Sheikh Yaqouby is a prominent, highly-respected Islamic Sharia scholar and a successful businessman from the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Sheikh Yaqouby is a member of the Ithmaar Bank and the IB Capital Sharia Supervisory Boards.
He is a member of the Sharia Board of the AAOIFI, a member of the Sharia Advisory Board of the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) and Chairman or a member of the Sharia Supervisory Boards of several banks, Islamic financial institutions, investment funds and international banks in the GCC region, Arab countries and around the world.
In 2007, the King of Bahrain, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, awarded Sheikh Yaqouby the Order Merit in recognition of his services in Bahrain and abroad. Sheikh Yaqouby has also received the Euromoney award for Innovation in Sharia Supervision, as well as the Malaysian Islamic Banking award and other awards.
Sheikh Yaqouby holds many academic, appreciation and honorary degrees. He has authored a large number of books.