A group of Thai academicians made a visit to INCEIF today to learn about INCEIF’s role in the development of human capital for the global Islamic finance industry. Headed by Dr Isra Sarntisart of University of Chulalongkorn, the group of five met Prof. Dr Shamsher Mohamad Ramadili Mohd, INCEIF Professor of Finance and Accounting.
Prof Shamsher with the Thai delegates.
The Bangkok-based university, one of the oldest in the country, has set up The Centre for Muslim World Policies at its Faculty of Economics. The centre has been tasked by the Thai government to collect data, conduct researches and propose policies for the government with regards to Islamic finance in particular banking, takaful and zakat. The visit to Kuala Lumpur which was joined by officials from The Thailand Research Fund, was to gain information for the centre’s ongoing projects which are the future development of Islamic banking and takaful industry in Thailand, and debates on Islamic banking concept.
The group also had a fruitful visit to Bank Negara Malaysia where they were briefed on Malaysia’s success story in developing a robust Islamic finance industry by the bank’s Islamic Banking and Takaful Department.