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Vice President (Malaysia)

Baharom Abdul Hamid (Ph.D.)

Dr Baharom Abdul Hamid is currently the Director for Research Management Centre.

Associate Professor,

Dept. of Research Management Centre, INCEIF,

Associate Professor Dr Baharom Abdul Hamid is currently the Director for Research Management Centre, INCEIF. His current portfolio requires him to commercialize the research output of academicians in INCEIF, to be applied by the industry. Active researcher with numerous research grants awarded from the Higher Education Ministry as well as industries,

Research interest includes (but not limited to) Economics of Crime, Shadow Economy, Economics of Military Expenditure and Applied Macroeconomics. With current attachment in INCEIF, he is also keen to look into these areas of research, with a special focus on their relationship with Islamic Finance. He is also an active trainer in applied Econometrics workshops having conducted many workshops in the past 7 years.

Vice-President (Pakistan)

Irum Saba (Ph.D.)

Dr. Irum Saba Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and
Finance, IBA, Pakistan

Grand Councillor, Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (CIIF), Malaysia Coordinator, (Academics and Research) Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF), IBA Pakistan.

Program Director, MS Islamic Banking and Finance, IBA Pakistan Recipient of Women on Board Distinction & Award for Best Young Women Professional, 2016 Sub-editor of Journal of Islamic Finance Accountancy (JOIFA), AAOIFI, Bahrain. 

She has the honour of been the first Pakistani female to be part of International Shari'ah Advisory Boards in South East Asia and the Middle East.

She has extensive regulatory experience with specific focus on promoting Islamic banking and finance while working in the State Bank of Pakistan (The Central Bank).

Vice-President (China)


Gen-Fu Feng (Ph.D.)


Department of Industrial Economics,

School of Economics and Finance, Xi’an Jiatong University


Professor Gen-Fu Feng is China’s National Mid-Aged Expert with remarkable contributions to national policy. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal Modern Economic Science, as well as the Director of Research (Centre of Innovation-driven and Industrial Upgrading in Shaanxi province). He has published over one hundred papers in renowned domestic and foreign journals, which have been cited over 5,000 times.