President, Saturna Sdn. Bhd

Monem Salam

Monem Salam is the President and Executive Director of Saturna Sdn. Bhd., Saturna Capital’s wholly-owned Malaysian subsidiary, and a Director at Saturna Capital. He received his degrees from the University of Texas: BA (Austin) and MBA (Dallas).

He worked as the Chief Investment Officer for ITG & Associates (Dallas) until 1999; then as a representative with Morgan Stanley (suburban Dallas) until joining Saturna Capital in June 2003. He served as the Director of Islamic investing and Deputy Portfolio Manager to the Amana Mutual Funds Trust until moving to Kuala Lumpur in 2012 to oversee Saturna Sdn. Bhd. Monem is Adjunct Professor at IE Business School and speaks at Islamic finance/investment conferences worldwide and he is co-author of ‘A Muslim’s Guide to Investing and Personal Finance’. Monem has authored the chapter on Islamic Investing in both “Contemporary Islamic Finance”, “Islamic Capital Markets” and contributes articles to leading Islamic financial magazines. As a mark of recognition of his achievements in Islamic economy, Monem was ranked among 500 of the Islamic world’s most prominent and influential leaders by ISLAMICA 500 in 2015.