Board of Directors

Datuk Mohd Hashim Hassan

Datuk Mohd Hashim bin Hassan is the Chairman of EXIM Bank, a position he has held since 2008.  He has had a long and varied career, beginning in 1970 as a food technologist attached to the Ministry of Agriculture.  In 1975, he joined the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), working his way up to his final appointment as Director of the Food Technology Division in 1981. After 15 years with MARDI, Datuk Mohd Hashim had a brief stint with Harrisons Malaysia Plantation before joining Kumpulan FIMA Berhad in 1985 where he served as General Manager until his appointment as the Executive Director of FIMA Metal Box in 1990.

Thereafter, Datuk Mohd Hashim began his stint in public service, serving the Kedah State Government  as Chief Executive Officer between 1993 and 1996. At the same time, he was appointed as the Managing Director of Kulim Technology Park Corporation from 1994 to 1996, and as the Executive Chairman of Bina Darulaman Berhad from 1994 to 1997.

In 1996, Datuk Mohd Hashim joined Putrajaya Holdings Sdn. Bhd., first as its Chief Executive Officer in 1996, then as its Deputy Chairman in 2002, and finally, as its Chairman in 2003 until 2004. He also served as Chairman of Pedoman Semarak Sdn. Bhd. Between 2002-2005; Chairman of Padiberas Nasional Berhad between 2004 and 2006; and Chairman of Juta Asia Properties Sdn. Bhd. between 2005 and 2009.

Between 2003 and 2012, Datuk Mohd Hashim also held directorships in several prominent companies, including Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad (2003-2010); Sinaria Corporation Berhad (2009-2010); Al-Hijrah Broadcasting Corporation (2009-2010); Amanah Raya Berhad (2005-2011); and Lebtech Berhad (formerly known as Lebar Daun Berhad)(2004-2012). In June 2005, Datuk Mohd Hashim also became a member of the Investment Committee of the Employees Provident Fund and subsequently, in 2007-2008 was appointed to its Board of Directors. He was also appointed as Chairman of Amanah Raya Development Sdn. Bhd. from 2005 to 2012 and Amanah Raya Hartanah Sdn. Bhd. from 2007 to 2012.

Datuk Mohd. Hashim graduated from the University of Malaya with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science (Honors). He also holds two Masters degrees, in Food Science from Michigan State University, United States, as well as in Business Administration from Ohio University, United States.

Dato' Rosli Mohamed Nor

Dato’ Rosli bin Mohamed Nor joined EXIM Bank as a Director in September 2009. Presently, he is also the Business Development Director of a company wholly owned by TRC Synergy Berhad, listed on Bursa Malaysia. He also sits on the Boards of ADS Projek Sdn. Bhd., Guomara Sdn. Bhd., KMK Plus Sdn. Bhd., KMK Ventures Sdn. Bhd. and Econpile Holdings Bhd. Econpile Holdings Bhd. is scheduled for listing on Bursa Malaysia in the middle of 2014.

Dato’ Rosli has built a long and steady career in infrastructure development and construction, starting as a Design Engineer with Engineering and Environmental Consultants Sdn. Bhd. in 1982. He held various positions in the design firm before joining United Engineers (M) Bhd. in 1988 as a Senior Manager.

In 1992, he started his own construction business by forming Benar Antara Sdn. Bhd., a PKK Class A Contractor. The company undertook various projects that included highways, LRT tunnels, water reservoirs, rail lines and many others. The company has since been sold to a public listed company, but he remained as their Managing Director till 2000. Thereafter, he continued to develop new businesses, including KMK Plus Sdn. Bhd. (construction), Landas Idaman Sdn. Bhd. (property development) and Guomara Sdn. Bhd. (coal trader), of which he currently retains shareholdings.

Dato’ Rosli holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Brighton University, United Kingdom. He also attended a Finance Course at Harvard Business School in the United States.

Dato' Agil Natt

Dato’ Agil Natt joined EXIM Bank as a Director in February 2012. Presently, he is also the Independent and Non-Executive Chairman of Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia and Manulife Insurance Berhad and sits on the Boards of Cagamas Berhad, Manulife Asset Management Services Berhad and Sogo (KL) Department Store Sdn. Bhd. He is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of Yayasan Tun Abdul Razak.

Dato’ Agil started his career in 1977 as Corporate Finance Manager with Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad before serving as Senior General Manager (Finance) at Island & Peninsular Bhd. in 1982. He then joined Kleinwort Benson Ltd. serving as its Regional Chief Representative.

