Prof. Dr. Saadiah is a professor of Economics at the Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). Prior to that, she was the Deputy Dean (Industry and Community Linkages) at the faculty. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Town & Country Planning from University of Manchester, Master in Economics from the University of Missouri, USA and Ph.D in Economics from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She was a visiting research fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford University, from 2015 to 2016.
She also had research attachments at the World Bank in 2001, Bank Negara in 2007 and the Asian Institute of Finance in 2010-2011. She has published over 70 academic papers on economics, islamic and social finance. Prof. Saadiah was also the first Director of the World Islamic Economic Forum of the WIFE-UiTM International Centre. She was the Executive Committee Member of the Malaysian Economics Association for six consecutive terms (2004-2015), honorary secretary to the association (2014-2015) and currently the Executive Commitee Member of the International Council of Islamic Finance Educators.