Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil
He is currently the Director-General of the Institute of Understanding Islam Malaysia (IKIM). He was the Deputy CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia (1 April 2013 - 6 February 2022). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Shari’ah from the University of Malaya. He obtains both his Master of Laws (LLM) and PhD degrees from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. In terms of board membership experience, he was the Independent Director of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad (2014-2016), Chairman of the CIMB Group Shari’ah Committee (2014- 2017), and one of the Directors of IAIS Malaysia (2015-present). Other professional experience include, lecturer at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Malaysia (1990-2020), a panel for the Industrial Court of Malaysia (2007-2009), and a Fulbright scholar under the Fulbright Visiting Award by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), Washington, DC, USA in 2007. He sits on various advisory and editorial board of journals and has been a regular reviewer for reputable international journals. His writings have been published in reputable journals locally and internationally. His book, Pelaksanaan Undang-undang Islam di Malaysia - Khayalan Atau Realiti?, co-published by Ilham Books and IAIS Malaysia in 2018, won the National Library Book Award 2020. He is a regular guest speaker on legal issues concerning Islamic law in Malaysia. His areas of interest are: Constitutional law, Shari’ah and Civil law conflict, Human Rights, Islamic Criminal law and Islamic Law of Transactions (mu’amalah).