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Shariah Committee  
OCBC Al-Amin Bank is consulted by Shariah scholars who specialise in various fields of contemporary Islamic knowledge.

Profile of OCBC Al-Amin Shariah Committee (SC) Members


Dr Khairul Anuar Bin Ahmad (Chairman of Shariah Committee)
Dr Khairul Anuar was appointed as Shariah Committee of OCBC Al-Amin in April 2021. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Shariah from University of Malaya and obtained his Master Degree in Shariah from the same university. He then obtained his PhD in Islamic Banking and Finance from International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM).

He currently serves as Senior Lecturer at International Islamic University College Selangor. His specialised areas are Fiqh Muamalat (Islamic Law of Transaction) as well as Islamic Economics and Banking.

Dr Khairul Anuar previously served as the Shariah Committee member of HSBC Amanah since 2005. He also currently serves as a Shariah Committee member of FWD Takaful Bhd.




Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Asmadi bin Haji Abdullah (Shariah Committee Member)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Asmadi was appointed as Shariah Committee of OCBC Al-Amin in April 2014. He holds a Ph.D from University of Durham, UK. In addition, he also holds a Master of Comparative Laws from International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM). He obtained his double Degree in LLB (Bachelor of Laws) and LLB.S (Bachelor of Shariah) from the same University.

He is currently the Head of Department of Islamic Law, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). His specialised areas are Islamic law of Property, Transactions, Banking and Takaful as well as comparative laws. He has vast experience in teaching for postgraduate as well as undergraduate in various courses such as Introduction to Usul al-Fiqh, Law of Succession (Fara`id), Islamic Law of Transactions (Fiqh al-Muamalat), Islamic Legal System and Islamic Constitutional Law.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Asmadi had previously served as the Shariah Committee member with OSK Investment Bank until April 2013. He also currently serves as a Shariah Committee member of AIA Public Takaful Bhd.




Prof. Dato' Dr. Wan Sabri bin Wan Yusof (Shariah Committee Member)
Prof. Dato' Dr. Wan Sabri was appointed as Shariah Committee of OCBC Al-Amin in June 2011. He holds a Ph.D and Master of Arts from Temple University, USA (specialising in Islamic Thought and Comparative Religion). He also holds a Master of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (IRKH) (specialising in Tafsir) and Bachelor of (Economic) Islamic Economics from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

He is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, Universiti Sultan Azlan Shah (USAS). His main areas of interest are Islamic Economic, Islamic Thought and Comparative Religion and Ethics. He has published numerous articles and books among others monograph on prominent Muslim scholars in this region, Issue in Islamic Thought and Tafsir (Quranic exegesis).

Prof. Dato' Dr. Wan Sabri also currently serves as a Shariah Committee member of Great Eastern Takaful Berhad. Prior to that, he was a Shariah Committee member for Southern Bank Berhad, CIMB Islamic and Alliance Bank.




Dr Mohd Hilmi bin Ramli (Shariah Committee Member)
Dr Mohd Hilmi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Islamic Revealed Knowledge from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and obtained his Master's Degree and PhD from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He currently serves as a Senior Lecturer at Raja Zarith Sofiah Centre for Advanced Studies on Islam, Science and Civilization (RZS-CASIS), UTM. He specialises in the areas of Shariah law, Islamic commercial law as well as Islamic banking and finance. Prior to joining academia, he had vast working experience handling Shariah-related functions during his tenure with Affin Islamic Bank and Deutsche Bank (Malaysia).

Previously, Dr Mohd Hilmi had served as the Shariah Committee member of Deutsche Bank (Malaysia) since 2014.




Mr. Faizal bin Jaffar (Shariah Committee Member)
Mr. Faizal Jaffar was appointed as Shariah Committee of OCBC Al-Amin in May 2020. He holds Master of Science in Islamic Finance from International Center for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) and BA (Hons) in Accountancy from University Technology MARA (UiTM). He also holds Chartered Accountant from Malaysian Institute of Accountant and was a member of Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) from Australia.

He started his career with Bank Negara Malaysia since 1986 and served for 33 years until his retirement in 2019. He was first attached to Finance department handling treasury settlement, budgeting, payment settlement and accounting system development. He was then promoted to Islamic Banking and Takaful Department where his last position was as Deputy Director of Islamic Banking and Takaful Department. During his tenure at BNM, he had led various initiatives to formulate sound and robust regulatory and prudential policies for Islamic banking industry, covering financial and Shariah policies. He also developed and oversaw the implementation of strategies and policies to ensure talent institutions for Islamic finance continue to be efficient, effective and dynamic to meet the increasing talent demand in the sector.