Naeem holds a Master of Science in Islamic Banking and Finance (Honors) from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. Additionally, Naeem also earned a Certified Zakat Professional (CeZP) certification from the International Institute of Islamic Business and Finance (IIIBF) from Malaysia, a research institute under Bank Negara Malaysia (the Central Bank of Malaysia). Naeem has over 10 years of work experience in banking and finance. He is passionate about disseminating the knowledge of Islamic finance, which is proven by the fact that he traveled from the US to Malaysia for two years with his family to earn the Master’s degree.