Guest Professors and Lecturers

Prof. Dato' Wira Dr. Haji Jamil bin Haji Osman

Prof. Emeritus Dato' Wira Dr. Haji Jamil bin Haji Osman is a prominent scholar, professor of Islamic Economics, pioneer of Islamic banking and finance in Malaysia, Rector and CEO of Insaniah University College. Prior to working at Insaniah, he served as Dean of Admissions and Records Division (1989-1999) and Deputy Rector Academic Affairs (1999-2003) at International Islamic University Malaysia. He was awarded the title of Dato' for three times (Dato, Dato Paduka and Dato Wira).

Several academic careers he has pursued for years including:

  • Founding member of KENMS, IIUM
  • Deputy Dean of Economic Kulliyyah, IIUM
  • Head of Economics Department, IIUM
  • Dean of Admissions and Records, IIUM
  • Deputy Rector (Academics), International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Representative of East and South East Asia (Director), IIIT

Prof. Dr. Bambang Sudibyo MBA. CA.

Prof. Dr. Bambang Sudibyo MBA. CA. is currently a Head of Badan Amil Zakat Nasional (BAZNAS), Republic of Indonesia. Besides, he is also a Professor at Department of Accounting, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). Between 2005 and 2015, he served as a Head at Division of Economy, Central Board of Muhammadiyah.

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Prof. Dr. Irwandi Jaswir

After completing his PhD, Irwandi joined International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) as an academic staff in 2001. Since then, Irwandi has held various administrative post, from Programme Coordinator, Deputy Dean (Students Affairs), and Deputy Dean (Research Initiatives) at Research Management Centre. In 2011, he received his Professorship and currently is appointed as the Director, International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART) of IIUM. Irwandi also serves as the Secretary, IIUM Council of Professor. His initial research began with his interest in lipid peroxidation and antioxidative activities of natural products.  He then conducted studies on carotenoids and anti-cancer properties he started when he had 2-years fellowship in National Food Research Institute (NFRI), Japan, after receiving a prestigious Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) award. Currently, he is the principal researcher of 7 research projects, mostly in areas related to Halal Science, Food Biotechnology and Natural Products, funded by various funding agency such as the Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), and National Plans for Science and Technology (NPST), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Additionally, he is the co-researcher for another 14 on-going research projects. This is in addition to his 16 completed research projects where he was appointed as the principal investigator.

To date, Irwandi has chalked up a remarkable achievement in research which include: 75 scientific papers published in reputable international journals; contributed to 30 book-chapters; presented more than 150 research papers in international conferences – including keynote address and invited lectures; written more than 50 non-refereed and mass-media scientific articles. His dedication to research has enabled him to file 3 patents under his name, and his outstanding achievement is recognized both locally and internationally, bagging more than 60 scientific awards. Irwandi is a three-time recipient of IIUM Outstanding Researcher Awards. He is also the recipient of Asia Pacific Young Scientist Award 2010 by SCOPUS and the prestigious Habibie Award 2013 in the field of Medicine and Biotechnology.

He has recently received the most prestigious award from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, known as King Faisal International Prize 2018 award.

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Prof. Dr. Dato’ Mohd. Azmi Omar

He is currently serving as a President and Chief Executive Officer at International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), Malaysia.

He previously worked as Dean of IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance as well as Professor at the Department of Finance, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia. He also became a Deputy Rector concerning Academic and Research at the same alma mater from 2002 to 2008 during which the Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance was established.

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Dr. Ascarya, MBA, M.Sc

He is currently a senior researcher at Department of Islamic Economics and Finance, Bank Indonesia and is also managing director of Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance (JIMF) Bank Indonesia. Besides, he serves as editorial team of several Scopus-indexed journals including International Journal of Ethics and Systems (previously named Humanomics), Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance as well as various international and national journals among others Islamic Economic Studies—Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), IDB.

His MBA in Finance and MSc in Management Information System are received from University of Pittsburgh, USA. He completed the Doctoral degree in Islamic Economics and Finance from IEF-Trisakti University, Indonesia.


Prof. Mohamed Aslam Bin Mohamed Haneef

He is a Professor at Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences and Director at Centre of Islamic Economics, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He gained the Doctor of Philosophy in Intellectual Parameters of Contemporary Islamic Economic Thought from University of East Anglia, Norwich.

