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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Malaysia: Islamic finance industry sets talent target

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs talents to fill 35,000 Islamic finance vacancies by 2030 to cope with the rapid growth of the industry, said Islamic Banking and Finance Institute (IBFIM) CEO Datuk Dr Adnan Alias.

He said the institute planned to provide training in Islamic finance to meet the growing needs of the industry. “IBFIM is proud to see such great take up for certified qualification in Islamic Finance and specialised certification programmes and a high level of talent as can be seen from the programmes’ assessment results,” he said in during IBFIM’s inaugural certification ceremony yesterday.
Adnan awarded certificates to 300 certified holders in various programmes in IBFIM including Islamic Financial Planning, Certified Credit Professional – Islamic and Associate Qualification in Islamic Finance.
In addition, seven outstanding certified holders who excelled in the examinations received special “highest achiever awards”.
IBFIM also presented the “Islamic Finance Talent Development Champion Awards,” to RHB Bank BhdMalayan Banking BhdMalaysia Building Society Bhd and Public Bank Bhd.
The institute launched its Network of Islamic Finance Training Institutes , which links institutes involved in talent development in Islamic finance, globally.
Adnan said 15 international Islamic finance institutes had been granted approval to participate in IBFIM’s programmes and was on the look out for more institutions to do so.
(The Star Online / 10 Dec 2012)
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