The Borneo Post

Royal Award for Islamic Finance to be conferred on October 3


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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