04 October 2016

Dr. Nafis Alam, Director of the Centre for Islamic Business and Finance Research (CIBFR) and Associate Professor in Nottingham University Business School at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus has won the 2016 Global Islamic Finance Award (GIFA) for “Upcoming Personality in Islamic Finance (Academic) role.” The award was given to Dr Alam in recognition of his contribution towards Islamic finance research and education. The GIFA 2016 was organized by Edbiz Consulting at Fairmont Hotel, Jakarta, on September 29.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo was the guest of honour for the GIFA 2016 and received the prestigious Global Islamic Finance Leadership Award 2016 for his championship role in promoting Islamic banking and finance in Indonesia.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Alam said, “It gives me immense pleasure to accept GIFA’s ‘Upcoming personality Award in Islamic finance’. This award is a testimony for my effort to establish a specialized research centre at University of Nottingham and contribute towards the research and education for the Islamic finance stream. My sincerest appreciation goes to the GIFA Award committee for bestowing me with global recognition. I hope this award will propel me further to keep pushing for high quality research output in Islamic finance domain.”

“Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) Malaysia congratulates Dr Nafis Alam (Associate Professor of Finance) on winning the award for ‘Upcoming Personality in Islamic Finance award’ at the GIFA 2016. This award is recognition for his dedication and commitment in raising the profile of the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus in Islamic Finance research in the region as well as internationally, said Dr. Hsin-Vonn Seow, Acting Dean of NUBS Malaysia.”

Founded in 2011, GIFA celebrates the success of government, financial, academic institutions and individuals in Islamic banking and finance, and also aims to promote commitment to Islamic finance. Besides, there were 66 awards presented to Islamic financial institutions and individuals coming from 15 countries of the world, notably among them were Islamic Research Training Institute (IRTI); Dubai Islamic Bank; Bursa Malaysia; Indonesia Stock Exchange among others.

“Being the only global Islamic finance awards programme, our winners come from all corners of the world. The winners are selected from all stakeholders – from industry players to regulators and from service providers to the individuals on the fringe of the industry” said Dr Sofiza Azmi, CEO of Edbiz Consulting.

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