Jo Ann Barefoot
CEO & Co-founder, Alliance for Innovative Regulation
Jo Ann Barefoot
Jo Ann Barefoot
CEO & Co-founder, Alliance for Innovative Regulation
www.regulationinnovation.org
Jo Ann Barefoot is CEO & Cofounder of AIR - the Alliance for Innovative Regulation - and host of the global podcast show Barefoot Innovation. A noted advocate of "regulation innovation," Jo Ann is Senior Fellow Emerita at the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Business & Government. She has been Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, partner at KPMG, Co-Chair of Treliant Risk Advisors, and staff member at the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. She serves on the board of Oportun; on the fintech advisory committee of FINRA; on the Milken Institute U.S. FinTech Advisory Committee; and on the California Blockchain Working Group Advisory Board. Jo Ann previously chaired the boards of directors of the Financial Health Network and FinRegLab and served on the CFPB's Consumer Advisory Board. She currently serves on the boards of FinRegLab and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. Jo Ann cofounded Hummingbird Regtech and, in 2020, was named to the Fintech All of Fame by CB Insights. AIR was honored in Fast Company's 2021 awards on World-Changing Ideas.
Angelld Quah
Chief Operating Officer, FBM Crowdtech Sdn Bhd
Angelld Quah
Angelld Quah
Chief Operating Officer, FBM Crowdtech Sdn Bhd
www.alixco.com
Angelld Quah is the co- founder and chief operating officer of FBM Crowdtech Sdn Bhd, established since 2015 and trading as Alixco and FundedByMe Malaysia. The company is a regulated equity crowdfunding and p2p financing platform operator in Malaysia. She is also founded The Womenpreneur Movement, a passion project of Alixco to empower women from all walks of life.
Harris Irfan
Chairman, UK Islamic FinTech Panel
Harris Irfan
Harris Irfan
Chairman, UK Islamic FinTech Panel
Harris Irfan is Chairman of the UK Islamic FinTech Panel and CFO of Gateway Global.  Harris co-founded the world leading Islamic finance team at Deutsche Bank in the early 2000s and was CEO of Deutsche's Islamic subsidiary. He was Global Head of Islamic Finance at Barclays and Head of Investment Banking at European Islamic Investment Bank.  Through Gateway, he advises the rapidly growing global Islamic fintech industry, and digital Islamic/ethical economy.  He co-founded the UK Islamic FinTech Panel to boost London's status as a centre for the Islamic finance industry, to create a global ecosystem and support network for Islamic and social impact fintechs, and to help clear policy hurdles with the UK government.  Harris is author of the critically acclaimed Heaven's Bankers: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance and in 2019 was ranked in the UK Top 100 BAME Tech Leaders by the Financial Times/ Inclusive Tech Alliance.  He holds a degree in Physics from the University of Oxford.
Kalyani Balakrishnan Nair
Group Head of Virtual Banking, Maybank
Kalyani Balakrishnan Nair
Kalyani Balakrishnan Nair
Group Head of Virtual Banking, Maybank
Kalyani Nair is Group Head of Virtual Banking and is responsible for the digital banking business for Maybank. Highly passionate in creating digital propositions that are customer centric in nature, her core priorities include developing the digital roadmap, expanding the e-payment ecosystem, marketing as well as looking for opportunities to grow the digital business further. Having led the teams to win numerous local as well as international awards, she is deeply involved in defining new business models that deliver the best customer experience, whilst helping the firm fulfil its business growth ambitions.   In the course of her career, Kalyani has gained valuable insights in the banking and payments sectors and has successfully pioneered a number of innovative services in the online & mobile space. This includes the re-designed Maybank2u app, Mae by Maybank2u, eKYC capability for straight through onboarding, digital financing as well as creating SamaSamaLokal to empower local neighbourhood businesses to be part of the digital economy.   Kalyani graduated with a Masters in Corporate Communications and has been a pioneer in Digital Banking.
Paul Pang
Principal Security Speacialist Splunk APAC & Japan
Paul Pang
Paul Pang
Principal Security Speacialist Splunk APAC & Japan
https://www.splunk.com/
  • 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.
Noraizat Shik Ahmad
Deputy Director, Securities Commission Malaysia
Noraizat Shik Ahmad
Noraizat Shik Ahmad
Deputy Director, Securities Commission Malaysia
Stephen White
Director of Sales Engineering, APAC, Precisely
Stephen White
Stephen White
Director of Sales Engineering, APAC, Precisely
https://www.precisely.com/
Stephen White is the Precisely Director of Sales Engineering for the Asia-Pacific Region with responsibility across the Precisely Integrate, Verify, Locate and Enrich lines of business.  Working with customers in Retail, Telecommunications, Financial Services and the Public Sector, Steve specialises in the application of data governance, address management, spatial data enrichment and location based insights for different industry use cases.
Jeff Sandhu
Technologist
Jeff Sandhu
Jeff Sandhu
Technologist
Jeff Sandhu was formerly the Executive Producer at BFM Radio where he spent 11 years as the lead content producer for Enterprise and lead presenter of Tech Talk. His primary focus was to educate startups and entrepreneurs on the adoption of new technologies for a true digital transformation. Currently Jeff Sandhu is spearheading an innovative education platform under one of the largest private education institution in Malaysia to developed the next generation of highly-skilled digital talents.  He was the first representative for Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Young Leaders Summit in 2015 in Luxembourg and a recipient of the U.S Department of State IVLP 2019 Journalism Leadership programme.
Mohammad Hafiz Jamaluddin
Head of Halal Integrated Platform, Halal Development Corporation
Mohammad Hafiz Jamaluddin
Mohammad Hafiz Jamaluddin
Head of Halal Integrated Platform, Halal Development Corporation
https://hip.hdcglobal.com/
Tariq Qureishy
Founder & CEO of Mad Talks & 100% MAD
Tariq Qureishy
Tariq Qureishy
Founder & CEO of Mad Talks & 100% MAD
Elain Lockman
CEO & Co-founder, ATA PLUS
Elain Lockman
Elain Lockman
CEO & Co-founder, ATA PLUS
www.ata-plus.com
Elain is the CEO & Co-Founder of Ata Plus Sdn Bhd, a registered and recognised Equity Crowdfunding platform with the Securities Commission Malaysia. She holds a BSc in Actuarial Science and MSc in Operational Research from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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.
Niloy Banerjee
UNDP Resident Representative for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam
Niloy Banerjee
Niloy Banerjee
UNDP Resident Representative for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam
Dr Moutaz Abojeib
International Shari’ah Research Academy For Islamic Finance (ISRA)
Dr Moutaz Abojeib
Dr Moutaz Abojeib
International Shari’ah Research Academy For Islamic Finance (ISRA)
