CEO of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad with over two decades of experience in the corporate sector, of which 16 years were in Islamic Banking and Finance-related roles and has been a key contributor in the development of the Islamic banking and finance industry, with primary focus on capital markets and treasury solutions.
Headed Wholesale Banking at HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad as Director, and prior to that he served as Head of Islamic Banking at Citibank Berhad. In these roles, he was tasked with building the Islamic Wholesale Banking and Treasury businesses globally, in which he gained strong leadership, technical, legal and risk management expertise from his stint in these cross-border institutions.
Played an active role in the development of Malaysia’s Islamic banking industry, with a longstanding role in the Treasury committee of the Association of Islamic Banks in Malaysia (AIBIM). In this capacity he was involved in key industry initiatives such as developing, amongst others, a commodity exchange for Islamic finance purposes, Islamic structured products, documentation standards for Islamic derivatives as well as Islamic credit support mechanism.
Prior to joining the banking industry via Citibank’s Management Associate programme, he was in the oil & gas industry for four years while serving his scholarship bond with a Malaysian conglomerate.
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Malaysian Financial Markets Certificate, Persatuan Pasaran Kewangan Malaysia dan Institut Bank-Bank Malaysia, Malaysia
Chartered Profesional in Islamic Finance, Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals, Malaysia
Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director, CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad
Vice President and Council Member, Association of Islamic Banking and Financial Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM)