RECIPIENTS OF IIUM AWARD – 2012

DATO’ SRI DR. MOHD IRWAN SERIGAR ABDULLAH

Name :  Dato’ Sri Dr. Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah

Date of Birth : 7 March 1957

Place of Birth : Kota Bahru, Kelantan

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

: B.A (Honors), Population Studies University of Malaysia, M.Sc. Energy, Management and Policy University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia USA, PhD in Economics IIUM, Advanced Management Program, 174 Harvard Business School, Spring 2008.

CURRENT POST

: Secretary General of Treasury

WORK EXPERIENCE

: Appointed to the Malaysian Administrative and Diplomatic Service (PTD) as Assistant Director, Regional Economics Division Economic Planning Unit, Prime Dept KL., Assistant Director, Industry Division-Economic Planning Unit, Senior Assistant Director Energy Division of Economic Planning Unit, Senior Assistant Director Privatization Division, Economic Planning Unit, Principal Assistant Secretary (2003), Head of Econometrics Section (2004), Head of Multi Lateral Relations (2006), Deputy Under Secretary (Macro) (2007), Under Secretary (2008) at Economics and International Division, Ministry of Finance, Deputy Secretary General (Policy) Ministry of Finance (2011), and Secretary General of Treasury (2012).

AWARDS/RECOGNITION/PRIZE

:Darjah Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (S.S.A.P), Darjah Cemerlang Seri Melaka (D.C.S.M), Dato’ Paduka Setia Mahkota Kelantan (D.P.S.K), Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (D.I.M.P), Drajah Sultan Ahmad Pahnag (S.A.P), Economic Planning Unit, Excellence Service Award (1989), Prime Minister’s Department, Excellence Service Award (1989) Economic Planning Unit, Excellence Service Award (1996) Ministry of Finance, Excellence Service Award (2005), Best Paper Award (2003) in the First International Conference of the Asian Academy of Applied Business.

 

TAN SRI DATO’ KHALID BIN ABU BAKAR

Deputy Chief of Police

YDH. Tan Sri Dato ‘Sri Khalid bin Abu Bakar was born on 5 September 1957 in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. He joined the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) On December 5, 1976 as a Probationary Inspector. After completing basic training he was transferred to Bukit Aman Narcotics Branch. Tan Sri Dato ‘Sri Khalid bin Abu Bakar holds a Bachelor of Laws from the International Islamic University Malaysia. She is married to Puan Sri Datin Sri Imran Binti Ibrahim and had four children.

YDH. Tan Sri Dato ‘Sri Khalid bin Abu Bakar has extensive experience in the police, particularly in Narcotics. He also served as the Head of Contingent Management Pahang, Kuantan district police chief, police chief and Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, apart from the Deputy Director of the Criminal Investigation Department in Bukit Aman.

On October 25, 2010, Tan Sri Dato ‘Sri Khalid bin Abu Bakar was appointed as Director of the Department of Homeland Security and Public Order (KDN / KA). On April 15th 2011, he was appointed as Deputy Chief of Police. YDH. Tan Sri Dato ‘Sri Khalid bin Abu Bakar also has extensive international exposure and has attended various courses and capacity building programs overseas, particularly in Australia, Japan, Thailand, Canada and the Netherlands. He also attended Wolfson Leadership Course at the University of Cambridge in the UK and beyond 29/10/2007 to 11/23/2007 he was pursuing the public sector (Premier) Series No. 18th. 42 007 at Page, Kuala Lumpur.

