Shariah Governance, Advisory, Audit & Risk Management for Islamic Financial Institutions

SIDC CPE - accredited: 10 CPE Points

Date: 6th December 2016 Venue: Kuala Lumpur



Mohd Johan Lee
Managing Partner, J. Lee & Associates

Johan Lee is the managing partner of J Lee & Associates, a legal firm in Malaysia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from International Islamic University Malaysia. He also holds a Master of Comparative Laws degree, a postgraduate diploma in Shariah and legal practice both from International Islamic University Malaysia and a Master of Arts degree in economics for competition law from King’s College London. He is currently a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the UK as well as a mediator of the Malaysian Bar. He is an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. Proficient in English, Malay and Mandarin, he is also the first Shariah practitioner of Chinese origins ever admitted by the Shariah court. His current practice includes corporate and commercial law, competition law, compliance matters and Islamic corporate finance-related matters.


Noor Azian Ismail
Head, Group Audit - Islamic Banking, Maybank Berhad

Noor Azian Ismail has almost 15 years vast experience in the audit functions for the banking, Islamic banking, investment banking, and asset management industry. She is currently the Vice President, Head of Group Audit Islamic Banking of Maybank Berhad. Previously, she was the Head of Shariah Audit for Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad since July 2010 and in March 2015 promoted to resume the position as an Acting Chief Internal Auditor of Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad prior her departure to Maybank Berhad. She graduated with a Diploma in Investment Analysis and Bachelor in Accountancy (Hons) from UiTM. She completed her Executive Masters at INCEIF and was conferred a Certified Islamic Finance Professional in year 2011. In year 2010, she was given the responsibility to establish and lead the Shariah audit functions for Bank Muamalat Malaysia. With the given mandate, she assisted in strengthening the Shariah Governance and Shariah Control functions as the Head of Shariah Audit & Process Review Section of the Internal Audit Department.


Nik Shahrizal Sulaiman
Senior Executive Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Malaysia

Nik Shahrizal has over 12 years of experience in the financial sector, both in the UK and in Malaysia. He specializes in the area of Islamic finance and is part of the firm’s Global Islamic Finance Team (GIFT). Nik was the project lead for a Shariah audit engagement in one of the largest banks in Malaysia. He has been involved in the Shariah audit initiatives for PwC, involving Shariah audits and discussions with the regulators and industry players on the Shariah audit framework. In addition, Nik has also been involved in a number of assurance and advisory engagements for Islamic banks. This includes financial due diligence for the acquisition of an Islamic bank in the region, strategic assessment of a new Islamic bank set-up and Basel II assessments for two major Islamic banks in the country. He has also performed an operational assessment for a conventional bank’s transition to an Islamic bank. His experience also includes review of the enterprise-wide risk management (ERM) framework from a Shariah perspective – assessing the Shariah-related risks in the institution and embedding the Shariah risk assessment process into the existing ERM framework for his client.


Mohd Nazri Chik 
Group Chief Shariah Officer, BIMB Holdings Berhad

Mohd Nazri Chik is the group chief Shariah officer of BIMB Holdings and the chief Shariah officer of Bank Islam Malaysia. He is also the deputy chairman of the Shariah Supervisory Council of Amana Bank, Sri Lanka; sits on the accredited panel of the Finance Accreditation Agency; is a member of the Professional Practices Bureau, Association of Shariah Advisors; and an accredited trainer of the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute of Malaysia. He holds a Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree in Shariah (Islamic jurisprudence) from Universiti Malaya. He started his career as a tutor in the same university in 2001 until he joined Bank Islam in June 2004 where he served until he left the bank to join Noor Investment Group in Dubai, the UAE in September 2009 as its Shariah audit manager for a brief period. During this time, he has been appointed as a member of the Shariah Supervisory Council of Bank Islam until he rejoined the bank as its head of the Shariah Division in January 2011. At Bank Islam, he is responsible for strengthening the Shariah governance framework of the bank and facilitating the bank’s efforts in offering Shariah compliant products and services to its customers. In May 2014, the Asian Banker magazine selected him as the recipient of the ‘Promising Young Banker Award 2014’.