On 4th November 2015, Dr.Sutan Emir Hidayat, Head of Business Administration and Humanities Department, University College of Bahrain has been listed as one of the 500 personalities who make the Islamic Economy at the global level in 2015 by ISFIN, a leading Islamic Capital Market Advisory. The announcement of the 500 personalities and the launching ceremony of Islamica 500 was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in concurrent with the 11th World Islamic Economy Forum. Among the media partners of the event was FORBES Middle East, a renowned publisher.
Prof. Laurent Marlière, the CEO of ISFIN mentioned that personalities listed in the Islamica 500 are those individuals who have demonstrated leadership, achievement and contribution to the development of the Islamic Economy during the year of 2015. Dr. Sutan was awarded by Prof. Laurent Marlière a copy of the Islamica 500 as the recognition of his contribution to the Islamic Economy in 2015. Dr. Sutan said that he is thankful to the Almighty God for this achievement and he conveys his gratitude to UCB management under the leadership of H.E Shaikh Dr. Khalid M. Al-Khalifa who continuously supports and guides each staff's personal development.