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Professor Dato’ Dr. Noor Inayah Ya’akub is currently serving as Rector/CEO of Kolej Profesional Baitulmal (MAIWP). Her previous appointments among others include Director of Global Wisdom Academy (GWA), Director of International Institute of Islamic Finance & Waqf (i-WAFA), Professor, University Islam Malaysia, UIM. She is also serving as one of the Shariah Committee of Sun Life Malaysia Takaful Berhad and MBSB Bank. Previously, she was a Professor (Comparative Law & Shariah) as well as the Director of Centre for Corporate Planning & Leadership, at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). She was appointed as a Senior Principal Fellow of Institute of West Asian Studies, UKM. She formerly practiced law at Messrs. Abraham & Ooi and Co before becoming a lecturer at UKM in 1998.
She has more than two decades of experiences in academic fields such as Islamic Law, Islamic and Conventional Banking Law, Takaful and Insurance Law, Equity & Trust Law and Business Law and Ethics. She has published many research papers and articles mainly on the area of Islamic and conventional banking law as well as takaful and insurance law. Some of her researches have been presented at Islamic banking and finance conferences and published in Malaysian and international journals. Professor Dato’ Dr. Noor Inayah Ya’akub was ranked 22nd in the 2019 Top 300 Most Influential Women in Islamic Business and Finance.
She is 50 years old and received a Bachelor of Shariah Law (Hons) and Bachelor of Law (Hons) degree from the International Islamic University Malaysia, a LLM (Master of Comparative Civil & Banking Law) from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom and a PhD in Comparative Civil & Islamic Banking Law of Guarantee from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. She was admitted to the Malaysian Bar as an advocate & solicitor of the High Court in Malaysia in 1996 and on the same year, she obtained her Shariah Lawyer Certificate.