For his outstanding efforts and services to the Government, Tan Sri Dato Sri Khalid bin Abu Bakar has been awarded various degrees of greatness, with the highest star Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah (SSAP) which carries the title Dato ‘by the Sultan of Pahang, on 19 May 2011. in conjunction with the anniversary of King’s birthday DPS on June 2, 2012 YDH. Tan Sri Dato ‘Sri Khalid bin Abu Bakar was awarded federal titular commander CROWN LOYAL (PSM) which carries the title Tan Sri by His Majesty the King of the XIV

PROF. DATO’ DR. AZMI BIN OMAR

Islamic Development Bank Of Jeddah

Name : Prof. Dato’ Dr. Azmi Bin Omar

Date of Birth : 12 April 1959

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

: Doctor of Philosophy (1994), Finance University of Wales, Bangor, United Kingdom, Master of Business Administration (1985), Bachelor of Science (Finance) (1983) Northern Illinois University, United States of America, Diploma in Banking Studies (1980) MARA Institute of Technology, Malaysia

        Professor Azmi, the Director General of the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), Islamic Development Bank Group was formerly the Deputy Rector for Academic and Research at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He has also served as the Dean at the Faculty of Economics & Management Sciences, Dean of Corporate Strategy and Quality Assurance and Dean of Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance. He obtained his Bachelor and Master degrees in Finance from Northern Illinois University, USA and PhD from Bogor University, United Kingdom. Prior to joining IIUM, Professor Azmi worked at Bank Bumiputra Malaysia Berhad, now known as CIMB Bank. His teaching, research, publication and consultancy interests include Islamic banking and finance, Islamic capital market, portfolio management and Balanced Scorecard. He was the Chairmain of the IIUM Balanced Scorecard team, which led IIUM to be inducted in the coveted award of Hall of Fame in 2008,the second university in the world to be inducted in this prestigious group. Professor Azmi has advised a number of commercial and investment banks in Malaysia and abroad on Islamic Banking and Finance and sukuk. He had also been actively involved in advising universities in Malaysia and the region on Islamic banking and finance programs. He was formerly the Shariah adviser to Bank Rakyat Malaysia Berhad and Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia ( a micro-finance instituation) and a member of Investment Committee of Permodalan BSN Berhad ( a unit trust company) and chaired the Investment Committee of IIUM’s endowment fund. He may be contacted at azmiomar@isdb.org.

PROFESSOR DATO’ DR SANO KOUTOUB MOUSTAPHA

International Cooperation Minister Of Guinea

Name : Professor Dato’ Dr Sano Koutoub Moustapha

Nationality : Guinean

Date and Place of Birth : Conakry, 10 April 1966

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

: Doctorate of the State in Islamic Science ( Islamic Finance) with First Class.University of Zaitouna. Tunisia. Doctor of Philosophy in Laws (Usul al-Fiqh) with Distinction and recommendation for publication and translation. International Islamic University Malaysia.

        Master of Art (M.A) in Comparative Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh) with grade “excellent”. King Saud University Saudi Arabia. Post Graduate Diploma in Islamic Banking and Finance International Islamic University Malaysia. Higher Diploma in French Language with grade “Very Good”.  The Ministry of Education, France. Diploma in Arabic Language with grade “Excellent” King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. Bachelor of Education in Islamic Studies “ Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh” with grade “Excellent and First Class of Honors”. King Saud University,  Saudi Arabia.

AWARDS/RECOGNITION/PRIZE

: The Best Student of King Saud University, Riyadh 1989. More than 25 Gold medals in Cultural, Scientific and sport Competitions in King Saud University. The Quality Research Award for Best Research Year 2000/02 (University Level) IIUM. The Excellent Researcher Award for the Faculty of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, IIUM. Candidate for King Faisal International Award for Islamic Studies (Usul Fiqh) year 2005. Title of Datoship. Awarded by the His Royal Highness Sultan of Pahang in conjunction with his 77th birthday. Year 2007 Certificate of Appreciation from ISESCO in recognition of outstanding contribute to the promotion of higher education in the Muslim world 2008.

