Tan Sri Dr Mohd Daud Bakar
Chairman, OIC Markets | Chairman, MyFinB (M)
Tan Sri Dr Mohd Daud Bakar is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Amanie Group. One of its flagship companies namely Amanie Advisors, is operating in few cities globally. He serves as the Chairman of the Shariah Advisory Council (SAC) at the Central Bank of Malaysia, the Securities Commission of Malaysia, the Labuan Financial Services Authority, the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), Kazakhstan, the First Abu Dhabi Bank, and Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB).
Tan Sri Mohd Daud Bakar is a strong advocator of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology since 2012. He has been regarded as being one of the early adopters and investors of AI, having been directly involved in the formation of Malaysia's first analytics centre to conduct the R&D and use of AI across many industry verticals - such as, but not limited to, financial services, Islamic banking and finance, education, social impact, legal, consumer, government policies, sports and more.
Tan Sri Dr. Daud is also a Shariah board member of various global financial institutions, including the National Bank of Oman (Oman), Amundi Asset Management (France), Bank of London and Middle East (London), BNP Paribas Najma (Bahrain), Natixis Bank (Dubai), Oasis Asset Management (South Africa), Noor Islamic Bank (Dubai), Morgan Stanley (Dubai), Sedco Capital (Saudi and Luxembourg), and Dow Jones Islamic Market Index (New York) amongst many others.
Tan Sri has just recently been appointed as the Chairman of Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department [Majlis Agama Islam Persekutuan (MAIWP)]. In the corporate world, Tan Sri is currently a member of the PNB Investment Committee. Previously, he served as a Board Director at Sime Darby Property Berhad and Chairman to Malaysia Islamic Economic Development Foundation (YaPEIM). In addition, he is the co-founder of Experts Analytics Centre Sdn Bhd and MyFinB (an integrated AI company), the Chairman of Berry Pay, Snap & Pay, as well as Data Sukan Consulting. He holds Non-Executive Director position for Bio Fluid Sdn Bhd and KAB Gold Dynamics Sdn Bhd.
In 2016, he received the “Award of Excellence for Outstanding Contribution for Shariah Leadership & Advisory” at London Sukuk Summit Awards and “Shariah Adviser Award” at The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Award. In 2014, he received the “Most Outstanding Individual” award by His Majesty, the King of Malaysia, in conjunction with the national-level Prophet Muhammad’s birthday. Under his leadership, Amanie Advisors received the “Islamic Economy Knowledge Infrastructure Award” at the Global Islamic Economy Summit, Dubai 2015, by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Oct 2015.
He received his first degree in Shariah from University of Kuwait in 1988 and obtained his PhD from University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom in 1993. In 2002, he completed his external Bachelor of Jurisprudence at University of Malaya. His first book entitled “Shariah Minds in Islamic Finance: An Inside Story of A Shariah Scholar” has won the “Islamic Finance Book of the Year 2016” by the Global Islamic Finance Award (GIFA) 2016. Then, his book on sukuk entitled “An Insightful Journey to Emirates Airline Sukuk: Pushing The Boundaries of Islamic Finance” has also won the “Best Islamic Finance Case 2017” by the GIFA 2017 in Kazakhstan.
His latest books include Insyirah: Kelapangan Hati dan Minda (Feb 2021) novel, Kembara Ilmu Dari Sg Korok ke St Andrews (Jan 2021), Covid 25 : Kapsul Kehidupan dan Makhluk Mistik (2020) novel, Dhuha : Cahaya Pagi Yang Terang (2020) novel, Mindset Is Everything (2019), The Hard Truth Of Islamic Finance (2019), Ratiocination In Islamic Legal Theory (2019), and Corporate Matrimony (2019), Dukun Kegagalan (2019), Engsel Kehidupan (2019) and Sosialisasi Fekah Dalam Struktur Masyarakat (2019). His other books include I Have 25 Hours A Day : The Smart Way to Create More Time (2016), Mainstreaming Islamic Finance: Unveiling The Critical Success and Failure Factors An Insider And Global Perspective (2018), Saya Ada 25 Jam Sehari (2016), Be The Eagle Amongst The Birds (2018), Shariah is Life (2018), PULUN (2018), Anak Desa ke Persada Antarabangsa (2018), dan Membumikan Syariah : Menjelajahi Dimensi Syariah Secara 360 Darjah (2018).