SME Finance Policy Manager - Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI)
Nik Kamarun is a SME Finance Policy Manager at the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), the world leading organization on financial inclusion policy and regulation. AFI serves more than hundred 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.
Represented as panellist for the ASEAN SME Financing Fintech in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and at the 4th International Islamic Monetary Economics and Finance Conference (IIMEFC 2018), in Surabaya, Indonesia and moderated a session on Access to Finance: Financing CSIs at Bhutan Economic Forum for Innovative Transformation (BEFIT) 2019 in Thimpu, Bhutan.
Previously, he holds 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. Earlier he works 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).