Sadiq Khan (To be confirmed)
Mayor of London
Sadiq Aman Khan (born 8 October 1970) is a British politician. He is currently Mayor of London, a position held since 2016. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tooting from 2005 to 2016. A member of the Labour Party, he is on the party’s soft left wing and has been ideologically characterized as a social democrat.
Khan is London’s first ethnic minority mayor, and the first Muslim to become the mayor of a major Western capital. Khan won the largest number of votes in one election of any politician in British history. As mayor, he introduced reforms to limit charges on London’s public transport, backed London Gatwick Airport expansion, and focused on uniting the city’s varied communities. He was a vocal supporter of the unsuccessful Britain Stronger in Europe campaign to retain UK membership of the European Union.
KH Ma'ruf Amin
Chairman of Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI)
KH. Ma’ruf Amin is an Indonesian Islamic scholar, the current and seventh leader of the Indonesian Ulema Council as well as the current and tenth chairman of the advisory council of Nahdlatul Ulama, the world’s largest Islamic organization.
Minister of Communication and Informatics
Rudiantara is the Minister of Communication and Informatics of the Republic of Indonesia on the Working Cabinet (2014-2019). He is a professional in telecommunications and has worked in Indosat, Telkomsel, Excelcomindo (now XL Axiata), and Telkom. He also worked for PT PLN (Persero) as Vice President Director. At the time appointed to minister, he served as a commissioner in Indosat.
Minister of National Development Planning
Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro is an Indonesian economist. He is currently the Minister of National Development Planning of Indonesia, taking office after a cabinet reshuffle by President Joko Widodo and replacing Sofyan Djalil.
Previously, he was the Finance Minister of Indonesia in the Working Cabinet under Joko Widodo’s administration from 27 October 2014 to 27 July 2016. His office was taken by the current Finance Minister of Indonesia, Sri Mulyani Indrawati. Under Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s administration, he was the Deputy of Finance Minister in the Second United Indonesia Cabinet.
Born at Jakarta, he completed his study at Economics Faculty of University of Indonesia in 1990. The next year, Brodjonegoro took a master’s degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, United States, and continuing to doctoral program until 1995. As academician, he began his career as a lecturer at University of Indonesia to become the Dean of the Economics Faculty, University of Indonesia.
Ir. Airlangga Hartarto, MBA, MMT
Minister of Industry
Ir. Airlangga Hartarto, MBA, MMT is a Golkar politician who on July 27, 2016 was appointed to serve as Minister of Industry to replace Saleh Husin on the reshuffle of the Jokowi Working Cabinet. He has also served as Chairman of “Asosiasi Emiten Indonesia” for the period of 20011-2014. Airlangga is also the Chairman of Commission VII of the House of Representatives (2006-2009) in charge of energy, environment and research from Golkar Party Faction and listed as Deputy Treasurer in DPP Management Golkar Party period 2004-2009 and in the period 2009-2015 recorded as Chairman of DPP Golkar Party. He was re-elected to the House of Representatives 2009-2014 for the Electoral District of West Java V and served as Chairman of Commission VI in charge of industry, trade, UKMK, Investment, BUMN.
Halal Lifestyle Experts
Muliaman Darmansyah Hadad
Chairman of Islamic Economy Society (MES)
Muliaman Darmansyah Hadad is a former Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia who currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Financial Services Authority (OJK). Muliaman is one of the names of the OJK Commissioner candidate who was elected directly by the president in May 2012. And he became the choice of Commission XI of the House to occupy the chair of the Board of Commissioner of OJK.
Prof. Dr. Winai Dahlan
Founder & Director of the Halal Science Center of Chulalongkorn University Thailand
Prof. Dr. Winai Dahlan is the Founder & Director of the Halal Science Center Chulalongkorn University. He is also the Head of The Lipid and Fat Science Research as well as International Graduate Program Chair in Food and Nutrition, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University.
