Developing future leaders of Islamic finance for tomorrow

Kuala Lumpur, 12 November 2016 – At the 8th convocation of INCEIF, a record number of 254 students graduated, representing the university’s largest since its inception in 2007. Amongst this year’s graduates are students from Muslim-minority countries, including Italy, US and Japan. They are joined by graduates from Singapore and Indonesia as well as from the Gulf, Central Asia and African nations. The increasing diversity of INCEIF students is a source of pride for the university. It affirms INCEIF’s role in developing world-class talent for the global Islamic financial services industry and reinforces Malaysia’s position as the global hub for the industry.

DSC_6834 copyINCEIF Chancellor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz (left) presenting the President’s Award to Ms. Alaa Alaabed of Bahrain, Doctor in Islamic Finance.

Joining the ceremony today were 31 participants who undertook the Certificate in Islamic Finance (CIF) programme conducted by INCEIF, as well as five participants of the Professional Certificate in Islamic Finance. The CIF programme was conducted specifically for staff of regulatory bodies including from Bank Negara Malaysia and Securities Commission Malaysia. It is a modular programme, accredited by the Finance Accreditation Agency with an emphasis on the Shariah, legal and regulatory aspects covering Islamic Finance. It is designed for working individuals to fast-track them in these areas. 

DSC_6831 copyINCEIF Chancellor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz (left) handing out the scroll to Ms. Rosana Gulzar, the best student for MSc in Islamic Finance. 

The graduands received their scrolls from INCEIF Chancellor, Tan Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz at the convocation ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur today. Today’s graduation takes the number of INCEIF alumni to a total of 1,332. 

Of the 254 graduates, 17 received PhD in Islamic Finance; 11, Masters in Islamic Finance, 35 MSc in Islamic Finance, 115 Masters in Islamic Finance Practice and 76 Chartered Islamic Finance Professionals. The INCEIF academic programmes are customised to meet the changing demands of business, offering practical work experience and classroom-based theory at every level, up to scholars of international standing at PhD level. 

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INCEIF Chancellor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz (left) handing out the scroll to Ms. Foo Toon Yin, the best student for Masters in Islamic Finance Practice. 

In acknowledgment of their academic excellence, the recipients for the President’s Award are:

  1. Ms Alaa Alaabed, of Bahrain, for PhD in Islamic Finance
  2. Ms Rosana Gulzar Mohd, of Singapore, for MSc in Islamic Finance
  3. Ms Foo Toon Yin, of Malaysia, for Masters in Islamic Finance Practice 

In his speech at the convocation ceremony, INCEIF President & CEO Mr. Daud Vicary Abdullah said, at INCEIF, we see our Alumni as agents of change and the catalysts for innovation, not only in the Islamic financial services arena, but also in contributing towards building a sustainable community and an Islamic economy. 

The continuing success of these students will be a reflection of INCEIF’s on-going journey to be a globally recognised university of high repute for postgraduate studies in Islamic finance. It is all about making an impact.  Every day every one of us has the ability to make change happen, he added.

Since the inaugural convocation in 2009, a number of INCEIF alumni have been singled out to participate in or lead Islamic finance initiatives such as the USD1.5-billion dual-tranche Malaysian Government sukuk. The support for INCEIF is visible through the presence of corporate leaders, policy makers and regulators who have contributed to the promotion and development of Islamic finance locally and globally at the convocation ceremony.

For PCEO convo speech, kindly click on the link below:
2016 Convo Speech by INCEIF President & Chief Executive Officer


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