Professor Dato’ Dr Noor Inayah Yaakub
Independent Non-Executive Director
Professor Dato’ Dr. Noor Inayah Yaakub (DSPN) was appointed to the Board of Amanah Raya Berhad on 1 April 2019 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. She serves as Member of the Majlis Pengawasan Syariah of Amanah Raya Berhad.
Professor Dato’ Dr. Noor Inayah Yaakub is CEO/Rector of Kolej Professional BaitulMal (KPB-MAIWP), wholly owned by Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (MAIWP). She was as member of Shariah Committee of CIMB Islamic and currently appointed as a Shariah Committee member of Sun Life Malaysia Takaful Berhad and MBSB. Previously, she was a Professor (Comparative Law & Shariah) as well as the Director of Centre for Corporate Planning & Leadership, at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). She was appointed as a Senior Principal Fellow of Institute of West Asian Studies, UKM. She was also a Dean, Faculty of Business & Accountancy, University of Selangor. She formerly practiced law at Messrs. Abraham & Ooi and Co before becoming a lecturer at UKM in 1996-1998. She is a qualified Syarie Lawyer of the state of Negeri Sembilan. Currently, she has been appointed as a member to the special committee for research and strategic planning for Yayasan Dakwah Malaysia (YADIM) and a member of the National Waqf steering committee.
She has more than 24 years of experiences 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. She received the best business law Professor award recently by the Golden Globe Tigers 2019, an association of world federation of education and academic institution.
She holds a double degree of a Bachelor of Shariah Law (Hons) and Bachelor of Law (Hons) degree from the International Islamic University Malaysia. Her LLM (Master of Comparative Civil & Banking Law) was from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom and she received a PhD in Law from faculty of law, the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. She is a resource expert of waqf in Malaysia and at international level.