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Dato’ Seri Nazir Ariff
Chairman

PROFILE :

Dato' Seri Nazir Ariff joined the Board of Directors of SME Bank and appointed as the Chairman of the Board on 18 October 2019.

He is a successful corporate figure with vast experience in various industries which among others include, banking, property, mining and commodity. Majoring in accountancy from the United Kingdom, he is also a Fellow of the British Institute of Management.

As an entrepreneur, he is the co-founder of the Aspen (Group) Holdings Limited and is currently the Executive Deputy Chairman. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Chairman / Executive Director at the Ivory Properties Group Berhad from 2006 until 2013. Dato’ Seri Nazir Ariff started his working career holding various key positions at Escoy Holdings Berhad (formerly known as Datuk Keramat Holdings Berhad) until the end of his tenure as the Managing Director in 2006. He was also the Chairman of the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Northern Branch) from 1995 to 2018.

Currently, Dato' Seri Nazir Ariff is an Independent Director at Texchem Resources Berhad and PBA Holdings Berhad and is a Director at Thailand Smelting & Refining Co. Limited and Escoy Holding Berhad.

Dato' Seri Nazir Ariff is also active in sports and had served as President of the Football Association of Penang from 2013 to 2017. He is also active in charity work in Penang and holds important positions in several non-government organizations such as the Children Protection Society and Penang Future Foundation.

 
 

Prof. Dr. Abdul Basir Mohamad
Independent Director

PROFILE :

Prof. Dr. Abdul Basir Mohamad was appointed as an Independent Director of SME Bank on 3 June 2015. He holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1997 specializing in the Law of Torts and Criminal Islamic Laws and has written many books and journals on the subjects. Besides serving in various capacities at the National University of Malaysia, he is also the panel of advisors for various institutions.

Prof. Dr. Abdul Basir is currently the Chairman of Shariah Committee of SME Bank, Chairman of Key Result Areas, Wealth Creation Strategies and Intensive, Faculty of Islamic Studies, National University of Malaysia besides being a member of other committees.

Dato' Muslim bin Hussain
Independent Director

PROFILE :

Dato’ Muslim Hussain was appointed as an Independent Director of SME Bank on 1 September 2018.

Dato’ Muslim possessed a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Malaya in 1982, Certificate in Police High Law from Royal Malaysian Police College in 1983 and Diploma in Teaching English as Second Language (TESL) in 1977.

Dato’ Muslim has vast experience in Risk Management and Credit Policy & Portfolio Management. Dato’ Muslim has held several senior positions in Banking Sector namely Agrobank and Malayan Banking Berhad.   Dato’ Muslim has over 26 years of banking experience. Dato’ Muslim was previously the Chief Risk Officer of Agrobank from April 2011 to March 2017.

He has spent over 20 years in Malayan Banking Berhad holding various positions namely Executive Vice President / Head of Operational Risk Management from 2008 to March 2011, Vice President / Head of Department, Credit Policy and Portfolio Management Department, Credit Risk Management from 2005 to 2008, Assistant Vice President, Credit Policy, Credit Risk Management from 2003 to 2005, Assistant Vice President / Head of Portfolio Management from 2000 to 2003, Senior Executive, Credit Policy for 5 years, Senior Executive, Regional Credit Evaluation from 1992 to 1994 and Executive/ Senior Executive, Branch Credit Officer for 6 years.

Datuk Ahmad Hizzad bin Baharuddin
Independent Director

PROFILE :

Datuk Ahmad Hizzad Baharuddin was appointed as an Independent Director of SME Bank on 6 March 2019. He holds a Master of Business Administration from St. Louis University, Missouri and Bachelor in Business Studies from Eastern Illinois University, Illinois, both in the United States of America (USA).

Before his retirement, he was the Assistant Governor, Islamic Banking & Takaful Department, Central Bank of Malaysia (BNM) and has also served as Director in various departments at BNM including the Payment Systems Department and Financial Sector Development Department. He was also the Director General of Labuan Financial Services Authority.

Datuk Ahmad Hizzad is currently the Chairman of Payment Network Malaysia (PayNet) and a member of the Chartered Banker of Malaysia and awarded with fellow Chartered Banker, Asian Institute of Chartered Banker.

En. Zulkiflee Hashim
Independent Director

PROFILE :

Zulkiflee Hashim was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of SME Bank on 6 March 2019.

Zulkiflee has over 35 years’ experience in the banking industry. He started his career with Citibank Malaysia in 1979 and left his position as Vice President in November 1991. From December 1991 to November 1997, Zulkiflee was with Deutsche Bank Malaysia. He was the Deputy Managing Director responsible for Corporate Banking, International Trade Finance, Operations and Transaction Banking Services. From July 1998 to October 2011,Zulkiflee was the Executive Director of Hong Leong Bank Berhad (‘HLB”). Prior to his retirement in 2015, he was HLB’s Chief Operating Officer, Group Strategic Support from November 2011 to January 2015. During the tenure with HLB, he was given the responsibility to oversee various areas such as Branch and Banking Operations, Integrated Risk Management, Credit Management, Information Technology, Islamic Banking, Wholesale Operations, Retail Operations, Legal and Corporate Communications & Public Relations.

Zulkiflee graduated with a Diploma in Credit Management from Institut Teknologi MARA (now known as Universiti Teknologi MARA).

Zulkiflee is presently an Independent Non-Executive Director of GuocoLand (Malaysia) Berhad and Hong Leong MSIG Takaful Berhad. He was previously a member of Hong Leong Bank Berhad Board of Directors.

En. Mohd Sakeri Abdul Kadir
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

PROFILE :

Mohd Sakeri Abdul Kadir was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 28 February 2019. He holds a Masterin Economics from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Economics from Temple University, Philadelphia, United States of America (USA) and Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN).

He has more than 25 years of experiences especially in public service sectors in Ministry of Finance (MOF). He is currently the Undersecretary, Statutory Body Strategic Management Division, MOF. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Director of the National Budget Office, MOF.

Dato’ Mohd Sukarno Tun Sardon
Independent Director

PROFILE :

Dato’ Mohd Sukarno Tun Sardon was appointed as an Independent Director on 8 April 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Economics and Accounting from the University of Bristol, England and is a Fellow of the Institute Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

He began his career at Ernst & Young, Norwich, England before moving on to Ernst & Young, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Throughout his entire career, he has served in various capacities including Group Chief Internal Auditor and later, Financial Controller at KUB Berhad Group; Deputy Head of Internal Audit, Maybank Group; and Chief Financial Officer, Petronas Dagangan Berhad. The last position he held until his retirement was as Audit Partner at Ernst & Young Kuala Lumpur.

Dato’ Mohd Sukarno is a member of Tun Sardon Foundation Board of Governors, MBI Selangor Investment Committee and La Salle Brickfields School Board of Governors.

En. Muhammad Razman Abu Samah
Non Independent Non-Executive Director

PROFILE :

Muhammad Razman Abu Samah was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of SME Bank on 1 September 2019. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Malaya in 1993 and a Diploma in Public Management Program from National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) in 1996.

He is currently the Deputy Secretary General, Development and Entrepreneur Observation at the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development (MED). He has more than 20 years of experience in various divisions in the Ministry of International Trade and Industry prior to him joining MED.

He is also a Board Member of Malaysia Co-operative Societies Commission and Co-operative Institute of Malaysia (CIM).

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