Izlin is currently the Director of Centre for Business Excellence (CBE) at the Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya. She was formerly the Head of Department of Finance and Banking. She has also served as the Deputy Director at the International Institute of Public Policy and Management (INPUMA) and continues to serve as an Associate and member of its academic committee. Prior to academia, she was a corporate analyst at a multinational corporation. Izlin graduated with a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, and obtained a MSc in Investment Management from The Business School, City University of London. She completed her PhD at Nottingham University Business School, Malaysia Campus. Her publications in research journals include areas such as capital markets, international finance. microfinance, financial literacy, and energy finance. As for books, she has published a financial literacy handbook for primary school students, and more recently, on consumer financial vulnerabilities.