KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Maybank Islamic Bhd today launched its Shariah Centre of Excellence (SCOE), which focuses on research and education, talent development, thought leadership and community welfare.
The centre is a commitment by the region’s leading Islamic bank as it strives to uphold high standards of Shariah practice, its chief executive officer Muzaffar Hisham said.
“It is a virtual centre, which aims to be a repository of Shariah knowledge and reference point on best practices for industry players, academic fraternities and the general public,” he said.
Speaking to reporters after the launch by Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Muzaffar said the bank has collaborated with INCEIF, the Global University of Islamic Finance, including sponsoring the university’s auditorium and post-graduate students.
Maybank Islamic has also rolled out other programmes under the SCOE initiative, including a public lecture series as well as Islamic finance publications.
Also present at the event was Maybank Islamic chairman Datuk Seri Ismail Shahudin. — Bernama