SHARIAH COMMITTEE
Prof. Datin Dr. Rusni Hassan

PROF. DATIN DR. RUSNI HASSAN
Chairman Shariah Committee

Date of appointment
2 January 2018
Academic/Professional Qualification(s)
  • PhD in Law, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Master of Comparative Laws (MCL), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • LLB (Hons), LLB (Shariah) First Class, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Registered Shariah Advisor with the Securities Commission Malaysia
Present Appointment(s)
  • Dean at the IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Vice President of International Council of Islamic Finance Educators (ICIFE)
  • Shariah Committee Member, Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM)
  • Shariah Committee Member, Housing Development Finance Corporation and Housing Development Corporation, Maldives
  • Chairman of Shariah Committee, Hong Leong Islamic Bank
  • Shariah Committee Member, Koperasi JCorp
  • Shariah Committee Member, Waqaf An-Nur
Past Appointment(s)
  • Founding member of Advisory Council of Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance Malaysia (ASAS)
  • Member of the Shariah Advisory Council, Bank Negara Berhad
  • Shariah Committee Member, HSBC Amanah (M) Berhad
  • Shariah Committee Member, HSBC Amanah (Takaful) Berhad
Dr. Safinar Salleh

DR. SAFINAR SALLEH
Committee Member

Date of Appointment
1 January 2019
Academic/Professional Qualification(s)
  • PhD in Islamic Studies (Shariah) from University of Glasgow Caledonian, United Kingdom
  • Master in Shariah, University of Malaya
  • Bachelor of Shariah, Al-Azhar University, Egypt
Present Appointment(s)
  • Assistant Professor at the Department of Islamic Law, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Law, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Shariah Committee Member of Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd. (Swiss Re Takaful)
  • Shariah Committee Member of Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad
  • Shariah Committee Member of MUA Life Ltd. (Mauritius)
  • Member of Board of Trustee, Islamic Da’wah Foundation Malaysia (YADIM)
  • Chairman, Muslim Women’s Council of the Islamic Da’wah Foundation Malaysia (MAYA)
Past Appointment(s)
  • Shariah Comittee Member of Bank Simpanan Nasional Malaysia
  • Shariah Committee Member of Bank of Tokyo- Mitsubishi UFJ (Malaysia) Berhad
Dr. Ghazali Jaapar

DR. GHAZALI JAAPAR
Committee Member

 
Date of Appointment
1 May 2021
Academic/Professional Qualification(s)
  • PhD in Islamic Jurisprudence, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Master of Comparative Law, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Bachelor of Shariah (First Class), Faculty of Syariah and Law, The Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya
Present Appointment(s)
  • Chairman of Shariah Committee for Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad
Past Appointment(s)
  • Chairman of Shariah Committee, RHB Islamic Bank
  • Head, Department of Islamic Law, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, IIUM
  • Director, Harun M. Hashim Law Centre
  • Shariah Committee Member, FWD Takaful (formerly known as HSBC Amanah Takaful)
Dr. Muhammad Syahmi

DR. MUHAMMAD SYAHMI
Committee Member

Date of Appointment
1 May 2021
Academic/Professional Qualification(s)
  • PhD in Islamic Banking and Finance, Durham University, United Kingdom
  • Master of Science in Finance, International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Bachelor of Accounting (Hons), InternationalIslamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Certificate in Islamic Law, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Charted Accountant, Malaysian Institute ofAccountant (MIA)
  • Associate Member, CIMA, Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance Malaysia (ASAS)
  • Associate Member, CPA Australia
  • Senior Associate Member, Chartered Professional in Islamic Finance (CPIF)
Present Appointment(s)
  • Deputy President Operation (DPO), INCEIF University
  • Shariah Committee Member, HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad
  • Director, YaPIEM Gold Sdn Bhd
  • External Expert in Islamic Finance, International Monetary Fund, Washington DC
  • Accreditation Panel, Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA)
Past Appointment(s)
  • Global Lead Islamic Finance Expert, Advisory and Technical Assistance Division, Islamic Financial Sector Development, Department of Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Head, Shariah/Islamic Banking Risk Section, Specialist Risk Unit, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)
  • Director, YaPIEM Smart Ventures Sdn Bhd
  • Member of Investment Committee, Yayasan Dakwah Islam Malaysia
  • Member, Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) Working Group
  • Shariah Committee Member, Co-op Bank Pertama Malaysia Berhad
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ridhwan Ab. Aziz

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ridhwan Ab. Aziz
Committee Member

 

 

Academic/Professional Qualification(s)
  • Phd in Islamic Banking, University of Malaya
  • Master in Islamic Banking (with Distinction), University of Malaya
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (with Honors), University of Malaya
Present Appointment(s)
  • Professor, Faculty of Economics and Muamalat, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
  • Shariah Committee Member, Citibank Berhad (Malaysia)
  • Internal Shariah Advisory Board, Citibank N.A. Labuan Branch
  • Shariah Supervisory Board, Shuaa Capital, United Arab Emirates
  • External Program Advisor, Bachelor of Islamic Wealth Management, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
  • Academic Advisor, Master in Islamic Finance, International Islamic University College Selangor (KUIS)
  • Associate Research Fellow, Accounting Research Institute (ARI), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UITM)
Past Appointment(s)
  • Technical Committee Members for Professional Certification, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia
  • FAA Assessor, Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA)
  • Vice Chairman, Dean’s Council for Islamic Studies (Majlis Dekan Pengajian Islam Universiti Awam), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia