Board of Directors

Maybank Islamic Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. ("Maybank Islamic AM")

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Dr Hasnita binti Dato' Hashim
 
Chairman

 
Dr Hasnita binti Dato' Hashim is currently a Director of Maybank since 1 July 2016. She was appointed as the Chairman of Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad on 1 January 2017 and Maybank Asset Management Malaysia on 15 January 2017.

Dr Hasnita brings in with her 25 years of global financial management experience in the field of asset management, structured finance and asset securitisation, she is also known to be a pioneer and innovator in Islamic finance and has extensive relationships with large investors and key business players particularly from the Gulf countries.

She was the Chief Executive Officer of Guidance Investments Sdn Bhd (an investment arm of Guidance Financial Group, a global investment company) with assets under management of around USD1 billion. In 1998, Dr Hasnita founded IslamiQ, the world's first online Islamic finance portal. She was the Chief Executive Officer of Commerce MGI Sdn Bhd (CMGI), Malaysia from 1994 - 1998.

Dr Hasnita holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Surrey University, PhD in Nuclear Physics from Oxford University and presently an Associate of the Institute of Actuaries, Staple Inn, London.
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Nadjihah Mohd Dzaiddin
 
Officer-In-Charge

Nadjihah was appointed Officer-In-Charge on 25 April 2018 to oversee the business development of Maybank Islamic Asset Management (MIAM). She is also the Chief Commercial Officer of MIAM appointed on 7 May 2015. Prior to that, she headed the investment team at MIAM as the Chief Investment Officer. She joined Mayban Investment Management (later changed to Maybank Asset Management) in 2004 as a fund manager and later became the Head of Equities (Non Insurance). Over a 17-year career, she has accrued experience in fund management, managing primarily equities and balance funds for pension funds, unit trust funds, corporates and institutions as well as high net worth individuals.

Nadjihah started her investment career at RHB Research Institute as an equity analyst in 1994 and then moved on the fund management side in 1998. She was attached with Affin Fund Management as a fund manager until early 2004. She graduated from University of Nottingham with B.A. Law (Hons) and received her Certificate in Legal Practice in 1994. She is a holder of CMSRL license.

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Dato’ Rafique Merican
 
Director

Dato’ Rafique is Maybank Islamic Berhad and Group Head of Islamic Banking since 1 July 2016. He joined Maybank Group in 2012 as its Group Chief Financial Officer and is also a member of the Maybank Group Executive Committee. He has more than 25 years of experience in the corporate sector, including five years as Chief Financial Officer of Tenaga Nasional Berhad and Malakoff Berhad. Prior to that, he served at Radicare (M) Sdn Bhd, a facilities management concessionaire for hospitals in Malaysia as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. He also worked with Amanah Capital Group and Bumiputera Merchant Bankers Berhad in corporate finance and advisory roles. His recent appointments include Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Etiqa Takaful Berhad and Member of Etiqa Insurance Berhad Investment Committee. Dato’ Rafique was also the President Commissionaire of PT Bank Maybank Syariah Indonesia from 2013-2016.

Dato' Rafique is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK; Chartered Accountant, Malaysian Institute of Accountants and underwent the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Malaysia Accounting Standards Board; Malaysia Advisory Committee of ACCA Malaysia and CNBC Global CFO Council.

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Nor Shahrizan Sulaiman
 
Alternate Director to Dato’ Rafique Merican

Nor Shahrizan is currently the Deputy Head of Group Islamic Banking, Maybank Group and Deputy CEO for Maybank Islamic Berhad (MIB). Shahrizan holds a MBA specializing in Islamic Banking and Finance from the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Finance and Accounting from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA..

Shahrizan joined Maybank Group in November 2009 as the Director of Islamic Initiative under the LEAP30 Transformation Program. In August 2010, Shahrizan was appointed as the Head of Rates Trading, looking after the bank’s trading and investment books under the Global Markets Islamic. His portfolio expanded when he was appointed the Head of Global Markets Islamic in December 2010 managing an asset of RM15billion.
Shahrizan has over 20 years of experience, of which he spent 12 years with Citibank Berhad where he started as a Management Associate and left as the Vice President, Investor Sales Desk - a client coverage unit within the Treasury department looking after non-banking Financial Institutional clients. Prior to joining Maybank Group, Shahrizan was the Assistant General Manager of Market Risk & Risk Analytics of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad from 2005-2009

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Badrul Hisyam bin Abu Bakar
 
Director
Badrul Hisyam bin Abu Bakar was appointed as Non-Executive Non-Independent Director and Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Asset Management Group on 25 April 2018. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Asset Management Sdn Bhd.

Badrul has over 20 years of experience in numerous asset management companies such as HLG Asset Management Sdn Bhd, Commerce Asset Fund Managers Sdn Bhd, Avenue Asset Management Sdn Bhd, Tune Money Capital Sdn Bhd and BIMB Investment Management Berhad. His experience covers both traditional and shariah/ethical mandates and he has worked on both sides of the business - retail and institutional. At CIMB-Principal Asset Management Bhd, he was heavily engaged in the restructuring and rehabilitating of portfolios. Prior to joining Maybank AM, he was the Chief Investment Officer of BIMB Investment Management Berhad.

He graduated from New York University, USA with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Finance and Economics in 1996. He is the holder of the Capital Markets & Services Representative's License (CMSRL) issued by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) under the Capital Market & Services Act 2007.


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