Hong Leong Islamic Bank - Board of Directors

Board of Directors

 

DIRECTORS

YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah Bin Md Kassim

Position:
Chairman/Non-Executive/Independent
Date of Appointment:
15 December 2015

Aged 68, YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah bin Md Kassim, a Malaysian, holds a PhD in Business from Aston University, United Kingdom and a Master in Business Administration. He was inducted in 2012 into the Alumni Hall of Achievement of Monmouth College in Illinois. 

 

YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah specializes in large scale institutional and business transformation, working across several sectors with established organizations ranging from banks to telecommunication companies, public institutions and foreign governments. He is the Co-founder/Group Managing Director of iA Group established in 2002, specializing in business and public sector transformation, technology and human capital with offices in Malaysia and Jakarta.

 

Prior to the iA Group, he was the Executive Director/Partner of international firm of Ernst & Young, Vice President and Country Head of the global consulting firm of Cap Gemini and member of the global management team and Country Head of PA Consulting Group.

 

Prior to joining the consulting industry in 1995, YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah held various senior positions in the government. For over 18 years he served in the field of industrial R&D management and public policy on technology development and innovation. He also served as a member of expert/advisory groups in various national and international organizations such as United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah. He was the Project Director for the Industrial Technology Master Plan for Malaysia in the Institute of Strategic and International Studies and subsequently took up the position as Director of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment to spearhead the implementation of the plan as part of the national strategies to accelerate growth and technology development.

In 2006, YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah was appointed as the consulting advisor to the National Implementation Task Force to oversee the 9th Malaysia Development Plan and in 2009 he was appointed as member of the National Economic Advisory Council. YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah was a member of the Review and Operational Panel to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission from 2013 to February 2015. In 2015, he was appointed as member of the Anti-Corruption Advisory Board.

 

YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah is currently a board member of University Kebangsaan Malaysia and Chairman of Heriot Watt University Malaysia.

 

YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah was appointed to the Board of Directors of Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad (“HLISB”) on 15 December 2015 and is a member of the Board Audit and Risk Management Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nominating Committee of HLISB.

 

YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah is also a Director of Hong Leong Bank Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

Mr Kwek Leng Hai

Position:
Non-Executive Director/Non-Independent
Date of Appointment:
23 June 2005

Age 63, Mr Kwek Leng Hai, a Singaporean, qualified as a Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience in financial services, manufacturing and property investment.

 

Mr Kwek was appointed to the Board of Directors of Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad (“HLISB”) on 23 June 2005. He is also a Director of Hong Leong Bank Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and Hong Leong Company (Malaysia) Berhad, a public company.

Mr Kwek is the Executive Chairman of Guoco Group Limited (“GGL”). He was appointed as a director of GGL in 1990 and assumed the position of President, Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 1 September 2016. He is also the Chairman of Lam Soon (Hong Kong) Limited (“LSHK”).  Both GGL and LSHK are listed in Hong Kong.  Mr Kwek is also a director of GGL’s key subsidiaries, including his positions as the Non-Executive Chairman of GL Limited and a director of GuocoLand Limited, both public listed companies in Singapore. He is also a director of Bank of Chengdu Co., Ltd.

Encik Alan Hamzah Sendut

Position:
Non-Executive Director/Independent
Date of Appointment:
26 September 2016

Aged 57, Encik Alan Hamzah Sendut, a Malaysian, graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Accountancy and Computer Science from the University of Wales, United Kingdom. He is a Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) by profession and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

 

Encik Alan Hamzah Sendut began his career in 1982 as an auditor with Price Waterhouse, London, United Kingdom. He returned to Malaysia in 1986 where he served with several multinational companies such as the Shell Malaysia Group and CarnauldMetalBox Malaysia.

 

Encik Alan Hamzah Sendut joined the Sime Darby Group in 1996 as Group Finance Director of Tractors Malaysia Holdings Berhad, a company listed on the KLSE Main Board. Thereafter, he served in other senior roles such as the Group Finance Director for Sime Plantations, Project Director for the Northern Corridor Project and Senior Vice-President for Sime Darby Shared Services during his first 12+ years with Sime Darby Group.

From 2009 to 2010, Encik Alan Hamzah Sendut joined BHP Billiton as the Global Head of Shared Services. He later returned to the Sime Darby Group as the Executive Vice President for Group Strategy and Business Development. He became the Managing Director of Sime Darby Energy and Utilities Division (Non China) from April 2015 to June 2016. Encik Alan Hamzah Sendut has also served on the boards of several Sime Darby joint venture companies in the healthcare, motor, financial services, insurance broking, food, plantation and China operations.

