Henley Business School Academic Appointed to Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA) Accreditation Panel

Associate Professor Dr Nafis Alam of Henley Business School at the University of Reading Malaysia, has been appointed to the accreditation panel of the Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA). FAA is a global and independent quality assurance and accreditation body for the Financial Services Industry (FSI) and is supported by Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia) and Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and executed by a committee of technical experts, industry professionals and leading academics from the international financial services industry.

FAA deploys its FAA Quality Framework (FQF) as the foundation for quality assurance and accreditation of adult learning as well as the point of reference for the criteria and requirements for qualifications in the FSI. FAA is responsible for raising the learning standards and quality of professional learning and development in the FSI within the region and globally.

The FAA Accreditation Panel (FAP) consists of subject matter experts in their respective sectors, namely Banking and Finance, Islamic Finance, Insurance, Capital Markets, and Corporate Programmes. Dr Alam brings to the accreditation panel his expertise in Corporate Finance and Islamic Banking & Finance. As an FAP member, Dr Alam will be part of team that will assess learning programmes submitted for accreditation to ensure their compliance with the FAA Learning Criteria. He will also approve and accredit learning programmes, institutions or individuals and report the findings to the FAA Accreditation Committee (FAC).

“The appointment is a testament for Henley Business School at the University of Reading Malaysia and its commitment towards providing quality Islamic Finance education which is line with Malaysia’s aspiration to be the global hub of Islamic finance education and research”, said Dr Alam. Henley Business School at the University of Reading Malaysia offers an MSc Investment Banking and Islamic Finance programme.

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