Dr. Ahmad Sufian Bin Che Abdullah (“Dr. Sufian”)

Board Advisor (Shariah)

Dr. Sufian, is the Shariah Adviser of CIMB Islamic Berhad, Malaysia since November 2020. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Shariah and Management, Academy of Islamic Studies of University Malaya. He holds a Bachelor of Shariah and Master of Shariah (Islamic Finance) from University of Malaya before obtaining his PhD in Islamic Economic and Banking from University of Yarmouk, Jordan.

He is also member in the Shariah Committee of Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Berhad, Fatwa Committee of Jabatan Mufti Negeri Perlis, Islamic Legal Consultative Committee, Federal Territories, Waqaf Committee, Majlis Agama Islam dan Adat Istiadat Negeri Kelantan and Shariah Advisor Committee, Sabnuha Jewellery PLT.

Previously he was Shariah Committee, Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad and Muamalat Expert Panel of Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM). He has produced numerous publications such as books and research papers in Islamic legal theories (Usul fiqh, Islamic commercial laws, Islamic banking and finance, Takaful and Shariah Fintech. He is the founder and administrator of “muamalat.my” , a social media platform that strives to become a medium of education in enhancing public awareness with regards to Islamic Finance and Takaful Since 2013.

He is a registered Shariah Adviser with the Securities Commission of Malaysia. He is the designated person responsible for Shariah matters related to the Funds