Dr Sairally holds a PhD (Economics) from Loughborough University, UK; Masters (Distinction) in Islamic Studies (Islamic finance) from Portsmouth University, UK; BSc in Economics and Finance, University of New South Wales, Australia under Commonwealth Scholarship. She also holds a Diploma in Islamic finance from the Markfield Institute of Higher Education (MIHE), UK.


Dr. Salma Sairally joined the International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) in May 2011 – a research centre established by Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank) and forming part of the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She currently holds the position of Research Consultant and is also the Editor of the ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance (a bi-annual refereed Journal). At present, she is the Project Co-ordinator for the two forthcoming textbooks being published by ISRA on the Islamic Capital Market and Sukuk.

Consultancy Work 

Dr Sairally is a partner and trainer in Islamic Banking and Finance at the Latiff Mohamudally Institute of Management, a private training institution in Mauritius. She also acted as Economic Analyst at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Government of Mauritius, for 7 years.

Dr Sairally has provided consultancy services in Islamic finance to a number of financial institutions, namely the Stock Exchange of Mauritius, Investec Bank (Mauritius) and the Seychelles International Business Authority (SIBA), Seychelles.

Training Expertise 

She has provided training to employees of most banks in Mauritius in the area of Islamic banking and finance. Dr Sairally has published and presented various papers in Islamic banking and finance at international conferences, including Mauritius, Indonesia, Malaysia, UK and Japan.