Dr Moutaz is a trainer and Islamic finance expert with 15 years of work experience in finance, research and consultancy in different jurisdictions in Middle East and Southeast Asia. Focusing on fintech for the last couple of years, he published many problem-solving research papers addressing Shariah and technical matters and proposing innovative Islamic fintech products. He also participated in several consultancy projects in the area of blockchain and cryptocurrency and participated as a speaker and subject matter expert in several prestigious Islamic finance conferences and Shariah forums.  Dr Moutaz is currently leading fintech research at International Shariah Research Academy (ISRA) and taking a leading role in its blockchain project. He is also a listed expert in several blockchain projects and serves as an advisor for several fintech start-ups. He is also appointed member in the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) Fintech Working Group Dr Moutaz Abojeib He can be contacted at:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-moutaz-abojeib/
Karen Cahn
Founder & CEO, IFundWomen
Karen Cahn
Karen Cahn
Founder & CEO, IFundWomen
https://ifundwomen.com/
KAREN CAHN is the Founder & CEO of iFundWomen, and has dedicated her career to closing the funding and the confidence gap for women entrepreneurs.   From inspiration to realization, iFundWomen provides early-stage entrepreneurs with access to capital via crowdfunding and grants, expert business coaching, and a powerful community of women business owners—a vital network that sparks confidence, accelerates knowledge, and ignites action.   Karen is a pioneer in tech and media. She was an early Google Intrapreneur where she spent 10 years leading various monetization teams in search, display, and video. Most notably, Karen started the Branded Entertainment business at YouTube, when, back in the olden times of YouTube 2006, she and a rogue group of sales and product managers, made the connection between big consumer brands and video creators, thus creating the first native video ad experiences monetized on YouTube.   Most recently, Karen spent three years as General Manager of AOL Original Video, and was responsible for business strategy and strategic partnerships. In this role, Karen built AOL's female creative economy in video and as a result, nabbed AOL its first-ever Emmy nod.  Karen is on the board of advisors of Girl Rising, an organization dedicated to girls education in developing countries. She is also on the Springboard Media Council and invests her "human capital" in their pipeline of high-growth, women-led companies.  Karen holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, double majoring in African-American Studies and US History.
Moharmustaqeem Mohammed
Vice President Business Innovation, TM Bhd
Moharmustaqeem Mohammed
Moharmustaqeem Mohammed
Vice President Business Innovation, TM Bhd
https://www.tm.com.my
Mohar, 44, a Malaysian, read law at the University of Kent at Canterbury, obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Legal Studies from City University London and was called to the Bar of the High Court of England & Wales by Gray's Inn in 2000.  Mohar was appointed as VP Business Innovation effective 1 July 2020, a new division to explore and monetise new opportunity areas in digital business; creates and develops suitable business models to find revenue streams and pricing strategies for new products or services. The VP Business Innovation supports corporate innovation teams in their quest to find new desirable, viable, and feasible business opportunities that could deliver business value and results. Prior to that, he was the CEO of TM Net Sdn Bhd (TM Net), a position he held since 1 February 2020.  In a career spanning over 17 years in the field of telecommunications, Mohar has been leading and driving business in the areas of fixed broadband, mobile and IPTV; accumulating extensive depth of knowledge and practical experience in both the technical and marketing aspects of the disciplines independently and also in their integrated form.  Mohar started his career in the telecommunication industry with Digi Telecommunication Sdn Bhd (Digi) in September 2003. In a short span of 8 years, he took on key positions in Technology Planning, Network Development and Product Management for both Postpaid and Prepaid. He then ventured into marketing by taking on the leadership role to head Digi's Segment Marketing before capping his career with the company as the Head of Market Operations & Commercial Partnerships in November 2011.  He joined TM Group in 2011 as GM of Business Integration in New Media. He then became the Head of Mass Market Marketing Operations in 2013, where he was responsible for the planning and execution of all innovative products and services within TM's mass-market portfolio.  Mohar was promoted to VP of Mass Market Marketing Operations in 2014, where he shared overall responsibility for ensuring marketing targets and correlating success parameters for the Mass Market portfolio were met before his appointment as the CEO of Webe Digital Sdn Bhd (webe) on 15 May 2017. Mohar was also assigned to oversee the operations of unifi in November 2018 in addition to his role as webe CEO. He relinquished his CEO position in webe on 1 August 2019 to focus on his role as the Acting EVP of unifi from 1 August 2019 to 31 January 2020. As the Acting EVP of unifi, he was responsible for all aspects of the business operations of TM's unifi and mass market segment. Mohar spearheads the #khabarbaik movement, which is a promise to change the way unifi operates and to always put customers' needs as the true north from product design to customer service experience.  Mohar is a director of TM Info-Media Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TM.
Xin Dee Ow
Industry Manager, Banking & Insurance, Google
Xin Dee Ow
Xin Dee Ow
Industry Manager, Banking & Insurance, Google
Xin Dee is an Industry Manager at Google, partnering and consulting Finance clients in Malaysia with the goal of co-developing effective digital strategies and leveraging Google solutions to grow their businesses.
Raja AlMazrouei
EVP, DIFC FinTech Hive
Raja AlMazrouei
Raja AlMazrouei
EVP, DIFC FinTech Hive
Raja Al Mazrouei is a visionary and influential executive within the finance and technology sectors. Her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for progression have been the driving force behind her achievements and continue to fuel her ambition to reinforce further the UAE's position as an innovation destination on the global stage.  With over a decade of experience in the financial services sector, Raja has developed an ecosystem for FinTech entrepreneurs and stakeholders in Dubai, a primary contributor in the emirate named a top ten global FinTech hub.  Her marketing & communications expertise has enabled her to bring brands to life and foster communities to create business opportunities and societal impact for the Fintech sector. Raja held senior positions within the IT, Operations, and Marketing teams at different organizations, including Dubai Holding, the National Bonds Corporation, and the Dubai International Financial Centre.  As Executive Vice President of FinTech Hive, she brings together leading financial institutions, government entities, technology partners, Venture Capital and Funds, and entrepreneurs to realize a common goal in driving the UAE's national innovation agenda and shaping the future of financial services. Today, Raja stands at the helm of one of the region's most successful financial technology hubs and has contributed significantly to building a vibrant and dynamic community of over 350 startups operating in Dubai International Financial Center.  