Mohammed Amin has on several occasions been listed as one of the hundred most influential Muslims in the UK. Born in Pakistan, he has lived in the UK far longer than most Muslims as he has been here since 1952.
Despite his parents being illiterate, Amin graduated in mathematics from Clare College, Cambridge and obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, with distinction, from Leeds University. After a year teaching, he trained as a chartered accountant, qualifying in 1977 after being placed fifth nationally in the PE1 examination out of over 4,000 candidates. In 1978 he qualified as a chartered tax advisor being awarded an examination distinction. In 1995 he became an associate member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. His Chartered Institute of Taxation fellowship thesis was awarded a medal for the best thesis submitted in 1999.
Amin was the first Muslim to be admitted to the Price Waterhouse partnership in the UK. For six years he was an elected member of PwC’s 15-person Supervisory Board, responsible for overseeing the firm’s management. He also served as PwC’s UK Head of Islamic Finance and was a member of PwC’s 4-person Global Islamic Finance Leadership Team.
In retirement, Amin focuses on building a cohesive society in the UK, helping individual Muslim and groups, and advancing interfaith understanding. In April 2016 he gave the second Annual Religious Freedom Lecture of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society UK and Ireland Chapter: “One Muslim’s Perspective on Religious Freedom.”
He is Chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum (part of the Conservative Party); Co-Chair of the Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester; Chairman of Curriculum for Cohesion; and Chairman Designate of the Istanbul Network for Liberty.
His work for the community was recognised by his selection as the Clare College Cambridge’s Alumnus of the Year 2014. In June 2016 he was awarded an MBE for services to Community Cohesion and Inter-Faith Relations in Greater Manchester.