BIMB Holdings Bhd (BHB), Malaysia’s premier Islamic financial services group, yesterday announced the appointment of Khairul Kamarudin as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). His appointment takes effect today, Wednesday, 9 August 2017.
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.
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, Khairul plays a pivotal role in the overall performance of Operations, Technology, Brand and Marketing Communications and Strategic Client Relationship.
Khairul is a practising member of the Association of Chartered Islamic Finance Professional and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) from Anglia University, UK.