Dean of the Economics Department,
Sakarya University, Turkey
The 1997 award went to Prof. Dr. Sabahattin Zaim for his pioneering
the origination of Modern Islamic Banking with Dr. Ahmad Al-Najjar and
the organization of Islamic Development Bank while teaching at King
Abdul-Azeez University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Zaim also served in many Industrial Chairmanship of Board of Directors,
an in many Turkish Government Committees.
He is also one of the economic advisors of Turkish Government.