Alor Star, Kedah, 19 July 2023 – Heartiest congratulation to INCEIF University Pro-Chancellor Tan Sri Dr Mohd Daud Bakar on being conferred the esteemed Tokoh Maal Hijrah award by the State Government of Kedah in conjunction with the state-level Maal Hijrah celebration.
He received the award from Sultan Kedah, Sultan Sallehuddin Sultan Badlishah.
A native of Kedah, Tan Sri Daud is an internationally respected Shariah scholar and author, and recently, the owner of the Kedah Darul Aman FC football club. Over the years, he has received numerous recognitions at the local and international levels for his contributions in advancing Shariah thought leadership in Islamic finance. In 2022, he was bestowed The Royal Award for Islamic Finance 2022 by the King of Malaysia, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.
Tan Sri Daud is a Shariah board member of international financial institutions and organisations such as Amundi Asset Management (France), Bank of London and Middle East, Dow Jones Islamic Market Index (New York), Morgan Stanley (Dubai), and Sedco Capital (Saudi Arabia). He was also instrumental in developing the first Shariah standard on gold issued by the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). His multi-disciplinary knowledge has helped bridge the application of Shariah principles in modern Islamic finance, leading to further advancement of the industry.
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