The rapid growth of the FinTech Hive under Raja's leadership has been recognized globally, with it ranked as one of the world's best financial innovation labs by Global Finance Magazine. In addition, she has been named one of the top 100 Women in FinTech by Innovate Finance, the 50 Most Influential Women in Middle East Finance by Dow Jones' Financial News, the top 100 Power Businesswomen in The Middle East by Forbes, and MENA Fintech Leader of the year by Entrepreneur magazine.  Raja is an executive graduate of the Harvard Business School (HBS), serves as a member of the Harvard Business School MENA Advisory Board, and Vice President of the HBS Club for the GCC. In addition, she holds positions on the boards of Dubai FinTech Ventures and Al Masraf Arab Bank for Investment & Foreign Trade. Raja is a Member Board of Trustees of Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government.
Izzat Aziz
Director of Technology, Risk and Cybersecurity, KPMG
Izzat Aziz
Izzat Aziz
Director of Technology, Risk and Cybersecurity, KPMG
https://home.kpmg/my/en/home.html
Izzat is a Subject-Matter Expert in Emerging Technology and Cybersecurity. His portfolio covers advisory in innovation technology such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Fintech, Cloud and Internet of Things (IoT).   He is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer with pragmatic technology and cybersecurity related experiences. Track record includes driving maturity in IT and OT (Industrial Control Systems) across various industries such as BFSI, Telco, High-Tech, ENR and O&G.
Matthew Griffin
Award Winning Futurist, also known as the "Fanatical Futurist",
311 Institute
Matthew Griffin
Matthew Griffin
Award Winning Futurist, also known as the "Fanatical Futurist" ,
311 Institute
Matthew Griffin, described as "The Adviser behind the Advisers" and a "Young Kurzweil," is a world class futurist and strategic advisor helping build Centennial companies. He is the founder of the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy working across the next 50 years, and the World Futures Forum and XPotential University, two philanthropic organisations whose mission it is to reduce global inequality and ensure the benefits of the future are accessible to everyone, irrespective of their abilities or background. He is also the author of the Codex of the Future series and "How to Build Exponential Enterprises."
Samim Abedi
Chief Investment Officer, Wahed Invest
Samim Abedi
Samim Abedi
Chief Investment Officer, Wahed Invest
Samim started at Wahed Invest in 2018 as a Portfolio Manager and has recently been named Chief Investment Officer. During his tenure, Samim has managed all global client portfolios, as well as listed the first shariah compliant equity ETF (HLAL) in the US.  Prior to joining Wahed, Samim was part of the Trading & Investments team at Alphabet / Google. He started the first 6 years of his career at J.P. Morgan in New York City, primarily in roles across Asset Management including institutional multi-asset class portfolio management, rates and credit research, and high yield trading. He graduated Cum Laude from Williams College in 2010 with a B.A. in Anthropology and Economics.
Scarlett Chai
Marketing Manager, Luno
Scarlett Chai
Scarlett Chai
Marketing Manager, Luno
www.luno.com
Scarlett Chai is Luno Malaysia's Marketing Manager. She leads all marketing and commercial partnership efforts for Luno in the country. She was the third employee and the first female in the local office, making her a local pioneer in the crypto space.   She has been a woman in technology for even longer; before Luno, she worked at an E-Commerce platform as a Senior Key Account on the groceries vertical. Managing key accounts and relationships for the company, with counterparts like AEON group. She led digitisation projects and launched marketing initiatives for retail partners to boost online sales.   Scarlett is passionate about empowering young women, by creating impact and value in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. She believes that awareness and education in the fintech space among women is still nascent in Malaysia, and is on a mission to bridge the gap.   Scarlett holds a Masters Degree in Petroleum Geology from the University of Malaya.
Ibrahim Khan
Co-founder, Islamicfinanceguru.com
Ibrahim Khan
Ibrahim Khan
Co-founder, Islamicfinanceguru.com
www.islamicfinanceguru.com
Ibrahim holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford, an ijazah in the memorisation of the Qur'an from Egypt, and an MA in Islamic Banking and Finance from Markfield Institute. He is a graduate of the Alimiyyah programme (traditional Islamic scholar) under the tutelage of Shaykh Akram Nadwi.  He previously worked as a funds lawyer in London at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and, before that, Ashurst LLP.  He also studied at the Chartered Institute For Securities & Investment and holds a Diploma in Investment Advice & Financial Planning as well as a Certificate in Investment Management.
Aziz Zainuddin
Chief Product Officer, Fasset
Aziz Zainuddin
Aziz Zainuddin
Chief Product Officer, Fasset
Aziz Bin Zainuddin is the Chief Product Officer at Fasset, a regulated platform that aims to streamline digital asset adoption across frontier markets. Aziz spearheads end-to-end asset tokenization initiatives in Fasset, working with regulators to greenfield digital asset frameworks for the industry. As a digital asset native, he has a deep passion for evangelizing blockchain technology. Prior to his role at Fasset, he was the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Master The Crypto, a popular knowledge hub & resource centre that focuses on cryptocurrency investing and all things Blockchain. His writings have been used and referenced by academics as well as governments of various countries in the field of blockchain technology. Master The Crypto was acquired in mid-2019.
Aiza Azreen Ahmad
Chief Digital Business Officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation
Aiza Azreen Ahmad
Aiza Azreen Ahmad
Chief Digital Business Officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation
www.mdec.com
Aiza Azreen Ahmad is MDEC's Chief Digital Business Officer (CDBO) and brings well over 20 years' worth of experience and expertise, to further strengthen MDEC's resolve in leading Malaysia's digital economy forward.   She will oversee and steer the Digital Adoption Ecosystem in E-Commerce, Business Digital Adoption, Data Ecosystem Development and Digital Infrastructure.   Aiza will also lead external innovation opportunities to expand commercial strategies and build corporate business and innovations for MDEC.
Datuk Syed Zaid Albar
Executive Chairman, Securities Commission Malaysia
Datuk Syed Zaid Albar
Datuk Syed Zaid Albar
Executive Chairman, Securities Commission Malaysia
Datuk Syed Zaid Albar is the Executive Chairman of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC). Prior to his appointment as the SC Chairman on 1 November 2018, he was the Managing Partner of Albar & Partners.
 
