The Senior Trainers at Emzek Academy PLT collectively possess a wealth of knowledge and expertise, with each member boasting over 30 years of hands-on experience in their respective fields, notably within the dynamic realm of the financial services industry. This extensive tenure in their specialized domains equips them with a deep understanding of the intricacies and nuances that govern their areas of expertise. Their profound knowledge is not just limited to theory, but is rooted in practical, real-world application, making them invaluable resources for those seeking to navigate the complexities of the financial services sector.
What sets our Senior Trainers apart is not only their extensive experience, but also their unwavering passion and dedication to the training process. They approach their roles with a genuine enthusiasm for imparting knowledge and fostering growth, both at the individual and organizational levels. This authentic commitment shines through in their interactions with participants, as they go above and beyond to ensure that each individual’s learning journey is meaningful, impactful, and tailored to their unique needs.
With a team of Senior Trainers who are not only seasoned experts in their respective fields but also wholeheartedly invested in the growth and development of individuals and organizations, Emzek Academy PLT provides a transformative learning experience that is second to none. The collective wisdom and genuine passion of our Senior Trainers serve as the cornerstone of our commitment to empowering professionals in the financial services industry with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive.
MOHAMAD FIRDAUS KADER, IFP®
Shariah & Ethics
Mohamed Firdaus presently is the Head, Group Shariah Secretariat for MIDF Berhad. He has vast experience working in Malaysia as well as Middle East for more than 24 years. He was the first Head of Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP), industry expert for Islamic Finance at INCEIF, the Specialist for Islamic Finance in FAA and the General Manger in Asian Institute of Finance (AIF). He has a degree in Business Administration (IIUM) and holds an MBA specializing in Islamic Banking and Finance from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). A professional graduate from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and holder of Islamic Financial Planning (IFP®) Certificate. A certified trainer under the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), UK, he has conducted more than 300 trainings since 1999 in Islamic Finance programs. He has delivered trainings in Malaysia, Middle East, Hong Kong, Nigeria and Sri Langka. He has also delivered specialized Islamic Finance training to delegates from Palestine and Afghanistan.
Dr. Abdullah Jalil is a distinguished Senior Trainer at Emzek Academy PLT, currently serving as a Senior Lecturer at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM). With over 30 years of expertise in Fiqh Muamalat, Islamic Banking, Finance, and related fields, his contributions extend to key institutions and research panels. Dr. Abdullah is also a prolific author, having written 29 books on Shariah and religious matters. Recognized for his outstanding achievements, he is currently pursuing certification as a Shariah Advisor, showcasing his ongoing commitment to the field. His extensive knowledge and experience make him a valuable asset to the Emzek Academy PLT team.
DR ABDULLAH JALIL, IFP®
Shariah & Ethics
ANUAR SHUIB, IFP®
Anuar Shuib, a seasoned Senior Trainer at Emzek Academy PLT, brings a wealth of expertise to the table as a Licensed Financial Planning Practitioner with qualifications from the American College, including Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Registered Financial Planner credentials. With a Master’s degree in Financial Planning from a local university and an Executive Master in Financial Planning (EMFP) from the Open University of Malaysia (OUM), Anuar’s knowledge base is robust and comprehensive. As a pioneer in certifications such as Islamic Financial Planner (IFP), Shariah Registered Financial Planner (Shariah-RFP), and Certified Qualification in Islamic Finance (CQIF) by IBFIM, Anuar has demonstrated a commitment to staying at the forefront of his field. With over three decades of experience, he excels in crafting tailored financial plans for both retail and corporate clients, always prioritizing their best interests. Anuar’s dedication to advancing the Financial Planning and Advisory industry in Malaysia is evident, and as the Chief Executive Officer of VKA Islamic Wealth Management Sdn Bhd, he remains at the forefront of promoting proper Islamic Wealth Management structures to meet the needs of the Muslim community.
Zarinah Mohd Yusoff is a distinguished Senior Trainer at Emzek Academy PLT, holding accreditation as an HRDF Certified Trainer. With a robust background as a Corporate Trainer specializing in Islamic Finance at a prominent Malaysian bank, she also serves as a trainer and module writer for the Islamic Financial Planners Program. Zarinah holds a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) degree from Universiti Utara Malaysia and an MBA with a specialization in Islamic Banking and Finance from the International Islamic University Malaysia. Currently, she is dedicated to her pursuit of a PhD in Islamic Financial Planning at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia. Zarinah’s extensive professional journey has included roles at esteemed institutions such as Permodalan Nasional Berhad, Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor, and Asia e University. Transitioning to a freelance trainer in Islamic financial planning, she has shared her expertise as a panel speaker on the TV program “Duit Anda” aired by Astro Awani, and has been featured on other TV programs including “Nasi Lemak Kopi O” and “Wanita Hari Ini,” where she imparts valuable insights on financial planning.
ZARINAH MOHD YUSOFF, IFP®
Investment & Retirement
DR SHAHIZAN MD NOH, IFP®
Dr. Shahizan Md Noh brings a wealth of expertise to his role as a Senior Trainer at Emzek Academy PLT. With extensive experience in designing technical certifications to ensure professional proficiency, he excels in maintaining quality standards and nurturing industry talents. Dr. Shahizan’s contributions as an Islamic finance practitioner have been instrumental in shaping industry competency, covering areas such as operations strategies, policies, instructional design, project management, advisory, and training. His notable affiliations include serving as a Supreme Council Member for the Malaysian Association of Tax Accountants (MATA), and acting as an Industry Expert for the Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA) in the Islamic Finance Professional Qualifications Structure (IFPQS). Additionally, he has been a Panel Researcher for Economic and Finance cluster under Pelan Pembangunan Dakwah Negara, Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (YADIM). Dr. Shahizan’s influence extends to his role as a Member of the Board of Study (Industry) for esteemed institutions like Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Kumpulan Pendidikan Yayasan Pelajaran Johor (KPYPJ). He is actively involved in shaping industry standards, contributing as a Working Group Committee member for the Financial Services Professional Board (FSPB) Continuing Professional Development Standard, and serving as an Industry Expert for the Technical Evaluation Panel for National Occupational Skill Standards (NOSS) under the Ministry of Human Resource.