 

Encik Alan Hamzah Sendut was appointed to the Board of Directors of Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad (“HLISB”) on 26 September 2016 and is the Chairman of the Board Audit and Risk Management Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of HLISB.

Mr Domenic Fuda

Position:
Executive Director/Non-Independent
Date of Appointment:
27 October 2016

Aged 50, Mr Domenic Fuda, an Australian, holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University, Sydney, as well as a Master of Business (Banking & Finance) and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), both from University of Technology, Sydney.

 

Mr Domenic Fuda is currently the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Hong Leong Bank Berhad. He was the Managing Director and Deputy Group Head, Consumer Banking & Wealth Management of DBS Bank Ltd (“DBS”), Singapore. He joined DBS in March 2010 as Chief Financial Officer of Regional Consumer Banking & Wealth Management. During his tenure with DBS, Mr Domenico Fuda was responsible for the formulation and execution of a multi-year growth strategy for the 6 Asian markets in which DBS operates its consumer and wealth management businesses.

Prior to his position in DBS, he spent 16 years at Citigroup where he served in various senior management roles across Asia, the latest being Chief Operating Officer for South East Asia Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, where he helped to drive execution of Citi’s strategy across 10 countries, launched Citi’s Consumer Banking business in Vietnam and helped to manage the banking operations during the 2008/2009 financial crises.

 

Mr Domenic Fuda was appointed to the Board of Directors of Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad (“HLISB”) on 27 October 2016 and is a member of the Nominating Committee of HLISB.

 

SHARIAH COMMITTEE

Dr. Ab. Mumin bin Ab. Ghani

Position:
Shariah Committee Chairman
Date of Appointment:
1 October 2004

Dr. Ab. Mumin bin Ab. Ghani graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 1979, with Bachelor of Economics (Honours). He later obtained Diploma in Education (UKM) in 1979, Diploma in Public Administration (INTAN) in 1983 and MBA (UKM) in 1987. He finished his PhD (Islamic Studies) in 1998 at University of Malaya (UM).

 

Previously he served as an Administrative Diplomatic Officers (PTD). During that period, he was attached to several units in Department of Prime Minister, among others are Economic Planning Unit and Islamic Economic Resources Development Committee.

At Academy of Islamic Studies UM, he was previously the Deputy Dean, Faculty of Shariah; Head, Department of Shariah and Management; and Deputy Director of the Academy. He, at present, is the Chairman of SC for Hong Leong MSIG Takaful Berhad and contributes as an academic panel for several institutions of higher education. Besides, he involved in establishing the Ummah Development Index, IKIM. He has written various books and articles related to Islamic transactions (Fiqh al-Muamalat), Islamic economics, Islamic management, Islamic banking and finance, Zakat, Dinar and Dakwah.

Encik Imran bin Mohammad Khayat

Position:
Shariah Committee Member
Date of Appointment:
1 April 2015

Encik Imran bin Mohammad Khayat is currently the General Manager of Shariah Division of Lembaga Tabung Haji. He graduated from Universiti of Yarmouk, Jordan in 2004, with a Bachelor of Syariah (Islamic Jurisprudence and Its Foundation). Besides, he is a Certified Shariah Advisor and Auditor (CSAA), Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institution (AAOIFI), Bahrain and completed a Global Islamic Banking Leaders (GIBL) Programme of KFH Malaysia.

 

He has the essential qualifications in the field of Fiqh al-Muamalat (Islamic Law of Transactions), Usul

al-fiqh, and Islamic legal maxims. Prior to his current position, he has eight (8) years of experience working with the Middle Eastern based Islamic bank in Kuala Lumpur covering Shariah matters relating to product development, treasury, wholesale banking, retail banking, capital market, fund management, private equity and direct investment.

 

Prior to joining the Islamic Finance industry, he was a lecturer at a private college in east coast of Malaysia. 

Dr. Nurul Aini binti Muhamed

Position:
Shariah Committee Member
Date of Appointment:
1 April 2013

Dr Nurul Aini binti Muhamed is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Muamalat, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM). She obtained a Bachelor Degree in Shariah (Management) from University of Malaya (2001) and an MBA from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (2003). She was awarded with PhD (Business and Management) from University of South Australia (2009). She also serves as a Research Fellow of Institute of Halal Research and Management (IHRAM) and currently as a Visiting Academic at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). Previously, she was a Deputy Dean (Academic and Research) and Head Program of Bachelor Degree of Muamalat Administration. She has teaching several subjects including Fiqh Mualamat and Management of Islamic Banking and Takaful Institutions. Her research areas include the Islamic Transaction Law, Islamic Banking and Finance, Halal Compliance and Corporate Governance.

 

She is also a Shariah Committee member of Hong Leong MSIG Takaful Berhad since 2013.

