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About Us

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Babar Iqbal

Chief Executive Officer Halal Certification

Halal Certification Organisation (HCO) is an independent halal certification body which uniquely comprises of a multitude of industry experienced professionals and experts in their disciplines who oversee the vision, progress and governance of the organisation. The Independent Halal Certification Advisory Board includes Islamic theologians, medical practitioners, veterinary surgeons, pharmacists, food technologists, microbiologists and a social scientist.

HCO’s goal is the consistent delivery of halal, healthy and hygienic standards in consumables including meat, food, beverages, pharmaceuticals and cosmetic Industry in line with their national laws and Islamic dietary compliance laws. These are international standards recognised throughout the world. The strength of HCO’s training is ensured independently through a ‘Centre of Excellence in Halal Compliance and Training’ (CEHCT). HCO’ s goal is promoting education and awareness programmes within industry and with consumers.

HCO serves the Muslim community by providing halal product assurance from farm to fork through production staff training, trained inspectors, technical auditors and managers.

We promote and advocate evidence based practice in achieving our objectives. HCO is an investor in people and proactively contributes towards communities.

Our Team.

We are successful because of our wonderful team

Management Committee

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Babar Iqbal

CEO

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Dr. Amer Rashid

Technical Director / Auditor

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Dr. Mah Hussain Gambles

Quality Lead / Auditor

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Adeel Iqbal

Head of Operations

Impartiality Committee

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Masood Khawaja

(Halal Expert & Industry)

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Asad Mumtaz

FCCA, MCom & MBA
(Financial and industry expert)

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Dr. Jason Aldiss

D.V.M, MRCVS
(Industry & Regulatory expert)

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Dr. Claire White

DVM, MSc, MRCVS
(Industry, national trainer and Regulatory experts)

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Mr. Imran Nauth

BA (Hons.) Islamic Studies, PGCE, LLB (Hons.) Law, LPC, LLM 
(Sharia Expert)

Sharia Board

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Dr.Mohammad Khalid

Sharia Auditor

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Dr Zahid Parvez

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Dr. Abdul Majid

Sharia Auditor

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Shaikh Tauqir

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Muhammad Sajid Ali Ghori

Sharia Auditor

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AbdulRahman Amer

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Mulana Qari Sheikh Noor Ul Hassan

Sharia Auditor

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