Puan Farina Farikhullah Khan (“Pn Farina”), a Malaysian, aged 50, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director (“INED”) of AmBank Islamic on 14 April 2017. She is currently a Member of the Risk Management Committee and Audit and Examination Committee of AmBank Islamic. She is also an INED, the Chairman of Group Nomination & Remuneration Committee, and a Member of the Audit and Examination Committee of AMMB Holdings Berhad.
Pn Farina graduated from the University of New South Wales in Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting in 1993. She is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand. She has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in the USA.
Pn Farina has over 25 years working experience, predominantly in oil and gas industry. She started out her career in 1994 with Coopers & Lybrand, Australia.
In 1997, Pn Farina returned to Malaysia to join Petroliam Nasional Berhad (“PETRONAS”) in the Corporate Planning and Development Division where she started as an executive and in the ensuing years until 2005, she held various positions including Senior Manager (Strategy and Portfolio) in Group Strategic Planning of PETRONAS.
Pn Farina subsequently assumed the position of the Chief Financial Officer of PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd, one of the largest subsidiaries of PETRONAS with operations in over 20 countries, from 2006 to 2010. She then served as the Chief Financial Officer at PETRONAS Exploration and Production Business, the largest arm of PETRONAS Business, from mid-2010 until end of 2013, where the business included both PETRONAS Carigali Group of Companies as well as the Petroleum Management Unit of PETRONAS.
Prior to leaving PETRONAS Group at the end of 2015 to pursue her other interests, Pn Farina was the Chief Financial Officer of PETRONAS Chemical Group Berhad, the largest listed entity of PETRONAS, for two years.
Pn Farina had also previously served on the Board of various PETRONAS entities such as Progress Energy Canada Ltd as well as a number of PETRONAS joint venture entities with foreign partners. Currently, she is a Board Member of Petronas Gas Berhad, KLCC Property Holdings Berhad, KLCC REIT Management Sdn Bhd, Icon Offshore Berhad and EnQuest PLC.
Pn Farina has no shareholding in AmBank Islamic.