Kuala Lumpur, 1 September 2023 – INCEIF University is pleased to welcome Dr John Yip as our latest Adjunct Professor. With over three decades of experience in law, investment banking, and wholesale banking, Dr Yip’s remarkable journey in the financial services industry makes him a significant addition to our Faculty.
Dr Yip, a Malaysian, holds a Doctor of Business Administration (Finance) degree from the Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester; a Master’s in Business Administration (Finance) degree from the University of Hull; and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore. He has also earned postgraduate diplomas in Shari’a Law, and Islamic Banking & Finance from the International Islamic University of Malaysia, supplemented by an Executive Programme Certificate in Strategic Digital Marketing from the Cambridge Judge Business School and accreditations as a technical analyst, digital marketer, and tax consultant.
Dr Yip’s pivotal role in shaping Islamic finance began with his involvement in the Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS) Waqf development financing structure. This innovative financing approach, originated and structured by him, has not only endured rigorous test of time but also emerged as a robust blueprint for waqf development financing in parts of Southeast Asia and the Arab world.
Dr Yip’s rich career spans leadership positions at prominent institutions including First Abu Dhabi Bank, The Islamic Bank of Asia, UOB Asia, The International Investor and RHB Investment Bank. He has excelled in establishing and managing mergers and acquisitions financing teams, pioneering bonds and Sukuk issuances, and consistently delivering innovative financing solutions.
As an Adjunct Professor, Dr Yip’s extensive experience and cross-disciplinary insights will be invaluable in enriching our students’ understanding of Islamic finance. His involvement in ground breaking initiatives, such as the MUIS Waqf development financing structure and Khazanah Nasional’s pioneering Sukuk Wakala issuance structure, bring a practical dimension to INCEIF’s academic offerings.
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.