Board of Management
Dato’ Paduka Rahim Kamil Sulaiman was born in Kelantan on 10th December 1954. His secondary education was in Sultan Ismail College in Kota Bharu district until Form 5 in 1970. He continued his education on a government scholarship in Box Hill High School before entering University of Melbourne in 1972.
Amidst competing ideologies in cosmopolitan Melbourne, he and several students were persuaded by Ir. Dr Imaduddin of Institute Teknology Bandung to form the Melbourne University Islamic Society (MUIS). Together with two other founding presidents of MUIS, they begun a genesis of Islamic awakening steeped in ideas of economic justice and brotherhood. This idealism persist even after many years of the inevitable phase of an exhausting professional life, parenthood and raising families. In much of these occasions, had the unintended opportunity to deal with new projects, start up companies and a public listing. He graduated with Bachelor of Engineering in 1977 and joined Petronas in 1979. Subsequently he left Petronas in 1987 to join other O&G service companies.
He took his masters in Islamic finance in INCEIF in 2013 – 2015. This marks a deeper and a more structured immersion in a field of knowledge which has the potential of leading a civilizational quest to face several existential challenges in global health, economic and climate crisis and the collapse of family/civilizational values that will define this century. Islam as His eternal Religion continues to present itself as the viable guidance for humanity.
Armed with an MBA from St Louis University, USA, Dato’ Seri Rosman Mohamed has over 40 years serving in corporations worldwide. Rosman’s experiences ranges from acting as the MD of Human Resource/Kaizen at Abdul Latif Jameel (Toyota Group) Jeddah, KSA for seven years, Regional Director for Cabot Corporation in Asia, being a Professor of Practice at Putra Bus School(UPM), and most notably serving as the CEO and Board member of Bank Rakyat. Rosman is also well-versed in leading global transformation programs as part of his dedication to uplifting the present and future workforce in addition to the bottom line results.
He currently sits on the Boards of Boustead, EcoWorld, Cisco Security and Khind, and is a member of the Ibrahim Johor Economic Council (IJEC) and Chairman for Digital Dagang & Ni Hsin EV Tech. He is also an Advisor to 3 main cooperatives namely Koperasi Tenaga Petroleum, Koperasi Harapan & Koperasi Digital Emas.
Haji Abdul Rahman Othman, a Chartered Accountant and a successful entrepreneur is the Secretary General of GIUF. Community Development is paramount in his strive towards the creation of a globally equitable community. His diverse experience in business, in the public and community service are invaluable towards building a strong and dependable GIUF.
Dato’ Sri Haniff Omar is The Director of Finance of GIUF. A former diplomat with over 35 years experience in foreign service. Upon retirement he was appointed chairman of ASEAN Counterterrorism Committee for two years.
His broad exposure to international affairs had familiarised him with global issues particularly those confronting Islamic ummah which are of concern to GIUF. His past international networks would help GIUF to reach out to Muslim communities and civil societies in other parts of the world in line with GIUF objective.
Dato Sri Haniff Omar is active in Community works. Beside GIUF he is the Chairman of Pertubuhan Mesra Pengguna Malaysia, a local consumers association. He is also the Deputy President of International Enterpreneurs Chamber of Malaysia and Chairman of his neighbourhood association. He was conferred with various states awards for his contribution to the civil service.
Dato' Rosli bin Sharif an experienced Professional Accountant (FCCA) who served the Government of Malaysia at the Treasury Department of the Accountant General's Office as Accountant at the Department of Civil Aviation and as the State Treasurer of Negeri Sembilan. In the public sector, he was the Managing Director for Cement Industries of Malaysia Berhad (CIMA) and instrumentally geared the growth of CIMA.
He also held as Senior Director of International Business West Asia at UEM Group Berhad and Senior Director, Corporate Services of UEM Group Berhad. He was also the Independent Non-Executive Director of Konsortium Logistik Berhad, Currently is the Executive Chairman for Eco Green Global Sdn Bhd.
Dato. Dr. Sany was born in Perak, Malaysia, in 1959.
He undertook his undergraduate and post-graduates’ studies in British Universities, and pursued his professional readings in Malaysia, UK and The Netherlands.
Dr. Sany is a professional structural engineer who spent a large part of his career serving the Oil & Gas and Petrochemical Industries, in Malaysia and Internationally. He is also a certified Occupational Safety & Risk Consultant, having vast exposure in this area of expertise, working for Shell, in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.
Dato’ sits in the Executive Board of the Chemical Industries Council of Malaysia, and is a fellow of the National Scientific Advisory Board (under the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
The incumbent is also a subject matter expert and a global resource serving The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a body under the United Nations.
Dr. Sany has also been appointed by the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry, to chair and lead the Chemical Productivity Nexus, a body under the Malaysian Productivity Council.
Dato’ Sany currently is a Board Member of Global Islamic Unity Forum, an international serving NGO based in Kuala Lumpur, with an objective to assist the development of global Islamic well-being and unity.