Royal Award for Is­lamic Fi­nance to be con­ferred on Oc­to­ber 3

The Borneo Post - - BUSINESS -

KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Award for Is­lamic Fi­nance 2018 will be con­ferred on ex­cep­tional in­di­vid­u­als in Is­lamic fi­nance at a spe­cial cer­e­mony in the cap­i­tal on Oct 3.

In a joint state­ment yes­ter­day, Bank Ne­gara Malaysia and Se­cu­rit ies Com­mis­sion Malaysia (SC) said the global cal l for nom­i­na­tions was made in Jan­uary this year, and 53 nom­i­na­tions for 30 can­di­dates were re­ceived – the high­est ever since the bi­en­nial award was in­tro­duced in 2010.

World Is­lamic Eco­nomic Fo­rum Foun­da­tion chair­man Tun Musa Hi­tam will con­tinue to head the seven- mem­ber jury com­pris­ing out­stand­ing Is­lamic fi­nance schol­ars and in­dus­try lead­ers, in­clud­ing Malaysia Debt Ven­tures Bhd chair­man Tan Sri Zari­nah An­war, SC Shariah Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil mem­ber Datuk Ah­mad Ta­judin Ab­dul Rah­man, and PT Bank Mandiri Shariah pres­i­dent com­mis­sioner Dr Mulya Ef­fendi Sire­gar.

Musa said there was a part ic­u­larly ex­cep­tional pool of can­di­dates this year, both ge­o­graph­i­cally di­verse and en­com­pass­ing a wide spec­trum of stake­hold­ers in Is­lamic fi­nance, in­clud­ing Shariah, academia, mar­ket pract it ion­ers, re­search inst itu­tions, gov­ern­ment agen­cies, and mul­ti­lat­eral or­gan­i­sa­tions.

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