Yusry Yusoff is the Chief Executive Officer of IBFIM.
He has more than 27 years of experience in various developmental aspects of financial industry. Prior to joining IBFIM, he had served the Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM), Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) and Securities Commission Malaysia (SC). He is currently a Member of Bursa Malaysia’s Securities Market Consultative Panel.
His experience includes amongst others developing the standards implementation programs for IFSB, promoting the Islamic fund management industry and the development of BNM’s Sukuk Investment Fund mandate for the Islamic fund management companies under the Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC). He developed Islamic finance training programs for senior judges in collaboration with the Judicial Appointments Commission Malaysia. He was involved with the Law Harmonization Committee (LHC) of Bank Negara Malaysia, an initiative to harmonise Malaysian legal system to support the development of Islamic finance industry and spearheaded the organisational of Global Islamic finance forum (GIFF) in 2014 and 2016. Yusry holds LLB (Hons) degree from National University of Malaysia and a Master of Commercial Law from University of Melbourne. He was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1995. He also holds the IBFIM Certified Qualification in Islamic Finance (CQIF) and Islamic Financial Planner (IFP) certifications as well as an Associate Member, The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI).
Director, Training & Talent Development
Director, Shariah Business Advisory
Acting Head, Operations
INSTITUTIONAL SHARIAH ADVISOR
Conversion of product structure, policies, procedures & practices
Conversion into Shariah-compliant institution
Shariah governance framework development
Existing Shariah risk framework, policy and procedures enhancement
REVIEW & AUDIT
REGULATORY POLICY & MARKET DEVELOPMENT
The designated persons responsible for Shariah matters at IBFIM are Mohamad Salihin Deris and Irma Namira Missnan.
Director, Shariah Business Advisory
Mohamad Salihin Deris is the Director, Shariah Business Advisory of IBFIM.
He brings with him approximately 22 years of combined experience in Islamic finance and Shariah advisory in both roles: as a policy maker in a regulatory authority and as an industry practitioner. At IBFIM, he leads the Shariah advisory and consultancy team helping the clients to achieve a comprehensive and optimal Shariah compliance solution.
Mohamad Salihin started his career with Bank Negara Malaysia’s Islamic Banking & Takaful Department. He then served CIMB Islamic Bank, Hong Leong Islamic Bank and Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM) before joining Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad (BPMB). He had gained experience in Shariah advisory, research, secretariat and review functions, developed and implemented the overall Shariah governance framework. He had involved in conversion into a full-fledged Islamic development bank initiative.
Mohamad Salihin holds double-degree in LLB(Hons) and LLB(Shariah)(Hons) from International Islamic University Malaysia. He also holds Associate Qualification in Islamic Finance (AQIF) and has obtained Certified Shariah Advisor (CSA) from the Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance (ASAS). He is an exco, a trainer and reviewer of contents of the Shariah certification modules for ASAS. Occasionally, he speaks in Islamic finance events on Shariah governance. Currently he is a Shariah Committee member of Affin Islamic Bank and registered with the Securities Commission of Malaysia as IBFIM’s designated person responsible for Shariah matters in relation to the Islamic capital market-related product and services.
Manager, (Shariah Advisory)
Irma Namira Missnan is currently a Manager, Shariah Business Advisory of IBFIM.
She brings with her approximately 10 years of experience in Islamic finance and Shariah advisory. At IBFIM, she is responsible to lead and provide relevant inputs for the Shariah advisory, consultancy and research functions with regard to Islamic banking, takaful, Islamic capital market, Islamic REITs and Islamic unit trust funds.
Irma Namira had started her career as a Shariah executive in RHB Islamic Bank Berhad since 2012. Specializing in Shariah advisory, governance and management portfolios, she was then entrusted as a Section Head of the Shariah Secretariat of RHB Islamic Bank from May 2015 until March 2020 before joining IBFIM. She is experienced in the Shariah application in Islamic products and services which includes retail banking, non-retail banking and Islamic capital markets.
Irma Namira graduated with Bachelor of Syariah and Laws (Hons) from the Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia. She also obtained Certificate in Islamic Law of Banking & Finance from International Islamic University Malaysia. She is a member of Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance and registered with the Securities Commission of Malaysia as IBFIM’s designated person responsible for Shariah matters in relation to the Islamic capital market-related product and services.