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Welcome to INCEIF Alumni & Career Advisory Page


The Alumni and Career Advisory Office (ACAO) was set up in late 2017 with the primary role to drive initiatives and programs aimed at creating opportunities for students’ development of career and life skills and facilitating alumni relationship in the interest of advancing INCIEF’s mission.

The ACA Office reports to the Deputy President Operations and works cross-functionally with the Admissions and Student Affairs Division (ASAD), the Student Representative Council (SRC), the schools as well as the Corporate Communication Unit to plan, implement and monitor student and alumni related programs and activities.

Furthermore, the Office plays a key role in soliciting feedback from students participating in career related initiatives, upon graduation and as alumni, with the objective to understand the specific needs of each group and accordingly design and deliver purposeful programs with tangible outcomes and sustainable impact.

As we were just newly established, we would like to hear from you, our alumni on how we can improve from time to time. Please feel free to email us at alumni@inceif.org

To foster an environment that engages alumni, students and the wider community through purposeful and outcome—based programs and initiatives which contribute to the advancement of INCEIF’s mission locally and internationally

Alumni Office

  • To foster and strengthen the ties between INCEIF and its alumni pool, and embrace the alumni as an integral part of the INCEIF family.
  • To showcase and celebrate the achievements of alumni as products of INCEIF to stakeholders, industry players, students and target markets.
  • To provide alumni with the opportunity for professional and social networking and career development, through events that encourage the exchange of ideas and growth on academic, industrial, social and personal development issues.
  • To develop INCEIF’s own Graduate Employability Index (GEI) in order to understand our alumni pool better, benchmark against other universities and identify areas of improvement for the alumni and current student pool which will in turn increase their career prospects.
  • To assist in establishment of alumni chapters in other countries wherein through these chapters, alumni can act as INCEIF’s ambassadors in their home countries and to spread INCEIF’s cause.

Career Advisory

  • Provide assistance in making career and related educational decisions through advising and educational programming;
  • Provide outcome-based career development and life skills that complement classroom experiences and contribute student preparedness for employment and career prospects;
  • Serve as a central resource for information regarding internships, jobs and networking resources and trends;
  • Actively support students and alumni in their search for employment through recruitment, industry linkages.

Officers in the ACAO Office

Mr. Azrul Amir Abdul Rahman
Mr. Azrul Amir Abdul RahmanManager, Alumni
  • D: +603 – 7651 4174
  • E: amir@inceif.org
Mr. Mohd Norhisham Mohamad
Mr. Mohd Norhisham MohamadExecutive, Career Advisory
  • D: +603 – 7651 4088
  • E: norhisham@inceif.org

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Mr.Yoshihiro Watanabe

Online CIFP (2008)

Graduated: 2015

Senior Advisor in Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) LLP, London; Professor at Graduate Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, Japan; President at Bai Xian Asia Institute (Japan) Inc.;

President of AICJ Oshu Educational Foundation;

Advisor for AICJ New Zealand; Board of Trustees for Public Foundation Middle East Institute of Japan

“I’ve gained deeper understanding on Islamic Finance based on the religion, and this have helped my current role in education.

I am pleased that there are now many followers who are interested to study Islamic Finance at the Bank, to help it play an important role in Asia.”

Dr. Alaa Sami Habib Abdali Hasan Ali Alaabed

PhD (2012)

Graduated: 2016

Senior Financial Analyst Islamic International Rating Agency, Bahrain

“The fact that INCEIF was set up by Bank Negara Malaysia convinced me that INCEIF is the place for Islamic finance studies as this clearly shows that the university has the support of the government and the industry players.


INCEIF has brought us together from various parts of the world; to learn, share and grow in a culture of understanding and cooperation. This relationship would continue as we are now part of the worldwide INCEIF alumni family.”

Mr.Moosa Hassim

CIFP (2012)

Graduated: 2015

Investment Analyst,

Old Mutual Wealth, Capetown, South Africa

‘’I did some online research and found out about INCEIF. It is the only university in the world that focuses on Islamic Finance. The lecturers are very good and informative. There’s always debates among my classmates facilitated by the lecturers, so there’s always camarederie which is developed among the students where we all gain new information and perspective from each other.


The qualification that we obtained from INCEIF is unparallel, in my opinion. There’s nothing like it anywhere else. INCEIF provides the base of understanding for Islamic Finance so we can go out into the world and actually revolutionise Islamic Finance industry a little more in the right direction.’’

Dr. Syed Aun Raza Rizvi

PhD (2011)

Graduated 2015

Asst. Prof. Of Finance,

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS),

‘’The fact that INCEIF is backed by the Malaysian Central Bank, it gives me the confidence and also the guarantee that it has the necessary credibility. In addition, it is an institution where the programmes are industry-based rather than purely academic and theoretical in nature.


INCEIF has been able to attract some of the best faculty members and some of the best minds in Islamic Finance.’’

Mr.Abdul Aziz Abba Goni

CIFP (2010)

Graduated: 2015

Senior Research Analyst

Thomson Reuters MENA

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

With hardly a solid background in Islamic finance, I wanted to start my involvement in the industry with a firm foundation. And I got that from the CIFP. In addition, the faculty members and support staff at INCEIF were truly supportive throughout my study at INCEIF.  My course mates, who came from all over the world, really bonded and some have become like family to me.  


I was employed by Thomson Reuters during my CIFP articleship that was coordinated by INCEIF. Therefore, getting a job upon qualifying from INCEIF was hassle-free for me!”

Ms.Foo Toon Yin

Masters in Islamic Finance Practice (MIFP) (2015)

Graduated: 2016

Senior Internal Shariah Audit Manager,

HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad.

“I found out that INCEIF has a very strong faculty consisting of outstanding academicians and industry players, great programmes with fantastic course structures delivered via various methods e.g. mini case study, group project, video, briefing by industry players, inter-varsity debate, etc.

The frequent industry talks provide an avenue for students to have a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges in Islamic Finance, latest industry trends, update research works, regulatory expectation and exchanges of ideas. I visited the KMC and I really love its huge physical and online collections of resources.

The diversity of students provide a good mix of cultures, respect, integrity and most of all we are united by our passion for Islamic Finance. I end up learning ton from others. I have met some of my good friends here that I will have for the rest of my life.”

Mr.Muhammad ‘Arif bin Mohamad Hodori

MSc in Islamic Finance (2015)

Graduated: 2017

Management Associate,

Country Compliance,

United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

“INCEIF equipped me with the right tools, knowledge and connections to kickstart my career in banking. The curriculum comprehensively covers the essentials of banking and finance in general, with an in-depth discourse on the Islamic side of the business. With highly industry-experienced and renowned academicians, you can always trust INCEIF to guide you in your Islamic Finance journey.”

Mr.Is’haq Muhammad Mustapha @ Mustapha Ishaq Akinlas

MSc in Islamic Finance (2014)

Graduated: 2016

“The most rewarding component of my entire INCEIF experience is the depth of research exposure in Economics, Finance & Shariah, as well as the opportunity for leadership skill development it afforded me. This background was a crucial preparation for the doctoral journey that I’m currently and would help shape the future that I envision.

In general, my knowledge and confidence improved tremendously, ushering a new dimension and refreshing perspectives to my understanding of the world and human interaction; socially and economically.”

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