Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki is currently Deputy Minister (Religious Affairs) at Prime Minister’s Department. Prior to his appointment he was President/Yang DiPertua Islamic Da’wah Foundation Malaysia (YADIM). He used to serve as Associate Professor and Head of Research Affairs, International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA). Apart from serving ISRA, he also served as an Independent Director of Affin Islamic Bank. He sat as a Chairman of Affin Bank Group Shariah Committee and Shariah consultant and advisor to several financial institutions and advisory firms including Maldives Capital Market Development Authority, AIA AFG Takaful Berhad, AIA Takaful International, London-based Mortgage Company Chain Mender Limited, London-based Halal Industries PLC, US-Based Islamic Financial Institution United Chartered Bank (UCB) and Singapore-based IFIS Business Advisory Pte Ltd. He is also a member of Board of Studies for Islamic Finance Programme at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), University Utara Malaysia (UUM), University Tun Abdul Razak (UniRAZAK) and Associate Fellow at ISDEV, University Sains Malaysia (USM). He holds Master of Science degree in Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance and Ph.D in Islamic Banking and Finance from Loughborough University, United Kingdom. He has published in numerous international and local refereed academic journals. One of his article entitled “Banking for the Poor: The Role of Islamic Banking in Microfinance Initiatives” has been awarded as the 2009 Outstanding Paper Award by the well-known International Referred Journal Article Publisher Emerald Literati Network. Apart from that he has presented papers at both local and international conferences including London, New Zealand, Luxembourg, Bahrain, Doha, Kuwait, Berlin, Dubai, Tehran, Jakarta, Singapore and Brunei. He also conducts training in Islamic banking and finance related areas to officers of Central Bank of Malaysia, banking practitioners, government officials and public both local and international.

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