Linar Yakupov is marked out in ISLAMICA 500, the unique project of ISFIN, the largest consulting organization for the Islamic financial markets.
In ISLAMICA 500, data on leading experts in area of Islamic economy and the "halal" industry from around the world are published. The peculiar guide contains curriculum vitae about each of experts, whose efforts and achievements formed the basis of development of the Islamic economy on a global scale. The encyclopedia contains information on pioneers of the Islamic finance world, Muslims and non-Muslims, men and women who represents a range economy sectors: finance, science, business, politics, the international relations, the law, mass media and the capital markets – all the areas that exert influence on Islamic economy.
The president of Islamic Business and Finance Development Fund (IBFD Fund) Linar Yakupov became one of the first Russian experts who joined such a significant Islamic finance project. Linar Yakupov has graduated from the faculty of economy and management of the International Islamic university of Malaysia. He is the founder of the annual International economic summit of Russia and the countries of OIC (KazanSummit) which is carried out in the Russian Federation since 2009. Since 2010, he is the head of the Islamic Business and Finance Development Fund, the center of competence in Islamic business and finance of Russia.