Umar Munshi
CEO & Founder
Ethis Group

Umar Munshi is a social entrepreneur from Singapore. His entrepreneurship journey includes stints in Singapore, Jakarta, Jeddah and Kuala Lumpur. Munshi is the co-founder of Ethis Group, which includes Ethis Indonesia, an award-winning Islamic Property Crowdfunding platform that brings together retail crowdinvestors, Islamic institutions and impact investors to fund Social Housing developments. Its 27,000-strong community has invested in projects to build more than 6,000 homes for needy families.

In Malaysia, Ethis Ventures launched its flagship platform Global Sadaqah, an Islamic Social Finance crowdfunding marketplace in 2018. Ethis Ventures was also recently awarded Malaysia’s firstIslamic Equity Crowdfunding license, which is targeted to launch in 2020.Munshi is passionate about spreading the appreciation of Islamic Fintech to create socio-economic benefit, and he enjoys speaking at events and webinars.

Panelist for Growth of Innovative Ideas in Islamic Finance Session