Assoc. Prof. Dr. Younes Soualhi is the former Deputy Dean of the IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIiBF) and a Lecturer in the Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh IIiBF, IIUM. He has taught Usul al-Fiqh subjects, Takaful and Retakaful, Islamic financial transactions in banking and Islamic capital market. He serves as the Chairman of the Shari’ah Committee of HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad, the Chairman of the Shari’ah Board of Munich Re Takaful, a Shariah Committee member of Bursa Malaysia, and a founding member of the French Council of Islamic Finance (Coffis), Paris. He has published more than 18 referred articles and has co-authored 3 books in shari’ah related issues as well as in Islamic Banking and Finance. He presented more than 50 papers in international conferences. He is actively involved in Islamic Banking and Finance as a lecturer, researcher, trainer and consultant. He conducted research in collaboration with Amanie Business Solutions in Kuala Lumpur and with the International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA). He got his B.A in Shari’ah from Emir Abdulqadir University for Islamic Sciences in Algeria ,and his M.A and P.HD from IIUM and UM respectively.