Saturna Capital Corporation, Bellingham, WA, is the investment adviser and administrator for the Amana Funds. Saturna Capital Corporation's discount brokerage subsidiary, Saturna Brokerage Services, Inc., distributes Amana Funds.
Board of Trustees
Amana Mutual Funds Trust began operations in 1986. The Trust is managed by a Board of Trustees that includes business owners and prominent members of the community:
Talat M. Othman
Chairman & Independent Trustee
Talat Othman is the Trust's independent chairman, having joined the board in 2001. Mr. Othman is the CEO of Grove Financial, Inc. (Chicago), an international investment management firm focused on the Middle East. He has a distinguished career as a board member and leader of various international banking and business organizations, charitable, government and educational institutions, and Islamic groups.
Iqbal Unus, PhD
Iqbal Unus has served since Amana's inception. Currently Director of the Fairfax Institute (Washington DC area), Dr. Unus has a long management career in Islamic education and service institutions. He is the former Dean of Students/Registrar at the School of Islamic and Social Sciences (Leesburg, VA).
Miles K. Davis, PhD
Miles Davis is an associate professor of management and director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship at Shenandoah University (Winchester, VA). Dr. Davis is active in the microfinance movement, and lectures regularly in the U.S., Africa, and Europe.
M. Yaqub Mirza, PhD
Yaqub Mirza suggested the concept of an Islamic equity mutual fund in 1984. He is the CEO of Sterling Management Group, Inc. (Herndon, VA), a venture capital, securities management and real estate investment firm. Dr. Mirza has served on the boards of public and private corporations, and has been actively involved with agriculture and technology businesses in several countries. He serves as a leader of numerous charities, and lectures on both entrepreneurialism and philanthropy.
Ronald H. Fielding, MA, MBA, CFA
Ronald H. Fielding has worked in the mutual fund industry as a portfolio manager and senior officer of fund advisers for over 25 years. He has served on the board of Investment Company Institute Mutual Insurance for 15 years, and is currently chairman. He has taught courses in finance and economics in Rochester, NY. He has served on philanthropic and educational institution boards.
Nicholas F. Kaiser, MBA, CFA
Nicholas Kaiser is president of the Trust and the portfolio manager of the Amana Income, Amana Growth, and Amana Developing World Funds. He is chairman of Saturna Capital Corporation, Amana's investment adviser and administrator. For over 30 years, Mr. Kaiser and his firms have provided investment management, administration, accounting, servicing, marketing, and other services to mutual funds.