Currently, Datuk Syed Zaid Chairs the Capital Market Development Fund (CMDF) and a member of the Board of the Financial Reporting Foundation, as well as a member of the Debt Management Office, Ministry of Finance. Syed Zaid has been elected as the Vice Chairman of the Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the global body of capital market regulators. He is also a member of the governing Board of IOSCO. 
 
Datuk Syed Zaid has a degree in law from the United Kingdom. He is a Barrister at Law of the Lincoln’s Inn, UK and an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He has over 38 years’ experience in legal practice predominantly in the fields of corporate finance law, and Islamic and conventional capital market work. 
 
He has been recognised for his contribution and achievements in the legal practice through numerous domestic and international awards.
 
With his experience in finance and law, Syed Zaid has served on the Islamic Law Review Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia and the Appeals Committee of Bursa Malaysia Bhd. He has also served on the boards of several public-listed companies in Malaysia. 
Wong Wai Ken
Country Manager, StashAway Malaysia
Wong Wai Ken
Wong Wai Ken
Country Manager, StashAway Malaysia
https://www.stashaway.my/
Wong Wai Ken, is StashAway Malaysia's Country Manager. Wai Ken has also accumulated asset management experience in the Investments division of Khazanah Nasional Berhad and Premium China Funds Management in Australia. He has gained capital markets experience at Affin Hwang Capital serving in both its Corporate Strategy and Equity Capital Markets departments. With Affin Hwang, he first played an instrumental role in the post-merger integration of the two investment banks. He later gained deals experience with the Equity Capital Markets team, and successfully helped list companies and raise equity on Bursa Malaysia. As Country Manager of StashAway Malaysia, he led the launch the local business by establishing partnerships and marketing channels.
Najmuddin Mohd Lutfi
CEO, BIMB Investment
Najmuddin Mohd Lutfi
Najmuddin Mohd Lutfi
CEO, BIMB Investment
 Najmuddin Mohd Lutfi  is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of BIMB Investment Management Berhad ("BIMB Investment") since 2015. BIMB Investment was incorporated in 1993 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad.  Najmuddin repositioned BIMB Investment as a leading Shariah Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") asset management house in Malaysia, currently managing about  RM1 billion of ESG assets under management. The firm has also embraced financial technology ("FinTech") in its portfolio management in delivering sustainable risk adjusted investment returns to individual and institutional investors. In November 2015, the firm launched the first machine learning and global Shariah-ESG equity fund in Malaysia. The fund, a multi-currency, Global Shariah-ESG equity fund is now the largest global shariah equity fund in Malaysia. To date, BIMB Investment has the widest range of Shariah-ESG funds in Malaysia across multiple asset classes that includes Global Equities, Asia Pacific Equities, Malaysia Equities, and on 1st August 2018, BIMB Investment launched the World's First ESG Sukuk Fund, which is to date the largest Global Sukuk fund in Malaysia. BIMB Investment is the first bank-backed Islamic Asset Manager in the region to be a signatory of United Nations-Supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). On 26th March 2020, BIMB Investment launched the first Robo-Intelligence Shariah-ESG investing digital platform, ''BEST Invest'' as part of the company's commitment to bringing sustainable investing to Malaysians from all walks of life. BIMB Investment launched the First Wakaf Featured Unit Trust Fund; Makmur myWakaf Fund on 3rd March 2021, under the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) Waqf-Featured Fund Framework that was introduced on 12 November 2020 and a Qualified Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) Fund under the SC Guidelines on Sustainable and Responsible Investment Funds.  BIMB Investment has been awarded:   - Best Islamic Asset and Fund Manager in Malaysia 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 - Best Asset and Fund Manager in Malaysia 2017 - Best Risk-Adjusted Returns for ESG Principle Investment 2019, 2020 & 2021 by Alpha South East Asia, a regional investment and finance publication  - ESG Asset Manager of the year 2019 & 2020 - Best ESG Equity Fund 2020 – BIMB Arabesque i Global Dividend Fund 1 - Best ESG Sukuk Fund 2020 – BIMB ESG Sukuk - Best Fintech Robo Mobile Application 2021 (BEST Invest App) by The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards, an award in recognition of its significant contributions and achievements in ESG, sustainability and asset management in Asia.  - Best Islamic Fund House in ASEAN by I & M Professional Investment Awards 2021  - Best Shariah-ESG Fund Manager 2020 Most Innovative Shariah ESG Sukuk Fund – BIMB ESG Sukuk Fund (BSF) 2020 by the Global Business Outlook Finance Awards  - Best Shariah-ESG Fund Manager Malaysia 2020 - Best Islamic Fund Manager Malaysia 2020 by International Business Magazine  - The E-Commerce - Financial Services Award (BEST Invest app) by Malaysia Technology Excellence Awards 2020, Singapore Business Review  Najmuddin has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He was formerly an Executive Director at a global asset management company, an Assistant Director at a local asset management company and a Deputy Director at a central bank.  Najmuddin also serves as: - An Investment Committee member of Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (MAIWP); - A member of BNM-SC Joint Committee on Climate Change (JC3) – an initiative to pursue collaborative actions for building climate resilience within the Malaysian financial sector, as well as a focal point for engagements with the Government on broader national climate policies; and - A member of The Islamic Finance Council UK's (UKIFC) Global Islamic Finance & UN SDGs Taskforce.  Najmuddin graduated with an MBA and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, USA, alumni of the Judge Business School Advanced Leadership program of the University of Cambridge, UK, registered with the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia (FIMM) and holds the Securities Commission's Capital Markets Services Representative's License.
Katherine Li
Co-Founder, Butterfly FX
Katherine Li
Katherine Li
Co-Founder, Butterfly FX
butterflyfx.co
Katherine Li is the co-founder of Butterfly FX, a social enterprise dedicated to improving financial literacy in underserved communities. She has partnered with organizations from FinTech companies and family run conglomerates to flexible work platforms to promote better financial understanding and inclusion. In addition, she is the North America Strategy Lead at propelland, a global strategy, design, and engineering firm that helps companies transform and grow by bringing new ideas to life.
Naquib Mohammed
CEO & Founder, Marhaba Crypto Finance
Naquib Mohammed
Naquib Mohammed
CEO & Founder, Marhaba Crypto Finance
https://www.marhabadefi.com
Naquib is a global fintech influencer and an ardent advocate of the bright side of a borderless economy. He responsibly advises and provides mentoring to many emerging startups, who are trying to wiggle their way into the Blockchain bandwagon, effectively playing the role of a catalyst to bring the most innovative solutions for the community. Naquib, has an overall experience of 12+ years in core IT Industry, and has travelled half the globe delivering and implementing solutions to Tier 1 companies. Recently he has been recognized as a Global Distinguished Fintech (Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies) Talent by the Aussie Government.   Naquib is the Founder-CEO and brain behind Marhaba DeFi Platform and Innovation Consultant to Blockchain Australia
Tunku Danny Nasaifuddin Mudzaffar
Founder & CEO, Microleap PLT
Tunku Danny Nasaifuddin Mudzaffar
Tunku Danny Nasaifuddin Mudzaffar
Founder & CEO, Microleap PLT
https://www.microleapasia.com
Tunku Danny is an ex-banker having worked in senior positions in London and Kuala Lumpur at Standard Chartered and BNP Paribas, from diverse fields such as Asset-Liability Management, Money Market Sales and Financial Institutions Coverage. 
 
