KUALA LUMPUR: The Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM) has re-appointed Yusry Yusoff (pic) as its chief executive officer, for a period of three years effective April 1,2021.
In a statement yesterday, it said that Yusry has served IBFIM for four years, having more than 27 years of experience in various aspects of the financial industry’s development.
Prior to joining IBFIM, he had served with the Association of Islamic Banking and Financial Institutions Malaysia, Bank Negara Malaysia, the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) and the Securities Commission Malaysia, and he is also a member of the Bursa Malaysia’s Securities Market Consultative Panel.
His experience includes, among others, developing standards implementation programmes for the IFSB and promoting the Islamic fund management industry under the Malaysian International Islamic Financial Center initiative, IBFIM said.
Meanwhile, in a separate statement, IBFIM said it is collaborating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to organise programmes under the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP).
Two of IBFIM’s flagship certifications, namely, the Associate Qualification in Islamic Finance and the Fundamental Certificate in Islamic Banking were selected by MOFA for the MTCP.
The MTCP, launched on Sept 7,1980, was Malaysia’s commitment to the South-South Cooperation, and is a platform for Malaysia to share its development experiences with other developing countries.
Since its inception, more than 34,000 participants from 144 countries have participated in MTCP.
“it is an honour for IBFIM to be given the opportunity to collaborate with MOFA through the MTCP and to instill deeper understanding of Islamic finance beyond the Malaysian shores, ” said Yusry.