PhD, CIFP, ACIP, RFP, Shariah RFP, Shariah Advisor Deputy Director,
Center of Research & Publication (INCEIF) (Malaysia)
Associate Professor Dr. Ahcene Lahsasna (PhD, CIFP, ACIP, RFP, Sharī`ah RFP, Sharī`ah Advisor) is currently a lecturer at the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) Malaysia, known as the Global University of Islamic Finance. He is also the Deputy Director of center of research and publication and former Graduate Studies academic advisor at the same university. He received his bachelor’s degrees in Islamic law and Islamic jurisprudence from Algeria, and his Master’s and PhD degrees in Islamic law and Islamic jurisprudence from IIUM (Malaysia). Dr. Lahsasna is equipped with industry qualifications as follows: Certificate Islamic Capital Market Sharī`ah Advisor (I Advisor), offered by the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC), Securities Commission Malaysia; Certificate Islamic Capital Market (sukuk and structured products), offered by the SIDC, Securities Commission Malaysia; Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP), offered by INCEIF; Registered Financial Planner (RFP) and Sharī`ah RFP, offered by MFPC. Dr. Lahsasna is also a member of the ACIFP, Association of Islamic Finance Professionals, and National Council of Malaysian Financial Planning. Currently, Dr. Lahsasna is a registered Sharī`ah advisor at Bank Negara Malaysia and Securities Commission Malaysia; serves as Sharī`ah board member of Maybank Islamic, Etiqa Takaful in Malaysia, and RGA Re-Takaful based in Labuan; he is also on the Sharī`ah Advisory Council of MFPC; and is chairman of Takaful and Sharī`ah RFP at MFPC, Malaysia. Dr. Lahsasna is an appointed Panel by the Finance Agency Accreditation.