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Shariah Committee of HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad

In line with Bank Negara Malaysia's guidelines on Shariah Governance for Islamic Financial Institution, the current Scholars appointed are:

Asst Prof Dr Ziyaad Mahomed


Asst Prof. Dr. Ziyaad is an academic and the former Associate Dean of E-Learning and Director of Executive Education at International Centre for Education of Islamic Finance (INCEIF). He holds a PhD in Islamic Finance from INCEIF, BA (Hons) Business (Finance) from Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom, and a Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP) holder from INCEIF. He also holds an MBA and Certificate in Islamic Law from The Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) and University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, respectively. He serves as Chairman and member of several Shariah Advisory Boards of Islamic banks and takaful companies internationally.

Dr Aida binti Othman


Dr. Aida is currently a Partner at Zaid Ibrahim & Co. She is also a Director with ZICO Shariah Advisory Services Sdn.Bhd. She holds a PhD in Comparative Law & Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University, a Masters of Law from University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Islamic Law (Syariah) (both with First Class Honours), from IIUM.

Dr Mohamed Ashraf bin Mohamed Iqbal


Dr. Ashraf is currently a Director of MindSpring Sdn Bhd, a consulting firm that he started in 2005. He was appointed as a non-executive director for HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad for ten years before resigning in October 2018. Dr. Ashraf was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Bank Pembangunan and Chairman of Pembangunan Leasing and Credit until he resigned in February 2021. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Masters in Business Administration from California State University, United States of America, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Studies from IIUM. He subsequently obtained his doctorate in Islamic Finance from INCEIF in 2016.

Dr Muhammad Syahmi Mohd Karim


Dr. Syahmi is currently a Deputy CEO/Senior Consultant of ISRA International Consulting Sdn Bhd. He holds a PhD in Islamic Banking and Finance from Durham University, United Kingdom, Master of Science in Finance, Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) and Certificate of Islamic Law from IIUM. He also currently sits on various Professional Memberships as Chartered Accountant at Malaysia Institute of Accountant (MIA), Associate Members of CIMA, CPA Australia and Association Shari’ah Advisors in Islamic Finance Malaysia (ASAS).

Aminuddin Abu Bakar


Aminuddin Abu Bakar is currently the Principal Consultant, Sacred Tradition, a boutique consultancy firm in Islamic Finance and Halal industry in Singapore. He was part of the senior management team for Kuwait Finance House Malaysia (KFHMB), having served as Vice President and Head of its Shariah Divison. He is a certified Shariah Advisor and Auditor (CSAA) by Auditing and Accounting Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), an Ordinary Member of the Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance (ASAS) having completed their Certified Shariah Advisor (CSA) Level 2 qualification, and is a registered Shariah Adviser at Securities Commission Malaysia. He was awarded Master of Business Administration with distinction from University of Strathclyde, UK, and an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Comprehensive Study of Shariah Islamiyyah (Islamic Jurisprudence) from Al-Azhar University (Cairo). He has more than 15 years of working experience in the areas of Shariah, Islamic Finance and socio-religious development.

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