 

DATUK ROSNAH BINTI HJ ABDUL RASHID SHIRLIN
DATUK ROSNAH BINTI HJ ABDUL RASHID SHIRLIN

Deputy Minister of Health Malaysia

Name: Rosnah Binti Hj Abdul Rashid Shirlin

Title: Commissioner

Honorary titles: ADK, ASDK, Justice of Peace (JP), PGDK

Date of Birth: 10th July 1972

Place of Birth: Kota Belud, Sabah

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

: Bachelor In LLB (Hons), IIUM

WORK EXPERIENCE

: Admitted As A Partner Of Jeffrey Chu & Shirlin (2002), Attached As Legal Assistant At Jeffrey Chu & Shirlin (Aug 1999), Attached As Legal Assistant At Messrs Raj & Co. (May 98-July 99), Attached As Legal Assistant At Messrs Francis Liong & Co. (Sept 98), Admitted To Practise As An Advocate And Solicitor Of The High Court In Sabah & Sarawak (March 1997), Chambering At Messrs Francis Liong & Co. (February 1996)

Position held

Deputy Minister of Health, Malaysia, Puteri UMNO Malaysia Chief, MP P175 Show, Show Chairman Mayang P175, P175 Public Council Chairman, Chairman of the Cooperative P175 Show.

Positions held

: Chairman And Director Of Juwitabah Sdn. Ltd., Chief Of Puteri UMNO Papar, Malaysia Puteri Umno deputy chief, Chairman of Heritage Property, Puteri UMNO Exco Of Malaysia (2002-September 2004), External Company Secretary Of Safma, External Company Secretary Of Labuan Fisheries (M) Sdn. Ltd..

PROF. DATO’ SRI DR. ZALEHA KAMARUDDIN
PROF. DATO’ SRI DR. ZALEHA KAMARUDDIN

Rector of International Islamic University Malaysia

Name : Prof. Dato’ Sri Dr. Zaleha Kamaruddin

Date of Birth : 26th November 1961

Place of Birth : Raub, Pahang

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

: Bachelor of Law degree (Hons) at University of Malaya, Master in Comparative Laws at IIUM, Advanced Diploma in Shariah Law and Practice at IIUM, PhD Comparative Family Laws (Civil and Shariah) at University of London.

OCCUPATION

: Fifth Rector, International Islamic University Malaysia.

AWARDED MEDAL

:DPMS, DIMP in 2007, SSAP from HRH Sultan of Pahang which carries the titile of Dato’ Sri.

WORK EXPERIENCE

: Principal (Mudirah) of Sayydatina Khadijah Residential College, Deputy Dean of Student Affairs, Deputy Dean of Research Management Centre, Dean of Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Dean of Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, Deputy Director-General of the Institute for Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM).

INVOLVEMENT IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

: Member of the Board of Governors for Asian Law institute based at National University of Singapore, panel member for the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (Law Programmes), Ministry of Higher Education, member of Governance and Law Cluster under the National Council of Professors, Chief Editor of Tafhim: IKIM Journal of Islam and the Contemporary World, member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Muslim Unity (IIUM), Journal of Governance and Law (UUM), Journal of Shariah and Law (IIUI), refree of International Journal of Economic, Social and Global Studies, International University of Sarajevo member of the Selangor State Council of Religious Affairs (MAIS), member of the Technical Committee on Shariah and Civil Laws, Department of Islamic Religious Affairs, Prime Ministers Department, member in the National Religious Council.

AWARDS/RECOGINITION/PRIZE

:2004 and 2005 award by the university on Quality Day, the Excellent Researcher Award (Kulliyyah Level) and won the Excellent Research Award (Kulliyyah Level) in2008 for their effort documenting development of Family Law and Succession Law in Malaysia for Kluwer Law International, an international publisher based in the Netherlands.

 

DATO’ DR NIK NORZRUL THANI BIN NIK HASSAN THANI
DATO’ DR NIK NORZRUL THANI BIN NIK HASSAN THANI

TAN SRI DATO ‘KHALID BIN ABU BAKAR

Dato’ Dr Nik Norzrul Thani Bin Nik Hassan Thani is the Chairman of ZICOlaw and Senior Partner of Zaid Ibrahim & Co. ( Malaysia’s largest law firm )  and a member of ZICOlaw – ASEAN’s first legal & professional service network with offices in Singapore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Melbourne and Sydney as well as associate offices in Jakarta and Phnom Penh. He is also a director of several public listed, as well as government linked companies.

