Sudarmawan Samidi is Vice Director for Research and Community Developments Center at IPMI IBS. He is teaching Business Ethics, Organizational Policy and Strategy, Islamic Banking and Finance, and Islamic Studies. He holds a Master of Management from Graduate School of Management, International Islamic University Malaysia. He obtained scholarship for his bachelor degree from Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt. He is also a co-founder and management consultant at Ihya Consulting. Prior to that, He worked for Schlumberger Oil and Gas Services project in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Barclays Bank PLC in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He has been active in numerous professional associations such as Member of Islamic Economist Association in Indonesia (IAEI), Member of Islamic Economic Forum for Indonesia Development (ISEFID), and General Secretary of Malaysia Alumni Associations (PAM). He has an extensive research in Islamic Banking and finance, financial markets and institutions, and strategic management.