The company is led by Datuk 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.
Amanie has more than ten (10) years of experience in advisory role in capital markets including unit trust funds and funds management.
As at 31 June 2019, Amanie has become the Shariah Adviser for more than 230 funds.
The designated person responsible for Shariah advisory matters of the Fund is Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar as the Chairman. Other consultants are:
(1) Ainul Azura Zakiyudin
(2) Amran bin Ibrahim
(3) Ahmad Anas bin Fadzil
Amanie is backed by its own respective Shariah Team comprises of the following members:
Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar - Shariah Adviser
Datuk 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, one of the companies under the Group, has presence in eight major cities in the world. He currently sits as a Chairman of the Shariah Advisory Council of Bank Negara Malaysia, the SC SAC, 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, Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud has been honored with “The Asset Triple A Industry Leadership Award” at The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Award 2014 by The Asset magazine and been 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. Datuk is currently the 3rd Professorial Chairholder in Islamic Banking and Finance of Tun Ismail Foundation (YTI-PNB) by Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM) and also sits as a Board Director to Sime Darby Berhad.
Ainul Azura Zakiyudin is the Chief Operating Officer of Amanie Advisors Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia office. She holds Bachelor of Law (Honours), MARA University of Technology Malaysia and was admitted to Malaysian BAR as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Courts of Malaya in 2000.
Azura joined Amanie Advisors (Kuala Lumpur) in 2013 and has been involved in various product structuring, development and enhancement of Shariah compliant products. She has also involved in providing Shariah advisory services for issuance of sukuk, conversion exercises, establishment of Islamic financial business, establishment of Shariah compliant products for non-financial business, Shariah monitoring and compliance review for financial institutions and asset management companies. Prior to joining Amanie, Azura was an in-house legal adviser in PLUS Expressways Berhad (PLUS), where she received wide exposure in corporate legal work and involved directly in the issuance of several sukuk, restructuring of sukuk and other corporate exercises initiated by the company.
Amran Ibrahim is the Senior Consultant within Amanie Advisors, based in Kuala Lumpur office. He primarily focuses on advising and delivering projects for various Islamic financial services across the globe on their strategic issues and on Shariah-compliant product and instruments ranging from capital market, funds management, private equity, banking products across the corporate, commercial and consumer banking space amongst others.
Amran has over 15 years of experience in Financial Advisory, specializing in areas of Islamic capital market, corporate banking, trade finance and product development. He has also been involved in a number of advisory engagement for various Islamic financial institutions and regulators. This includes transfer and servicing of financial assets, conversion exercises, Shariah monitoring and compliance review for various clients including financial institutions and global asset management companies. Amran’s expertise lies in the innovation of product development and understanding business deal advisory involving big corporate by providing practical solutions and advice to clients in consulting projects through analysis of data, communication and understanding client’s objectives.
Ahmad Anas Fadzil is a Senior Consultant with Amanie Advisors, based at the Head Office in Kuala Lumpur. As part of Amanie Advisors’s Kuala Lumpur office team, his primary focus is on advising and delivering projects for various Islamic financial services across the globe on their strategic issues and on Shariah compliant products and instruments. Prior to joining Amanie Advisors, he was attached with Sigur Ros for Turkey’s Project of Century: Turkish Republic North Cyprus Water Supply project where he had been assigned as the Project Accountant based in Turkey. Prior to that, he was an auditor with Ernst & Young, attached to Global Financial Services department, engaged in performing auditing work for the financial institutions. Ahmad Anas holds a Master of Islamic Finance (MSc) from The Global University of Islamic Finance (INCEIF), and is an accounting graduate from MARA University of Technology (UiTM) and holds a professional certification of Certified Islamic Public Accountant (CIPA) from Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institution (AAOIFI). He speaks English, Malay and Turkish.