Dr Mohd Nordin Mohd Zain (“Dr Nordin”), a Malaysian, aged 63, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director (“INED”) of AmBank Islamic on 16 January 2019. He is the Chairman of the Audit and Examination Committee (“AEC”) and a Member of the Risk Management Committee (“RMC”) of AmBank Islamic. He is also an INED of AmMetLife Takaful Berhad (“AmMetLife Takaful”) and the Chairman of AEC and a Member of the RMC and Nomination and Remuneration Committee of AmMetLife Takaful.
A Chartered Accountant, Dr Nordin is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”) and a Fellow member of Institute of Public Accountants (“IPA”), Australia. He was also a founding board member of Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (“MASB”) and used to serve as a council member of Certified Public Accountants, Australia and MIA. He obtained his doctorate degree in Strategic Management from Strathclyde University, UK in 1995 and Masters and Bachelor degrees in Accounting from the USA in the 80’s.
Dr Nordin has 35 years of experience in various capacities in banking, education, regulatory agency and professional practice. He started his career in internal audit and corporate banking for 6 years, in academic for 10 years, as a Chief Executive Officer for the MASB for 10 years and as a Partner in Deloitte for 8 years.
Dr Nordin’s core skills are in banking, C-suite experience, international engagements, research as well as professional practice particularly in internal audit, financial reporting, strategy, Shariah-based transactions, IT systems implementation, risk management and talent.
Dr Nordin currently sits on the boards of UDA Holdings Berhad, Gopeng Berhad, MTD Capital Berhad and the IPA Australia in Melbourne, and serves as an investment committee member of a subsidiary of AIA Berhad. He was also recently appointed as a member of the Finance and Investment Committee of Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan. He was a former Board member of Accounting & Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (“AAOIFI”) in Bahrain UAE and used to serve as a member of Public Accountants Oversight Committee in Brunei.
Dr Nordin has no shareholding in AmBank Islamic.