Dato’ Professor Dr Noor Inayah Yaakub
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Professor Dr. Noor Inayah Yaakub (D.S.P.N.) was appointed to the Board of Amanah Raya Berhad on 1 April 2019 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. She is the Chairman of Nomination and Remuneration Committee and a Member of Audit and Review Company Committee, Board Risk and Integrity Management Committee, Shariah Advisory and Supervisory Council of Amanah Raya Berhad as well as the Board of Trustee of Yayasan AmanahRaya. She is also the Chairman of AmanahRaya Trustees Berhad.
Dato’ Professor Dr. Noor Inayah is the President and Vice-Chancellor of Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur since 1 July 2021. She previously served as the Chief Executive Officer /Rector of BaitulMal Professional College, wholly owned by Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan, and the Professor (Comparative Law & Shariah) as well as the Director of Centre for Corporate Planning & Leadership at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
She has vast experience in academic fields. Her areas of interest include Islamic Law, Islamic finance, Takaful & Insurance Law, Equity & Trust Law and Business Law and Ethics. She has published various impactful research papers and articles as policy papers for waqf economic development at international level.
Dato’ Professor Dr. Noor Inayah holds a double degree of a Bachelor of Shariah Law (Hons) and Bachelor of Law (Hons) Degree from the International Islamic University Malaysia. She obtained her LLM (Master of Comparative Civil & Banking Law) from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom and she received a PhD in Law from Faculty of Law, University of Manchester, United Kingdom. She is a resource expert of waqf in Malaysia and at international level.
She received 5th QS-Apple-Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education Expert Certificate in 2009. During the same year, she also received Advanced Certificate Technology Transfer and Project Management from the University of Oxford. In 2012, she received United Nation Professional Certificate for Selected Higher Learning Corporate Planning Leaders for University Research and Teaching Components. In 2019, she then received Advanced Certificate for Leaders in Education, Innovation and Strategy for the future of Higher Education, School of Executive Education, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.
Dato’ Professor Dr. Noor Inayah was awarded as the Best Business Law Professor by the Golden Globe Tigers Award Malaysia 2019, an association of world federation of education and academic institution. In the same year, she was awarded the prestigious Tokoh Maal Hijrah Wilayah Persekutuan for the scholar category. She was also ranked Number 22 in the Top 300 Most Influential Women for Islamic Finance by UK Cambridge Financial Association for two consecutive years, in 2019 and 2020.
She currently sits on the Board of International Islamic College of Technology Penang, owned by the State Religious Council.