NIK MOHD ZAINUL KAMARUN N KAMIL

SME Finance Policy Manager, AFI

Kamarun is a SME Finance Policy Manager at Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), the world leading organization on financial inclusion policy and regulation that is responsible for financial inclusion and SME finance policy activities that serve 101 member institutions across 89 countries. He also seats as one of the technical members for Islamic Finance Services Board (IFSB) that responsible for Technical Note on Financial Inclusion and Islamic Finance.

Previously, he held the office of Deputy Director for International Cooperation Division at SME Corp. Malaysia and gained his demand-side experience working on SME policy, specifically financing MSME and the underserved market in Malaysia. He represents as one of the panelists for the ASEAN SME Financing Fintech. Earlier he worked as an accountant for seven years to a regional developmental agency. He gained Islamic finance experience when he was with Kuwait Finance House (KFH) Research Ltd. as analyst.

He reads Islamic finance and graduated with Master in Islamic finance from the Global University of Islamic Finance (INCEIF) and finished his first degree in accountancy at Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN).