Two of our guest speakers for the ICFC 2011 came to Universiti Teknologi MARA campus in Shah Alam to give a short seminar on Islamic Financial Criminology to post graduate students and staff. Prof Humayon Dar and Prof Zabihollah are two renowned international scholars. Prof Humayon Dar, CEO BMB Islamic UK Limited is an internationally-renowned Islamic banking expert and Shariah technician. He was trained in Islamic and conventional economics as well as in Islamic banking and finance. Prof Dar obtained his MPhil and Phd (Economics) from Cambridge University where he conducted research on Islamic Finance.
Prof Zabihollah is the Thompson-Hill Chair of Excellence and Professor of Accountancy at the University of Memphis and served a two-year term on the Standing Advisory Group (SAG) on the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). Prof Zabihollah holds several certifications which include CPA, CFE, CMA, CIA, CGFM, CSOX, CGOVP and CGRCP. After the seminar, the two professors had a research meeting with members of ARI's two
research centres: Islamic Accounting & Muamalat Research Centre (IAMRC) and the Asia Pacific Forensic Accounting Research Centre (AFARe) to discuss possible international research collaborations.