Sunday, April 10, 2011

Profile (English) - CEO, Consultant, Speaker, Motivator

Ahmad Sanusi Husain has over 25 years of experience in Islamic finance, professional training, consulting, education, business and management fields. He served at a public university, a government department, a leading Islamic bank, a national Islamic banking & finance institute, a national Islamic banking association and a premier consulting & training firm. Currently he is the CEO of Alfalah Consulting based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He is the former Executive Director of the Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM), a national association representing some 20 Islamic banking institutions in Malaysia, established in 1995. He had also served as the Director of Training and Professional Development at Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM) which was established in the year 2001.

Prior to that he served as the Manager of Training at Bank Islam Institute of Research and Training (BIRT), which was established in 1995. During his service at both BIRT and IBFIM, he was entrusted with the planning, development and management of training and professional development programs in the fields of Islamic banking, finance, capital market, value-based management and other related subjects for institutions in Malaysia and other countries.

Prior to joining BIRT, he served at Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB), the first Islamic bank in Malaysia, from 1991 until 1995 as an officer in the Organisation and Methods Department. While serving at Bank Islam, he was responsible for research & development, manual writing and introduction of bank’s numerous Islamic financial products and services particularly Islamic consumer and retail banking facilities as well as advising and training other local and international financial institutions and organisations in developing their Islamic financial products and services. In the early part of his career life, he had served with Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) and Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).

Ahmad Sanusi is also a consultant and trainer in the field of Islamic banking and finance, management and personal development. Since 1992, he has been actively involved and delivered thousands of lectures in seminars, training, academic programs and also consultancy services to various institutions and organisations. Thousands of participants from more than 50 countries across 5 continents i.e. Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and Australia/Oceania have attended public training programs organised by him and his team over the years i.e. since 1992.

His tour of duty takes him to various countries:
1) Malaysia 2) Indonesia 3) Singapore 4) Brunei 5) Thailand 6) Philippines 7) Egypt 8) Bahrain 9) USA 

He has managed professional training ranging from 1 day talk to 17 days international integrated course on Islamic banking and finance. He was one of pioneer trainers and consultants for Interest-free Banking Scheme introduced by the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in 1993 (currently known as Islamic Banking Scheme). Beside Islamic finance, he is a trainer and consultant on management topics and personal development.

He was appointed as a writer for learning module for the Certified Islamic Finance Professional Programme offered by the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF). (INCEIF is an international centre of educational excellence in Islamic finance, established to develop talents including professionals and specialists in Islamic finance who are much needed to sustain market competitiveness and meet future challenges in the Islamic financial industry. INCEIF has been granted a university status by the Malaysian government).

He is the Chief Moderator/lecturer/module writer (Islamic Banking) at the Financial Sector Talent Enrichment Program (FSTEP), an initiative of IBBM, ABM, IBFIM, AIBIM, MTA, MIBA, LIAM, PIAM and MII with the support of Bank Negara Malaysia and financial institutions.He is also a trainer/consultant on Islamic unit trust and syariah-compliant investment to leading Islamic fund management companies. He was appointed as Member of Board of Studies (BOS) for BBA (Muamalat) for Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNITAR).

He has appeared on television interview programmes on Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), The Capital TV & Radio Television Brunei (RTB). He was also interviewed for radio program on Islamic financial planning by BFM 98.9 (The Business Station).  Invited to be chairperson in programs organised by international event organisers.

Ahmad Sanusi is an economics graduate from Northern Illinois University (NIU), USA. He also obtained professional qualifications in Islamic financial planning, unit trust (mutual fund) investment, insurance/takaful and translation and keep on advancing his study various areas.

He is also a graduate in the first Islamic Financial Planner (IFP) certification program conducted by Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM) and IBFIM. IFP is recognised by the Securities Commission (SC) in applying for a capital markets services representative's licence to carry out the regulated activity of financial planning and also recognised by Bank Negara Malaysia (the central bank of Malaysia).

Professional affiliation:
i)  Member, Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance in Malaysia (ASAS)
ii) Member of Malaysian Institute of Management (MIMM) - the national management organisation and professional accreditation body in the field of management.
iii) Member, Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia (FiMM)
iv) Council Member of Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), New York - Islamic finance & investment
v) Committee Member, Islamic Chamber of Commerce Malaysia (KL)
vi) Certified Trainer, Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF)
vii) Certified Islamic Financial Planner (IFP-IBFIM&FPAM)

He hailed from the northern Malaysian state of Kedah Darul Aman (the State of Peace).

Ahmad Sanusi's areas of expertise (consulting/advisory/training/speaking):

1) Global development of Islamic financial system
2) Overview on Islamic finance
3) Overview on Islamic banking
4) Overview on Islamic insurance (takaful)
5) Shariah principles in Islamic finance
6) Fiqh muamalat (Islamic commercial rules/laws)
7) Islamic economic system
8) Islamic wealth management
9) Islamic financial planning
10) Islamic unit trust/mutual fund
11) Islamic investment
12) Islamic retail (consumer) banking/financiang
13) Islamic product research, development and innovation
14) Shariah compliance audit
15) Risk management for Islamic financial institutions
16) Marketing strategies for Islamic financial services
17) Islamic finance syllabus & module development

1) Islamic management & ethics
2) Entrepreneurship excellence

1) Al Falah success principles (Islamic success formula)
2) Positive mental attitude/positive thinking
3) Formula for excellence and success
4) Team building and organizational excellence

(The above courses or lectures can be delivered in English or Malay (Bahasa Malaysia/Indonesia).
My contact info:
Ahmad Sanusi Husain
CEO, Alfalah Consulting

Suite 14.02, GTower
199 Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur

e-mail : 
Cc. +6019-234 8786Office Tel: +603-2168 1879 

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