Thereafter, Dato’ Agil joined the Maybank Group where he served in various senior management positions, including Senior General Manager, Corporate Banking, Chief Executive Officer of Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad (now known as Maybank Investment Bank Berhad) and Executive Director/Deputy President of Maybank.

From 2006 until his retirement in 2011, Dato’ Agil Natt served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), The Global University of Islamic Finance, set up by Bank Negara Malaysia.

Dato’ Agil holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics (Honours) degree from Brunel University, London. He obtained a Master of Science in Finance degree from CASS Business School, London. He also attended the Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School in the United States.

Dato' Dr. Mohmad Isa Hussain

Dato’ Dr. Mohd Isa Hussain was appointed as a Director of EXIM Bank in May 2011. He also currently serves as the Under Secretary of Government Investment Companies in the Ministry of Finance Malaysia.

Dato’ Dr. Mohd Isa has also been appointed onto the Boards of several companies owned by MOF Inc., including Felcra Bhd., Permodalan Felcra Sdn. Bhd., Felcra Properties, Felcra Cambodia, Lembaga Pembangunan Langkawi (LADA), Lembaga Pelaburan Kelang (LPK), Integrated Nautical Resort (INR), Garuda Suci Sdn. Bhd., K.L. International Airport Bhd., Penang Port Holdings Bhd., Pelaburan Hartanah Bhd., Syarikat Jaminan Pembiayaan Perniagaan Bhd., Syarikat Jaminan Kredit Perumahan Bhd., Piramid Pertama Sdn. Bhd., Danaharta Hartanah Sdn. Bhd. and Assets Global Network Sdn. Bhd.

Dato’ Dr. Mohd Isa began his career in 1983 as Assistant Director in the Prime Minister’s Department and subsequently appointed as Assistant Director at the Pahang State Economic Planning Unit of Pahang in 1985.

He then joined the Ministry of Finance, holding various positions, including Assistant Secretary in the Government Procurement Division from 1990 to 1995 and as Senior Assistant Director of the Budget Management Division until 2000. In 2004, he assumed the position of Deputy Undersecretary of Investment, MOF (Inc.) and Privatisation Division.

He moved to the Ministry of Transport Malaysia in 2008 as Deputy Secretary General (Operation). Prior to assuming his current position, he was appointed as Interim Head of the Public Land Transportation Commission (SPAD) from 2009 to 2010.

Dato’ Dr. Mohd Isa holds a PhD in Finance from University Putra Malaysia. He also holds an MBA in Finance from University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bachelor of Economics (Honours) (Applied Statistics) from University of Malaya and a Post-graduate Diploma in Public Management from National Institute of Public Administration.

Nik Najib Husain

Nik Najib bin Husain was appointed as a Director of EXIM Bank in June 2011. Nik Najib started his career in the public sector where he served in the Economic and Finance Divisions in the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia from 1973 to 1990. During his time with MOF, Nik Najib was responsible for managing the Government’s external borrowings from the World Bank, Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund of Japan (OECF) and Kreditanstalt fur Wideraufbau of Germany (KFW) as well as the Government’s lending programme to the State Governments for housing and water sectors.

Thereafter, he joined the private sector, serving Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) in its Corporate Banking and International Banking Departments from 1990 to 1999. While at Maybank, Nik Najib was responsible for lending to public sector companies such as Petronas, Tenaga Nasional and Telekom. He was also involved in implementing Maybank’s overseas expansion programme to Myanmar, China, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea.

In May 1999, Nik Najib joined the Trade Finance and Promotion Department (TFPD) of the Jeddahbased Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and was later appointed as Advisor to the CEO, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a subsidiary of the IDB Group). He was instrumental in formulating the Corporation’s medium term strategic and annual business plans. He also supervised trade financing operations, funds mobilisation (syndications) and marketing, focusing mainly on Sub-Saharan/West Africa, Central Asia, Turkey, Iran, Malaysia and Indonesia.

He retired in December 2008. Nik Najib holds a B. A. Econs. (Hons) from University of Malaya and Masters in Public Administration from University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.

Ismail Mahbob

Ismail bin Mahbob was appointed as a Director of EXIM Bank in August 2012. Ismail has vast experience in the insurance industry both in Malaysia and overseas covering the main sectors of broking, retail insurance, reinsurance and retakaful. His career in insurance started in 1977 as a broker with Magnet Insurance Brokers, Kota Kinabalu.

In 1979 he joined Progressive Insurance Sdn. Bhd. where he served in various managerial positions until 1988, after which he moved to American Malaysian Insurance as an Assistant General Manager overseeing the company’s branch operations nationwide. In 1990, Ismail left for Malene CSB Insurance Brokers as a Senior Broker where he headed the non-energy section for six years.

