CEO Islamic Banking & Innovative Services, Silverlake

Othman Abdullah


  • Director, GI Solutions Gateway Sdn Bhd (Nov 2011 – Present)
  • Managing Director of Islamic Banking, Silverlake (May 2010 – Present)
  • Executive Vice President, Silverlake System Sdn Bhd (Aug 2007 – Apr 2010)
  • Senior Manager, IT Application, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (Jan 2007 – July 2007)
  • Vice President, Silverlake System Sdn Bhd (Apr 2000 – Dec 2006)

Othman Abdullah is the Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Banking and Innovative Services Delivery, at Silverlake Group, a global financial technology and digital economy solutions provider based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Othman is responsible for Silverlake Axis Integrated Islamic Banking Solution product development, marketing supports, implementations and transformation services. Othman has 21 years of Islamic IT Solution implementation and transformation experiences in Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and UAE. On his marketing assignments, Othman has engaged with countless number of Islamic financial institutions in Asia, Middle East and North and West Africa.

Othman joined Silverlake in May 1997 as a Management Executive and was later promoted to a Vice President. In early 2007, Othman joined Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad as Senior Manager, Head of Information Technology Application Development. 6 months later in July 2007, Othman rejoined Silverlake as Executive Vice President. In 2010, Othman was promoted to the rank of Managing Director heading Islamic Banking division. In July 2017, Othman was re-designated to his current position.
Othman holds a BSC in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, Post Graduate Diploma in Islamic Banking and Finance from the International Islamic University of Malaysia, Master of Science in Islamic Banking and Finance from the International Islamic University of Malaysia, Certificate of Premier Business Management Program from Harvard Business School and Certificate of Islamic Finance Leadership Program from Cambridge IF Analytica.

Qualified in both IT and Islamic finance and equipped with his 20 years hands-on experience servicing Islamic financial services industry, Othman has positioned himself as a financial technology thought leader in the space of Islamic banking and finance. As a recognition for his dedication to Islamic Finance, Othman was awarded with Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) Upcoming Personality in Global Islamic Finance 2017 (Product Development & Solutions)

Othman writes regularly in his ShariahTECH column in The Malaysian Reserve newspaper and contributes his articles and thoughts for other publications and television programs. Othman also speaks regularly on the subject at Islamic banking and finance conferences and seminars.