Associate Fellows 


1. Professor Dr. Engku Rabiah Adawiah

Professor Dr. Engku Rabiah Adawiah is currently a Professor at IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIiBF), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She obtained her LLB (first class honours) and LLB (Shari’ah) (first class honours) from the IIUM. Shortly thereafter, she successfully completed her Masters of Comparative Laws (MCL) from the same university. In 1998, she was conferred with PhD in law from the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom. She had also served as a member of Shari’ah Committee to a number of financial institutions in the past. She is a member of the Syariah Advisory Council of Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia), Malaysian Securities Commision and Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA), and an independent Shari’ah Advisor for Islamic securities (sukuk) issuance, approved by and registered with the Malaysian Securities Commission. In addition, she is also a member of the Shari`ah Board of Labuan Re and Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia, the Shari`ah advisor for Danajamin (2009 – 2010), a member of the Board of Directors in the Malaysian Institute of Islamic Understanding and a member of the disciplinary committee for the Malaysian Bar Council. Besides, she is also a member of the Shari`ah Board to Khazanah in relation to two of its exchangeable sukuk that had been issued by Rafflesia Capital Ltd and Cherating Capital Ltd; and Bagan & Cindai Capital (current). 

2. Professor Dr. Rusni Hassan

Professor Dr. Rusni Hassan is recently appointed as the Dean of Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIiBF), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in August 2021. She obtained her LL.B and LL.B (Shari’ah) from UIAM. Shortly thereafter, she successfully completed her Masters of Comparative Laws (MCL) and holds PhD in law on 2004 from the same university. She is also a member of Shari’ah Committee in Housing Development Financing Corporation Maldives and Shari’ah Advisory Council for IBFIM. In addition, she is a Shariah Advisory Council for Bank Negara Malaysia (2010- 2016) . She had served as a member of Shari’ah Committee at HSBC Amanah (M) Berhad and HSBC Amanah (Takaful) Berhad in the past. Currently, she serves as a member of Shari’ah Committee at Waqf An-Nur, Maruah Emas Sdn. Bhd. and Koperasi JCorp. Presently, she is a Board of Director of Darul Insyirah since 2021 and as Working Group Member of Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). 

3. Prof.  Dato’ Dr. Mohd Azmi Omar

Prof.  Dato’ Dr. Mohd Azmi Omar is the President and Chief Executive Officer at International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) – The Global University of Islamic Finance since October 2017. Prior to his current position, he served as the Director-General at Islamic Research and Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank Group, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. At IRTI, Azmi pioneered and introduced many innovative policy researches which culminated into flagship reports such as IRTI Islamic Social Finance Report and IDB-World Bank Global Report on Islamic Finance. Dr. Azmi has also advised and provided Islamic Finance technical assistance to a number of IsDB member countries. He is a member of Board of Trustees of Responsible Finance and Investment (RFI) Foundation and formerly a member of the External Advisory Group for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Interdepartmental Working Committee on Islamic Finance. He also contributed to International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), having served in various roles as Deputy Rector (Academic & Research), Dean of Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIiBF) and Dean of Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences. Dato’ Dr. Azmi holds a PhD in Finance from Bangor University, UK and a Chartered Professional in Islamic Finance (CPIF). Concurrently he also serves as a member of Shariah Committee to Bank Rakyat Malaysia and Etiqa Takaful Malaysia and an Islamic Finance Expert to the Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam. In 2018 he led a team that developed the Indonesia Shari’ah (Islamic) Economy Masterplan 2019-2024 for the government of Indonesia and in 2019 the Kazakhstan Islamic Finance Masterplan for the government of Kazakhstan. 

4.  Prof. Dr. Muhamed Aslam Muhamed Haneef

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Aslam Mohamed Haneef is  currently a Professor at Department of Economics, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He has published books and articles and conducted research in various areas of Economics, Development Studies and Islamic Economics. His current research interests are in socio-economic impact of awqaf and Islamic Economics and Finance Human Capital Development. He also teaches Economics and Islamic Economics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including to MBA students. His Ph.D thesis entitled “Intellectual Parameters of Contemporary Islamic Economic Thought” has won the Ismail Faruqi Award for Academic Excellence in IIUM (1996). He was Head of the Economics Department, IIUM from June 1996-September 1999, Fulbright visiting scholar at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, USA from September-October 1996 and held a Commonwealth Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (1999-2000). He is also appointed as the Executive Committee Member, International Association for Islamic Economics (IAIE), 2012-2014. He has held other posts in IIUM which includes President and Academic Staff Association. 

