Profile: Amanie Advisors Sdn. Bhd
Incorporated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2005 (Co. No. 200501007003 (684050-H)) under the Companies Act, 1965.
Amanie Advisors Sdn. Bhd. (“Amanie”) is a Shariah advisory, consultancy, training and research and development boutique for institutional and corporate clientele focusing on Islamic financial services. Amanie is a registered Shariah adviser with the SC.
Amanie also focuses on the organizational aspect of the development of human capital in Islamic finance worldwide through providing updated quality learning embracing both local and global issues on Islamic financial products and services.
The authorised & paid-up capital is RM500,000 divided into 500,000 shares of RM1.00 each.
The shareholders of Amanie are Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar and En. Abdul Aziz Bin Abd Jalal.
Experience as Adviser:
The company is led by Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar and teamed by an active and established panel of consultants covering every aspect related to the Islamic banking and finance industry, both in Malaysia and the global market.
Currently, the team comprises of eight (8) full-time consultants who represent dynamic and experienced professionals with a mixture of corporate finance, accounting, product development, Shariah law and education.
As at 31 December 2021, Amanie has acquired over seventeen (17) years of experience in the advisory role of units trusts with more than 100 funds which Amanie acts as Shariah adviser.
The designated person responsible for Shariah advisory matters of the Fund is Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar as the Chairman. Other consultants are:
(1) Suhaida Mahpot
(2) Nurain Mohd Zarir
Amanie is backed by its own respective Shariah Team comprised of the following members:
Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar
Shariah Adviser / Executive Chairman
Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Amanie Group. One of its flagship companies namely Amanie Advisors is operating in a few cities globally. He serves as the Chairman of the Shariah Advisory Council (SAC) at the Central Bank of Malaysia, the Securities Commission of Malaysia, the Labuan Financial Services Authority, the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), Kazakhstan, the First Abu Dhabi Bank (UAE), and Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB).
Tan Sri Dr. Daud is also a Shariah board member of various global financial institutions, including the National Bank of Oman (Oman), Amundi Asset Management (France), Bank of London and the Middle East (London), BNP Paribas Najma (Bahrain), Natixis Bank (Dubai), Morgan Stanley (Dubai), Sedco Capital (Saudi and Luxembourg) and Dow Jones Islamic Market Index (New York) amongst many others.
Currently, Tan Sri serves as the Chairman of the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department [Majlis Agama Islam Persekutuan (MAIWP)]. In the corporate world, he is currently a member of the PNB Investment Committee. Previously, he served as a Board Director at Sime Darby Property Berhad and Chairman of Malaysia Islamic Economic Development Foundation (YaPEIM). In addition, he is the co-founder of Experts Analytics Centre Sdn Bhd and MyFinB Sdn. Bhd. He also serves as the Chairman of Berry Pay Sdn. Bhd., Data Sukan Consulting Sdn. Bhd., Bio Fluid Sdn. Bhd., KAB Gold Dynamics Sdn. Bhd., Bio-Angle Vacs Sdn. Bhd., Tulus Digital Sdn. Bhd., and Amanie-Afra Halal Capital Co (Bangkok). He is currently the 8th President of the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM).
In 2014, he received the “Most Outstanding Individual” award by His Majesty, the King of Malaysia, in conjunction with the national-level Prophet Muhammad’s birthday. Under his leadership, Amanie Advisors received the “Islamic Economy Knowledge Infrastructure Award” at the Global Islamic Economy Summit, Dubai 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 13 November 2021, he was conferred the Darjah Kebesaran Panglima Setia Mahkota (P.S.M.) which carries the title of “Tan Sri”.
He received his first degree in Shariah from the University of Kuwait in 1988 and obtained his PhD from the University of St. Andrews, the United Kingdom in 1993. In 2002, he completed his external Bachelor of Jurisprudence at the University of Malaya.
Tan Sri’s first book entitled “Shariah Minds in Islamic Finance: An Inside Story of A Shariah Scholar” has won the “Islamic Finance Book of the Year 2016” by the Global Islamic Finance Award (GIFA) 2016. Then, his book on Sukuk entitled “An Insightful Journey to Emirates Airline Sukuk: Pushing The Boundaries of Islamic Finance” has also won the “Best Islamic Finance Case 2017” by the GIFA 2017 in Kazakhstan. To date, Tan Sri has been authoring 28 books in a different genres.
His latest books include Insyirah: Kelapangan Hati dan Minda (Feb 2021) novel, Kembara Ilmu Dari Sg Korok ke St Andrews (Jan 2021), Covid 25 : Kapsul Kehidupan dan Makhluk Mistik (2020) novel, Dhuha : Cahaya Pagi Yang Terang (2020) novel, Mindset Is Everything (2019), The Hard Truth Of Islamic Finance (2019), Ratiocination In Islamic Legal Theory (2019), and Corporate Matrimony (2019), Dukun Kegagalan (2019), Engsel Kehidupan (2019) and Sosialisasi Fekah Dalam Struktur Masyarakat (2019).
His other books include I Have 25 Hours A Day: The Smart Way to Create More Time (2016), Mainstreaming Islamic Finance: Unveiling The Critical Success and Failure Factors An Insider And Global Perspective (2018), Saya Ada 25 Jam Sehari (2016), Be The Eagle Amongst The Birds (2018), Shariah is Life (2018), PULUN (2018), Anak Desa ke Persada Antarabangsa (2018), dan Membumikan Syariah: Menjelajahi Dimensi Syariah Secara 360 Darjah (2018).
Chief Executive Officer
Suhaida Mahpot is the Chief Executive Officer for Amanie Advisors in the Kuala Lumpur office. She joined Amanie in 2008 and was amongst the pioneers in the company. She is a specialist in Sukuk advisory and has been partnering with Tan Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar for the last 10 years to advise numerous Sukuk locally and internationally.
One of the Sukuk advised by her has been awarded as Best Securitisation Sukuk at The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Award (2017). Apart from Sukuk advisory, her primary focus is on Shariah governance, structuring, enhancement and conversion exercises, the establishment of Islamic financial entities as well as the development of Islamic products. She holds a Bachelor of Economics (Islamic Economic & Finance) from International Islamic University Malaysia, and currently pursuing MSc in Islamic Finance with INCEIF. Her career in the banking & financial industry started as a trainee under Capital Market Graduate Trainee Scheme organized by the SC.
Prior to joining Amanie, she worked with Affin Investment Bank Bhd since 2006 as an executive for debt & capital markets department. She completed various project financing deals using private debt securities instruments ranging from infrastructure & utilities, to real estate, plantation and many others.
Nurain Mohd Zarir
Nurain Mohd Zarir is an Associate Consultant at Amanie Advisors Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in Islamic Finance from the University of Kuala Lumpur Business School and is currently pursuing a Master of Islamic Finance Practice (MIFP) from the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF).
Prior to joining Amanie, she worked as a compliance executive for AmBank Berhad, where she was responsible for ensuring the compliance of the banks’ divisions. Her career in banking and finance began as a trainee under the Islamic Capital Market Graduate Training Scheme, which was organised by the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC) in conjunction with the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC)..