Prof. Dr. Rusni Hassan
Prof. Dr. Rusni Hassan


Date of Appointment
2 January 2018
Academic/Professional Qualification(s)
  • PhD in Law, IIUM
  • Master of Comparative Laws (MCL), IIUM
  • LLB (Hons), LLB (Shariah) First Class, IIUM
  • Registered Shariah Advisor with the Securities Commission Malaysia
Present Appointment(s)
  • Professor at the IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Shariah Committee Member, Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM)
  • Shariah Committee Member, Housing Development Finance Corporation and Housing Development Corporation, Maldives
  • Secretary, Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance Malaysia (ASAS) and the Assistant Secretary, International Council of Islamic Finance Educators (ICIFE)
Past Appointment(s)
  • Member of the Shariah Advisory Council, Bank Negara Berhad
Expertise & Experience
  • A prolific speaker in seminars, workshops, conferences and trainings on various Islamic Finance issues, her works and contribution to Islamic Finance is internationally renowned
  • Her publications include books on Islamic Banking and Takaful; Islamic Banking under Malaysian Law; Corporate Governance of Islamic Financial Institutions; Islamic Banking Cases and Commentaries; Remedies for Default of Payment in Islamic Banking and more than 100 articles in local and international journals
  • She has received many awards and accolades, including:
    • Promising Researcher at IIUM in 2012
    • Listed among the Top 10 Women in Islamic Finance by CPI Financial in 2013
    • Most Talented Women Professional in Islamic Banking, Asia Islamic Banking Excellence Awards, CMO Asia, 2014
    • Women of Distinction in her contribution in the field of Islamic Finance and Law by Venus International Women Awards (VIWA 2016)
    • One of the 50 Most Influential Women in Islamic Finance by ISFIRE in 2017 and Womani 2018 – The Most Powerful Women in Islamic Finance by Cambridge IFA in 2018