Hong Leong Islamic Bank – Lembaga Pengarah

Lembaga Pengarah

 

PENGARAH

YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah Bin Md Kassim

Jawatan:
Non-Executive Director/Independent, Chairman
Tarikh Pelantikan:
15 December 2015

YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah bin Md Kassim 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, USA where he did his undergraduate education. 

 

YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah had over 20 years of experience as strategy and management consultant in global firms specialising in large scale technology and business transformation, working across several sectors with established organisations, ranging from banks to telecommunication companies, public institutions and foreign governments. He is the Co-Founder of The iA Group, where he currently serves as an Advisor. The iA Group, which was established in 2002, specialises in business and public sector transformation, technology and human capital.

 

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.

 

Before joining the consulting industry in 1995, YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah held various senior positions in the government for over 18 years related to 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 organisations 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 economic growth and technology development.

 

In 2006, YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah was appointed as the Consulting Advisor to the National Implementation Task Force chaired by the Prime Minister to oversee the 9th Malaysia Development Plan and in 2009, he was appointed as member of the National Economic Advisory Council (NEAC). 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 by the DYMM Yang Di Pertuan Agong and completed his term in 2018.

 

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 Nomination Committee of HLISB.

 

YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah is also the Board Member of Hong Leong Bank Berhad, a parent company of HLISB.

Mr Kwek Leng Hai

Jawatan:
Non-Executive Director/Non-Independent
Tarikh Pelantikan:
23 June 2005

Mr Kwek Leng Hai is 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 Bank Berhad (“HLB”) on 3 January 1994. He is also a Director of Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad and Hong Leong Company (Malaysia) Berhad, both public companies.

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 on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. 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

Jawatan:
Non-Executive Director/Independent
Tarikh Pelantikan:
26 September 2016

Encik Alan Hamzah Sendut holds 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 Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Securities”). He served in many senior roles within the Sime Darby Group such as Group Finance Director for Sime Plantations, Project Director for the Northern Corridor Project and Senior Vice-President for Sime Darby Shared Services during his 19+ years with Sime Darby Group.

From 2009 to 2010, Encik Alan Hamzah Sendut joined BHP Billiton as Global Head of Payment Shared Services. He then returned to the Sime Darby Group as the Executive Vice President for Strategy, Business Development and Investor Relations. He became the Managing Director of Sime Darby Energy and Utilities Division (Non China) from April 2015 to June 2016.

 

Encik Alan Hamzah Sendut is currently a Director of Hengyuan Refining Company Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities.

 

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

Jawatan:
Executive Director/Non-Independent
Tarikh Pelantikan:
27 October 2016

Mr Domenic Fuda 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 a Chartered Banker of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (“AICB”).

 

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 Domenic 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 the Member of the Nomination Committee of HLISB.

 

Mr Domenic Fuda is currently the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Hong Leong Bank Berhad. He is also a Director of Hong Leong Bank (Cambodia) PLC and a Council of Member of Hong Leong Bank Vietnam Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiaries of HLB.

He is also a Council Member of AICB and The Association of Banks in Malaysia.

Puan Rowina Ghazali Seth

Jawatan:
Non-Executive Director/Independent
Tarikh Pelantikan:
24 October 2017

Aged 56, Puan Rowina Ghazali Seth, a Malaysian, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the Northern Illinois University, United States.

 

Puan Rowina Ghazali Seth began her career in SHELL in the Information Technology Division in 1985, then assumed various local and global positions in SHELL's upstream, downstream and business operations. She rose to senior posts, including as SHELL Malaysia's first female General Manager Corporate Affairs and Director of SHELL Business Services Sdn Bhd.

 

Her last position was Director, Government Affairs at SHELL Malaysia, building the function from inception and pioneering the lead role. 

As a senior member of SHELL's management, she has more than 30 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas industry, in all aspects of strategic government relations, external and reputation management.

 

Puan Rowina Ghazali Seth is currently a Director of UMW Oil & Gas Corporation Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

 

Puan Rowina Ghazali Seth was appointed to the Board of Directors of Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad (“HLISB”) on 24 October 2017 and is a member of the Board Audit and Risk Management Committee and Remuneration Committee of HLISB.

 

JAWATANKUASA SHARIAH

Prof. Dr. Rusni binti Hassan

Jawatan:
Shariah Committee Chairperson
Tarikh Pelantikan:
1 April 2020
*Appointed as SC Member since 1 February 2017

Prof. Dr. Rusni is a Professor 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) as well as Waqf Al-Nur and Koperasi J-Corp. 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; Islamic Banking Cases and Commentaries; 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); The Top 50 Most Influential Women in Islamic Finance 2018 by Cambridge IFA and Disinguished Women in Management (Islamic Finance). Her contribution to Islamic Finance in Maldives has been recognised by the Government of Maldives when she was awarded the National-Recognition for Outstanding Contribution of Females to Develop and Sustain Islamic Finance Industry in Maldives.

