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 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 Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Bakar and En Abdul Aziz Bin Abd Jalal.
Experience as Adviser:
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 29 February 2020, Amanie acts as Shariah Adviser to 102 Islamic 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) Suhaida Mahpot
(2) Nurul Liyana Kasman
(3) Muhammad Hafizuddin Abd Hamid
Amanie is backed by its own respective Shariah Team comprises of the following members:
Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar
Shariah Adviser / Executive Chairman
Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Amanie Group. One of its flagship companies namely Amanie Advisors, is operating in few cities globally. He has recently being appointed as the Chairman of the Shariah Advisory Council (SAC) of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), Kazakhstan. He also serves as the Chairman of the SAC at the Central Bank of Malaysia, the Securities Commission of Malaysia, the Labuan Financial Services Authority, the First Abu Dhabi Bank, and Permodalan Nasional Berhad.
Datuk 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 Middle East (London), BNP Paribas Najma (Bahrain), Natixis Bank (Dubai), Oasis Asset Management (South Africa), Noor Islamic Bank (Dubai), Morgan Stanley (Dubai), Sedco Capital (Saudi and Luxembourg), and Dow Jones Islamic Market Index (New York) amongst many others.
In July 2019, he has just been appointed as the 8th President of the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) due to his vast skill and experience serving the university. His last post there was as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor before.
In the corporate world, Datuk sits as a Board Director at Sime Darby Property Berhad and a member of the PNB Investment Committee. He was recently appointed as a Chairman to Malaysia Islamic Economic Development Foundation (YaPEIM). He is also the third Chair Professor in Islamic Banking and Finance of Yayasan Tun Ismail Mohamed Ali Berdaftar (YTI) PNB at Faculty of Economics and Muamalat, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM). In addition, he is the co-founder of Experts Analytics Centre Sdn Bhd and MyFinb.
In 2016, he received the “Award of Excellence for Outstanding Contribution for Shariah Leadership & Advisory” at London Sukuk Summit Awards and “Shariah Adviser Award” at The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Award. 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.
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.
Chief Executive Officer
Suhaida Mahpot is the Chief Executive Officer for Amanie Advisors in 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 Datuk 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 primarily focus is on Shariah governance, structuring, enhancement and conversion exercises, establishment of Islamic financial entities as well as 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 banking & financial industry started as a trainee under Capital Market Graduated 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, real estate, plantation and many others.
Nurul Liyana Kasman
Nurul Liyana Kasman is a Consultant at Amanie Advisors Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She holds Master of Science in Finance from International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (HONS) Islamic Banking from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM).
Previously, she was positioned at Amanie Global Technology Sdn Bhd where she was exposed in the market research and evaluation of modules for Islamic core banking system. She started her career in February 2015 with Amanie Nexus Sdn Bhd and involved in assisting investors and fund managers to monitor Shariah compliance stock for investment related decision before joining Amanie Advisors in 2017. Currently, she is responsible for advising and consulting clients from various Islamic financial institutions, regulators and corporations across the globe on Shariah compliant products, instruments and other services as well as on their strategic and corporate issues.
Muhammad Hafizuddin Abd Hamid
Muhammad Hafizuddin is an Assistant Consultant at Amanie Advisors Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (HONS) Islamic Banking from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM).
Previously, he was internship trainee where he was exposed to the financial and Shariah advisory services such as Shariah stock screening, monitoring and compliance reviewto various clients including financial institution.