Kuala Lumpur, 3 Oct 2022 – INCEIF University is pleased to announce that Bursa Malaysia Bhd Chairman Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar will continue his appointment as our Professor of Practice for another term, with immediate effect.
Tan Sri Wahid, who is a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies in UK, was first appointed as Professor of Practice in March 2020 and completed the term on 1 October 2022. He is acknowledged as one of the most versatile corporate leaders in Malaysia having led four major organisations in the development of infrastructure, telecommunications, financial services and investment management.
As Professor of Practice, Tan Sri Wahid shares his invaluable knowledge and experience with INCEIF students and faculty members through numerous channels. He is a co-instructor in a number of courses including Sustainability Management and Investment and the MBA Sustainable Business programme. INCEIF looks forward to his continued inputs in the development of our curriculum and syllabus.
Tan Sri Wahid is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).
INCEIF is also pleased to welcome Mdm Suri Hanim Mohamed as Professor of Practice effective 1 Oct 2022. With over 20 years’ senior leadership experience in setting up and managing new Islamic banking business units, she is well versed in the areas of strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, regulatory compliance as well as sales & marketing.
Recognised as a versatile and innovative professional with wide professional network covering government, regulators as well as banks and financial institutions, she was acknowledged as the 46th Most Influential Women in Islamic Business & Finance during the 3rd Womeni Award 2020 organised by UK‐based think tank, Cambridge IFA.
While at MUFG Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, Suri Hanim successfully led the team in growing the bank’s Islamic finance assets to US$1.451 billion (30% of the bank’s total assets) with revenue generated from Islamic banking valued at US$17.3 million in 2016 from US$5 million Islamic finance assets with generated revenue valued at US$75,000 in 2011.
As the Islamic Banking Director at Bank of Maldives PLC, she spearheaded the full spectrum of managing the Islamic arm of the bank to position Islamic banking business to be the main Islamic key player in Maldives and South Asia region.
Suri Hanim holds a Master in Islamic Financial Practice from INCEIF and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting, University of Portsmouth, UK.
Apart from Tan Sri Wahid and Suri Hanim, INCEIF’s other Professor of Practice is Datuk Mohd Nasir Ahmad who is Chairman of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad, CIMB Bank Berhad and CIMB Bank PLC Cambodia. He is also Chairman of Malaysian Accounting Standards Board and a member of the Financial Reporting Foundation.
INCEIF faculty members, who are globally respected among the Islamic finance academia and industry, have a combined wealth of experience and diversity with areas of expertise in – among others – Shariah, sustainability and fintech. The faculty, coupled with continuous support from the industry, provides INCEIF students with strong mentoring relationships and opportunities for professional development.