Established in 2010, Brunei Institute of Leadership & Islamic Finance (BILIF), formerly known as Centre For Islamic Banking, Finance And Management (CIBFM) provides learning solutions, events and services for human capacity development in the areas of Islamic Finance and Leadership.
As the Centre of Excellence for the finance industry in Brunei Darussalam under the purview of Brunei Darussalam Central Bank (BDCB), our mission is to shape future leaders, experts and innovators in the areas of Islamic finance and leadership through immersive programmes and world-class events. As of 2020, BILIF has conducted over 400 programmes and 50 events for more than 10,000 participants, including a new suite of Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) programmes and online events.
BILIF has forged strategic partnerships with local and international organisations over the past 10 years that has allowed us to improve the services, expertise and opportunities that can be provided to our clients. Appointed by BDCB, BILIF is the official licensing examination centre for Financial Planning Practitioners’ Programme (FPPP) and Qualifying Examination for Insurance/Takaful Agents (QEFITA). BILIF is also the official test centre for all examinations under Chartered Bankers Institute (CBI), Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), International Compliance Association (ICA) and The Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) in Brunei Darussalam.
Moving towards the future, BILIF aspires to grow its international presence and provide the highest quality education and services for the development of skilled, competent and visionary individuals to achieve the nation’s Wawasan 2035 to establish Brunei Darussalam as an International Islamic Finance hub.
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BILIF offers a variety of certifications from different international organisations to raise the standards and expertise of the professionals in the finance industry such as Anti-Money Laundering, Risk Management and many more.
- Islamic Finance
One of the goals in Wawasan 2035 and Financial Sector Blueprint (FSBP) 2016-2025 is to develop Brunei into an International Islamic Finance Hub. To contribute to this goal, BILIF is offering both introductory and specialised programmes in the fields of Islamic Finance to develop more local experts and scholars in the sultanate.
- Leadership & Management
Management and Leadership are vital abilities for every professional who wants to navigate and succeed in the challenges of the corporate world.
BILIF offers a variety of programmes on management and leadership such as Project Management, Business Writing Skills, Getting Things Done® and many more.
All Financial Planners, as well as Insurance and Takaful Agents in Brunei Darussalam, are required to be licensed before they are allowed to practice ensuring a standard of professionalism and expertise in Brunei Darussalam.
As the official licensing examination centre appointed by Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), BILIF offers the licensing programmes namely Financial Practitioners’ Planning Programme (FPPP) and the Qualifying Examination for Insurance/Takaful agents (QEFITA).
To increase the standards and expertise of the Brunei Darussalam’s financial industry in the field of Islamic Finance, BILIF designs and offers signature programmes with contents and modules focused on practicality and application as its core function and objectives. Upon completion, participants will be industry ready to fill skills gaps in the industry.
BILIF currently offers two signature programmes, the Fiqh Mu’amalat Professional Programme (FMPP) and the Leadership in Islamic Finance and Economics (LIFE).
- Soft Skills
Soft Skills underpin collaborative work, leadership and communication. Honing and developing soft skills allows the creation of a positive and functional work environment which is an important determinant to successful job performance. BILIF offers a variety of soft skills programmes including problem-solving, conflict management and customer service among others.
Our technical based programmes aim to equip practitioners with the technical knowledge needed in today’s ever-changing working environment. These programmes range from skills applicable in general situations such as Advanced MS Excel or more role and industry-specific settings such as handling Corporate Governance.
- 28 Jun 2021 - 25 Nov 2022
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- 2 Aug 2021 - 18 Aug 2021
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- 4 Aug 2021 - 5 Aug 2021
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- 16 Aug 2021 - 11 Oct 2021
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