He has been extensively carrying out several studies on contemporary Islamic thought encompassing Philosophy in Islamic Economics, Islamization of Human Knowledge as well as Waqf and  Zakah.

Prof. Abdul Ghafar Ismail

He is a Professor of Islamic financial Economics and research fellow at Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali and Islamic Economic Studies and Thoughts Centre ( His previous experiences include as Head of Research Division at Islamic Research and Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank from 2013-2017 and Professor of Islamic economics at School of Economics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia from 1987-2016.

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Dr. Mustafa Omar Mohammed

He is currently a Head of Department of Economics at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). His master degree in Economics was received from the similar alma mater while his Ph.D in finance was completed in Universiti Islam Malaysia.

He has been conducting the seminal researches on Waqf and Zakah in relating to microfinance, poverty reduction, and SME’s enhancement.

Dr. Anwar Allah Pitchay

He is currently a Head of Islamic Finance Program at Universiti Sains Malaysia. He joined the university after completing his PhD at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). His research interest is in the area of Islamic Banking and Finance, Non-Banking Islamic Finance Institutions (NBFI), Zakat as well as Waqf. He has published several articles related to NBFI in local and international journals.

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Ir. Adiwarman Azwar Karim, MBA, MADP

He is a President Director of Karim Business Consulting, a consultant firm concerning Islamic Economics and Finance. He completed his master of business administration and master of arts in Economics from European University, Belgium and Boston University, United State of America, respectively.

Besides, he has been serving in Islamic financial institutions as Sharia Board including Dewan Syariah Nasional, Majelis Ulama Indonesia (1999-present); Member, Dewan Pengawas Syariah (Sharia Supervisory Board), Prudential Life Assurance, 2007 – present; Member, Dewan Pengawas Syariah (Sharia Supervisory Board), BNP Paribas Investment Partners (formerly Fortis Investments), 2007 – present; Member, Dewan Pengawas Syariah (Sharia Supervisory Board), UFO-Multi Level Marketing Company, 2006 – present; Member, Dewan Pengawas Syariah (Sharia Supervisory Board), HSBC Amanah Syariah Indonesia, 2003 – March 31, 2008, and many other institutions.

He has presented his seminal papers and researched on Islamic banking and finance in several international and national conferences. Also, he has published many books that pertain to Islamic Economics (Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Islamic Microeconomics) as well as reputable academic journals and newspaper.

Dr. Mat Rofa Ismail

He is a currently a senior lecturer at Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia. He completed master degree in Mathematics from University of Wales, United Kingdom. While his Ph.D in Philosophy and Mathematics History was received from Universiti Malaya. Several studies he has been conducting encompassing Al-Qur’an and Science themes.



ABDUL RAHMAN B.M.H.LLB (Hons) Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. Rahman graduated from the National University of Singapore with a LL.B (Hons) in 2008 and was subsequently called to the Bar as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in May 2009. Rahman is also a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians Singapore. Rahman actively engages in a wide array of practice areas. His key areas of concentration cover:

  • Personal and commercial dispute resolution
  • General commercial/corporate advisory work tailored towards small and medium enterprises;
  • Family and Syariah law matters;
  • Drafting of Nazars, Hibahs and Syariah compliant wills;
  • A conveyancing practitioner; and
  • Specific areas of criminal work when requested.

Rahman is also active in the Islamic Finance market. He has shareholdings in various Syariah compliant crowd-funding platforms, notably EthisCrowd and KapitalBoost. He has helped from the start go, having a major role in building the platform for these startups in terms of legal advise as well as giving important inputs on the regional and international finance markets.

Prof. Jarita Duasa

Prof. Dr. Jarita Duasa started her career as Academician in 1990. She served as a lecturer in various private institutions or colleges in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia before she joined the Department of Economics at Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in teaching and research activities in 2000. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008 and to Professor in 2012.

