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AmBank Islamic Management
Encik Eqhwan Mokhzanee Muhammad 
(Chief Executive Officer)

Encik Eqhwan Mokhzanee Muhammad ("En. Eqhwan") a Malaysian, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of AmBank Islamic Berhad on 1 April 2015.

He holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees (Hons) in Economics from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a Chartered Banker with the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB).

En. Eqhwan has almost 20 years of corporate and financial services experience. He started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and subsequently joined the corporate advisory practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Kuala Lumpur. En. Eqhwan has also worked with local and foreign banks where he gained experience in inter alia business development, debt capital markets, corporate finance, corporate banking, financial advisory, real estate investment and international business. He has developed award-winning and innovative Islamic financial structures, and authored research papers on Islamic finance.

Other than banking, his experience includes corporate management, mergers and acquisitions, strategy development and operational start-ups both within and outside Malaysia.

Haji Mohamad Sabirin Haji Abdul Rahman (Head of Retail Banking)
Herizal Zakaria (Head of Wholesale Banking & Business Banking)
Sulaiman Omar (Head of Finance)
​Wan Sherliza Wan Ahmad Sepwan (Head of Governance & Performance Management)
​Azian Meor Hamzah (Head of Operational Risk & Regulatory Control)
​Aida Mansor (Head of Shariah Risk Management)​​
​Reizal Amiruddin (Head of Shariah Management)
​Our Shariah Committee
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zaki Salleh (Chairman) [Effective 1 May 2022]

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zaki Salleh is currently an Associate Professor and Deputy Dean (Research and Innovation) at the Faculty of Syariah and Law, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM). He received his first degree in Shariah from al-Albayt University, Jordan and a Master Degree and Ph.D in Fiqh and Usul Fiqh from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). His areas of specialisation are Fiqh Muamalat, Islamic Banking and Takaful and Islamic Capital Market. Previously, he was appointed as the Deputy Dean (Academic and International) (2016-2018 & 2020), Deputy Dean (Academic and Research) (2014-2016) and Head of Programme, Bachelor of Fiqh and Fatwa (2013-2014) at the same Faculty, Chairman of Shariah Committee for Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) (2011-2019) and Muamalat Expert Panel Member at Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM) (2016-2018). Currently, he also serves as Shariah Committee member for PruBSN Takaful (2015-present), Shariah Consultant at International Islamic Finance & Insurance (IIFIN) (2011-present) and Member of the International Halal Foundation Academic Council (2016-present). He has authored a number of books, articles, and presented numerous papers at various events/ conferences.​

Encik Mohd Fadhly Md Yusoff

Encik Mohd Fadhly Md Yusoff currently runs his own business and also serves as Shariah advisor and consultant. He received his first Degree (First Class Honours) in Shariah and subsequently a Postgraduate Diploma in Administration of Judiciary & Islamic Legal Practice from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). His areas of specialisation are Shariah, Islamic banking and finance, Takaful, Islamic Capital Market, and Islamic judiciary and legal practice. Prior to this, he was with Islamic Capital Market Department in Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) where he had served for about 14 years (1995-2009) as an officer and ended as manager. Currently, he is also serving as Shariah Committee member for Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad (2017-present), Sun Life Malaysia Takaful Berhad (2011-present), Opus Asset Management Sdn Bhd (2005-present), Apex Investment Services Berhad (2016-present) and Maybank Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. – Dana Amanah Hartanah Bumiputera (2022-present). He is a registered Shariah Adviser with the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), a registered Syarie lawyer and an accredited trainer for Islamic Finance Qualification (lFQ) by Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, a Certified trainer by Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) – Train the trainer and also a consultant for the Islamic Capital Market Department of the Securities Commission Malaysia. He is also an Associate Member of Association of Shariah Advisor in Islamic Finance Malaysia (ASAS).

Prof. Dr. Salina Kassim

Prof. Dr. Salina Kassim is currently a Professor at the IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIiBF), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She received her first degree in Economics from University of Arizona and Master’s in Economics from University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA. Subsequently, she obtained her PhD in Economics from IIUM. She also holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Islamic Studies from IIUM, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Marketing from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). Her areas of specialisation include Islamic banking and finance, economics, sustainable finance and Islamic social finance (i.e. Waqf, Islamic microfinance, and socially responsible investment). She serves as a trainer for the Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance (ASAS) training programmes, editorial board member of several reputable international and local academic journals, national panel member for Ministry of Higher Education Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), as well as invited speaker in several seminars and conferences. Prior to becoming an academician, she has several years of working experience as a Senior Executive at the Economics and Corporate Planning Division of a commercial bank in Malaysia. She has conducted several researches, produced a number of books, chapters in books and publications in journal articles, and presented several papers at various conferences/seminars. Her academic work has significantly contributed to the academia locally and internationally through her extensive publications in high indexed peer-reviewed academic journals, mostly SCOPUS-indexed.

Encik Ismail Nik

Encik Ismail Nik is a retiree and currently also serving as Shariah Committee member for FWD Takaful Berhad (2023-present). Previously he was with the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) where he served for about 30 years (1991-2021) as an officer and ended his career as a manager at the Shariah Section of the Islamic Banking and Takaful Department. He received his first Degree (Honours) in Economics, majoring in Planning and Development from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). He was a Bank Negara Malaysia scholarship holder for his tertiary education. His areas of specialisation are Islamic banking and finance, economics, and Shariah. He joined Bank Negara Malaysia in 1991. Prior to serving in Islamic Banking and Takaful Department, he served as Senior Executive in Economics Department from 1991-1997. He was then assigned as Secretariat to the Shariah Advisory Council of Bank Negara Malaysia in July 1997 in which he moved to serve at Islamic Banking Section of Bank Regulation Department. He was then absorbed in Islamic Banking and Takaful Department among the pioneers since its inception in 2000. Despite his academic qualification in Economics, he has a great interest in the field of Shariah and has experience of more than twenty years in handling Shariah matters in Islamic finance particularly in banking and takaful as well as administering the Shariah Advisory Council of Bank Negara Malaysia and Shariah Committees at industry level. He also holds a Higher Certificate in Islamic Studies from Islamic College of Kelang with Jayyid Jiddan (Very Good) grade.