Dr. Shehab is the Senior Economic Advisor to the Minister of Investment and International Cooperation. With over 17 years of experience in global industry, he is considered a domain expert in socially responsible investments. Previously, Dr. Marzban co-founded and managed Shekra, a crowdfunding solution supporting startups by providing education, legalities, funding, mentoring and monitoring processes. He received his PhD specializing in Shariah-compliant Portfolio Management from the University of Cologne in Germany. Dr. Shehab has published papers in the areas of Shariah-compliant crowdfunding, entrepreneurship, portfolio management and Islamic funds that have appeared in numerous prestigious international journals.