Salihin Abang is the founder and Managing Partner of SALIHIN. He has more than 20 years of experience in auditing and assurance, taxation (direct and GST), shariah auditing and advisory, corporate finance, and business advisory services. His expertise has propelled him to serve and consulted numerous establishments from small and medium to large corporations from various industries and sectors.
His innovative efforts and entrepreneurial acumen won numerous recognitions such as the National Young Entrepreneur and Top 50 SME’s Awards in 2010 and received Young Entrepreneur Award in 2013. His innovation efforts led to the establishment of the well-received Teaching Accountancy Firm. This significant achievement was preceded by his introduction of yet again the world’s first comprehensive accounting software, SALIHIN Premier Solutions (SPS), intelligently designed with zakat and waqf features for ease of fulfilling zakat and waqf charity obligations by Muslim businesses.
Salihin is also actively participating in the activities of various government agencies, universities foundations, and other society-based organizations. He is a member of RISDA Investment Committee, Sarawak Bumiputra Entrepreneur Council (Dewan Usahawan Bumiputra Sarawak, DUBS), Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia (DPMM) and a member of the board of trustees of Yayasan Jaznan, Yayasan 1 Suria and Yayasan Damai Sejahtera Malaysia, and Asia Invest Foundation. He is the Treasurer of the International Chamber of Muslim Professionals (ICMP). He is also serving as an industry advisor to various universities on accounting and entrepreneurship curriculum development.
He is a frequent guest speaker for Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) for several RTM’s programmes such as the Biz Malaysia, Selamat Pagi Malaysia (SPM) and Astro Awani on current developments and issues relating to economy, politics, taxation and dialogues on GST. He is also frequently invited either as a panelist, presenter or moderator for issues relating to auditing, accounting, taxation, Islamic accounting, zakat, waqf, Shariah audit, business advisory and GST at national level's conferences and seminars such as the MIA International Accountants Conference, Malaysian Tax Conference, National GST Conference and National Business Zakat Symposium. Salihin is an editor and consultative panel member of MATA for yearly Malaysian Budget book and directly involved in the Association’s committee on Goods and Services Tax (GST) consultation and implementation.
Salihin has published articles in various journals and presented conference papers locally and internationally on issues relating to accounting and taxation tied with Islamic Financial Reporting. He is a columnist for Majalah Usahawan Sukses, a local entrepreneurship magazine, where he writes on tax management issues.