughts, innovation management and Islamic finance.
He is the author of the book titled – An Integral Approach to Development Economics: Islamic Finance in an African Context published by Gower, UK. He has also published 17 academic articles and chapters and over 40 non-academic articles.