Prof. Dr. Mohamad @ Md. Som bin Sujimon

Position:
Shariah Committee Member
Date of Appointment:
1 October 2016

Prof. Dr. Mohamad @ Md Som bin Sujimon, graduated from University of Al-Azhar, Cairo with a B.A Hons from the Faculty of Islamic Jurisprudence and Law in 1979. He obtained his Master of Arts in Teaching from Mississippi State University (MSU), USA in 1982 and completed his Ph.D in 1997 in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, the Faculty of Arts,  University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

 

He was an Assoc. Prof. at the Faculty of Shariah and Law, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), Brunei Darussalam. He published many papers including Fikah Kekeluargaan; The Problems of the Illegitimate Child (walad zina) and Foundling (laqit) in the Sunni School of Law; Kes-Kes Kehakiman Berkaitan Jenayah Hudud, Qisas dan Kekeluargaan Di zaman Khulafa’ al-Rashidin; Konsep dan Pelaksanaan Mu’amalat pada Zaman Khulafa’ al-Rashidin [Concept and Implemention of Islamic Finance During the Caliphate of Islam] Translated from Arabic work by Dr. Subhi Mahmasani; Modelling Retail Sukuk in Indonesia and Manual Mazhab Hanafi Yang Dilupakan Murshid al-Hayran ila Ma‘rifat Ahwal al-Insan Karya Kadri Pasha [The Forgotten Hanafite Manual of Murshid al-Hayran ila Ma’rifat Ahwal al-Insan by Kadri Pasha; Pertukaran dan Perdagangan Matawang Dalam Islam: Satu Sorotan Awal [Exchange and Money Transaction in Islam: A Preliminary Survey] and other notable intellectual writings in Shariah and Islamic Transaction. 

Before this, he was a Senior Researcher at the International Shariah Research Academy (ISRA). At present, he is a registered of Shariah Advisors with the Securities Commission (SC) Malaysia. He is a member of the Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance Malaysia (ASAS). In Johore, he is a Shariah committee of REIT and REIT as-Salam. He is currently a Shariah Committee of HSBC Amanah Takaful Malaysia since 2011 and also a Shariah Committee for Hong Leong Islamic Bank since October 2016. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer (Rector) of Johor Islamic College, Johor Bahru. 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rusni binti Hassan

Position:
Shariah Committee Member
Date of Appointment:
1 February 2017

Dr. Rusni Hassan is an Associate Professor and Deputy Dean at the IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, IIUM. She graduated with LLB (Honours), LLB (Shariah) (First Class), Master of Comparative Laws (MCL) and Ph.D in Law.

 

She was a member of Shariah Advisory Council Bank Negara Malaysia, the highest legal body that ascertained the Islamic law for the purposes of Islamic financial business in the country from 2010 to 2016. She is the Shariah Committee member for a number of institutions in Malaysia including Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM). Internationally, she is the Shariah Committee member for Housing Development Finance Corporation and Housing Development Corporation, Maldives. She is a registered Shariah Advisor with the Securities Commission Malaysia.

She is also active in the Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance Malaysia (ASAS) and the International Council of Islamic Finance Educators (ICIFE) where she is the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for both associations respectively. She has spoken extensively in seminars, workshops, conferences and trainings on various Islamic Finance issues. Her publication includes books on Islamic Banking and Takaful, Islamic Banking under Malaysian Law, Corporate Governance of Islamic Financial Institutions and many articles in local and international journals. She has received awards as a Promising Researcher at IIUM in 2012.

 

Her works and contribution to Islamic Finance has also been recognized internationally when she was listed among the Top 10 Women in Islamic Finance by CPI Financial in 2013 and been awarded as Most Talented Women Professional in Islamic Banking, Asia Islamic Banking Excellence Awards, CMO Asia, 2014; and Women of Distinction in her contribution in the field of Islamic Finance and law by Venus International Women Awards (VIWA 2016).

Company Secretaries

Ms Christine Moh Suat Moi (MAICSA 7005095)
Ms Liew Sook Yen (MAICSA: 7025428)

Auditors

Messrs PricewaterhouseCoopers
Chartered Accountants
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Registered Office

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Board Audit and Risk Management Committee

Composition

Encik Alan Hamzah Sendut 
(Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director)

YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah bin Md Kassim
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Terms of Reference

Nominating Committee

Composition

Encik Alan Hamzah Sendut
(Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director)

YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah bin Md Kassim
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Mr Domenico Fuda
(Non-Independent Executive Director)

 

Terms of Reference

Remuneration Committee

Composition

Encik Alan Hamzah Sendut
(Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director)

YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah bin Md Kassim
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

 

Terms of Reference

Articles of Association

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Corporate Governance

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