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Professor Dr. Zaharuddin Abd Rahman

Adjunct Professor Dr. Zaharuddin Abd Rahman has done tremendous achievement in the Shariah compliance and halal arena. He has extensive 22 years of contribution to world of Shariah Compliance and halal related industries covering a direct contribution in local stage of banking and Takaful institutions, corporate companies, higher education i.e universities and colleges, food and beverages, cosmetics, educational technologies, telcos, Malaysian government and Government link companies, Malaysian regulators i.e BNM and Securities Commission of Malaysia. His expertise in Shariah compliance and halal also has contributed to an International stage such as Singapore, Brunei, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Trinidad Tobago, United Kingdom and USA.

He is currently a Founding Managing Director of Elzar Group of companies, Elzar Shariah Solutions Sdn Bhd, Myclass Technologies Sdn Bhd, Aaalim Aulad Islamic Pre School, Mydental care Shah Alam, Urban Mobility Asia and a Solar PV company, Suria and Sonne Sdn Bhd. He is also serving as Adjunct Professor at Faculty of Business and Accountancy of University of Selangor (UNISEL) and previously at the University of Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNISZA)

He has played various important roles such as for Islamic Financial Institutions in previous years and at present such as:

  1. Member of Shariah Advisory Council of Securities Commission of Malaysia,
  2. Shariah Committee member of EPF Malaysia (Simpanan Shariah)
  3. Chairman of Shariah Committee of PUNB Malaysia, MARA & Boustead Credit
  4. Chairman of Shariah Committee of BNP Paribas
  5. Chairman of Shariah Committee of Exim Bank Malaysia
  6. Chairman of Shariah Committee of OSK Investment Bank
  7. Shariah committee member of al-Rajhi Bank Malaysia
  8. Shariah committee member of Standard Chartered Saadiq Malaysia
  9. Shariah committee member of Duetche Bank
  10. Shariah committee member of al-Rajhi Bank Malaysia
  11. Shariah Expert Consultant at Central Bank of Malaysia
  12. Shariah Consultant of CIMB Islamic Bank
  13. Shariah Scholar of Bursa Marketplace Malaysia
  14. Shariah committee member of Zurich Takaful Malaysia
  15. Shariah committee member of ACR Retakaful, Bahrain
  16. Shariah committee member of BIMB Securities

His also has played many other roles at corporate companies level covering government and private ecompany level such as:

  1. Shariah Advisor of Sidq Salam Sedania Malaysia
  2. Research Fellow of International Shariah Research Academy (ISRA)
  3. A member of Board of Directors at University Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNisZA) where he was a Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and also a member of Finance & Investment Committee of UnisZA;
  4. Member of Board of Trustee of Yayasan Pembangunan Ekonomi Islam Malaysia (YAPIEM) where he is also a Chairman of Risk Committee.
  5. Member of Majlis Syura (Consultative Council) of Penang
  6. Member of Perlis Fatwa Council.
  7. Shariah advisor of MARA
  8. Member of Islamic Finance Consultative Council under Ministry of Finance Malaysia.
  9. Shariah Advisor of Onexox, Think Osem Sdn Bhd and etc
  10. Shariah Advisor of
  11. Zakat Advisor of Celcom Berhad, Bouastead Holdings Berhad and Pharmaniaga Berhad and subsidiaries
  12. Chairman of Shariah Committee of Exim Bank Malaysia
  13. Advisor of The Noor apps and Global Sadaqah.

Dr. Zaharuddin served as an Asst. Professor at the Kulliyyah of Economics, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) for more than 10 years. He obtained his degree from University of Malaya, MA in Shariah from Al-Yarmouk University, Jordan and PhD in Islamic Studies and Finance from University of Wales specializing in Islamic Derivatives and Maqasid al-Shariah. He is also a certified Islamic Finance trainer and lecturer by The Markfield Institute of Higher Education, United Kingdom. His has served RHB Islamic Bank Ltd, Malaysia as a Senior Shariah Manager & Product Development and later, joining Asian Finance Bank Ltd as Head (Vice President) of the Shariah Compliance.

To-date, he has written over 23 books and hundreds of articles on Islamic Jurisprudence and Islamic Banking and other Shariah matters in journal, including local and international magazines and conferences. He frequently appears in the local television TV1, TV Hijrah, TV3, TV9, Bernama TV and Unifi TV and radio lecturing on bernama radio, IkimFm, radio klasik, RTM Perlis on various Shariah issues especially with regards to the Islamic commercial transaction. His social media pages ‘DrZaharuddin’ has about 2 million followers, combined.

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