Senior Consultant

Dr. Muhammad Syahmi Bin Mohd Karim

Dr. Muhammad Syahmi Mohd Karim is a newly appointed Senior Consultant at ISRA Consultancy Sdn. Bhd. Dr. Muhammad Syahmi brings more than 20 years of experience in the Islamic Finance industry. Prior to joining ISRA, he was an Islamic Finance Specialist at the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for 3 years. He also served Bank Negara Malaysia for 14 years as the Head/Manager of the Specialist Risk Department. He leads the research team for Bank Negara Malaysia and has extensively produced a number of research papers on Islamic Finance. He is also closely engaged with the industry in the advisory to Islamic banking industry and leading team in conduct comprehensive industry wide risk assessment.

Dr. Muhammad Syahmi currently sits on various Professional Memberships as Chartered Accountant at Malaysia Institute of Accountant (MIA), Associate Members at CPA Australia and Association Shari’ah Advisors in Islamic Finance Malaysia (ASAS). He also serves at International Monetary Fund Washington DC as an External Expert in Islamic Finance. Dr. Muhammad Syahmi obtained his Ph.D. (Islamic Banking and Finance) from Durham University, United Kingdom. His Masters of Science in Finance and Bachelor of Arts in Accounting was obtained from International Islamic University Malaysia He also holds a Certificate in Islamic Banking and Finance Law from International Islamic University Malaysia.

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