Mohamed Saifudin Bin Mohamed Ariff

Position: Legal Advisor

A dynamic and competent professional with over 25 years in the legal arena specialising on policies and compliances in a wide range of associated matters. Spearheaded startups in the Halal E- commerce and Waqaf Blockchain space. Possess solid interpersonal and communications skill in building key alliances and partnerships, having dealt with a diversity of individuals and corporate entities. Highly organized and dedicated with a positive attitude. EXPERIENCES 2018- 2020 : Finterra Technologies Sdn. Bhd. Position: Business Director (Waqf Blockchain) Reported to the CEO and led the Business Development, Sales, Marketing and Research team in the empowering the community with Islamic Social Financing, viz Waqf Administration, Management & Development in establishing alliances and collaboration with Islamic Councils, NGOs and Financial Institutions in Malaysia, Qatar, Oman, Morocco, Turkey, India, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand aligning with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and Malaysia’s Shared Prosperity Vision 2030. Advise on compliances and legal matters. Keynote Speaker, Facilitator and Presenter at Conferences, Forums, Workshops and Seminars in Malaysia, Qatar, Oman, Morocco and Thailand on Fintech, Blockchain, Islamic Social Financing and Sustainability matters. 2014 – 2018 : Zilzar Group Sdn. Bhd. Position: Director & Vice President, Legal Affairs & Compliance Reported to the CEO and BOD in providing accurate and practical advice to the Group and subsidiaries on all legal aspects relating to Halal E-commerce products and services. Cultivated and developed conducive workplace environment and leadership through weekly pep talks. Moderator at the 2015 World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) on ‘E- Commerce and its challenges’. Director of Foundation in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for Zilzar. 1995-2014 : Messrs Saif Ariff & Rohaizat Position: Founder & Senior Legal Consultant Litigated in all courts primarily in Civil, Criminal, Corporate and Syariah matters. Legal Advisor to Banks, Group of Companies, Foundations, Associations and Societies. Drafted the Constitution for ‘Majlis Orang-orang Besar DiRaja Kelantan’. Well versed in legal documentations, vetting and opinion writing. 2003-2006 : PERKIM Position: Secretary General Reported directly to the President at the National and State levels implementing and revitalizing and rejuvenating activities and policies. Planned, implemented and deployed collaterals through multi-lingual pamphlets for Masjid Tour Program currently distributed in 13 Masjids in Malaysia. Keynote speaker at Regional Islamic Da’wah Council of Southeast Asia & the Pacific (RISEAP) and Al Hidayah new Muslims programs. Speaker at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) conference in Libya Revamped PERKIM’s Waqf State lands for development to benefit the funding of activities. Introduced a blueprint syllabus and curriculum for religious classes.

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