Group CEO, Edbiz Consulting
Dr. Sofiza Azmi joins Edbiz Consulting as the Group CEO after serving as Director, Strategy, Policy & Research at the Asian Institute of Finance (AIF), Malaysia. Prior to that she was the Head of the Director General’s Office at Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA), Malaysia, and a Research Fellow at the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF). She holds a PhD in Corporate Finance from the University of New England, Australia. She obtained her Master of Science in Corporate Finance and Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from the UK. She is a prolific writer and has written numerous articles in Islamic finance, which have been published internationally. She is the co-author of the book entitled “Islamic Finance and Banking System: Philosophies, Principles & Practices”. Translated into the Russian and Mandarin languages, her book is being used as a textbook at numerous universities worldwide. She is a recipient of Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) in 2012 and 2014. Dr Sofiza Azmi currently serves as the Editor of Global Islamic Finance Report, Islamic Wealth Management Report and a London-based quarterly magazine - Islamic Finance Review (ISFIRE). She is also the Programme Director for the Cambridge Islamic Finance Leadership Programme, which is the first and only global leadership programme specifically structured for middle and upper-middle management personnel of Islamic financial institutions.