Episode 1 - Shariah Leaders Forum, Shariah Finance in New Normal Era

Webinar live date : 2 Juli 2020 | 10.00 - 12.00 WIB

Episode 2 - Shariah Leaders Forum, Shariah Finance in New Normal Era

Webinar live date : 2 Juli 2020 | 10.00 - 12.00 WIB

Episode 3 - Shariah Leaders Forum, Shariah Finance in New Normal Era

Webinar live date : 2 Juli 2020 | 10.00 - 12.00 WIB


Full Video - Maybank Indonesia Shariah Leaders Forum 2020

2 Juli 2020 | 10.00 - 12.00 WIB



Covid 19 Pandemic was a global full stop for doing ‘business as usual’, fast-tracking digital transformation’ and fuelling growth.

A tech-savvy population also has contributed to this accelerating. More than half of Indonesians have access to mobile phones and the internet and this figure is expected to grow to almost 100% in 2025.

How digital transformation could “reshape” the Islamic finance & economy? Could digital transformation become the game changer to increase the market share of Sharia finance rise to 20 percent by 2024 as per Government plan? How do the Islamic Financial Institution (IFI)’s stakeholder transform to meet the evolving the demand of the digital economy? And to what extent the influence of influencer and the role of Shariah scholar to drive the rise of the next future of Islamic finance & economy. This effort would require a greater support from all stakeholders including industry players, the government, regulators and the supporting parties.

Maybank Indonesia always believes Shariah finance industry has a huge chance to be at the heart of society. In addition to creating opportunities and growth through the business, this industry also fulfils social responsibility by fostering unique and sustainable values that have a positive impact on society.

On the back of this spirit, since 2014 ‘Shariah First’ philosophy has driven Maybank Indonesia’s strategy. Seven years on, the Shariah First strategy has translated into significant growth and share of Shariah banking. Maybank Unit Usaha Syariah (UUS) contributes about 20% of Maybank Indonesia’s asset. This strategy has proven effective, resulting in positive outcomes in terms of financials, product innovation, services, environment and culture. It enables us to deliver our capabilities on how, when, where and what in response to our Customers’ wants and needs.

In line with the commitment of ‘Shariah First’, Maybank Indonesia aims to bring forth important discussions among the key stakeholders to highlight the challenges facing the Industry and deliberate potential and actionable solutions through “Shariah Thought Leader Forum”.

This year forum will continue the success of 2020 as a virtual discussion amongst leaders from different background to discuss the strategy in mainstreaming the Shariah Finance Industry. We will have regulators, practitioners, business leaders, Shariah scholar, international expert, and related stakeholders in Shariah finance to share their thought.


Agenda of the Maybank Indonesia Shariah Thought Leaders Forum 2020


10:00 AM

Breaking into Mainstream (Industries' experiences)

  • Why do Islamic Financial Institutions need to break into the mainstream?
  • We ask the industry’s elite to share the other markets’ experiences and their views on the key implementation strategies; why some strategies succeed while others struggled?
  • How to develop long term competitiveness for sustained growth?

10:50 AM

Dealing with era of The New Normal (Post-Covid 19)

  • Where are we now, the current situation and challenges?
  • What are customer’s point of view towards current situation and IFI?
  • How Islamic Financial Institutions can contribute differently from conventional?

Developing sustained growth trajectory (Post 2023)

  • What are the strategies and further development in order for Shariah Financial industry to be sustainable going forward (Post 2023)?
  • We also discuss preparation strategy/approach for individual institution to ensure a smooth change-over in 2023 (spin off or other alternatives). Do we need to revisit this plan in this new normal? What are the pre-requisites?
  • How can synergy be achieved among industry players, regulators and other stakeholders? What are the customer’s expectations towards the Industry (post 2023)

12:00 AM

End of session


Here are some of Maybank Indonesia Shariah Thought Leaders Forum 2020

Speaker 1


Deputi Komisioner OJK Institute dan Keuangan Digital, Financial Services Authority (OJK)

Speaker 1

Taswin Zakaria

CEO of Maybank Indonesia

Speaker 3

Dato’ Dr Afifi al-Akiti

Islamic Scholar, University of Oxford

Speaker 3

Friderica Widyasari Dewi

Woman in Islamic Finance

Speaker 3

Romy Buchari

Group Head of Sharia Banking Maybank Indonesia

Speaker 3

Soetrisno Bachir

Business Practitioner

Speaker 3

Ventje Rahardjo

Executive Director KNEKS

Speaker 3

Adiwarman Karim

Founding Partner & President Karim Consulting

Speaker 3

Joann Maryam Enriquez

CEO of Investment Account Platform