tomas_guerreroThe Director of Instituto Halal Madrid, Mr. Tomás Guerrero, is, for the second consecutive year, among the 500 most influential leaders of the Islamic Economies, according to the guide “’Islamica 500: The Leaders of the Islamic Economy”, presented today in the Hilton Hotel Dubai, within the framework of the Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES 2016).

The Guide has been edited by consultancy firms IsFin-Islamic Market Advisors and Path Solutions, supported by Forbes Middle East. It compiles the biographies of the 500 most influential people on Muslim-majority economies, including the main Islamic bank CEOs, or those of the biggest Halal Food, Tourism or Cosmetics companies in the world.

Tomás Guerrero Blanco (Badajoz, 1986) is the Head of the Instituto Halal Office in Madrid, associate researcher in the IE Business School-Sovereign Wealth Lab, WIEF young leader, general director of Halal International Tourism, Senior Associate for Spain & Latin America in DinarStandard, associate researcher in Tufts University-The Fletcher Network for Sovereign Wealth and Global Capital and PhD candidate at Universidad Carlos III Madrid. His main research topics are the Halal Industry, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Frontier Markets. He is BA in Law and Economy and MA in Economic Development and Growth by Universidad Carlos III Madrid.

For Mr. Guerrero, «to be part of this guide is an acknowledgement to the work the Halal Institute has been developing in promoting the concept and the Halal market in Spain, which reinforces and consolidates the image of the Institute and of those Halal-certified companies operating at international level”.

Instituto Halal, with headquarters in Córdoba (Spain), is the main halal certification body for services and products intended for Muslim consumers, with a 15-year career and more than 300 clients in Spain, including Repsol, Mondelēz o Alanda Hotel Marbella. The Institute is dedicated to the promotion of a standardized halal market in Spain, through initiatives, actions and projects which favour the integration of the halal lifestyle as a global concept. The term “halal” makes reference to products and services which comply with Islam, and means “permitted, healthy, ethical, non-abusive” and therefore, beneficial for human beings, animals and the environment.