THE NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND NON INDEPENDENT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF BIMB INVESTMENT IS WELCOME BY BANK ISLAM As on 1 August 2023, Azdini Nor Azman will serve as the group’s investment management arm
Azdini Nor Azman has been appointed as the CEO and Non-Independent Executive Director of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad’s (Bank Islam), fully owned subsidiary, BIMB Investment Management Berhad (BIMB Investment), with effect from 1 August 2023.
Azdini joined BIMB Investment as the Acting CEO on 1 March 2023 and assumed the CEO position after receiving official approval from the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC).
Azdini has 26 years of extensive experience in the industry across various organisations such as Asian Islamic Investment Management Sdn Bhd, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad, CFC Seymour Limited, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Berhad and Amanah Short Deposits Berhad. Before joining BIMB Investment, she served as the Head of Wholesale Banking at Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad (Hong Leong Islamic Bank), where she managed all aspects of the wholesale business, encompassing Islamic Global Markets and Islamic Business and Corporate Banking.
During her tenure at Hong Leong Islamic Bank, she was a member of various committees and working groups, including the Investment Committee for Hong Leong Asset Management Berhad, Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM), and a member of sub-committees for initiatives and developments for the Islamic industry in Malaysia.
She is currently a member of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)’s Islamic Financial Market Subcommittee for 2022 – 2023.
Azdini holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Finance) from the University of Otago, New Zealand. She is also a holder of the Chartered Professional in Islamic Finance (CPIF) from the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (CIIF), alongside the Persatuan Pasaran Kewangan Malaysia (PPKM) Dealers’ License, as well as the Capital Markets Services Representative’s Licence (CMSRL).
Notably recognised for her accomplishments, Azdini was prominently ranked within the top 100 of WOMANi’s Most Influential Women in Islamic Business and Finance 2020 Report. Her recent distinction in WOMANi’s Significancica category underscores her remarkable contributions and achievements in Islamic Banking and Finance. The WOMANi report features distinguished women leaders across diverse industries, such as banking, asset management, academia, and other related sectors, who have made their mark in Islamic business.
Bank Islam’s Group Chief Business Officer – Group Institutional Banking and BIMB Investment’s Non-Executive Non-Independent Director, Sharifah Sarah Syed Mohamed Tahir, said, “On behalf of the Group, I extend my heartfelt congratulations and welcome Azdini on her new leadership at BIMB Investment.”
“Her excellent track record is a testament to her stature and enthusiasm for fostering innovation in Islamic finance. We are confident Azdini will steer BIMB Investment to tackle the challenges of the ever-evolving financial landscape and capitalise on emerging opportunities, bringing the firm to new heights and creating long-term value for all stakeholders,” Sharifah Sarah adds.