Nafis Alam

Associate Professor at Henley Business School

Nafis Alam is an Associate Professor of Finance and a Fintech Lead at the Henley Business School, University of Reading Malaysia. He previously served as an Associate Professor of Finance at the Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) in the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC). Prior to this, he was attached with Monash University where he worked as a lecturer in finance.

His scholarly articles have been published in leading journals including The World Economy, Emerging Markets Review, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, Journal of Asset Management, Journal of Banking Regulation, Review of Islamic Economics and Journal of Financial Services Marketing among others. He has also co-authored five books on Islamic Finance – among them is Encyclopaedia of Islamic Finance which is the first of its kind and has sold over 1000 copies worldwide.

As a frequent traveler, he has given lectures on finance and Islamic finance across the world, including: Harvard Islamic Finance forum at Harvard Law School; a Gulf Research Meeting at Cambridge University, UK; Durham University Summer School; Seoul International Finance Conference (SIFIC); World Islamic Economic Forum (WIFE); OIC Asia Trade and Economic Forum, Central bank of Turkey among others.

Dr Alam has served as a visiting Associate Professor at various universities in the UK and Indonesia. He was featured as a Professor of the Month by Financial Times (FT) in 2014 and received an award for Upcoming Personality in Islamic Finance in 2016 presented by GIFA and hosted by the Indonesian government.
He is an avid writer and contribute regularly to the mainstream newspaper, economic forum and professional outlets like WEF, Huffington Post, The Edge, The Conversation among others. He has been interviewed by Sputnik, UK; CBS, USA, ABC Australia.

Recently, He has been appointed as a Workshop Director for Fintech and Islamic Finance Workshop by the Gulf Research Council of University of Cambridge. He is also working as a Regional research member for the Centre of Alternative Finance, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

He is one of the top influencer in the area of Fintech, Banking regulation, financial Inclusion and Islamic finance. He can be followed at: https://twitter.com/nafisalam

My Sessions

Fintech, Blockchain and Crowdfunding: It’s Role in Impact Financing

Fong Auditorium

While a lot has been discussed about blockchain applications and fintech development in the conventional finance industry, limited discourse is available on the possible role of blockchain, fintech & crowdfunding on Impact and Social Investing. This specialized session focuses on the current and future implications of Fintech and Blockchain on Islamic finance and addresses issues […]

Entrepreneurship Islamic Finance Technology