Dahlan was born to parents of Javanese descent in Bangkok. He is currently in the position of Associate professor of C9 level involving with scientific training. He has had many researches of more than 30 articles having been published both locally and internationally including scientific and nutrition articles of more than two thousand pieces and his writing in three Weekly Magazines since 1989. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Winai Dahlan is one of “The World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims,” for 3 consecutive years compiled by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre and the only Thai Muslim Scientist ranked in “The World’s 16 most Influential Muslim Scientists” in Science and Technology.
Dr. Ahmad Al-Dubayan
Director General of The Islamic Cultural Centre (London)
Dr Ahmad Al-Dubayan is the Director General of the Islamic Cultural Centre in London . He worked as Head of Research and Translation Unit at the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Studies in Jakarta from 1988 to 1990. Formerly, he was a lecturer in Arabic at University of Imam and University of Indonesia in Jakarta.
Dr Ahmad Al-Dubayan was awarded his Masters Degree in Arabic Philosophy and Linguistics by Imam University in Indonesia . In 1999, he completed his PhD at Ruhr University in Bochum ( Germany ) in Arabic Philosophy, Islamic and English Studies.
Dr Al-Dubayan’s publications include: “Linguistical Study of Hunain Ibn Ishag’s Published Translations” and “An Analytical Study of Kitab Rawdat Al-wildan fi Thabt Ibn Jindan,” which appeared in Islamic Quarterly, Vol.47, Issue 4. In addition, he gave a paper on “How to influence the Image of Islam in the West” at a conference in Morocco in 2005. He is a member of the High Council of Experts at the ISESCO. He has delivered many papers on culture, education, Islamic Studies, Linguistics and interfaith relations in different conferences in Moscow, Rabat, Fez, Riyadh, Beirut, London and Paris.
Deputy Governor, Bank Indonesia
Mr. Perry Warjiyo served as Director of Monetary Policy Research at Bank Indonesia and has been its Deputy Governor since April 15, 2013. Mr. Warjiyo started his career at Bank Indonesia in 1984. He nurtured his career particularly in the areas of economic research and monetary policy, foreign exchange management, international issues and also organizational transformation. From 2007 to 2009, he held a mandatory strategic role as Executive Director in International Monetary Fund (IMF), representing the 13 members of the South-East Asia Voting Group (SEAVG). He continued his career as Head of Economic Research and Monetary Policy Directorate in Bank Indonesia. He graduated from Gajah Mada University in 1982. He continued his study in Iowa State University and on 1991, he received his Ph.D. degree in monetary and international financial economics.
CEO of DinarStandard
Rafi-uddin Shikoh is passionate about empowering businesses to become global brands with socially responsible impact. He is the Founder and CEO of DinarStandard™–a specialized market research and advisory firm, focused on niche emerging markets. He has 15 years of marketing strategy, e-business strategy, and technology management experience with small to Fortune 500 sized companies.
Rafi-uddin is a frequent speaker on innovation, marketing, social business, and customer strategies. He has presented at prestigious industry conferences at Oxford University, Harvard University, IIUM Malaysia and others. As an emerging expert on Muslim markets, he has been interviewed in media such as The Economist, Forbes, LA Times, BrandChannel, Arab News (Saudi Arabia), Khaleej Times, Sabah (Turkey), Star (Malaysia), Geo TV (Pakistan) and many more.
Prior to DinarStandard, Rafi-uddin had been a Vice President with Marsh Inc, a global risk-brokerage firm, where he led and successfully delivered multi-million dollar knowledge management and marketing technology related initiatives. He had previously served as a Senior e-Business Consultant at a Boston based firm. In addition, he has also served as a Marketing Director for a communications training and sports media consulting company.
Founder & Chairman of MarkPlus, Inc.
