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Recognising Excellence

Crescent Leaders is the annual publication which celebrates excellence in addressing and investing in sustainability in the Muslim world. Printed in London, the global publication is distributed to business leaders at prestigious international events on four continents, high traffic UK business centres and to thought leaders from the public and private sectors in the UK, USA, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.



Crescent Leaders is not advertorial content.

Each interview that we conduct will be published and the length of the coverage of an interview or story will solely depend on merit and the editorial value of their information to our readers and event partners. Our editorial areas of interest are:

  • Sustainability

  • ESG investing

  • Impact Investing

Each within the context of Shariah compliance and the potential that Islamic investors can have in achieving the UN SDGs.




Editor in Chief

A publisher and editor with over a decade of experience in the production and curation of international content. She has had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing members of the highest echelon of international business and politics including but not limited to Jim Yong Kim, Baron Boateng, Andrea Orlando, Sheikh Abdulla bin Saoud Al Thani, Pier Carlo Padoan, Claudio Costamagna, Tunku Tan Sri Imran, Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Dato’ Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim, Jeffrey Cheah, and Adel Mustafawi.

Having produced content which promoted investment opportunities in Islamic markets for many years, Sophia became fascinated by the potential that Shariah compliant investing could have on the planet, should it not be so focused on real estate or Oil and Gas. Since 2019 she has been working on the development of Crescent Leaders, a high brow publication which will finally celebrate those in Islamic economies who have diversified their portfolios and embraced the UN SDGs.


Senior Reporter

Heba Hashem is an Arabic and English-speaking journalist based in Dubai, the UAE. Over the last 13 years, she has been working with publications around the world to craft stories that inspire action, including Salaam Gateway, Reuters, Gulf News, New African, the UAE Ministry of Interior’s 999 Magazine, and Global Citizen. She counts interviews with Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, Suhail Al Mazroui, the UAE's Minister of Energy, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Azi, Malaysia's Minister of Tourism & Culture, Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the UAE to the United States, among the most important in her
extensive back-catalogue.



Digital Lead

Sohaib Amjad was born in Lahore, Pakistan but brought up in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from the Private University, Lahore and has enjoyed a fruitful career since, in web development, site management and social media strategy and delivery.

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