Shabnam Mohamad Mokhtar obtained her bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2001. She then achieved her Master of Science in Accounting from University of Illinois in 2003. She has also earned several postgraduate certificates from Middlesex University, London in Mechanics of Fintech and A.I, Mechanics of Project Finance, and Mechanics of International Trade Finance. She secured her Certified Shariah Adviser & Auditor (CSAA) qualification from Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) in 2018.
Puan Shabnam served in International Shariah Research Academy (ISRA) where she spearheaded research for the Islamic capital market unit. Prior to that, she was a lecturer in Universiti Putra Malaysia where she taught Bank Management, Financial Management and Islamic Financial Management to name a few.
Currently, she serves as the Managing Director of SHAPE® Knowledge Services (M) Sdn Bhd. She has been with the SHAPE Group since 2010. Besides developing novel Islamic Finance products in different markets, Shabnam manages strategic and business plan formulation for clients launching Islamic operations. She also structures and delivers customised trainings for clients covering full spectrum of Islamic Finance activities. With a global clientele experience, Shabnam brings implementation knowledge taking into account the business context, regulation and Shariah views in different markets.
Shabnam was appointed as the Securities Commission – Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Islamic Finance Visiting Fellow for 2021/2022. She is interested in multi-disciplinary research especially in the area of impact investing, sustainability, innovation and technology. At Oxford, she focused on Blue Economy, Impact Investing and lessons for Islamic Finance.
Puan Shabnam Mohamad Mokhtar is currently a Shariah Committee member of RHB Islamic Bank Berhad. Previously, she served as a Syariah Advisory Panel of Malaysian Rating Corporation from 2010 to 2014.