Tunku Danny had 15 years of financial services experience before he founded microLEAP, an Islamic & Conventional Peer-to-Peer (P2P) financing platform. microLEAP is a proudly Malaysian fintech company that helps underserved businesses access crowd-sourced funds and is regulated by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC).
 
Tunku Danny is also a Founding Member of iConnect – Fintech in Islamic Finance, a group made up of industry players, regulators and researchers tasked with the mission of making Malaysia a global Islamic fintech hub.
 
Tunku Danny holds an MBA from the Nottingham University Business School.
 
Azleen Osman Rani
Director, Institute for Capital Market Research (ICMR)
Azleen Osman Rani
Azleen Osman Rani
Director, Institute for Capital Market Research (ICMR)
www.icmr.my
Datin Azleen Osman Rani was appointed as Director, Institute for Capital Market Research Malaysia (ICMR) in 2017, to help set up an independent think tank affiliate of the Securities Commission, Malaysia to study structural trends and developments affecting overall market development.   Prior to ICMR, she was heading the research team of a buy-side investment house, ValueCap Sdn Bhd, where her core focus was on equity market strategy & outlook, ESG integration and thematic research.   Her research interests now focuses on various topics which have risen in importance on the policymakers' agenda, including sustainable finance, financial inclusion, alternative financing and human capital development. In addition, as part of ICMR's mandate to work closer with academia, she also sits on the Industry Advisory Board of Sunway University Business School.   She graduated with a BSc in Economics & Accounting from the University of Bristol and a MSc in International Accounting & Finance from the LSE, UK.
Dr Kinan Salim
Project Lead, i-Connect Fintech in Islamic Finance,
INCEIF
Dr Kinan Salim
Dr Kinan Salim
Project Lead, i-Connect Fintech in Islamic Finance ,
INCEIF
https://inceif.org/
Dr Kinan specializes in Islamic fintech, social impact data and sustainable finance. He led Islamic fintech and sustainable finance projects with local and international organizations in South East Asia and Middle East. Currently, he serves as an Assistant Professor and Project Lead of i-Connect Fintech in Islamic Finance in INCEIF university.
Nur Sharain Abdul Rashid
Asia Pacific Regional Director, LaunchGood
Nur Sharain Abdul Rashid
Nur Sharain Abdul Rashid
Asia Pacific Regional Director, LaunchGood
LaunchGood.com
Nur Sharain Abdul Rashid or warmly known as Ain is the APAC Regional Head for LaunchGood.com, the world's largest faith based crowdfunding platform that has helped fundraising campaigns raise over 260 million across 150 countries. With its headquarter in the United States, Ain and her teammates have successfully grown LaunchGood in the Asia Pacific region.   As a Malaysian who spent more than 14 years living abroad, she finally decided to be home for good with a mission to give back and help build a sustainable world. Her passion for volunteerism and fundraising led her into the world of crowdfunding since 2011. She observed and coached hundreds of crowdfunding campaigns globally and wishes to share more inspiring stories from this region to the rest of the world!
Kazumasa Mise
CEO & Chief Marketing Officer, Rakuten Trade Sdn Bhd
Kazumasa Mise
Kazumasa Mise
CEO & Chief Marketing Officer, Rakuten Trade Sdn Bhd
https://www.rakutentrade.my/
Mr Kazumasa Mise Chief Executive Officer & Chief Marketing Officer Rakuten Trade Sdn Bhd  Mr Kazumasa Mise has more than 16 years of experience in the capital market industry, specialising in Fintech and Digitalization of the Capital Market's equity trading and asset management.   He was part of the business feasibility study team to determine the potential establishment of a business venture between Rakuten Securities, Inc. ("RSec") and Kenanga Investment Bank ("KIBB") and subsequently the attaining of the Company's restricted securities trading licence from Securities Commission Malaysia (SC).   Mr Mise is a secondment staff from RSec and was originally tasked to manage the business marketing operations at Rakuten Trade. He began his tenure at Rakuten Trade as a senior manager in the marketing department. In 2019 was promoted to Head of Business Marketing and a year later to the position of Chief Marketing Officer.   During Malaysia's Movement Control Order in 2020, Mr Mise was appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer, largely in view of how he handled the Company during a period of unforeseen change due to a surge in retail participation on the local bourse. He was able to guide the company towards achieving and later sustaining its profitability throughout the period.   Prior to being posted to Rakuten Trade in Malaysia, Mr Mise worked at the RSec headquarters in Tokyo, Japan for 13 years. There Mr Mise was assigned to the Japanese Equity Department to promote Shinyo Margin and ETF trading. He also worked briefly with the RSec's Investment Trust Department and prior to that the Commodity Derivative Department to support the merger and acquisition between Dot Commodity and RSec.  Prior to joining RSec, Mr Mise was with Polestar Asset Management which was later absorbed by RSec and renamed Rakuten Asset Management.   Kazumasa Mise holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Economics from Syracuse University (New York, USA). 
Xin Yi Yeoh
Partner/Executive Director, KPMG
Xin Yi Yeoh
Xin Yi Yeoh
Partner/Executive Director, KPMG
Xin Yi is a financial services advisor with specialist roles in financial risk management, compliance and regulatory risk for financial services, and has worked with a range of clients across various sectors.   She leads fintech and digital banking projects, is involved in regulatory technology work, co-creates solutions and collaborates with technology providers to support client needs.
Chin Wei Min
Executive Director, Securities Commission Malaysia
Chin Wei Min
Chin Wei Min
Executive Director, Securities Commission Malaysia
Mr Chin Wei Min is an Executive Director at the Malaysia Securities Commission (SC), overseeing the Digital Strategy & Innovation Division. With more than 20 years of industry experience in the financial services sector, particularly in the emerging technology and digital domain, Wei Min plays a significant role in shaping and implementing the industry digital agenda at SC.
Azrina Azmel
Deputy General Manager, Securities Commission Malaysia
Azrina Azmel
Azrina Azmel
Deputy General Manager, Securities Commission Malaysia
Azrina currently heads the Digital Department which is part of the Digital Strategy & Innovation Business Group of the Securities Commission Malaysia. The Digital Department is tasked with formulating and implementing initiatives to facilitate digital innovations in the Malaysian capital market.