In 1997, he moved to Labuan Reinsurance (L) Ltd. and served as a Senior Vice President. At Labuan Reinsurance, Ismail was entrusted with developing new markets covering countries in Africa, the MENA region (Middle East & North Africa) including Turkey, the Indian Sub-Continent and some countries of South-East Asia. He also headed its retakaful operation and oversaw the Company’s business participation at Lloyd’s of London. In 2007 Ismail joined the first Malaysian retakaful company, MNRB Retakaful Berhad as its President/Chief Executive Officer until his retirement in mid 2012.

Utilising his knowledge and experience, Ismail has also contributed towards the production of a book on takaful and mutual insurance produced by the World Bank.

Ismail holds a Diploma in Marketing from Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom, and is a member of the Associate Chartered Islamic Finance Professionals (ACIFP), Malaysia. He is currently a Board member of Saudi Reinsurance Company, Saudi Arabia and an Adjunct Fellow of College of Business, University Utara Malaysia, Malaysia.

Datuk Wong Seng Foo

Wong Seng Foo was appointed as a Director of EXIM Bank in October 2012. He also holds the post of Senior Director of Economic and Trade Relations Division of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), a position he has held since 2009.

Since joining MITI in 1983, Wong Seng Foo has served in many capacities, whilst specialising in issues related to Malaysia’s participation in intra-ASEAN economic cooperation. He started out as Assistant Director attached to the ASEAN Economic Cooperation Unit of the International Trade Division where he was responsible for ASEAN regional trade initiatives and programmes, including the coordination of Malaysia’s participation in the ASEAN Dialogue Partners relating to trade and economic issues.

Between 1989 and 1991, he was attached to the Industrial Development Division of MITI where he oversaw regional investment and industrial coordination programmes in the context of ASEAN. His scope of work also included bilateral trade investment promotion policy relating to Investment Guarantee Agreements and industrial cooperation programmes within the EC and UN bodies. In 1992, as Principal Assistant Director of Multilateral Trade Relations Division, he oversaw WTO/GATT affairs and multilateral trade relations in the context of UN and other international bodies.

In 2001, he served as Minister-Counselor (Economic) attached to the Embassy of Malaysia in Washington D.C., U.S.A. for 5 years, before returning to Malaysia to assume the position of Director of Investment and Industrial Strategy (2006-2007) and Senior Director of Trade Policy and Negotiations (2007-2009).

Wong Seng Foo holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Henley Management College/Brunel University, United Kingdom. He is also a graduate from University of Malaya and holds a Diploma in Marketing from Chartered Institute, Marketing (UK).

YM Tunku Afwida binti Tunku A. Malek

Tunku Afwida was appointed as a Director of EXIM Bank in August 2014. She is also the Independent Director and Board Committess of i-VCAP Management Sdn. Bhd. (subsidiary of Valuecap Sdn Bhd), Gamuda Berhad and UNITAR Berhad.

Tunku Afwida had held senior roles in investment banks. From 2006 until 2008, she was Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad. Prior to that, from 2003 to 2006, she was the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MIMB Investment Bank Berhad and from 1995 to 2003, she was Executive Director/Chief Investment Officer of Commerce Asset Fund Managers Sdn Bhd.

Tunku Afwida is currently a Director and shareholder of Benih Semaian Sdn Bhd, a funding advisory company.

She has vast financial, analytical and risk management experience, enabling her to provide invaluable input to the Board and Audit Committee.

Tunku Afwida holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Economics and Accountancy from City University London, UK; qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Mohammad Fadzlan bin Dato’ Abdul Samad

Mohammad Fadzlan bin Dato’ Abdul Samad holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry & Biology from Universiti of Malaya.

Mohammad Fadzlan began his career in 1980 and from then on, devoted almost 30 years of his career in Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) holding various senior management positions in international marketing, trading, corporate planning, refining, petrochemical manufacturing and retail business. In the course of his career, he served as a Board member of various PETRONAS subsidiaries namely PETRONAS Penapisan (Terengganu) Sdn Bhd, PETRONAS Trading Corp Sdn. Bhd (PETCO) and Thang Long LPG Co Ltd, a joint venture between PETRONAS and PetroVietnam.

Mohammad Fadzlan retired from his post as Senior General Manager of Retail Business Division, Petronas Dagangan Berhad and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of PETRONAS NGV Sdn Bhd in September 2009. Currently, he is the Managing Director and founder of Coffee Planet Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a company he founded in 2010.

Mohammad Fadzlan bin Dato' Abdul Samad was appointed as a Director of EXIM Bank on 29 April 2015.