She served as a Post-graduate Coodinator for Department of Economic from 2005 until 2010 and as a Deputy Dean Academic Affairs at Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, IIUM from 2013 until 2014. Prof. Dr. Jarita Duasa is actively involves in research and she won several awards in research, such as, 2006 Quality Award in research at faculty level, the Outstanding Researcher for category of Social Sciences and Humanities in 2011 at the university level, a bronze medal in PENCIPTA 2009 and several silver and bronze awards from IRIIE (IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition ) in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 .

Her work is made possible by her receipt of support in the form of grants from various agencies and ministries, at national and international levels. These include grants from the Malaysian Institute of Integrity (IIM), International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCIEF), Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), FRGS, ERGS and East Asia Development Network (EADN). She published several numbers of publications in cited refereed journals as well as books and chapters in books. She is also one of the members of the Malaysian Finance Association (MFA), International Council of Islamic Finance Educators (ICIFE) and an Associate member (Research Fellow) of Centre of Islamic Economics (ICIE).

Her contribution is widely recognized in the country and outside the country through the appointment of Evaluation Officer (Panel Penilai) of Science Fund projects by MOSTI from 2013 until present, a panel judge in Creativity, Research and Innovation Exhibition (2011, 2012 ,2014 , 2016) as well as in Malaysia Innovation Expo 2013 at UPM, a panel interviewer of Public Service Departmenta??s Training Scholarship in 2014, Editorial board member of Journal of Business and Management Sciences, Science and Education Publishing in 2014-2015, invited speakers in several conferences in Indonesia and Thailand and others.

Dr. Anwar Hasan Abdullah Othman

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration - Doctor of Philosophy, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Master of Science in Finance - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting - Bachelor Degree, University of Aden Yemen

Area of Specialization

  • Economics, Business And Management ~ Economics, Business And Management ~ Accounting ~ Financial Accounting -
  • Economics, Business And Management ~ Economics, Business And Management ~ Economics/Applied Economics ~ Macroeconomics (Including Monetary and Fiscal Theory; and Macroeconomics Issues such as Balance of Payments Issues, Exchange Rates Issues, Fiscal Policy Issues, Income Policy Issues, Industrial Concentration, Monetary Policy Issues, National Accounts, Poverty and Equity, Price Stability, Productivity and Growth, Taxation Issues, Social Security, Cooperative, Agriculture Productivity and Growth and Land Use) -
  • Economics, Business And Management ~ Economics, Business And Management ~ Econometrics ~ Regressive Analysis - Econometrics
  • Economics, Business And Management ~ Economics, Business And Management ~ Econometrics ~ Time Series Econometrics -
  • Economics, Business And Management ~ Economics, Business And Management ~ Finance ~ Banking -
  • Economics, Business And Management ~ Economics, Business And Management ~ Finance ~ Capital Market -


Assoc. Prof . Dusadee Ayuwat, Ph.D

Dusadee Ayuwat currently works at Khon Kaen University. Dusadee does research in Migration, Visual Sociology, Urban/Rural Sociology, Social Stratification. Their current project is Happiness of Migrant Household , Happiness of Elderly in the Northeast , Thailand, and the role of Thai Women Network in European country to prevent human trafficking and remain Thainess.

Prof. Hassanuddeen B. Abd. Aziz

Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences

International Islamic University Malaysia, 53100 Gombak, Malaysia

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Atilla Gaspar, Ph.D

A PhD candidate Central European University.

An applied microeconomist, with a special interest in the topics of political economy and development.

A member of CEU’s MicroData team, where my task is developing the database of Hungarian public procurement data.

On the academic job market in 2018/19, and available for interviews at the Naples EEA Meetings in December.

Chuanchen Bi, Ph.D

Name : Dr. Chuanchen Bi

Education : Ph.D. (Development Studies - Ethnic Tourism), Khon Kaen University, Thailand; Masters of Human Geography in Ethnic Conservation, Yunnan Normal University, China; Bachelor of Geography Science, Yunnan Normal University, China

Position : Chair of Tourism Management Curriculum

Teaching Areas : Sustainable Tourism Management, GMS Culture and Society, Ethnic Cultural Based Tourism, Special Interests Tourism, Tourism Planning and Development

Research Areas : Sustainable Development, Tourism Strategic Planning, Ethnic / Cultural Conservation, Cross Border Studies, Globalization and Its Impact, GMS Cultural and Society, Cultural / National Identity, Sense of Place

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