Chairman, Shariah Advisory Council Bank Negara Malaysia & Securities Commission-Malaysia
Founder and Executive Chairman of Amanie Group. Currently serves as the Chairman of the Shariah Advisory Council at the Central Bank of Malaysia, the Securities Commission of Malaysia, and the First Abu Dhabi Bank.
He received the “Award of Excellence for Outstanding Contribution for Shariah Leadership & Advisory” at London Sukuk Summit Awards and “Shariah Adviser Award” at The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Award. In 2014, he received the “Most Outstanding Individual” award by, the King of Malaysia.
Under his leadership, Amanie Advisors received the “Islamic Economy Knowledge Infrastructure Award” at the Global Islamic Economy Summit, Dubai 2015, by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
He received his first degree in Shariah from University of Kuwait and obtained his PhD from University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom, then completed his external Bachelor of Jurisprudence at University of Malaya.
His first book “Shariah Minds in Islamic Finance: An Inside Story of A Shariah Scholar” has won the “Islamic Finance Book of the Year 2016” by the Global Islamic Finance Award (GIFA).