Dr. Sofiza Azmi serves as Director Research in addition to her full-time role with Cambridge-Edbiz Group of Companies where she serves as Group CEO after serving as Director, Strategy, Policy & Research at the Asian Institute of Finance (AIF). Prior to that she was the Head of the Director General’s Office at Labuan Financial Services Authority, and a Research Fellow at INCEIF. She is a prolific writer and has written numerous articles in Islamic finance. She is the co-author of the book entitled “Islamic Finance and Banking System: Philosophies, Principles & Practices”, which is translated into the Russian and Mandarin languages. She is a recipient of Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) in 2012 and 2014. She currently serves as the Editor of Global Islamic Finance Report, Islamic Wealth Management Report and ISFIRE magazine. She is also the Programme Director for the Cambridge Islamic Finance Leadership Programme and co-founder of WOMANi, an awards programme that recognizes leading women personalities in Islamic finance globally.