The Halal Accreditation Council (Guarantee) Limited is an organization incorporated under the Companies’ Act No. 7 of 2007 as a Company Limited by Guarantee. It focuses on providing services resulting from a professional management process guided by international best practices and contemporary corporate governance.
Overview of HAC
- Founded by 11 "Founder Members" as a Company Limited by Guarantee
- A team of about 40 fulltime staff engaged in day to day operations.
- Audits are carried out for all Halal certified products of over 230 companies located across Sri Lanka.
- Our certification is recognized and accepted in almost all countries in the world due to HAC's affiliation with other reputed membership of International Halal authorities.
- Many leading brands in the country are Halal certified by HAC
The Founder Members
The HAC was founded by eleven founder members representing diverse backgrounds including academia, business, professional organizations, medicine and technology. The founder members are well accomplished individuals with high standing and recognition in Sri Lankan society as well as in the international community.
The Founder Members are:
Prof. M. H. Rezvi Sheriff
Prof. of Medicine; Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine; Founder Chairman, Western Infirmary Hospital, Colombo
Dr. Aboobacker Haroon
Bachelor of Medicine; Director of Amana Bank PLC and Amana Takaful PLC, Chairman for Lucky Group of Companies
Mr. M. Mohammed Zuhair
Lawyer – President’s Counsel, Former Member of Parliament of Sri Lanka (1990-2000)
Mr. A. Fazal Issadeen
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.); Managing Director, Datamation Systems (Private) Ltd
Mr. M. Muslim Salahudeen
Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Mushan Holdings and Mushan International
Mr. M. H. Mohamed Fazal
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, American Premium Water Systems (Pvt) Ltd
Mr. R. M. Fouzul Hameed
Chairman and Managing Director Hameedia Group
Mr. M. Rameez Nalir
Justice of Peace, Proprietor DRESSPOINT; President – Dehiwela Mt’ Lavinia Masjid Federation
- M. Ali Fatharally
Management Accountant and Investment Banker; Director – Global commodity Solutions (Pvt) Limited; Director
M. H. Mohamed Hisham
Management Professional, Entrepreneur and Social Activist. Co-founder Tellida (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka
Mr. M. A. Ahmed Irfan
Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at EFL; Founder – Innovation Quotient (Pvt) Limited; Lecturer Birmingham City University - MBA
The Board of Management
The Board of Management of HAC consists of academically and professionally qualified, well experienced and multi-talented professionals providing corporate governance guidance for the sustenance and improvement of the Council’s operations with a more direct and hands-on approach. Directors in the Board of Management are:
- Mr. Ali Fatharally (Chairman)
- Dr. Aboobacker Haroon
- Mr. T. K. Azoor
- Mr. Farman Nizar
- Mr. M. U. M. Hussain
The Compliance Committee
The Compliance Committee’s role is to set out and approve the Halal-standards for the HAC certification processes based on appropriate religious rulings pertaining to permissibility of certified products for consumption. The Committee is composed of learned scholars who regularly meet along with professionals of scientific and technical backgrounds to review, monitor and to continuously improve HAC’s Halal standards.
Members of Compliance Committee are:
- Ash Sheikh Mufthi K. H. M. A. Mafaz
- Ash Sheikh M. Akram Nooramith
- Ash Sheikh M. Abdullah
- Ash Sheikh Insaf Mashood
Committee for Safeguarding Impartiality
The prime role of the CSI (aka: Impartiality Committee) periodically review activities of HAC certification process and related activities are being carried out in a professional and systematic manner to avoid recognizable threats to impartiality such as potential conflict of interests, bias, partiality, unfair treatment, etc.
HAC shall demonstrate adherence to and maintenance of impartiality in all its activities with implementation of standards, operating procedures, guidelines etc.
Members of Committee for Safeguarding Impartiality are:
- Mr. M. N. A. Mubarak (Chairman)
- Mr. Annes Junaid
- Alhaj Aslam Othman
- Ash Sheikh
- Mr. Ali Fatharally
Complaints & Appeals Management Committee
The role of CAMC is to uphold the Complaints and Appeals Management Policy which shall reflect responsibility, transparency, timeliness and impartiality in the manner of handling, resolving and documenting complaints and appeals. HAC takes serious note of complaints and appeals, considering its importance as:
- A means to detect deficiencies in its client services, related internal processes
- A means to gauge the level of customer satisfaction
- An opportunity to effect continuous process improvement and customer satisfaction levels
Members of Complaints and Appeals Management Committee are:
- Ali Fatharally
- M. U. M. Hussain
- Ash Sheikh Zain Nooramith