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.
Muzzaffar Othman
CEO, Jewel Digital Ventures & Group CTO, Permodalan National Berhad (PNB)
Muzzaffar Othman
Muzzaffar Othman
CEO, Jewel Digital Ventures & Group CTO, Permodalan National Berhad (PNB)
https://www.jeweldv.com
Muzzaffar is currently the CEO of Jewel Digital Ventures and also the Chief Technology Officer of Permodalan National Berhad.   PNB is the leading asset management company in Malaysia with approximately RM 322+ Billion AUM (asset under management) with approximately 13 million unique unit holders and 15 million accounts.
Sharifatul Hanizah Said Ali
Executive Director, Securities Commission Malaysia
Sharifatul Hanizah Said Ali
Sharifatul Hanizah Said Ali
Executive Director, Securities Commission Malaysia
SHARIFATUL HANIZAH SAID ALI Executive Director, Islamic Capital Market Development Securities Commission Malaysia  Sharifatul Hanizah is the Executive Director of Islamic Capital Market Development (ICMD) of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC).  At ICMD, she leads a team that facilitates developmental initiatives for Malaysia's Islamic capital market, reviews industry proposals and undertakes Shariah-compliant securities review for listed companies from the Shariah perspective.  This encompasses initiatives through the deepening and broadening of ICM products and services, to further facilitate globalisation of Malaysia as an ICM hub.   Sharifatul Hanizah has an extensive and diverse experience of over 30 years in the fields of investment analysis, portfolio management, equity trading and unit trust while serving in various organisations such as Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), RHB Investment Management Sdn Bhd and Muamalat Invest. During her tenure in PNB and RHB, Sharifatul Hanizah's board experience was vast, spanning consumer goods, technology and manufacturing companies. She served on the boards of exchange-listed and private companies as a Nominee Director for both organisations.  Prior to joining the SC in August 2019, Sharifatul Hanizah was the Chief Executive Officer of SIDC, the learning and development arm of the SC.  She is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (F Fin), a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), an Islamic Financial Planner (IFP) and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM).
Almir Colan
Director, Australian Centre for Islamic Finance (AUSCIF)
Almir Colan
Almir Colan
Director, Australian Centre for Islamic Finance (AUSCIF)
https://www.almircolan.com
Almir Colan is a Director of Australian Centre for Islamic Finance (AUSCIF) and CEO at Olive Investments.   Previously, Almir was a consultant lecturer and board member for the Master of Islamic Banking and Finance Course at La Trobe University.
Scott Bales
Global Digital Advisor, Microsoft
Scott Bales
Scott Bales
Global Digital Advisor, Microsoft
A technology & innovation guru, Scott Bales is a global leader in the cutting edge arena known as "The Digital Shift", encompassing innovation, culture, design, and mobility in a world gone digital. Currently Scott is Microsoft Global Digital Advisor working with Senior Leaders in Microsoft's Top Customers to build Horizon 3 Transformation and Strategic Partnerships through Co-Investment, Co-Innovation and Mutual Business Outcomes.  He is the former Vice President of Visa Company Fundamo, former Head of Technology for ANZ subsidiary WING Money, founding member of Next Bank, a mentor to entrepreneurs across the world, sits on the Board of Care Pakistan and holds advisory positions at Startup Bootcamp Fintech, Hub Singapore and Apps 4 Good. Scott Bales is also author of best-selling book 'Mobile Ready: Connecting With The Untethered Consumer' and 'Innovation Wars' released in 2019, an essential guide for any corporate to drive successful innovation programs with impact. As a thought leader, Scott thrives on the intersection between cultural and behavioral changes in the face of technology innovations. With over ten years of international experience in innovation and implementation strategy, Scott Bales has built a reputation as a sought-after consultant and speaker with the ability to communicate unorthodox ideas with insightful passion. As a speaker, Scott Bales uses his extensive experience in the sector to provide the executives of tomorrow with simple steps to recode their leadership to adapt and succeed in technology-saturated world of today. In addition, he also offers an insight into the evolution of major cities in the eyes of the digital citizen, through the integration of IoT, smart vehicles and artificial intelligence. Scott's talks also cover the future of work; valuable tools to understand how the introduction of new technologies (the cloud, blockchain, AI) will reshape the workplace as well as well as to explore the key role of the human element in this modern framework.
Mohd Azrul Shane Ariffin
Securities Commission Malaysia
Mohd Azrul Shane Ariffin
Mohd Azrul Shane Ariffin
Securities Commission Malaysia
Sam Shafie
CEO & Co-Founder, pitchIN
Sam Shafie
Sam Shafie
CEO & Co-Founder, pitchIN
  • 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.
Sheyantha Abeykoon
CEO, Boost
Sheyantha Abeykoon
Sheyantha Abeykoon
CEO, Boost
https://www.myboost.com.my/
Inez Murray
CEO, Financial Alliance for Women
Inez Murray
Inez Murray
CEO, Financial Alliance for Women
https://financialallianceforwomen.org
Inez Murray is the CEO of the Financial Alliance for Women, a trade association of financial services providers driving women's wealth creation worldwide. Its 75+ member institutions work in 135 countries to build innovative, comprehensive programs delivering women the tools—access to capital, information, education and markets—they need to succeed.  Membership in the Alliance provides member institutions with a unique platform for peer learning, giving them the resources they in turn need to serve women customers well. Along with building member banks' capacity, the Alliance uses its collective voice to advocate for greater awareness of women's vital economic role as consumers, investors and job-creating entrepreneurs.  Prior to joining the Financial Alliance for Women, she was EVP at Women's World Banking responsible for Women's World Banking's Programs and Advisory Practice.
Noor Farilla Abdullah
Chief Strategy Officer, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad
Noor Farilla Abdullah
Noor Farilla Abdullah
Chief Strategy Officer, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad
Puan Noor Farilla Abdullah has spent most of her professional career in Business Transformation, Programme Management and Complex Project Implementation. She started her career in Accenture where she consulted with agencies and organisations involved in driving the Multimedia Super Corridor implementation. Puan Noor Farilla joined Bank Islam as the new Chief Strategy Officer in January 2019, having delivered large scale merger integration and transformation program in financial services in the last 14 years.  As Chief Strategy Officer for Bank Islam, she leads the planning, implementation and benefits realisation of the transformation program for the bank, codenamed CODE21.  She is energised by driving the Digital Agenda and entrenching Value-Based Intermediation (VBI) which are the key components of the program.    She graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics. When not doing transformation work, she climbs mountains and has scaled 2 of the 7 Summits.
Abdul Haseeb Basit
Co-Founder & Principal, Elipses
Abdul Haseeb Basit
Abdul Haseeb Basit
Co-Founder & Principal, Elipses
www.elipses.co
Abdul Haseeb is a digital finance specialist and has over 20 years' experience working at the intersection of finance, technology and strategy.   He is a Co-Founder and Principal of Elipses. He is also the Chairman of Yielders, a crowdfunding property investment platform and the first regulated Islamic FinTech in the UK, a Non-Executive Director of Global Digital Finance, a not-for-profit promoting fair and transparent market for digital and crypto assets, and an Emissary at the Responsible Finance and Investment (RFI) Foundation, the global industry body for the responsible finance sector.   He was previously the CFO of Innovate Finance, the UK not-for-profit FinTech members association, and also worked in tier-1 banks in technology transformation and strategy with a private wealth and asset management focus.  He is a qualified management accountant and has an MBA (with distinction) from Imperial College Business School.  Abdul Haseeb is an Islamic & ethical finance advocate and promotes the transformational impact of technology on the industry. He was selected as one of the top 100 BAME Tech Leaders in the UK for 2018.
