Mr. K. Vithyatharan A/L V Karunakaran

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr K. Vithyatharan A/L V Karunakaran (“Mr Vithyatharan”), a Malaysian, aged 65, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director (“INED”) of AmBank Islamic on 28 September 2021. He is currently the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and a Member of the Audit and Examination Committee of AmBank Islamic.

Mr Vithyatharan is a member of The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He has attended executive leadership programs, including Harvard Business School, Boston.

Mr Vithyatharan is an experienced leader in finance, credit, audit, risk management, business and strategy (financial institutions) with local and overseas work experience. He also has had extensive experience in audit of listed companies in Malaysia, Singapore, London, Bahrain and Qatar in various sectors in banking and finance, securities and Insurance. He has extensive experience dealing with the Board of Directors of financial institutions, especially Board audit and risk management committees, having dealt with them for more than 20 years in various roles, with KPMG as director and full time executive of banks and as the Acting CEO of ACR Retakaful Bahrain.

Mr Vithyatharan served as a Director of Audit and Financial Services of KPMG Bahrain and Qatar from 2005 to 2011. He also served with KPMG in Malaysia from 1988 to 1997, in London from 1991 to 1993 and in Singapore from 2001 to 2002. He has held senior positions in Citibank and RHB Bank. He was an INED of FWD Takaful Berhad (formerly known as HSBC Amanah Takaful (Malaysia) Berhad) from May 2015 to May 2021.

Mr Vithyatharan has no shareholding in AmBank Islamic.