Dato’ Dr Nik holds a Ph.D in Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies ( SOAS) , University of London and is a Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn. In addition, he also possesses a Post-Graduate Diploma in Syariah Law and Practice ( with distinction ) from the International Islamic University Malaysia. He is also a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia ( FINSIA ).

Dato’ Dr Nik has been listed in International Financial law Review ( IFLR ) Guide to the world’s leading Islamic finance lawyers. He has also been named as ALB Hot 100 Pre-eminent Asia-Pasific Lawyers by the Asian Legal Business magazine.

Previously, he was working in a firm of accountants and at a bank ( Maybank ) in Kuala Lumpur. He was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Law School; Visiting Chevening Scholar at the Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies, Oxford University and is presently a Visiting Professor at University of Sydney. Dato’ Dr Nik was formerly the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Laws and Dean of Student Affairs and Development Division of International Islamic University Malaysia. Prior to joining Zaid Ibrahim & Co he was practicing with the international law firm, Baker & McKenzie.

Dato’ Dr Nik is the author of ‘’Legal  Aspects of The Malaysian Financial System’’ and co-author of  ‘’The law and Practice of Islamic Banking & Finance’’ as well as “ An Introduction to Islamic and Conventional Corporate Finance’’ ( all published by Sweet & Maxwell Asia ).

 

  1. ABDULLAH SHIHAM HASSAN

Chairman, Bank of Maldives (PLC)

Name : Dr. Abdullah Shiham Hassan

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

:  PhD, Law (2002-2008) International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)/AIKOL, Master of Comparative Laws (MCL) (2000-2002) International Islamic University Malaysia / AIKOL, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), (1994-1997) University of Tasmania / Faculty of Law.

        Dr. Abdullah Shiham Hassan is a highly qualified, multi-disciplined professional; he served the country as a diploma and he is widely known in Maldives as an Islamic Dhaaee, a lecture, a lawyer and a business executive.

        Dr. Shiham is an unparalleled expert on Islamic Banking in the Maldives and served as the Advisor to Central Bank on introducing Islamic Banking to Maldives. He is a Director of Amana Takaful Maldives, the only Sharia complaint insurance company in the Maldives and is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bank of Maldives PLC.

        Dr. Shiham is a Senior Lecturer of Maldives National University’s Faculty of Shari’ah and Law and a founding member of the Figh Academy of Maldives. In 2009 he established Institute of Islamic Finance Maldives (I.I.F.M) and serves as the Managing Director.

        Dr. Shiham graduated from the University of Tasmania, Australia with a Bachelor of Laws in 1997. After graduation he served the Government of Maldives before enrolling at International Islamic University, Malaysia to read for Master of Comparative Law. He obtained his Master of Comparative Laws degree specialising in Islamic Insurance (Takaful) and completed his Doctor of Philosophy at International Islamic University, Malaysia, specialising in Islamic Banking Regulation and Supervision.

    1. AMER BUKVIC

CEO of Bosna Bank International (BBI)

Amer Bukvic,CEO of Bosna Bank International (BBI) received his bachelor’s degree from the International Islamic University (IIUM) in Kuala Lumpur and his Master’s degree from the International University of Japan where he was the recipient of the “Monbusho Scholar Award”. In addition, he completed Executive Education Program at Islamic Development Bank Group (IDBG) and Management Development Program at the Center for Management Development of London Business School.

        He began his career working for the IDB Group where he got exposure in trade financing operations, project finance operations and investment insurance in 57 member countries of the IDB Group. Prior to taking position with Bosna Bank International, first as Deputy Director General in 2004 and subsequently as the CEO in 2006, Mr. Bukvic was teaching Economics and business management at the International University of Sarajevo (IUS).

        During the tenure as CEO, BBI solidified its market position in all segments of business , positioned itself among the ten best performing banks in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and has been awarded “Super Brand” award for the best image among financial institutions. He co-founded the Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF) (described by the Turkish Prime Minister R.T. Erdogan as the ‘Balkan Davos’) which has been arguably the largest International investment conference to be held in southeast Europe in recent times.

