First technical staff in APAC from 2008.
Founder of sales engineering team in APAC.
Lead SE team for a triple digit revenue growth across Fortune 500s and government organizations.
Evangelist role to Security Executive, Cyber Security Trust Advisor, Public Speaker & Professional Cyber Security Trainer for special government agency and enterprise
Instructor for Interpol's Cyber Command workshops, teaching threat hunting skills to Cyber crime investigation team in Police for 18+ countries.
Elain began her career in PETRONAS and went on to serve Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia Debt Ventures, Digi Telecommunications and Packet One Networks until she co-founded Ata Plus in 2015. She is currently a Council Member for the Malaysian Business Angel Network (MBAN), the President of the Registered Digital Markets Association Malaysia, Independent Board Member of Reservoir Link Berhad (KLSE), Daya Materials Berhad (KLSE), Leet Technology Inc (US : OTC) and also one of the Independent Board of Directors of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). She was awarded the "BERG 2019 Women Icons Malaysia and also the '2020/2021 Batch of Digerati50' for her exceptional contributions on Malaysia's Digital Economy.
Among others, Azrina has led the development of the digital investment management regulatory framework, and was involved in the development of policies relating to Islamic fintech, equity crowdfunding, P2P financing, venture capital, private equity, investment banking and Islamic banking frameworks. Her previous portfolios include leading capital market negotiations in international, regional and bilateral free trade agreements. Prior to her involvement in policy work, her earlier portfolios include advisory work on capital market regulations and law reform involving the Parliamentary process. She holds an LLB from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Sam Shafie is the CEO and Co-Founder of pitchIN, a registered Recognised Market Operator (RMO) with the Securities Commission of Malaysia. Sam is also the CEO and Co-Founder of WTF Accelerator, an early stage technology accelerator company that has invested in more than 50 startups.
Prior to setting up WTF Accelerator and pitchIN, Sam spent more than 15 years with the Attorney General Chambers, the Securities Commission and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission in various positions.
Joe is a software industry veteran who has been serving software technology & solution providers as Director/Chief-level position for more than 15 years, with proven track records in leading the business development and service delivery teams. Joe has vast experience serving retail banks, and is highly regarded as an industry expert in SOA and enterprise architecture.
Joe believes that leveraging AI in specific domains becomes a necessity in the future as the technology's learning capabilities provide new opportunities in innovation and solve problems in a very different perspective. "Applying AI right is a responsibility as it is a double-edged sword"
Thariq built his career as a leading Malaysian Fixed Income Fund Manager with 20 years of experience in the Malaysian Bond Market. He started KAF Fund Management in 1997 with a seed AUM of RM10 million, which grew to a peak in excess of RM3.5 billion in 2014 when the fixed income business was acquired by Amundi Asset Management, the largest European asset manager. During his tenure as CEO/CIO at KAF Fund Management, the flagship KAF Bond Fund was the winner of several awards and he was named among the Most Astute Investors in Malaysian Ringgit Bonds by The Asset Magazine from 2011-2013.
Subsequent to KAF Fund Management, he founded Tuas Capital Partners as a Principal in 2016 with the intention to invest in the Malaysian startup landscape, focusing on Fintech and related technologies. Amongst the companies that he has invested in via Tuas as well as on a direct basis within the KAF Group which have garnered recognition within the domestic growth space in the past few years include Jirnexu, MoneyMatch and Storehub.
Thariq holds a Master and Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Mathematics from St. John's College, the University of Oxford
Mohd Hasnol is currently the Director of Corporate Affairs at INCEIF. With more than 25 years of experience in the areas of Marketing, Business Development and Sales, he in instrumental in taking I-FIKR to the next level.
He is also in charge of events where steady growth in the number of participants in the past 4 years have put INCEIF/ISRA events such as International Shariah Scholars Forum and MUZAKARAH as the leading flagship events in the Islamic Finance industry.
Marjan Muhammad is the Director of the Research Quality Assurance & Publications Department at the International Shari'ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) Research Management Centre, INCEIF. In her current capacity, she oversees different portfolios including research quality and accreditation, publications and intellectual property and commercialisation. She was the Director of Research Affairs Department at ISRA from 2013-2017. She is currently a member of Shariah Advisory Council of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) effective from 1 November 2019. Prior to that, she was a member of Shariah Committee of Maybank Islamic Berhad, SME Bank Berhad, MBSB Berhad and RHB Islamic Berhad. At the international level, she sits on the Advisory Committee of Experts (ACE) of Lotus Bank Limited, Nigeria. Marjan has published many articles in international and local refereed journals, produced several research papers on Islamic finance, written several book chapters, contributed to industry reports, and presented papers in various local and international conferences. She is the Editor of ISRA's main textbooks including Islamic Financial System: Principles and Operations (2nd ed.), Sukuk: Principles & Practices, and Islamic Capital Markets: Principles & Practices. Marjan is the Project Manager for both market reports on 'The Role of Sukuk in Islamic Capital Markets' and 'Islamic Fund Management' funded by the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC). She obtained her Bachelor degree in Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh) from IIUM and graduated from her Master and PhD degrees at the same university.
Ibraheem Musa Tijani is the Product Manager for I-FIKR. He has been managing the development and progress of I-FIKR from the revamp of the website to the development of trending Islamic finance App, I-FIKR App. The app caters to Islamic finance knowledge sharing, networking and talent recognition through its badge facility. Mr. Ibraheem has double masters from IIUM, LLM in Islamic banking and finance and Master of Human Sciences (History and Civilization) and bachelors in Islamic Studies from Islamic University on Medina. Mr. Ibraheem has over 8 years worth of experience in the Islamic finance industry. Mr. Ibraheem is also among the pioneers of the Islamic FinTech Dialogue (IFD) organized by ISRA, which was initiated in 2017