M. Yaqub Mirza

M. Yaqub Mirza

M. Yaqub Mirza

M. Yaqub Mirza, PhD, parent BA '00, BA '09, is President and CEO of Sterling Management Group. 

Mirza is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Amana Mutual Funds (assets nearly $5.5 billion). He is a member of the Board of Directors, University Islamic Financial Corporation, which is a banking subsidiary, volunteers his time to Mason as a member of the CHSS Dean's Advisory Board, and a former member of the Board of Trustees, George Mason University Foundation, Inc. 

He is also a member of the Board of Trustees, the Executive Committee and Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee of Shenandoah University and advisor to the Byrd School of Business, Shenandoah University.

Mirza is president and trustee of the Center for Islam in the Contemporary World at Shenandoah University.

He is also a member of the Council of Advisors, Muslim Philanthropy Initiative at Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University.

He is the author of Five Pillars of Prosperity: Essentials of Faith-Based Wealth Building (White Cloud Press, 2014), and co-author of Heavenly Returns: What the Abrahamic Faiths Teach Us about Financial and Spiritual Well-Being, Amazon 2022.        

Mirza holds a PhD in Physics and MA in Teaching Science from the University of Texas at Dallas.