The Royal Award For Islamic Finance

The Royal Award for Islamic Finance recognises individuals who have excelled in advancing Islamic finance globally through their outstanding contribution and achievement. The Award is unique as it focuses on the individual’s personal contribution and its impact towards the development and advancement of Islamic finance, not on commercial achievements.

This Royal Award is jointly organized by the Securities Commission Malaysia and Bank Negara Malaysia, under the Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC) initiative. The Royal Award is given out once every two years, and the inaugural Award was presented in 2010.

The selection of the Award recipient will be made by an international jury, comprising eminent individuals, Shariah scholars, academicians and finance practitioners. The Royal Award comes with a medallion and a certificate of recognition.

In conjunction with The Royal Award, the Organising Committee is pleased to announce the addition of two new prizes: the Emerging Leader Prize and the Impact Challenge Prize.

The Royal Award For Islamic Finance Logo

A diamond shape is commonly used in Arabic calligraphy, to form the main graphic element of the logo.

The five diamonds represent the five pillars of Islam as well as the principles of Islam as well as principles of Islamic finance: good governance, transparency, fairness, faith and risk-sharing.

The five diamonds are laid out to form a circle bringing forth the values of unity and symmetry of Islamic design, creating a balance between the modern and financial world and its ties to Islamic heritage.

The Award - Medallion

The Royal Award for Islamic Finance honours the exceptional individual for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of Islamic finance globally.

The obverse of the medallion bears The Royal Award logo while the Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC) initiative and ‘World’s Islamic Finance Marketplace’ logos appear on the reverse. The medallion measures 65mm in diameter with a thickness of 2.5mm.

The medallion is kept timeless to symbolize perpetual recognition of the recipients.