The Institute

Our
People

President

YBhg. Dato’ Badlisyah Abdul Ghani

Deputy President​

Haji Abdul Rahman Mohd Yusoff

Honorary Secretary​

Dr. Syed Adam Alhabshi

Honorary Treasurer

Mr. Masumi Hamahira

Grand Council Member

Dr. Irum Saba

Grand Council Member

YBhg. Dato’ Haji Syed Moheeb Dato’ Syed Kamarulzaman

Grand Council Member

Dr. Muhammad Md Husin

Grand Council Member

Dr. Ahcene Lahsasna

Grand Council Member

Mr. Elmie Dato’ Haji Aman Najas

Grand Council Member

Ms. Foziakhatoon Amanulla Khan

Grand Council Member

Dr. Siti Muawaanah Lajis

Grand Council Member

Ms. Norashikin Kassim

Grand Council Member

Mr. Wan Ahmad Najib Wan Ahmad Lotfi

Grand Council Member

YBhg. Datuk Seri Ahmad Zaini Othman

President

YBhg. Dato’ Badlisyah Abdul Ghani,

Dato’ Badlisyah is a leader in the Islamic financial services industry globally. He is the Co- Founder and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Souqa Fintech, the purveyor of the world’s first global Islamic payment gateway/aggregator – PayHalal. He is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of Yasaar Group, a boutique global Islamic financial services arm with offices in London, Kuala Lumpur and Bandar Seri Begawan.

He is the Founding President of the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (CIIF) (2014-present), the standard bearer of professionals in the Islamic finance industry. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Staff Training Fund-i (STF-i, 2014-present) and also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM, 2014-present).

Dato’ Badlisyah was accorded the Islamic Banker of the Year Award in multiple and consecutive years throughout his 22 years career in the Islamic finance industry from different international publications in recognition for his leadership in the industry globally. He was named one of the Top 20 Pioneers in Islamic Finance by Euromoney in 2004.