Leadership

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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.

Basharuddin Abdul Wahid (Head of Retail Banking)
Haji Mohamad Sabirin Haji Abdul Rahman (Head of Business Banking)
Herizal Zakaria (Head of Wholesale Banking)
Sulaiman Omar (Head of Finance)
Hazlina Hamdan (Head of Human Resources)
​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)
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​Our Shariah Committee
Assistant Prof. Dr. Tajul Aris Ahmad Bustami (Chairman) [Effective 1 April 2016]

Assistant Prof. Dr. Tajul Aris Ahmad Bustami is currently a lecturer and Assistant Professor at Department of Islamic Law, and also Deputy Dean of Student Affairs & Alumni, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He received his first Degree in Law (LL. B (Hons) & LL. B (Shariah)(Hons)) (IIUM) and a Master degree in Law (LL.M) from University of London. He then successfully obtained a Diploma in Shariah Law and Practice (DSLP) (Professional Post-Graduate Programme) (IIUM). Later, he received his Ph.D in Law at IIUM. His areas of specialisation are Islamic Banking Law and Takaful, Muslim Law of Succession & Waqf and Administration of Estates. Assistant Prof. Dr. Tajul Aris is currently serving as Shariah Committee for Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank Malaysia Berhad (SME Bank) (2018-present). He is a member of The Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance Malaysia (ASAS) and has produced a number of books, chapters in books and publications in journal articles and presented several papers at various events/ conferences.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asmak Ab Rahman

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asmak Ab Rahman is currently a Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and Head of Department at Department of Shariah and Economics, Academy of Islamic Studies, UM. She received her first Degree (Honours) and Master in Shariah and subsequently a Ph.D in Islamic Economics from UM. Her areas of specialisation are Comparative Economic Development, Takaful, Islamic Banking, Islamic Economics and Economics of Waqf. Previously she acted as a Shariah Advisor for Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB) (2005-2009), AIA AFG Takaful Berhad (Takaful)(2011-2013) and Committee Member for Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance (ASAS) (Session 2012-2014). Currently also serving as Shariah Advisor for different industries i.e. BIMB Investment Management Berhad (2010-present; Funds Management), SME Bank (2010-present); Development Bank), Tabung Haji (2016-present) and Hong Leong MSIG Takaful (2014-present) and Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad (PUNB)(2016-present). She is also a registered Shariah Adviser with the Securities Commission (SC). She is a member of ASAS and has conducted several researches, produced a number of books, chapters in books and publications in journal articles and presented several papers at various events/ conferences.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zaki Salleh

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zaki Salleh is currently a lecturer, Associate Professor and Deputy Dean (Research and Innovation) at Faculty of Syariah and Law, Islamic Science University 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 Islamic Banking and Takaful and Islamic Capital Market. Previously, he acted as 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 Faculty of Shariah and Law, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), 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 also serving as Shariah Committee member for BSN (2020-present), Shariah Committee member for PruBSN Takaful (2015-present), Shariah Consultant at International Islamic Finance & Insurance (IIFIN) (2011-present) and Member at International Halal Foundation Academic Council (2016-present). He has produced a number of books, articles, and chapters in books and presented several papers at various events/ conferences.​

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zulkifli Hasan

Associate Professor Dr. Zulkifli Hasan is a Deputy Rector (Student Development and Community Engagement), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He received his first Degree in Law (LL. B (Hons) & LL. B (Shariah)(Hons)) and a Master of Comparative Laws (MCL) from IIUM. Subsequently, he received his Ph.D in Islamic Finance from Durham University, UK. Dr. Zulkifli Hasan holds various academic positions such as Associate Editor for the Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, legislation editor for the Malaysian Journal of Shari’ah and Law, panel of expert on muamalat and halal regulation, JAKIM, Committee on Syariah and Legal Education, JAKIM, University Arbitration Subcommittee of Inns of Court Malaysia, Committee on Syarie Lawyers, JAKIM, AUKU Technical Committee, Board Member of Majlis Agama Islam Negeri Sembilan. He also sits as the board of director of the Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE), Advisory Board member of Marmara University Institute of Islamic Economics and Finance, Istanbul, Turkey and academic advisor of Dar al Hikmah College, Selangor. His industry experience was as an advocate and solicitor, in-house legal counsel for Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad, member of Rules and Regulations Working Committee for Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia and member of corporate governance working committee for Awqaf South Africa. He also underwent internship at Hawkamah, the Institute for Corporate Governance, Dubai International Financial Centre whereby he was involved in developing corporate governance guidelines for Islamic Financial Institutions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as well as in the Task Force on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) which led towards development of the S&P/Hawkamah Pan Arab ESG Index. Previously, he acted as a Dean of Faculty of Syariah and Law, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Shariah Committee member for Affin Islamic Bank Berhad and EXIM Bank Berhad. Currently also serving as a Shariah Committee Member for Zurich Takaful, Koperasi Belia Islam, Lembaga Pertubuhan Peladang, ISRA Council of Scholars and Panel of Experts on Muamalat, JAKIM. Besides these appointments, he is involved as editor and reviewer for various journals such as the Malaysian Journal of Shariah and Law, the International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Shariah Law Reports and the Global Islamic Finance Magazine. He also involves in the Malaysian Syariah Index project as one of the panel of experts. He has produced a number of books, articles, and chapters in books and presented several papers at various events/ conferences both local and abroad.

Dr. Mohd Zakhiri Md Nor

Dr. Mohd Zakhiri Md Nor is currently a Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at Legal & Justice Research Centre as well as Syariah and Business Law Research Unit, School of Law, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). He received his first Degree in Law (LL. B (Hons) & LL. B (Shariah)(Hons)) and Master of Comparative Laws (MCL) from IIUM. Subsequently, he obtained his Ph.D in Islamic Finance from International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF). . His areas of specialisation are Islamic banking law and finance, Takaful, Islamic Capital Market, Islamic Fintech & Regulations and Shariah studies. He is a Shariah Committee Member for Co-opbank Pertama (2019-2022). Previously he acted as a Chairman of Shariah Committee of Mizuho Bank (2015-2021), Shariah Committee Member of Agrobank (2011-2013) and the Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation (YaPEIM) (2019-2020). He is an Associate Member of Association of Shariah Advisor in Islamic Finance Malaysia (ASAS), Member of Charted Institute of Islamic Finance Professional (CIIFP), Islamic Financial Planner (IFP) and International Member of Islamic Finance Educators (ICIFE). He is also Islamic finance consultant to few legal firms, trainer and International Journal Editorial Board Member in the area of Islamic finance. He is also Syarie Counsel of Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and admitted to the Bar Malaysia in 2005. He has produced a number of books, articles, and chapters in books and presented several papers at various events/ conferences.

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