Prof. Dato’ Dr. Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meera
Prof. Dato’ Dr. Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meera obtained a magna cum laude Ph.D. degree (Finance) from the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, U.S.A. in 1996. His undergraduate and Masters Degrees were in Economics, from the International Islamic University Malaysia. His wide areas of interest and expertise include Finance, Islamic Banking, Financial Markets, Investment Analysis, Macro-Economics, Economics of Social Issues and Quantitative Methods. He has extensive experience in teaching, training, consulting and research in the above areas. His works have been published in reputed local and international journals. He is known for his writings on the concept of money and payment systems, particularly the importance of gold-backing of currencies; the gold dinar in the case of Islamic economics. He is also the founding Chairman of the Movement of Monetary Justice Malaysia (MMJ) that strives to bring about the needed monetary reform in Malaysia and elsewhere in order to bring about inclusiveness, fairness, stability and sustainable socio-economic development. Currently Prof. Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meera is the Vice-President of WAQAFA International Sdn. Bhd. which is dedicated to the promotion of Ubaid Waqf Economy Model, which a unique way of utilizing waqf to empower businesses and individuals in the economy. Prof Ahamed Kameel opines that this model will enable Muslims to achieve that pristine Islamic Economic system that has been the desire of Muslim since the Islamic revival that began in the late 1960s. He is also an adviser to Z Consulting Group Sdn. Bhd. (ZCG), based in Kuala Lumpur, which is an independent provider of multidisciplinary research, analysis and consultancy in Inclusive Wealth and Sustainable Socio-Economic Development. ZCG works with clients to research, develop, implement and evaluate public policies, projects and private initiatives from the Inclusive Wealth perspective. Prof. Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meera is the author of the books The Islamic Gold Dinar and The Theft of Nations, both published by Pelanduk Publications and Real Money published by the International Islamic University Malaysia. Prof. Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meera had also served as the Dean, Centre for Postgraduate Studies and Dean of the Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, International Islamic University Malaysia.