Islamic Finance Institute Goes Global to Fill a Skills Void in $2 Trillion IndustryBy
Malaysia agency estimates 56,000 professionals needed by 2020
Many students don’t progess beyond basic Islamic finance: CIIF
A Malaysian institute set up seven years ago to improve education standards for Islamic finance professionals is going global as it seeks to fill a void of experts with specialties such as insurance and law.
The Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals in Kuala Lumpur aims to increase membership of qualified practitioners to 3,000 in three years, from 400 now, Badlisyah Abdul Ghani, its president and former chief executive officer of CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd., said in an interview. The CIIF, which changed its name and geographical focus in 2015, is in talks with associations and regulators stretching from the Middle East to Indonesia as part of that campaign, he said…
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