Member of the Shariah Supervisory Board
Dr. Ismail bin Mohd Abu Hassan is Member of the Shariah Supervisory Board of Malayan Banking Berhad since April 1, 2007. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws at IIUM. He has served as a lecturer at the Kulliyyah of Laws at IIUM for more than 25 years and was involved in the writing of various papers related to Shariah Laws, in particular on Islamic Will and Trust. He has also published a number of books including The Legal History of Malaysia, Estate Planning for Muslims, IsuIsu Harta Pusaka, Practical Guide for Financial Planner Vol. 1, 2, 3 and Muslim Law in Wealth and Estate Transfer. Dr Ismail was the first Malaysian expert to testify in the first ever case involving the challenge against the validity of Nuzriah in Probate Matters before the Singaporean High Court and had subsequently appeared as an expert witness in probate cases in Singapore, Brunei and Malaysia. He was also one of the committee members in drafting the Islamic law for Will and Trust for Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia and the Malaysia Islamic Judiciary Department. Dr Ismail sits on the Board of Trustees for Infaq lil Waqf, ANGKASA, and is a Shariah Committee member for Koperasi Angkasa ANGKASA. In addition, he is a Board member as well as a Shariah Committee Member for Etiqa Takaful Malaysia. He is also a registered Shariah Advisor for the Islamic Unit Trust Schemes and Islamic securities at Securities Commission of Malaysia and is currently a Shariah Advisor to Amanah Hartanah Bumiputera and Amanahibah Malaysia. He graduated with First Class honours in Shariah from the University of Malaya and subsequently obtained his LL.M in Comparative Laws from the School of Oriental Studies at University of London. He then obtained his PhD in Comparative Law of Evidence from the Victoria University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
Age: 50 Executive Since 2007