INCEIF Delivers Global Talent Boost

The fourth convocation of INCEIF, The Global University of Islamic Finance, today welcome a record number of 184 graduates from the PhD, Masters in Islamic Finance and Chartered Islamic Finance Professional programmes.

The number of graduates this year is a four per cent increase from 2011. Of the total 184 graduates, three are from the PhD, 18 from Masters in Islamic Finance and 163 from Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP).

The graduates come from 35 countries covering Gulf, West Asia and Africa,Canada, France, Japan, Russia and South Korea.

The increasing diversity of INCEIF graduates reaffirms INCEIF’s role in developing world class talent for the global Islamic financial services industry. The diversity of INCEIF students is not confined to geographical boundaries as they are also from different faiths and different academic and professional background.

At INCEIF 4th Convocation, Ms. Alaa Alaabed of Bahrain  was  awarded the President’s Award for Best Student for CIFP programme. Alaa says, “The fact that INCEIF was set up by Bank Negara Malaysia convinced me that 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. To be named the best student for my programme is a bonus that I am truly thankful for. 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,” she added.


Alaa Alaabed, from Bahrain, who is our best student for the CIFP programme.
Mr. Ginanjar Dewandaru from Indonesia was awarded the President’s Award for the Best Student in the Masters in Islamic Finance programme. He holds a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from the Institut Teknologi Bandung in Indonesia.

“I am grateful that all the hard work has paid off. I chose to pursue the MIF at INCEIF because the programme has a combination of three different disciplines which are Shariah principles, conventional finance and quantitative methods. The MIF provides me with a strong foundation in Islamic finance, “he added.


Ginanjar Dewandaru, from Indonesia, who is our best student for the Masters in Islamic Finance programme.

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