INCEIF is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof Dr Mansor Ibrahim as the Deputy President Academic and Dean of School of Graduate and Professional Studies with immediate effect. He takes over from Datuk Dr Syed Othman Alhabshi who has retired last year.
INCEIF President & CEO Prof Dato’ Azmi Omar said: “INCEIF is delighted that an internal candidate will assume the duties of a Deputy President Academic and Dean. A seasoned academician, Prof Mansor will continue to serve as a leader in INCEIF’s long-term plan to achieve its vision to become the global thought and knowledge leader in Islamic finance as we seek to attract, retain and nurture a faculty and students of true distinction. Taking advantage of his area of expertise in economics and econometrics, Prof Mansor would also be looking into ensuring that INCEIF’s research initiatives will advance the frontiers of Islamic finance knowledge.”
Prof Mansor, who joined INCEIF in 2011, has previously served as the Dean of School of Graduate Studies. His areas of specialisation are Monetary Economics/Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics and Economics Development. He holds a PhD (Economics) from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA (1996). He has an MA in Economics and BA in Economics from the same university. During his studies at the university, he also had the chance to be the teaching and research assistants. Prior to INCEIF, Prof Mansor was the Dean of the Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences at the International Islamic University Malaysia and Head of the Department of Economics at Universiti Putra Malaysia.
On his appointment, Prof Mansor said: “I wish to record my appreciation to INCEIF governing bodies for the trust placed upon me to bring INCEIF forward. There is a long journey ahead for INCEIF to truly be the knowledge leader in Islamic finance impacting both Islamic finance education and Islamic finance industry. The success of INCEIF in realising the vision and missions of its establishment by Bank Negara Malaysia would obviously make overcoming any challenge and difficulty a rewarding one. I would like to also thank my predecessor Prof Datuk Dr Syed Othman for his contributions to INCEIF.”
INCEIF was set up by Bank Negara Malaysia in 2005 to develop human capital and knowledge leadership for the global Islamic finance industry. In its 11th year of operation, INCEIF remains the only university in the world to focus solely on postgraduate studies in Islamic finance. As a result, the university has attracted partners from all over the world who showed interest in tapping into its pool of Islamic finance experts. Among them are International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva; Capital Market Development Authority, Maldives; and University of Reading in Malaysia. Today, there are 1,585 alumni from INCEIF. Some are already making meaningful contributions to the advancement of Islamic finance at all levels be it product development, policy framework and implementation; regulation and enforcement; and innovation.