Kuala Lumpur, 25 Nov 2023 – INCEIF University is delighted to announce the conferment of Professor Emeritus on President & CEO Prof Dato’ Dr Azmi Omar by International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) at its 39th Convocation. It was presented by Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, who is the constitutional head of IIUM.
The conferment is a testament to Dato’ Azmi’s contributions to his field of expertise. The title of Professor Emeritus is a well-deserved honour, reflecting his dedication to excellence, leadership, and continuous commitment to advancing knowledge.
Dato’ Azmi is one of IIUM’s pioneering staff when he joined the then newly set up university in Nov 1983 as a lecturer at the Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences. In his 36 years of service to IIUM, he was a professor at the Department of Finance, and Department of Business Administration, Kulliyah of Economics and Management Sciences. He was also the Dean of the Kulliyyah from 1996 to 2003. From 2003 to 2008, he held the position of Deputy Rector (Academic and Research). He was the Dean of the Office of Corporate Strategy and Quality Assurance from 2008 to 2009 and the Dean of IUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance from 2009 to 2011.
Over the years, Dato’ Azmi has received awards and recognitions at the international and the national levels, among them are:
- Top 500 of the world’s most prominent and influential personalities in the Islamic world in Islamica 500.
- The Most Outstanding Individual Contribution to Islamic Finance at the KLIFF Islamic
Finance Awards in Kuala Lumpur in 2015.
- Lifetime Achievement Award in Islamic
Economics and Finance at the 3rd World Islamic Economics and Finance Conference in Pakistan in 2020.
Prior to joining INCEIF, Dato’ Azmi was the Director General of Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) at Islamic Development Bank Group in Jeddah (Jan 2012 – Sept 2017). At IRTI, he had introduced a number of innovative policy research which culminated into flagship reports such as IRTI Islamic Social Finance Report and IsDB-World Bank Global Report on Islamic Finance. He has also advised and provided technical assistance to several IsDB member countries in their implementation of Islamic Finance.
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Professor Emeritus Dato’ Dr Azmi Omar on this significant accomplishment. May he continue to make meaningful contributions to the academic community and beyond.