Our Research | Our Research Fellows | The AmBank Group Resident Fellowship for Perdana Leadership Foundation

RESEARCH WORK:  The Future of Islamic Banking in the Global Market by Professor Dr Abdul Ghafar Ismail

The Future of Islamic Banking-min

For more information, please contact Ms Nurul Humaira: humaira@perdana.org.my / 03-8885 8960


DR. ABDUL GHAFAR ISMAIL is on the board of Trustees of YaPEIM (Malaysia Islamic Economic Development Foundation, an insittution under the Prime Minister of Malaysia) and is Chief Executive of  Kolej Pengajian Islam Johor (Marsah). He received his PhD from the University of Southampton, England. He is the former Head of Islamic Economics and Finance Research Center (EKONIS) and the Chairman of the Shari’ah Committee, of Citibank Berhad since April 2005.

Professor Ghafar has published his research in several refereed journals namely, The Review of Islamic Economics, Journal of Islamic Economics, Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance, Humanomics, International Journal of Social Economics, Savings and Development, Global Journal of Finance and Economics and Review of Financial Economics. He has also presented papers in many international and local conferences, such as International Seminar on Islamic Economics and Finance, IRTI International Conference and Malaysia Finance Association Conference.

His research interests include learning process and growth theory, inter-temporal allocation of resources, earning management, capital adequacy standard for Islamic banks, and risk management. He has been a lecturer in UKM since 1987 and has been teaching several economics courses such as money and banking, financial economics, advanced macroeconomics, money and capital market in Islam, Islamic economics system, Islamic economics analysis, and international finance.

Prof. Dr. Abdul Ghafar can be contacted at