Tech-firm Misys has beefed up its Islamic finance business by hiring Mohammad Harb as head of Islamic banking business development.

In the role, Harb is tasked with promoting Misys’s Islamic banking solutions to current and potential clients across the Middle East and Africa regions.

Harb has more than 13 years’ IT experience in the banking sector, including converting traditional banks into Islamic operations and managing the roll out of core systems to a number of banks.

“My first priority with Misys will be to help maintain and increase Misys’ customer base as a market leader in providing banking solutions to the global market,” Harb explains to GTR.

“It is always a great pleasure to be part of a distinguished organisation such as Misys. We will focus on further expanding our presence in the region by enhancing our product portfolio and targeting key high-growth market segments,” adds Harb.

John Guest, solution consulting director for the Middle East and Africa at Misys, adds: “[Harb’s] extensive experience in the regional market will give us greater leverage to address the evolving demands of our clients in the Middle East. Our efforts to invest in the best talent available are crucially important as the Islamic marketplace continues to open new business products.”