Executive Chairman, Amanie Advisors

Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar

Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Amanie Group that deals with many facets of global Islamic finance from Shariah advisory to structured training to media and to Big Data Analytics. Amanie Advisors, one of the companies under the Group, has presence in ten major cities in the world. He currently sits as a Chairman of the Shariah Advisory Council at the Central Bank of Malaysia, the Securities Commission of Malaysia, the Labuan Financial Services Authority and the International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation (IILM). He is also a Shariah board member of various financial institutions, including the National Bank of Oman (Oman), Noor Islamic Bank (Dubai), Amundi Asset Management (France), Morgan Stanley (Dubai), Bank of London and Middle East (London), BNP Paribas (Bahrain), Dow Jones Islamic Market Index (New York), First Gulf Bank (UAE), amongst many others.

Prior to this, he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the International Islamic University Malaysia. He received his first degree in Shariah from University of Kuwait in 1988 and obtained his PhD from University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom in 1993. In 2002, he completed his external Bachelor of Jurisprudence at University of Malaya. He has published a number of articles in various academic journals and has made many presentations in various conferences both local and overseas.

On the recognition side, Dr. Daud has been honoured with “The Asset Triple A Industry Leadership Award” at The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Award 2014 and “Shariah Adviser Award” at The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Award 2016 for the Best Securitisation Sukuk- Purple Boulevard 450 million ringgit asset-backed ijara sukuk by The Asset Magazine.  He is also being named as the “Most Outstanding Individual”, awarded by His Majesty, the King of Malaysia, in conjunction with the national-level Prophet Muhammad’s birthday 2014. The recent recognition is the “Award of Excellence for Outstanding Contribution for Shariah Leadership & Advisory” at London Sukuk Summit Awards, May 2016.

Under Dr. Daud leadership, Amanie Advisors has received an award of “Islamic Economy Knowledge Infrastructure”, at the Global Islamic Economy Summit 2015, by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Oct 2015.

On the publication side, Dr. Daud has just published his second book “25 Hours A Day: The Smart Way To Create More Time”. His first master piece entitled “Shariah Minds in Islamic Finance: An Inside Story of A Shariah Scholar” which was released on March 2016, has recently won the “Islamic Finance Book of the Year 2016”, awarded by Global Islamic Finance Award (GIFA) 2016.  He is currently the 3rd Professorial Chairholder in Islamic Banking and Finance of Tun Ismail Foundation (YTI-PNB) by Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM). On the corporate world, Dr Daud sits as a Board Director to Sime Darby Berhad.