Encik Imran bin Mohammad Khayat

Jawatan:
Shariah Committee Member
Tarikh Pelantikan:
1 April 2015

En. Imran bin Mohammad Khayat is currently the General Manager of Shariah Division of Lembaga Tabung Haji. He is spearheading the establishment and putting the structure of Shariah Governance Framework 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. 

Associate Prof. Dr. Amir Shaharudin

Jawatan:
Shariah Committee Member
Tarikh Pelantikan:
1 April 2020

CEO of Yayasan Waqaf Malaysia

 

Associate Prof. Dr. Amir Shaharudin is currently the CEO of Yayasan Waqaf Malaysia. He obtained his PhD (Arab & Islamic Studies) from University of Exeter, United Kingdom and a Master in Business Administration (Hons) from  International Islamic University Malaysia. He graduated with B.A. (Hons) Shariah from University of Al-Azhar, Cairo, Egypt. He was a senior lecturer at USIM, where he teaches Islamic Financial Institutions and Markets, Principles and Practice of Islamic Banking, Halaqah Studies, Credit Management, Qawaid Fiqhiyyah, and Islamic Capital Market before he took on the role as the Deputy Dean of Academic and Research, Faculty of Economics, USIM.

 

Previously he served as a Shariah Committee member of RHB Islamic Bank Berhad.

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Amir also serves as Shariah Committee member of Yayasan Waqf Malaysia (“YWM”). Previously, he was appointed as Panel Pakar Syariah in Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (“JAKIM”) and Shariah Advisor of Malaysia Electronic Payment System (“MEPS”).

He has authored numerous publications of articles, journals and has also presented academic papers at international conferences. Besides, he was the first Visiting Fellow under the Scholar in Residence Programme (“Programme”) with his research titled “Harmonising Shariah Rulings in Islamic Finance: Issues, Ways and Challenges”. This Programme is a joint initiative between the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS).

Dr. Safinar binti Salleh

Jawatan:
Shariah Committee Member
Tarikh Pelantikan:
15 October 2020

Dr. Safinar Salleh is currently a lecturer at the Department of Islamic Law, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Law (AIKOL), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She holds a PhD in Islamic Studies (Shariah) from University of Glasgow Caledonian, United Kingdom, a Master Degree in Shariah from University of Malaya, Malaysia and Degree in Shariah from the University of Al-Azhar, Egypt.

 

Dr. Safinar also at present, serves as one of the Shariah Committee members of Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank), MUA Life Ltd (Mauritius) and as well as concurrently serves as a Shariah Committee member of Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd (Swiss Re Retakaful).

 

Prior to that, she was the SC member of MUFG Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN).

 

Dr. Safinar Salleh possesses abundance of experience in the field of Islamic Banking & Finance specifically in the area of Shariah advisory where she focuses on Islamic corporate sector and Takaful & Retakaful. Similarly, she also applies her expertise on Islamic Capital Market, Islamic law of contracts and Waqf.

Notably, Dr. Safinar has also published numbers of articles and books jointly written with other fellow academicians including HLISB SC Chairperson, Prof. Dr. Rusni Hassan where their joint publications were essentially on Islamic Banking and Takaful. Her latest article has been published in International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE) last year, titled “Methodology on the Trend of Underlying Shariah Contracts and Legal Disputes of Decided Islamic Banking Cases in Malaysia”.

 

Dr Safinar has also contributed to the industry through her appointment as module reviewer of Takaful Module for Certified Shariah Advisor (CSA) & Certified Shariah Practitioner (CSP) certification which was developed and organised by Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance (ASAS) for Shariah Advisors and officers serving the industry. 

Setiausaha

Mr Jack Lee Tiong Jie (MAICSA 7060133)

Juruaudit

PricewaterhouseCoopers PLT
Chartered Accountants
Level 10, 1 Sentral
Jalan Rakyat
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50706 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-21731188
Fax: 03-21731288

Pejabat Berdaftar

Level 30, Menara Hong Leong
No. 6, Jalan Damanlela
Bukit Damansara
50490 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-20809888
Fax: 03-20809801

Jawatankuasa Lembaga Audit dan Pengurusan Risiko

Composition

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

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

Pn Rowina Ghazali Seth
(Member, Independent Non-Executive Director)

Terma Rujukan

Jawatankuasa Penamaan

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)

 

Terma Rujukan

Jawatankuasa Ganjaran

Composition

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

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

Pn Rowina Ghazali Seth
(Member, Independent Non-Executive Director)

Terma Rujukan

Jawatankuasa Lembaga Maklumat dan Teknologi

Composition

Ms Chong Chye Neo
(Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director of Hong Leong Bank Berhad)

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

Ms Lau Souk Huan
(Independent Non-Executive Director of Hong Leong Bank Berhad)

Terma Rujukan

Tataurusan Pertubuhan

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