Hermawan Kartajaya, is the co-founder of Asia Marketing Federation, President of Indonesia Council for Small Business (ICSB), and President of ACSB (Asia Council for Small Business). In 2003, he was named by the United Kingdom’s Chartered Institute of Marketing on the list of”50 Gurus Who Have Shaped the Future of Marketing” that includes the likes of Philip Kotler, David Aaker, Gary Hamel, Tom Peters, and Seth Godin.In 2009, he received the Distinguished Global Leadership Award from the Pan-Pacific Business Association at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He also received Lifetime Achievement in Marketing Award from Jawa Pos and an honorary doctorate from ITS Surabaya.
He is a unique combination of a thinker of strategic business concepts, particularly in marketing, and a practitioner. He has written five international books with Philip Kotler—The Father of Modern Marketing. His latest book, Marketing 3.0 is widely acknowledged globally and is translated into 23 non-English languages around the world. His marketing concepts can also be found in Global Marketing Management and Principles of Global Marketing textbooks by Warren Keegan—the world’s renown expert of global marketing. To help companies in Southeast Asia grow, he founded MarkPlus, Inc. Southeast Asia’s leading professional services firm in the area of marketing consulting, research, and training—in 1990. Prior to leading his own firm, he was the sales and distribution director of a major consumer goods company.
Hermawan Kartajaya is also an internationally acknowledged speaker and lecturer. He attended Harvard Business School’s Program on Case Method and Participant-Centered Learning in Boston and Beijing, exclusively designed for senior professors and deans of universities in Greater China and Singapore. Since 2006, he guest lectured for Nanyang MBA and Nanyang Fellows Programme in Singapore. He has been invited as a speaker by seminars and conferences around the world. Recently, he became the first speaker at the World Marketing Summit 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh and also became speaker at the World Marketing Summit 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. He was also the keynote speaker for the QSP Summit 2012 in Porto, Portugal and a featured speaker for the Kellogg Innovation Network Global Summit 2012 in Evanston, US.
Singer, dancer, actress and model
Dewi Sandra Killick, better known as Dewi Sandra, is an Indonesian singer, dancer, actress and model.
Dr. James Noh
Head of Halal Certification & Consultancy Center at KIHI (Korea)
James (Jang Suh) Noh is Head of Halal Certification & Consultancy Center at KIHI. As guru for halalization strategy, He has been providing lectures and consultancies for cosmetic companies as well as food manufacturers across the country. He has been leading key research projects sponsored by the Korean government including the survey for the global halal cosmetic markets. He has been providing the consultancies for major industrial players in South Korea to penetrate into the global halal markets.
Cosmetics Entrepreneur (Wardah)
Nurhayati Subakat is a cosmetics entrepreneur from Indonesia. She is the founder of PT. Pusaka Tradisi Ibu which has now turned into PT. Paragon Technology and Innovation, which manages Wardah’s cosmetic brand, Make Over, and Princess hair care and IX.
Founder of Elzatta
Elidawati is a founder of Elzatta, one of Indonesian fashion muslim brand. In Indonesia, she can be regarded as one of the pioneers in the Muslim fashion business starting in 1989.
Dr. Kim Jin Woo
Director of international Business Affairs at KIHI (Korea)
Kim, who now calls himself Muhammad Ibrahim, has been actively involved in promoting the halal industry. He has even registered the Korea Institute of Halal Industry with the agriculture ministry.
As a director of KIHI-Korea, he is focusing on developing a three-step halal system where in the first category a restaurant or a business has halal certification, in the second a restaurant or a business offers halal assurance and in the third at least the owner is aware of halal food and standards. He expects such a halal standard to be in place within two to three years.
Kim spent many years in Malaysia and was impressed by the equality and fairness in Islam. He was studying the religion. He said that he has not disclosed this to even many of his family members, including his daughter and parents.
According to Kim, Islam in Korea is still in a nascent stage, only 0.25 percent of the population follow Islam. Outside Itaewon, Islam does not have a presence. Most Koreans are not even aware of halal food and standards. Koreans have no preconceived notions. So they are very open to beliefs which are new to them. Islam definitely seems to have a promising future in the Republic of Korea.