Kuala Lumpur, 15 November 2016 – All of us at INCEIF would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our Chancellor, Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, for her recent achievement of being awarded with the EFICA Lifetime Achievement Award for her pivotal role in developing the Islamic banking industry and her distinguished contribution in driving ethical practices in the global financial industry. The annual EFICA (Ethical Finance Innovation Challenge and Awards), organised by Thomson Reuters and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), celebrates an outstanding individual or institution that has shaped the world of financial services using a positive approach and ethical principles.
Tan Sri Dr Zeti received her award at a gala dinner held in Dubai.
The former Bank Negara Malaysia Governor and the central bank were instrumental in setting up INCEIF in 2005. As Governor (2000-2016), Tan Sri Dr. Zeti oversaw the transformation of the financial system that included wide-ranging financial reforms, evolution of new financial institutions, strengthening of the financial markets and the rapid expansion of Islamic finance. As Chancellor of INCEIF, she continues to steer the university towards achieving our vision to be the thought leader in Islamic finance and produce graduates who are the catalysts for innovation, not only in Islamic finance industry, but also in building a sustainable community and an Islamic economy.
“The EFICA awards have become an important standard bearer for ethical and Islamic finance globally, and are attracting extremely high quality entries. We are honoured to reward an exceptional individual like Dr. Zeti who has put significant efforts and contribution to make Islamic finance what it is today. Dr. Zeti is an excellent role model who put ethics firmly at the centre of the industry, helping to build a sustainable and increasingly popular model of financing,” ADIB CEO Tirad Al Mahmoud said in a statement.