        Mr. Bukvic was presented with the prestigious ‘Person of the Year’ award in 2010 by the Daily Newspaper ‘San’ in Bosnia and Herzegovina for his contribution to economic development while Independent Accreditation Agency declared him as ‘Best manager’ in B & H and Southeast Europe conferring him the award for achieving significant business success, profitability, innovativeness and the best management practices in banking industry. Bukvic was also awarded the ‘Medallion of the City of Sarajevo’ in 2011 for his contribution to raising international profile and development of the City and in 2012 the Charter of International League of Humanists- the highest recognition “Aurelio Peccei” for humane and ethical human resources management, contribution to creation of new jobs, prosperity and attraction of foreign direct investments in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

    1. ASSOC. PROFESSOR IBRAHIM KALIN

Advisor to the Prime Minister of Turkey

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

: (2002) PhD, George Washington University, The Human Science Program Dissertation, Knowledge as Appropriation, Sadr al-Din al-Shirazi (Mulla Sadra) on the Unification of the Intellect and the Intelligible. Advised by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Peter Caws, Alf Hiltebeitel, Oliver Leaman, Mahdi Aminrazavi, (1995)M.A, International Islamic University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (1992) B.A, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, Faculty of letters, History.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

: Wabash Centre Summer Fellowship Program for Pre-tenured Faculity,2005. NEH Summer Stipend for the summer of 2004 for the project entitled “ A Dictionary of Islamic Philosophical Terms” The Templeton Award, Religion and Science Contest, February 1999. Article awarded “ From the Reign of Quantity to the Rediscovery of Reality. The Changing Concepts of Matter and the Religion-Science Controversy”.  Centre for Theology and Natural Sciences (CTNS) Science and Religion Course Program Award, May 2002, for the seminar course “Religion and Science, Traditional and Modern Encounters”.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP/AFFILIATION

: Centre for Islamic Studies (ISAM),(Turkey),Centre for Middle East Studies, Harvard University (USA), Alpha Theta Kappa Honors Society, Chapter Moderator, College of the Holy Cross (2004), American Academy of Religion (USA) Centre for Islam and Science (Canada), Iranian Academy of Philosophy (Iran), Editorial Board, The Usual Journal (Turkey), Editorial Board, Journal of Hadith Studies (Turkey), Editorial Board, Journal of Islamic Philosophy (muslimphilosophy.com) (USA).

 

DATO ‘HJH NORIAH KASNON

Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Women, Family and Community

Name: Noriah Binti Kasnon

Title: Dato ‘

Decoration: ROSLAN. HRDF. SMS. CBC

Date of Birth: January 2, 1964

Place of Birth: Burong River, Tanjung Karang, Selangor

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

: Bachelor of Science (Hons) Law IIUM

JOB

Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (20 November 2012- now), Deputy Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water (2009-19 November 2012), Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Information Malaysia (2004-2008), Member of the Parliament of Malaysia Area Sungai Besar, Selangor (2004-present)

WORK EXPERIENCE

Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Deputy Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA), Great River MP, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (the ministry), Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Information, Malaysia, the Attorney in his own law firm Noriah & CO. Advocates & Solicitors Sungai Besar, Selangor, Attorney at Messrs Asordin Ramli & Co. Sungai Besar, Selangor, Attorney at Messrs Loke Chew & Zainal, Bentong, Pahang, Being Officer While at Bank Negara Malaysia (Graduate Service Scheme), to become a teacher while for 3 conversation after STPM.

*SENATOR DATO ‘DR MASHITAH BINTI IBRAHIM

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department

Name: Senator Dato ‘Dr. Mashitah Binti Ibrahim

Date of Birth: October 9, 1964

Place of Birth: Alor Setar, Kedah Darul Aman

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

: B.A. Hons, Al-Azhar University, Egypt, International Islamic University MA, PhD University of Cairo, Egypt

WORK EXPERIENCE

: Served as Lecturer – (Asst. Professor) For 16 Years In International Islamic University Malaysia. (1988-2004), served as Parliamentary Secretary in the Prime Minister (2004-2008), Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister (2008 to date) , Appointed As a Senator from 2008 to 2013.

