Prof. Dr. Ashraf Md Hashim is the Chief Executive Officer of ISRA Consultancy Sdn. Bhd. He is also a Senior Researcher at the International Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) and a Professor at the International Centre of Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF).
He currently sits on the Central Bank of Malaysia’s Shariah Advisory Council (SAC BNM) as the Deputy Chairman and the Securities Commission of Malaysia’s Shariah Advisory Council (SAC SC). He is also a member of the Shariah Committee for International Islamic Liquidity Management Cooperation (IILM) and the Chairman of Shariah Committee of Bursa Malaysia (Malaysia Exchange House). In addition, he also serves as a member of the National Fatwa Council of Malaysia (Muzakarah Kebangsaan Hal Ehwal Agama Islam), a registered Shariah Adviser of Security Commission, advising a few REIT companies particularly in Singapore and the Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM). He is actively involved in many consultation works related to Islamic finance in Malaysia and abroad, among others are as the Chairman of Advisory Council of Experts, Noor Takaful Nigeria and the Shariah Advisor for Islamic Bank of Australia project. He was also the Chairman for Panel of Experts in Muamalat Matters under the Islamic Development Division, Prime Minister’s Department of Malaysia and currently as the member of the Panel of Shariah Experts of the same department.
Previously, he used to serve as a Shariah Committee for Alliance Bank (2005-2007), Al-Rajhi Bank Malaysia (2007-2011), Takaful Malaysia (2005-2008), ACR Retakaful Malaysia & Bahrain (2008-2011). He had also served as a member for Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) Technical Committee on Retakaful. Dr. Ashraf obtained his PhD (Islamic Law) from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom (1999), Master’s in Fiqh and Usul Fiqh from the University of Jordan (1995) and BA in Shariah from the Islamic University in Medina, Saudi Arabia (1991). He is also a holder of a Postgraduate Diploma in Shariah Law and Practice (DSLP) from the International Islamic University Malaysia (2000).
Prof. Dr. Ashraf was appointed as a member of the TH’s Lembaga on 10 August 2018.