Christopher Raja Singam
Securities Commission Malaysia
Christopher Raja Singam
Christopher Raja Singam
Securities Commission Malaysia
Dr Farrukh Habib
Co-Founder, Alif Technologies
Dr Farrukh Habib
Dr Farrukh Habib
Co-Founder, Alif Technologies
https://www.aliftechs.com/
Dr. Farrukh Habib is the Co-Founder of Alif Technologies (Dubai) and Shariah Experts (London). He is an expert in Fintech, finance, and Shariah. He is an advisor, consultant, trainer, lecturer, and product developer with a vast global experience of more than 8 years. He is involved in various projects under Islamic fintech and the halal digital economy. He has also developed his own proprietary shariah-compliance screening criterion for crypto-assets.   Previously, he was a researcher and advisor at ISRA, an institute under the Central Bank of Malaysia. He is also the editor and reviewer of various reputable academic journals. He has a strong educational background with a Ph.D. in Islamic Finance from Malaysia; a master's in banking & finance from the UK; another master & bachelor's in economics from Pakistan, and has also received traditional Islamic education for 8 years acquiring another bachelor & master in Islamic studies.
Shamin Sahrum
Designer/Artist, No-to-scale*
Shamin Sahrum
Shamin Sahrum
Designer/Artist, No-to-scale*
notoscale.com
Shamin Sahrum co-founded No-to-scale* as a design research platform alongside Nur Nadhrah, as a vehicle responding to various social and environmental issues through the act of design. Shamin Sahrum obtained a Masters in Architecture from the University of Greenwich, UK, with interests in curating and analog/digital fabrication. His works span art installations, object-making as well as curatorial works for creatives and agencies.  Recently, No-to-scale* ventured into the digital layer - having their NFT works exhibited in digital & physical galleries in Seoul and Hong Kong for Crypto Art Week Asia (CAWA) while actively engaging with NFT collaborations with musicians and creatives alike. No-to-scale* is actively grasping this new found realm, embracing new methods to represent their work and constantly learning about the intersection between blockchain, art and design. Shamin is currently practicing as a Design Strategist in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Jinesh Patel
Partner, Integra Partners
Jinesh Patel
Jinesh Patel
Partner, Integra Partners
integrapartners.co
Integra Partners is a venture capital firm based in Singapore. Integra invests in and partners with technology entrepreneurs that drive access and affordability to responsible financial services and digital healthcare in South and Southeast Asia. In Jinesh's capacity as Partner, he oversees fund investments and currently sits on the boards of Spark Systems, Symbo, Canopy and Sesami Holdings. Prior to Integra, Jinesh managed capital in the alternatives space. The early part of his career was spent covering the TMT sector within the investment banking divisions of Goldman Sachs and UBS. Jinesh graduated with a BA Honours in Economics from the University of Exeter.
Junye Huang
Quantum Developer Advocate, IBM
Junye Huang
Junye Huang
Quantum Developer Advocate, IBM
https://huangjunye.github.io/
Junye Huang is a Quantum Developer Advocate at IBM. He is part of the IBM Quantum Community Team whose mission is building an open, diverse and inclusive quantum community. He is focusing on promoting quantum education in the Asia Pacific region.   He organized the first Qiskit university hackathon in the world (before joining IBM) and is a guest lecturer for quantum computing courses at three Singapore universities (NUS, SMU and SUTD).   Junye led a team of 40+ to organize IBM Quantum Challenge 2021, an online quantum programming challenge, for celebration of 5th anniversary of IBM Quantum and 40 years of quantum computing. Over 1400 people from 76 countries participated in the event. This event pioneered the reservation of a dedicated quantum system for participants.   He received Outstanding Accomplishment (highest level of recognition) from IBM Research for quantum education, together with the team behind Qiskit Global Summer School and Qiskit textbook.  His passion for quantum computers drives him to create educational games for quantum computers such as QPong, a quantum version of Pong which he created at the first Qiskit camp. QPong was subsequently ported to a physical Quantum arcade machine and toured around Europe, including the EU Quantum Flagship Event in Helsinki in October 2019.
Karen Puah
President, Fintech Association of Malaysia
Karen Puah
Karen Puah
President, Fintech Association of Malaysia
www.fintechmalaysia.org
Karen S Puah - President of the Fintech Association of Malaysia  Experienced Fintech ecosystem builder based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Karen has over 20 years of experience in Strategy, Communications and Marketing. Currently, she is the Chief Strategy Officer at eatcosys Group. A holding company that focuses on SMEs in the Fintech, retail, and F&B industry.  She is also the Head of Malaysia for She Loves Tech, the world's largest pitching platform for women-led and women-impact entrepreneurs. Most recently, GSMA Foundation appointed Karen to be one of their mentors for the Pacific Islands/Myanmar region startups program, a yearly initiative with the Australian government.  Karen is the current President of the Fintech Association of Malaysia, a national platform to support Malaysia to be the leading hub for fintech innovation and investment in the region.
Bobby Ong
Co-founder & COO, CoinGecko
Bobby Ong
Bobby Ong
Co-founder & COO, CoinGecko
https://www.coingecko.com/
Bobby Ong is the co-founder of CoinGecko, an analytics platform for tracking cryptocurrencies and blockchain assets. CoinGecko was established in April 2014 and is the largest independent cryptoasset data aggregator in the world. Bobby is a contributing author in two digital currencies books - Handbook of Digital Currency, 1st Edition and Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion, Volume 1. He was included in the Forbes 2019 30 Under 30 Asia list and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from University College London in 2012.
Weilei Yu
Director of Product Marketing, Dapper Labs
Weilei Yu
Weilei Yu
Director of Product Marketing, Dapper Labs
https://www.dapperlabs.com/
Weilei is the Director of Product Marketing at Dapper Labs, responsible for developer ecosystem growth, supporting ecosystem partners and creating innovative marketing strategies. Previously Weilei was the Head of Developer Relations at Streamr helping grow Streamr technology adoption across the world and contributing to the larger Ethereum ecosystem.
Munirah Khairuddin
CEO, Principal Asset Management Berhad
Munirah Khairuddin
Munirah Khairuddin
CEO, Principal Asset Management Berhad
www.principal.com.my
Wan Dazriq
CEO, ETHIS Ventures (ETHIS Malaysia)
Wan Dazriq
Wan Dazriq
CEO, ETHIS Ventures (ETHIS Malaysia)
www.ethis.co/my
Wan Dazriq is curently the Chief Executive Officer of ETHIS Ventures Sdn Bhd. (ETHIS Malaysia) a recognised equity crowdfunding platform by the Securities Commission of Malaysia. ETHIS Malaysia is also is recognised as a shariah compliant equity crowdfunding platform in Malaysia. Dazriq is also a social entrepreneurship advocate and an ecosystem player in the social enterprise sector in Malaysia. He also has experience in large scale transformation projects, digital innovation and change management initiatives with several GLCs in Malaysia.
Joe Seah
Chief Commercial Officer, Innov8tif Solutions
Joe Seah
Joe Seah
Chief Commercial Officer, Innov8tif Solutions
https://innov8tif.com/

