Datuk Prof Dr Akram Laldin Transitions from Executive Director of ISRA Consulting to Faculty Member at INCEIF University – INCEIF

Datuk Prof Dr Akram Laldin Transitions from Executive Director of ISRA Consulting to Faculty Member at INCEIF University

INCEIF University Kuala Lumpur, 1 April 2024 – INCEIF University would like to record our utmost gratitude to Datuk Prof Dr Mohamad Akram Laldin for his 16 years of stewardship and service to the institution.

Datuk Akram was part of the pioneering group who set up the International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance or ISRA, the research arm of INCEIF, in 2008, and helmed it as the Executive Director until 2023. He subsequently assumed the post of CEO & Executive Director of ISRA International Consulting, the consulting subsidiary of INCEIF, a post he held until 31 March 2024.

In recognition of his wealth of knowledge as a Shariah and Islamic Finance scholar, Datuk Akram would continue to be part of INCEIF in his capacity as a Faculty Member. He is currently teaching Seminar in Shariah course in INCEIF postgraduate programmes.

Prior to joining INCEIF he was an Assistant Professor at the Kulliyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University, Malaysia. In 2002-2004, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

At present, he is a Member of Bank Negara Malaysia Shari’ah Advisory Council, Member of MIFC Leadership Council, Chairman of Shari’ah Board of Employees Provident Fund Malaysia, Chairman of Shariah Supervisory Council of Labuan Financial Services Authority (FSA), Member of Internal Shariah Supervisory Committee, Dubai Islamic Bank, Member of AAOIFI Public Interest Monitoring Consultative Committee, Chairman of The Shariah Advisory Committee of Permodalan Nasional Berhad,  Member of Shariah Advisory Committee of Lembaga Tabung Haji, and a Member of Institute  of Corporate Directors Malaysia and other Board locally and internationally.

Datuk Akram holds a B.A. Honours degree in Islamic Jurisprudence and Legislation from the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan and a PhD in Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh) from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

He has presented numerous papers related to Islamic Banking and Finance and other Fiqh topics at national and international level, particularly on Islamic Banking and Finance for different sectors since 1999. He is a registered Shariah Advisor for Islamic Securities with the Securities Commission of Malaysia and has acted as a Shariah advisor on the issuance of a number of sukuks.

Datuk Akram is also a prolific author of academic works specifically in the areas of Islamic Banking and Finance. He was the recipient of Zaki Badawi Award for Excellence in Shariah Advisory and Research, recipient of the Most Outstanding Individual Contribution to Islamic Finance at the KLIFF 2016, and Winner of the 2017/1439H Malaysian Islamic Personality Award conferred by the Government of Malaysia on the occasion of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).




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