president and chief executive officer,
International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF)

Prof. Dato’ Dr Mohamad Azmi Omar serves as the president and chief executive officer of International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance – The Global University of Islamic Finance since October 2017. Prior to this, he was the director general of Islamic Research and Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank Group, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he held the position for almost six years and a senior professor and university administrator at the International Islamic University Malaysia for almost 30 years. 

Prof. Omar is a member of the External Advisory Group for the International Monetary Fund Interdepartmental Working Committee on Islamic Finance and Board of Trustees of Responsible Finance Institute Foundation. 

Prof. Omar was awarded “The Most Outstanding Individual Contribution to Islamic Finance” in the KLIFF Islamic Finance Awards 2015. He also serves as the Islamic Finance Expert to the Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam.