Director General of the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI)
Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Azmi Omar
Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Azmi Omar is the Director General of the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), an organisation of the Islamic Development Bank Group. Prior to joining IRTI, he was the Deputy Rector in charge of academic and research at the International Islamic University Malaysia. During his tenure, a number of milestones were achieved, among which was the establishment of the Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance as a center of excellence at the university.
Professor Azmi is an active researcher and speaker on Islamic Economics and Finance and co-authored a textbook titled Introduction to Islamic Capital Markets. He holds a Doctorate in Finance from Bangor University, Wales, United Kingdom; a Master of Business Administration; and a Bachelor of Science (Finance) degree from the Northern Illinois University, United States of America. He was the Shari’ah adviser to Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad and Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia.