Ishrat is the holder of an Honours degree in Civil Engineering from Imperial College of Science & Technology, London. He obtained his Associateship of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. UK and possesses a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, Australia.
Mr. Rauff counts almost twenty years in the financial industry in areas as diverse as Stockbroking, Corporate Credit, Foreign Exchange Trading, Treasury Management, Fund Management and Investment Banking. He specialises in the field of Islamic Finance, having spent a decade in the industry and being responsible for the start-up of three companies within the same group in the areas of Investment Banking, Asset Management and Stockbroking. He has served in the capacity of CEO in these organisations and also served on the Boards of several companies in a group that pioneered Islamic Finance in Sri Lanka.
He serves on the Board of UTO and is largely responsible for directing its strategy.