PETALING JAYA: The Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM) will be collaborating to organise the Associate Qualification in Islamic Finance (AQIF) programme from June 14 to 18, with the aim of boosting Islamic finance talent.
In a statement, the IBFIM said AQIF is part of the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) initiative.
“The AQIF programme, which will be conducted virtually on the IBFIM Global Classroom platform, aims at providing a progressive and structured, life-long learning framework for professionals in the Islamic finance industry.
“AQIF is one of IBFIM’s flagship certifications that has been assessed and selected by the Foreign Affairs Ministry as Malaysia’s value proposition to countries that are keen to develop skills and competencies of their talent in Islamic finance industry.”
In the same statement, IBFIM CEO Yusry Yusoff said the collaboration is also part of an effort to support the national agenda to position Malaysia as an international hub for education in Islamic banking and finance under the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2015-2025.
“We are very pleased to be mandated by the Foreign Affairs Ministry to organise the AQIF programme under the MTCP initiative and are looking forward to welcoming delegates from Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, the Philippines and Brunei Darussalam.
“In line with our objective as a lifelong learning institution, we are indeed honoured to be given the opportunity to share Malaysia’s knowledge and expertise in Islamic finance across different jurisdictions, ” he said.
Since its inception in 2011, the AQIF has produced 3, 451 certificate holders, said Yusry.