Moustafa Fahour OAM

Bachelor of Business 2001

Moustafa Fahour OAM is currently the Executive General Manager at Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG), one of the leading diversified international contractors in the Middle East and North Africa and is based in Dubai, UAE. Moustafa is also the Founder & Director of the Islamic Museum of Australia (IMA).

He has over 13 years of experience in the banking industry and management, particularly in both direct investments and management of ultra-high net worth individuals and family groups globally and formerly held positions with Macquarie Private Bank, National Australia Bank, UBS and Citigroup.

Moustafa spends much time in community work, focused on the IMA. The IMA is Australia's first Islamic museum and is a not for profit foundation. It was officially opened on 28 February 2014. Within months of opening its doors, the IMA was recognised in the Museum Australia 2014 MAGNAs (Museum and Galleries National Awards).

Moustafa is the author of Boundless Plains: The Australian Muslim Connection and The Journey: Establishing Australia's First Islamic Museum and is the Executive Producer of the Boundless Plains: The Australian Muslim Connection documentary.

In January 2015, Moustafa received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to the visual arts and cross-cultural relations. He was also selected in The World's Most Influential Young Arabs under the age of 40 by Arabian Business in 2015, as one of Melbourne's Top 100 Influential People by The Age, as Muslim Man of the Year 2011 and as Volunteer of the Year 2011 by the Australian Muslim Achiever Awards (AMAA). The IMA was awarded the Best Muslim Organisation and the Best New Muslim Organisation for 2011 by the AMAA.