Thursday, January 26, 2012

ARI-Al Wafiq Network Collaboration

The Accounting Research Institute welcomes Mr Roslan Abdul Razak, Managing Director of Al Wafiq Network, who met up with researchers from the Accounting Research Institute (ARI) this morning. Mr Roslan's prior experiences include being(1)Director, Training & Professionals Development di Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM), (2) Director, Shariah Investments di Prudential Fund Management Berhad, Kuala Lumpur and (3)Director, Shariah Business Advisory at the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM). ARI was represented by Prof Dr Normah Omar, Prof Dr Rashidah Abdul Rahman, Dr Nawal Kasim and Hj Ismail. In tandem with ARI's niche research agenda in Islamic Financial Criminology, the meeting was held to specifically discuss possible collaborations between ARI and Al Wafiq Network. In fact, Al Wafiq Network was established with the specific purpose of enhancing the Islamic Finance industry in Malaysia and globally. At the end of the meeting, five possible collaborations were identified: (1) Lecture series in Islamic Finance for ARI researchers and students; (2) Post graduate specialization course in "Shariah Audit"; (3) Collaborative research related to issues and challenges faced by Islamic financial institutions; (4)the establishment of a "mini" consultancy entity and (5) the development of an Islamic finance portal.

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