5.  Dr. Mustafa Omar Mohammed

Dr. Mustafa Omar is currently a Director of Centre for Islamic Economics (CIE), KENMS at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) since 2020. He obtained his Bachelor in Economics at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 1994. Shortly thereafter, he continued his Master in Economics at the same institution in 1998 before he completing his PhD in Finance at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 2011. He has been a lecturer at Department of Economics, IIUM till 2011 before being appointed as Head, Department of Economics, IIUM in 2018. He had served as a member of committee in several activities at IIUM in the past. He also has done some community services and consultancies such as leading the International Federation of Islamic Economics and Finance Education (I-FIEFE) with its Secretariat based at the Centre for Islamic Economics, IIUM. He is also a Founder and advisor/Consultant since April 2018 of the i-Taajir Microfinance Entrepreneurship Program being managed jointly by the IIUM Center for Islamic Economics and the CIMB Islamic Berhad.

6.  Prof. Dr. ŞAKİR GÖRMÜŞ

Prof. Dr. ŞAKİR GÖRMÜŞ is currently CEO and a Member of the Board of Directors of Sakarya Technopark since 2018. He obtained his Bachelor in Economics at Istanbul University in 1993. Shortly thereafter, he continued his Master in Economics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA) in 1997 before completing his PhD in Economics at Oklahoma State University (USA) in 2004. He had launched some amazing books that related to finance and economy in the past and also published journal articles in both Turkish and English. He started as Research Assistant before he became an Assistant Professor for economics expertise in both Adnan Menderes University in 2005-2010 and Sakarya University (2010-2013). He was then appointed as Visiting Scholar, International Islamic University of Malaysia for 3 Months in 2014. He had served in both positions which were Associate Professor in 2013-2018 until become a Professor at Sakarya University in Department of International Finance and Banking in 2018 till present. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the Exchange Group Central Registry Agency (MKK). 


1. Mr. Mohd Nazri Bin Chik

Mr. Mohd Nazri Chik holds a Bachelor of Shariah (Fiqh and Usul Fiqh) and Masters of Shariah from the University of Malaya. He started his career in Bank Islam was in June 2004 and served the Bank for five years as Head of Shariah Division. Currently he is a General Manager in Strategic Relations at Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB) since early 2020 till present. He is also an Independent Director at Terengganu Incorporated Sdn Bhd since 2018 and Group Chief Shariah Officer at BIMB Holdings Berhad since 2015. He had served as a Member of  Shariah Supervisory Council (SSC) at BIMB in 2009 until he became a Deputy Chairman of the SSC at Amana Bank PLC, Sri Lanka in 2010 till now. Besides, he is an Accredited Trainer for Islamic Banking and Finance Institute of Malaysia. In addition, he has also become a tutor at Academy of Islamic Studies & Lecturer, UM’s Centre for Continuous Education.

2. Mr. Mohd Zamerey Bin Abdul Razak

Mr. Mohd Zamerey Abdul Razak obtained his Bachelor in Shari’ah at Yarmouk University (Jordan) in 1997. He succesfully completed his Masters in Shari’ah at National University of Malaysia on 2002. He started his career as a teacher at Sekolah Kiblah (Bangi). He also worked as Operation Executive (2002) and Head of Sharia’ah in Department of Takaful IKHLAS (2003). Now, he is a Vice President, Head of Shariah Division, for Bank Rakyat since 2014. He had served as Vice President, Head of Shariah at Asian Finance Bank since 2009 until 2014. He has been involved in several community services such as become a Board of Trustee of Yayasan KUIS and also as Chairman of Trustee Board of Academy Imam Shafi’e which is NGO Organization. 

3. Mr Abdul Rahman Bin Mohd Yusoff

Mr Abdul Rahman is currently the Head, Islamic Product & Business Development in OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OABB). He joined OABB in the Commercial Banking Department in 2008 and subsequently headed the Shariah Department from 2013 to 2019 prior to his current position. He is also the Deputy President, Grand Council of Charted Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (CIIF). He holds a Bachelor in Finance from Indiana State University, USA and a Master in Business Administration from Morehead State University, USA. He gained experience from various positions in CIMB Malaysia and Hong Kong, Infopro Sdn. Bhd., Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB) and Cagamas Berhad. He has contributed actively in the Islamic Finance Industry as module writer, moderator, reviewer, trainer and guest speaker with IBFIM, KUIS, UPM, UiTM etc. at various seminars, workshops and trainings. He had also completed his Certified Shariah Practitioner (CSP) with Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance (ASAS) in March, 2021.