MEDALS AND AWARDS

: Primary Loyal Royal Kedah (DSDK) On 20 Januari2007, Primary Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) On October 24, 2000, the State Women Excellence Award Keah 2006.

PARTICIPATION IN POLITICS

: Member of Parliament for Baling (2004-2008), Chairman of the State Bureau of Religious Women’s UMNO Kedah (2008 to date), Baling Umno division chief of Women (2008), Wanita Umno branch chief Charuk Nau, Baling Division Commissioner Sayang Squad.

PARTICIPATION AND ACHIEVEMENT

: Member of Council of Islamic Religious Affairs (2000-2009), Member of the Council of the International Islamic University Malaysia 2000-2009, Member of the Advisory Board of Education coordinates and Religious Education (LEPAI) 2006-2014 (Appointment of Rulers), Chairman of Yayasan Darul Baling (DAR-LING), Patron of the Women Protection Home Baitul Fiqh, Chairman of the Association of Women’s service of love, the Chairman of the Council of Women and the Family (MPWK) Throw 2008-2013, 1Malaysia Defense Advisory Secretariat, Advisory Baling Aerobics Association, Advisory friendship Carnival And Trade Expo (KARSEP), Advisor Publications Album Mosque symbol of Islamic civilization in Malaysia.

MOHD KHAIR BIN NGADIRON

Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Institute of Translation & Books

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

: Master of Comparative Laws (MCL) IIUM, Bachelor of Laws (LLB) IIUM, Maktab Sultan Abu Bakar, Johor Bahru, School Muzaffar Shah, Felda Air Tawar 3, Kota Tinggi Johor.

DESIGNATION OF DIRECTORS / MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

: Book Kuala Lumpur City Corporation (KBKL), Global Movement Of Moderates Foundation (GMMF), Executive Chairman Bookstore 1 Malaysia (KBM).

WORK EXPERIENCE

Deputy Dean of Admissions and Records Department, UIA Matriculation Centre, Abu Bakar UIA College Fellow, Fellow of the College of Umar Al Khattab UIA.

EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION

: Lecturer Department of Law, Centre for Foundation Studies, IIUM, Pensyarahkuliyah Laws, IIUM, Assistant Lecturer Kuliyah Laws, IIUM.

AWARDS

2010: Arrangement Star Member Mangku Negara (AMN)

2008: MADUM Awards 2008

2005: Long Service Award (UIA)

2004: Award Jasamu Dikenang (UIA)

2003: Award Jasamu Dikenang (MADUM)

2001: Judge Awards Highest Class (MADUM)

PROF. DATO DR. AHAMED KAMEEL MYDIN MEERA

Name : Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meera

Title : Professor

Citizenship : Malaysia

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

: Ph.D. (Finance), University of North Texas, M. Econ. , International Islamic University Malaysia, B. Econ. (Hons.), International Islamic University Malaysia. Prof. Dr Ahamed Kameel is a well known and highly respected expert in the area of Islamic economics and finance. He is currently the Dean of the Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

 He holds a PhD degree in Finance from University of North Texas, Denton, Texas U.S.A. Upon receiving his PhD in 1996, he returned to IIUM, where he obtained his undergraduate and Masters degrees, and subsequently served I various positions, including Dean of Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Head for Department of Business Administration and Department of Finance.

Throughout his career, he has significantly contributed ideas and knowledge through papers, books and conferences. His work has garnered numerous international and national acknowledgement. This includes the 2003 Outstanding Paper Award for by the International Journal of Business and Economics, and more recently, the 2010 Highly Commended Award for by Emerald Literati Network.

His areas of interest and expertise include Money & Banking, Islamic Banking and Finance, International Finance, Finance Markets, Investment Analysis, Macro-Economics, Economics of Social Issues and Quantitative Methods. His current research interest is in money systems that includes the gold dinar. He is the author of the books ‘The Islamic Gold Dinar’, and ‘The Theft of Nations’ and edited ‘Real Money’.