Who’s Who in the Halal Industry: Meet the Industry Influencers

The Halal industry is surrounded by unique personalities that have over decades, influenced and impacted the positive growth of the industry.  Being a global community, the industry leaders consist of people from around the world, who have in so many ways, contributed to the industry while also becoming the spotlights and faces of Halal industry.

We may not have covered every influencer in this giant industry, but here are a few that are successfully building legacies in their own unique ways.

Jalel Aossey

Jalel Aossey

President Islamic Services Of America ISA) 

United States

Jalel Aossey is the current President of the Islamic Services of America ISA. For 7 years, the experienced executive has accumulated experiences in both domestic and international Halal industry markets.  Over a period of time, Aossey has led ISA through multiple phases of business development and growth.

The 49 year old has networked with competent people that share the same goal of aiming to achieve growth for personal and business purposes. He has presented Halal topics at a number of international food shows and conferences over the past two decades.

"My guiding philosophy in business and life: Hold true to your faith and character during the trials and hardships of life, for no matter the trial, it is only temporary if you believe and strive toward a better future ahead."  he wrote on his Linkedin page.

Islamic Services of America (ISA) is a leading Halal Certification body in the United States and the first in North America. Halal certification and auditing services has made ISA a globally recognized symbol of Halal expertise.

Ronni Faizal Tann.

Ronnie Faizal Tan

Executive in Residence,Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SMCCI-Halal Industrialisation)


Ronnie Faizal started his journey in the Halal industry 11 years ago as the Director of a Singapore-based My Outlets group of companies; an establishment that focuses on Halal food, beverages and consumer products.

A Chinese-Muslim, Ronnie has over the years, accumulated experiences as well as a strong network of industry experts. He has attended several international forums, conferences and media interviews where he shared his bulk of knowledge on his Halal experiences.

Ronnie has received a number of awards and recognition, including top Entrepreneur Award Finalists in The Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce in 2016, MyOutlets being a top finalist for OCBC Emerging Enterprise in 2017 and the most viewed Founders on LinkedIn in Singapore for 2017. He joined HAO Mart Pte Ltd as Vice President in Operations, and he set up “HAO Halal Hub” in 2018.

Halal sign.

He is presently the Executive in Residence (EIR) for Halal Industrialisation as appointed by the Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SMCCI).

Ronnie dreams of taking a lead in the global Halal industry. Over time, he has networked with leading Halal industry participants to create a global seamless marketplace where the Halal market would be within reach to everyone around the globe. 

Salama Evans

Founder, HalalFocus.net

Advisory Board Member for OneAgrix

United Kingdom.

Salama is the Founder and Managing Editor for HalalFocus.net, a B2B halal and ethical news website that started 19 years ago. HalalFocus attempts to keep the Halal industry abreast of emerging trends in the Islamic/Halal Economy.

She is also an advisory board member at OneAgrix; an e-commerce technology deemed the world’s largest agricultural and Halal ecosystem infrastructure project which attempts to curb food insecurity and challenges. Through governmental collaborations and other technology companies, OneAgrix has established a digital ecosystem. 

Salama Evans from HalalFocus.

Salama has a track record of working with magazines in Malaysia, Brunei and the US. Not only has she attended many Halal conferences, she strives to create opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs and to bring the Halal industry to the spotlight of mainstream business. 

Speaking on her vision about HalalFocus, she wrote: "It is essential for all mankind today to have awareness of the SDGs relative to the work and lifestyle they lead, and contribute to them in some way small or large while we still can make a change."

Ahmad Shaiful Alwi

Halal Professional Trainer 


Ahmad Shaiful Alwi is a Certified Halal Professional Trainer that has accumulated about 3 decades of experience in the Halal industry. He has become diverse and familiar with sectors including pharmaceutical, retail and wholesale pharmacy, hospital, franchise, direct selling, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) marketing and manufacturing industries.

Ahmed Shaiful Alwi.

For 13 years now, he has served as a Board Member of the Islamic & Strategic Studies Institute (ISSI). Alwi has also carried out various Halal based training, audits, workshops and presented in numerous seminars and halal programs.  Aside from that, he has also covered Halal requirements, marketing, Halal cosmetics, Halal logistics and warehouse, halal pharmaceutical and food, halal audit and GMP requirements. 

Alwi is also part of many Halal technical committees as industry experts in government agencies such as Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC), Performance Management Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), Prime Minister’s Department, and National Occupancy Skills Standard (NOSS), Ministry of Human Resource. 

Islamic Services of America (ISA) is a leading USA based Halal certification and auditing organization serving companies, the community, and the Halal industry for over 45 years. Contact ISA at isa@isahalal.com or visit the ISA website for more information at https://www.isahalal.com/

Written and submitted by Cush Consulting Group for ISA, Inc.

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