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 Ahmad
Deputy CEO, KAF INVESTMENT BANK
Thariq Ahmad
Thariq Ahmad
Deputy CEO, KAF INVESTMENT BANK
www.kaf.com.my
Thariq Usman Ahmad is currently Deputy CEO of KAF Investment Bank Berhad, part of the KAF Group of Companies, a well-diversified Malaysian financial services group.

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 Mohd Yunus
Director, Corporate Affairs, INCEIF
Mohd Hasnol Mohd Yunus
Mohd Hasnol Mohd Yunus
Director, Corporate Affairs, INCEIF
www.ifikr.isra.my

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.

Diomedes Kastanis
Chief Technology Officer Microsoft APAC, Microsoft Asia Pacific
Diomedes Kastanis
Diomedes Kastanis
Chief Technology Officer Microsoft APAC, Microsoft Asia Pacific
Diomedes accumulated more than 20 years of experience in technical and leadership roles with the latest CTO @ Microsoft, CTO Microsoft Services APAC, Head of IoT @ Singtel or Head of Ericsson Silicon Valley. He has extensive knowledge of AI, IoT & networking, has several patents and is a Board Member for several highly innovative startups. He has been on both sides of the table. As a startup, constructing deals & exits to a Fortune 500 company, and as a corporate, fostering innovation & interfacing with startups.
Dr Marjan Muhammad
Director of Research Quality Assurance & Publication, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF)
Dr Marjan Muhammad
Dr Marjan Muhammad
Director of Research Quality Assurance & Publication, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF)

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 Tijani
Product Manager, I-FIKR, INCEIF
Ibraheem Tijani
Ibraheem Tijani
Product Manager, I-FIKR, INCEIF
https://ifikr.isra.my/

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

Dr Wong Huei Ching
Director, Corporate Planning & Strategy, Securities Commission Malaysia
Dr Wong Huei Ching
Dr Wong Huei Ching
Director, Corporate Planning & Strategy, Securities Commission Malaysia
Dr. Wong Huei Ching is a Director at the Securities Commission Malaysia who is responsible for enterprise corporate planning and strategy development for the organisation and the capital market. Prior to joining the Securities Commission, she was with a global management consulting firm as part of their strategy practice, and one of Malaysia's largest banks. Her experience in financial services sector spans across consumer, wholesale and international banking, particularly in strategy development and transformation.