Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Amanie Group. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Shariah Advisory Council at the Central Bank of Malaysia, Securities Commission Malaysia, the Labuan Financial Services Authority, and the First Abu Dhabi Bank. He is also a Shariah board member of various global financial institutions, including the National Bank of Oman (Oman), Amundi Asset Management (France), Bank of London and Middle East (London), BNP Paribas (Bahrain), and Dow Jones Islamic Market Index (New York) amongst many others.
He sits as a Board Director at Sime Darby Bhd and a member of the PNB Investment Committee. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the International Islamic University Malaysia. He received his first degree in Shariah from University of Kuwait in 1988 and obtained his PhD from University of St. Andrews in 1993.