Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Mohamed Ariff bin Abdul Kareem is a well-known academic with a long track record. He is an economist by training, with a bachelor’s and a master’s from the University of Malaya, Malaysia, and a doctorate from the University of Lancaster, England. He has served as Professor and Dean at the Faculty of Economics and Administration at the University of Malaya, Executive Director of the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER), and Professor of Economics and
Governance at the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF). He has authored, co-authored, and edited many books, including some on Islamic economics and finance, and has published numerous journal articles.