Compliance Team

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Our commitment to Shariah Assurance. Shariah compliance requires on-going audit and compliance procedures Amanie provide these on-going services and independently report to the Shariah Supervisory Board.

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Maya Marissa Malek

Maya Marissa Malek is the Managing Director of Amanie Advisors Dubai and GCC offices and also the Executive Director of Global Shariah Advisory and Compliance for the overall Amanie group. Maya joined Amanie Advisors Sdn Bhd (Kuala Lumpur) since 2007. Her experience includes Shariah advisory and consultancy services in the areas of Islamic finance framework, structuring, enhancement and conversion exercises, establishment of Islamic financial entity as well as Shariah compliance review services.

She has been directly involved in a number of innovative and landmark Islamic financial instruments in the industry, globally. Maya graduated with an LL.B (Hons) from the University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom and has more than 16-years’ experience mainly in corporate legal and Islamic financial matters. She is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Islamic Finance Professional Association.

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Aiman Aizuddin

Aiman Aizuddin is a Consultant with Amanie Advisors Dubai, UAE office.

He graduated with a Master Degree in Islamic Finance from Durham University, UK. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the International Islamic University of Malaysia in 2010 and was admitted to the Malaysian BAR as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Courts of Malaya in January 2012.

Aiman has been involved in the structuring, development and enhancement of Islamic banking products for Islamic Window operations in the Middle East and East African region. On Islamic capital market, he has advised on Sukuk structures by corporate issuers. Aiman has also developed the Shariah Governance Framework and Shar’iah guidelines (product-based and operation) at both, national and financial institution level.

Prior to joining Amanie, Aiman was a lawyer with Zaid Ibrahim & Co (ZICOlaw), Malaysia’s largest law firm, based at its HQ office in KL and concurrently held the position as a Shariah consultant with the group’s Shariah Advisory firm (ZICO Shariah) to assist on both, the legal and Shariah aspects of Islamic Finance. There, he performed the first full-fledged regulatory Shariah Audit and enhanced the Islamic products of a major international bank, among others of his achievement.

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Benjamin Clarehugh

Benjamin Clarehugh is a Director of Amanie Advisors based in Leeds, United Kingdom.

He is responsible for Shariah screening of equity & fixed income securities, Shariah monitoring & compliance review of unit trust funds and the operation of asset management companies.

Benjamin is also assisting the Shariah advisory team in structuring and developing Islamic Capital Market products. Prior to joining Amanie Advisors Sdn Bhd, he worked with Kuwait Finance House Research Ltd. As a Manager in the Islamic Capital Markets department. He completed various research and advisory/consultancy projects with various global Islamic finance institutions and partners.