Dr. Zaharuddin Abdul Rahman
Dr. Zaharuddin Abdul Rahman


Date of Appointment
  • April 2013 (as member)
  • July 2016 (as Chairman)
Academic/Professional Qualification(s)
  • PhD in Shariah and Islamic Finance from the University of Wales, United Kingdom specialising in Islamic Derivatives and Maqasid al-Shariah
  • Master in Islamic Law (Hons) from Al-Yarmouk University, Jordan
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Usuluddin from University of Malaya
  • Research Fellow of International Shariah Research Academy (ISRA)
  • Shariah Scholar, Bursamarketplace, Malaysia
  • Registered Shariah Advisor, Securities Commission of Malaya
Present Appointment(s)
  • Adjunct Professor at Faculty of Business and Accountancy of UNISEL
  • Shariah Committee Charman, BNP Paribas Malaysia Berhad & PUNB, Onexox Malaysia
  • Shariah Committee, EPF Malaysia and Sedania Salam Capital Malaysia
  • Zakat Consultant, Celcom Axiata Berhad, Malaysia
  • Founding Managing Director of Elzar Group of Companies, Malaysia
  • Director, University Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNisZA), Malaysia
  • Trustee, Yayasan Pembangunan Ekonomi Islam Malaysia (YAPIEM)
  • Member of State Consultative Committee (Syura), Penang, Malaysia
  • Member, Perlis Fatwa Council, Malaysia
Past Appointment(s)
  • Assistant Professor at the Kuliyyah of Economics & Management Sciences, International Islamic University, Malaysia
  • Shariah Expert & Consultant of Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Senior Shariah Manager & Product Development, RHB Islamic Bank Ltd, Malaysia
  • Head of the Shariah Compliance, Asian Finance Bank Ltd, Malaysia
  • Senior Consultant & Advisor for OSK Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank, Al-Rajhi Bank Malaysia, Standard Chartered Saadiq Bank, ACR ReTakaful Bahrain, BIMB Securities Sdn Bhd, CIMB Islamic Bank
Expertise & Experience
  • Strong academic research background and hands-on experience in Islamic finance operations
  • Written over 21 books and numerous articles on Islamic Jurisprudence and Islamic Banking published in local and international media and Shariah journals.
  • Featured on local television and radio articulating on various Shariah issued, especially with regard to Islamic commercial transactions
  • Advises other Islamic Financial Institutions and corporate companies in Malaysia and abroad, such as ACR ReTakaful Berhad (Malaysia), ACR MEA Takaful (Bahrain) and Yasmin Holdings Group Sdn Bhd