Alumnus of the Year 2014: Mohammed Amin (1969)

After graduating in mathematics from Clare College, Mohammed Amin spent a year teaching before training as a chartered accountant. For 33 years Amin practiced as a tax advisor, most recently spending 19 years as a tax partner in Price Waterhouse, now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He was the first Muslim to be admitted to the Price Waterhouse partnership in the UK.

He specialised in international tax and the taxation of derivatives and foreign exchange, and for four years he led the firm’s UK finance and treasury tax network. Before his retirement at the end of 2009, Amin was PwC’s head of Islamic finance in the UK and a member of PwC’s four person Global Islamic Finance Leadership Team. He has presented on Islamic finance around the world as well as advising the UK Government. From 2003 until he retired, Amin was an elected member of PwC’s 15-person Supervisory Board.

In retirement, as well as Islamic finance consulting and writing, Amin spends most of his time “giving back” to the community by writing, speaking, informal mentoring and active involvement in a number of organisations. He is vice-chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum and treasurer of the Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester. On several occasions he has been listed as one of the hundred most influential Muslims in the UK. His website, which contains considerable information about his activities, and his perspectives on Islam in the UK can be found at

Watch his speech at half-way hall below:



Alumnus of the Year 2014 from Clare Alumni on Vimeo.