BHB Appoints Khairul Kamarudin as its New Chief Executive Officer

KUALA LUMPUR, Tuesday, 8 August 2017: BIMB Holdings Berhad (“BHB”), Malaysia’s premier Islamic financial services group, today announced the appointment of Encik Khairul Kamarudin as its Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”). His appointment takes effect tomorrow, Wednesday, 9 August 2017.

Encik Khairul is also the Chief Executive Officer of BHB’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd, a position he assumed on 14 June 2017.

Encik Khairul’s experience in the Malaysian corporate scene spans more than 21 years, including tenures at PricewaterhouseCoopers (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad, and was involved in various practices and operations such as audit, business assurance, asset management and recovery.

He joined Bank Islam in 2005 and played a vital role in leading the asset recovery for Bank Islam during the turnaround and transformation years. He was instrumental in transforming the retail business of the Bank by introducing an aggressive sales approach, well balanced with a risk-based performance culture.

He was promoted to Deputy Chief Executive Officer in 2016, and was responsible for driving the overall profitability and growth of all the business divisions comprising Consumer, Commercial, Corporate, Treasury, Deposit and Capital Market. In addition, Encik Khairul plays a pivotal role in the overall performance of Operations, Technology, Brand and Marketing Communications and Strategic Client Relationship.

Encik Khairul is a practising member of the Association of Chartered Islamic Finance Professional and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) from Anglia University, UK.
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About BIMB Holdings Berhad
BIMB Holdings Berhad (“BHB”) is the first Islamic Financial Holding Company approved by Bank Negara Malaysia under the Islamic Financial Services Act 2013. BHB was incorporated in Malaysia on 20 March 1997, and was listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad on 16 September in the same year. The core subsidiaries of the BHB Group are pioneers in various Islamic financial services including banking, takaful, stockbroking, and other related services namely Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Berhad and BIMB Securities Sendirian Berhad.