Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aznan Hasan
Associate Professor, IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, International Islamic University Malaysia

He was appointed as the Chairman of the Shariah Committee of Maybank Islamic on 1 May 2014.

Dr Aznan received his first degree in Shariah from the University of al-Azhar and a Master’s degree in Shariah from Cairo University with distinction (Mumtaz). He then obtained his PhD from the University of Wales, Lampeter, United Kingdom.

Currently, he is the President of the Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance (ASAS), the Deputy Chairman of the Shariah Advisory Council of Securities Commission, a Board member of Higher Shari’ah Authority of UAE Central Bank, and a committee member of Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). He had served as member of the Shariah Advisory Council of Bank Negara Malaysia (2006-2008 and 2010-2013).

He serves as a member of the Shariah Advisory Board/Shariah Committee for Amanahraya Berhad, Employee Provident Fund, and Sedania As-Salam Capital Sdn Bhd. He also serves as a Shariah consultant/adviser to Maybank Investment Bank, Hong Leong Islamic Bhd, Public Investment Bank Bhd, Malacca Securities Bhd, Jupiter Securities Bhd and Inter-Pacific Bhd. He is a registered Shariah Advisor for the Islamic Unit Trust Schemes and Islamic securities (Sukuk), Securities Commission of Malaysia. Additionally, Dr Aznan serves as the Chairman of the Shariah Committee at Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad, the Chairman of the Shariah Committee at Amanah Hartanah Bumiputra and an Independent Non-Executive Director at Hong Leong MSIG Takaful.

Dr Aznan also serves as a member of the Shariah Advisory Boards of ABSA Islamic Bank (South Africa), FNB Bank (South Africa), Yasaar Limited (London), HSBC Amanah (Dubai),

Dr. Ahcene Lahsasna
Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Salihin Shariah Advisory

He was appointed as a member of the Shariah Committee of Maybank Islamic on 11 June 2009.

Dr Ahcene received his bachelor’s degree in Islamic law and Islamic jurisprudence from the University of Emir Adel Kader (Algeria), and both his Master’s and PhD degrees in Islamic law and Islamic jurisprudence from the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM). He also obtained a Certificate in Chartered Islamic Finance Professional from INCEIF. Dr Ahcene is a registered Shariah advisor for the Islamic Unit Trust Schemes and Islamic Securities (Sukuk), with the Securities Commission of Malaysia a certified Accredited Trainer by the General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI).

He was an Associate Professor and the Deputy Director of the Centre of Research and Publication at INCEIF.

He serves as the Chairman of the Etiqa Family & General Takaful Shariah Committees respectively and is a member of the RGA Retakaful Shariah Committee (Labuan). Additionally, he serves as a committee member of Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), a member of the Shariah Advisory Council of Malaysian Financial Planning Council (MFPC), a member of Shariah Committee of RGA Takaful (Labuan) and the Academic Director of Singapore Islamic Finance Academy (SIFA).

Dr. Marjan Muhammad
Head, Research Quality Assurance Office, International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance

She was appointed as a member of the Shariah Committee of Maybank Islamic on 1 May 2013.

Dr Marjan obtained her first degree in Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh) from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and pursued her Masters and PhD at the same university, both in Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Fiqh and Usul-Fiqh).

Currently, she is a member of the Shariah Committee of SME bank and was a Shariah Committee member of RHB Islamic Bank (2011-2013).

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Fairooz Bin Abdul Khir
Associate Professor, School of Law and Shariah, Islamic University of Malaysia

He was appointed as a member of the Shariah Committee of Maybank Islamic on 1 May 2013.

He obtained his first degree (Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh) in Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh) from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). Later, he obtained his Master’s degree and PhD in Shariah from the University of Malaya, specializing in Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh and Islamic Finance.

He was a researcher at ISRA and the Head of its Islamic Banking Unit (2013-2017). Prior to joining ISRA, he served the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) (2002-2010) as a lecturer at the Department of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences.

He is a member of the Shariah Advisory Council of Securities Commission, and a registered Shariah Advisor for the Islamic Unit Trust Schemes and Islamic Securities (Sukuk) with the Securities Commission of Malaysia. He is also the Chairman of Shariah Committee of AGRO Bank, a Shariah Committee member of MNRB Holdings Berhad and a member of Fatwa Committee for the State of Perak. He also serves as a Shariah Adviser to the Farmers’ Organization Authority.

Ustaz Mohd Kamal bin Mokhtar
Judge, Shariah Appeal Court of Singapore

He was appointed as a member of the Shariah Committee of Maybank Islamic on 1 September 2015.

He graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a B.Sc. in Zoology and Botany. He obtained his Diploma in Arabic Language from the Islamic University of Medina (Saudi Arabia). Proceeded in Faculty of Hadith and graduated with BA (Hons.) in Hadith and Islamic Studies. Additionally, he graduated from Shari'a Advisory Training Program jointly conducted by Singapore Islamic Scholars & Religious Teachers Association (PERGAS) and International Institute of Islamic Finance (IIIF). He holds a Master of Science (Finance) from the International University of Malaysia (IIUM).

He is a Shariah Advisor and Research Analyst at SHAPE Financial Corp. where he provides support in formulating Shariah fund and Sukuk structuring. He is a Shariah Committee member for Basil fund, a private Real Estate Investment fund based in Singapore since 2012.

He is currently serving as an associate member of the Singapore Council of Fatwa to discuss contemporary matters concerning the general Muslim public in Singapore and a member of Asatizah Recognition Board (ARB) and PERGAS.

His recent research relates to the practical applications of the concepts of Istijrar, Tawarruq, Sukuk forms, the Islamic rules of exchanges applicable to Sukuk, and global capital markets rules.

Dr. Oni Sahroni
Lecturer, Fiqh Economics, University of Indonesia

He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Shariah and Master’s Degree and Phd in Fiqh Muqaran (Comparative Islamic jurisprudence) from the University of Al-Azhar (Egypt).

Dr. Oni is the Founder of Rumahwasathia Foundation and a Director at Sebi Islamic Business Economic Research Center (SIBER-C).

He serves as a member at the Daily Management Board at National Shariah Council (DSN)-Majelis Ulama Indonesia, Shariah Supervisory Board (SSB) at PT Adira Dinamika Multi Finance Tbk, PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk, PT Bank Muamalat Indonesia, BPH, Shariah Nasional Board and ISRA Council of Scholars. Additionally, he serves as a Shariah Expert at the SSB of PT BNP Paribas Investment Partners.

Dr. Syahnaz Sulaiman
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Economics and Muamalat, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)

Dr. Syahnaz obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Shariah and Law from University of Malaya and subsequently obtained her Master’s degree in Comparative Laws from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She holds a PhD in Islamic Economy from University of Malaya.

Prior to joining USIM, she served as Senior Assistant Director at Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM).