Dr. Rusni Hassan is an Associate Professor and Deputy Dean at the IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, IIUM. She graduated with LLB (Honours), LLB (Shariah) (First Class), Master of Comparative Laws (MCL) and Ph.D in Law. She is the Shariah Committee a number of institutions in Malaysia such as Hong Leong Islamic Bank and Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM). Internationally, she is the Shariah Committee for HDFC and HDC Maldives. She is a registered Shariah Advisor with the Securities Commission Malaysia. She is also active in the the Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance Malaysia (ASAS) and the International Council of Islamic Finance Educators (ICIFE) where she is the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for both associations respectively. She has spoken extensively in seminars, workshops, conferences and trainings on various Islamic Finance issues. Her publication includes books on Islamic Banking and Takaful, Islamic Banking under Malaysian Law, Corporate Governance of Islamic Financial Institutions and many articles in local and international journals. She has received awards as a Promising Researcher at IIUM in 2012. Her works and contribution to Islamic Finance has also been recognized internationally when she was listed among the Top 10 Women in Islamic Finance by CPI Financial in 2013 and been awarded as Most Talented Women Professional in Islamic Banking, Asia Islamic Banking Excellence Awards, CMO Asia, 2014; and Women of Distinction in her contribution in the field of Islamic Finance and law by Venus International Women Awards (VIWA 2016).