The International Advisory Panel (IAP) was set up in 2004, as a consultative body to advise on the strategic direction of Labuan IBFC in relation to business and market developments. The Authority appoints members of the IAP.

The members of the IAP:
Managing Director and Region Head for Citi Trust in Asia Pacific
Executive Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia
Founder and Group Chairman, Amanie Advisors Sdn Bhd
Board Member of FIDE FORUM
Managing Director, ZICO Holdings Inc.
Chairman, ZICO Law Network
Country Director and Head of ASEAN, WorldRemit
Mr Michael Troth is Region Head of Citi Trust in Asia Pacific, which includes the operations of Cititrust Singapore Limited. He is responsible for business strategy, sales, relationship management and the day-to-day operations.

Prior to joining Citi Private Bank, he spent 13 years with Jardine Matheson Trust Corporation, of which the last 10 years were in Asia where he was Managing Director of its Asian Trust Business.

Mr Troth obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and holds a Diploma in Trust and Estate Practice. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. He is based in Singapore.
Dato’ Mohammad Faiz Azmi is the Executive Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia and was the leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Global Islamic Finance Team practice until September 2012. He was also previously the Financial Services Leader for Malaysia.

Dato’ Mohammad Faiz has over 28 years’ experience in the audit and business advisory services of financial institutions both in the UK and Malaysia. In addition to financial services, he has also been involved in the audits of clients in the conglomerates, healthcare, power and construction sectors.

A subject matter expert on banking and Islamic finance topics, Dato’ Mohammad Faiz is often invited to speak at seminars and forums, both locally and abroad. He is currently an Adviser to the Federal Government on implementing international public sector accounting standards (IPSAS).

Dato’ Mohammad Faiz serves on the boards of several professional bodies. In 2009, he was appointed by the Minister of Finance II as Chairman of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also a Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Dato’ Mohammad Faiz sits on the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) Shariah­-compliant Transactions Consultative Committee. In addition to being appointed by the Minister of Higher Education to the Hala Tuju 3 Committee, he also chairs the Companies Commission of Malaysia’s Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) forum.

Dato’ Mohammad Faiz was educated in Malaysia and the UK, and read law at the University of Durham before being called to the English Bar.
Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Bakar is the Founder and Group Chairman of Amanie Advisors, a global boutique Shariah advisory firm with offices located in Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Luxembourg, Cairo, Kazakhstan, Oman, Australia, South Korea, Dublin and Tunis. He is also the Founder and Chairman of Amanie Nexus Sdn Bhd (Kuala Lumpur). He is currently the Chairman of the Shariah Advisory Council of the Central Bank of Malaysia, the Shariah Advisory Council of the Securities Commission of Malaysia and the Shariah Supervisory Council of Labuan Financial Services Authority.

In addition, Datuk Dr Mohd Daud is also a member of the Shariah Board of Dow Jones Islamic Market Index (New York), The National Bank of Oman, Financial Guidance (USA), BNP Paribas (Bahrain), Morgan Stanley (Dubai), Bank of London and Middle East (London), Noor Islamic Bank (Dubai), Islamic Bank of Asia (Singapore) and other financial institutions both locally and abroad.

Currently, he is the Adjunct Professor (Islamic Finance) for the Asia Graduate School of Business of UNITAR International University and Adjunct Professor for the Islamic Business School of Universiti Utara Malaysia. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the International Islamic University Malaysia.

Datuk Dr Mohd Daud received his first degree in Shariah from the University of Kuwait, a Bachelor of Jurisprudence from the University of Malaya, and obtained his PhD from the University of St Andrews, UK.

As one of the most respected individuals in the Islamic finance industry, Datuk Dr Mohd Daud has published a number of articles in various academic journals and conferences both locally and abroad. In recognition of his many contributions in the Shariah field, in 2014 he was named recipient of the “Tokoh Perdana” award in conjunction with Malaysia’s Maulidur Rasul 1435 Hijrah/2014 (Prophet Muhammad’s birthday) celebration. The award, presented to him by the current Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, is one of the highest awards recognising Malaysians for their outstanding contribution to society.
Ms Pushpa Rajadurai has held various Senior Management positions in the Ambank Group over a span of 27 years covering investment banking, corporate & institutional banking and commercial banking. Her last post was Managing Director of Wholesale Banking Ambank Group. She has also been a board member in 12 entities within the Ambank Group over the past 15 years, some of which have been Chairperson of the board. Notably, she was a board member of the then listed AmInvestment Bank Bhd, Chairperson of the board of Amfunds and AmIslamic Management Bhd and board member of the Manager of Listed Am Reits.

She has contributed to the banking industry and capital markets for the past 20 years in various industry forums and represented on steering committees/panels spearheaded by BNM, SC, Bursa, CCM, MASB and FSPB. She was the Alternate Chairman of the Malaysian Investment Banking Association and board member of the Asian Banking School Sdn Bhd. She had also actively participated in joint collaborations between the banking industry and regulators among countries in the ASEAN region to promote and further develop regional capital markets.

Ms Pushpa is a Fellow Member of The Chartered Associations of Certified Accountants United Kingdom and Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Mr. Chew Seng Kok, the Managing Director, is primarily responsible for the business development, overall strategy and management of ZICO Holdings Inc.

ZICO is a listed company on the Catalist Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. The Group is an integrated provider of multidisciplinary professional services focused on ASEAN, provides advisory and transactional services, management and support services and licensing services.

Mr. Chew is also the Chairman of ZICO Law, a network of independent law firms in the ASEAN member countries. ZICO Law is a part of ZICO and the network has offices in 17 cities in all 10 countries throughout Southeast Asia. ZICO Law won the “Innovation in Corporate Strategy Award” in 2014 and in 2015 ZICO Law was recognized for its Innovative Transformation of Legal Services under the “Innovation in the Business Law” (Asia-Pacific headquartered law firms).

Mr. Chew has been recognised and acknowledged as one of Asia’s leading business lawyers in legal industries publications. He was shortlisted for the Most Innovative Lawyer award at the FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyer Awards 2014. In recognition of his significant contribution in building strong ties between New Zealand and Malaysia, and the ASEAN region, in August 2015, Mr. Chew was given an award by the New Zealand government during the 40th anniversary of New Zealand’s dialogue partnership with ASEAN.

Seng Kok is very active in supporting the public and private sectors on promoting trade and investments in the ASEAN region. He is also an active member of the ASEAN Business Club, an association of the chief executives of the region’s leading business enterprises. The ABC provides a forum for its members to network, collaborate and play an active role in the process of ASEAN economic integration.

In November 2014, Seng Kok left his managing role in Zaid Ibrahim & Co. and ZICOlaw to take up a full time role as the Managing Director of ZICO and as the Chairman of the ZICO Law Network.

Mr. Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz is the Country Director and Head of ASEAN at WorldRemit, one of the most innovative and fast moving online and only international remittance company in the world. Mr. Ridzuan is also the president of FinTech Association of Malaysia, the focal contact point for FinTech initiatives to Malaysia’s financial industry.

Mr. Ridzuan has 20 years of experience in the commercially-driven, regulatory, compliance and technology sectors across Malaysia and Asia-Pacific. He was the Director/Co-founder of RHT Compliance Solutions Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of RHT Law Taylor Wessing, where he focused on providing comprehensive suite of practical regulatory compliance services to financial institutions, RegTech firms and corporations - focusing on matters that relate to regulated activities, support to licensed institutions, awareness about regulatory requirements and regulatory management affairs.

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