Dr. Muneeza recognized as the 14th most influential woman in global Islamic Finance

Dr. Aishath Muneeza

Associate Professor Dr Aishath Muneeza has been recognized as the 14th most influential woman in the world in Islamic Finance for 2018.

Awarded at WOMANi Awards Ceremony organized by Cambridge International Finance Advisory, Dr Muneeza achieved a “WOMANi Score” of 59.33/100.

Deputy Minister at Ministry of Finance Malaysia Dato Wira Othman Abdul Aziz handed over the award during the ceremony held at Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Currently serving as a Deputy Minister at Ministry of Finance and Treasury and as the chairperson of Maldives Centre for Islamic Finance, Dr. Muneeza is known for her illustrious service to Islamic Finance in Maldives and the globe.

Her contribution to Islamic finance industry is not only limited to Maldives, but internationally also she has created impact in the industry. She is a role model in Islamic finance industry who had received numerous other recognitions for her service in Islamic finance industry.

Having attained LL. B and LL. M in Banking Law and a PhD in Islamic Finance, Dr. Muneeza has authored award-winning research papers and multiple books on Islamic Finance.

Sitting on more than six Shari’a Advisory Committees of different financial institutions while chairing five, Dr Muneeza’s prestigious career include serving as a member of the Islamic Fiqh Academy of Maldives, as the first-ever female Deputy Minister appointed to Ministry of Islamic Affairs, as the head of Islamic Finance of Capital Market Development Authority, as Shari’a advisor for the first and second corporate Sukuk issued in the Maldives, as special advisor to the Government of Maldives for the first sovereign Sukuk and the treasury bill issuances, and as the Vice President of the Women on Board, among several others.

She was the recipient of Upcoming Personality in Islamic Finance by Fleming Gulf in 2017, and Rehendhi Award by Government of the Maldives in 2016. Dr. Muneeza was also awarded by Women on Board for her contribution in empowering women in the Islamic finance sector exactly one year to the day on 4th April 2017.


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  1. Suba at 6:19 am

    Hats off to this beautiful person. She is covered in Islamic hijab and at the same time is a living proof that Islam does not deprive a Muslim woman from becoming an independent powerful personality. It is all about the willpower of a person. And lastly don’t blame religion of the shortcomings of people , they are the faults of people not Islam. If without being biased you study the religion of Islam, I guarantee you, that you will find the most amazing and beautiful religion ever in your life.