Expert resume of Dr. Akram Laldin
Executive Director of the International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance; former visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Sharjah, UAE; Member of Central Bank of Malaysia Shariah Advisory Council; Shariah Board Member of the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions; Member of the HSBC Amanah Global Shariah Advisory Board; Member of Thomson Reuters Islamic Benchmark Shariah Committee; Member of the Shariah Advisory Council of the International Islamic Financial Market Bahrain; Member of the Board of Studies of the Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, International Islamic University Malaysia.
Dr. Mohamad Akram is currently the Executive Director of International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA). Prior to joining ISRA he was an Assistant Professor at the Kulliyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM). In the period 2002‐2004, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. At present, he is the Member of Bank Negara Malaysia Shari’ah Advisory Council, Member of Accounting and Auditing Organisation of Islamic Financial Institution (AAOIFI) Shari'ah Board, Member of Law Harmonisation Committee Bank Negara Malaysia, Member of Shari’ah Board of Employees Provident Fund Malaysia (EPF), Chairman of Maldives Monetary Authority Shari’ah Board, Member of Yassar Limited (Dubai) Shari’ah Advisory Board, Member of Nigerian Central Bank Council of Expert, Chairman of Islamic Advisory Board of HSBC Insurance Singapore, Shari’ah Advisor to ZI Syariah Advisory Malaysia, Member of Shari’ah Advisory Council International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM), Bahrain, Member of Thomson Reuters Islamic Benchmark (IIBR) Shariah Committee; Member of Shari’ah Advisor of Dar Al Takaful (Dubai), and other Boards locally and internationally.
In addition, he is also the Member of the Board of Studies of the Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, International Islamic University Malaysia and Member Board of Trustee of Islamic Research Training Institute under Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah. Dr. Akram holds a B.A. Honours degree in Islamic Jurisprudence and Legislation from the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan and a Ph.D. in Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul al‐Fiqh) from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. He has presented many papers related to Islamic Banking and Finance and other Fiqh topics at national and International level and has conducted many training sessions particullarly on Islamic Banking and Finance for different sectors since 1999. He is a registered Shariah Advisor for Islamic Securities with the Securities Commission of Malaysia and has acted as Shariah advisor in the issuance of several sukuks. In addition he is also prolific author of academic works specifically in the areas of Islamic Banking and Finance. He is the receipient of Zaki Badawi Award 2010 for Excellence in Shariah Advisory and Research.