Board of Directors

Datuk Mat Noor Nawi

Datuk Mat Noor Nawi is a newly appointed Chairman of EXIM Bank effective 1 October 2015. His very first appointment in Civil Service was in 1981 and started his profession as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer in 1983 in Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Prime Minister’s Department. During his 29 years period in the EPU, he has worked his way up to Deputy Director I and contributed most of his experiences to EPU.

Thereafter, he has been appointed as Deputy Secretary General (Systems & Controls) in 2011 and a year after as Deputy Secretary General (Policy) under Ministry of Finance (MoF) until 2015. Concurrently, he was the Chairman of Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad (Bank Rakyat), DanaInfra Nasional Berhad and Malaysian Development Holdings Sdn. Bhd. between 2012 to 2015.

Between 2011 and 2015, Datuk Mat Noor Nawi also held directorships in several institutions namely Pengurusan Aset Air Berhad (2011-2015), Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad (2013-2015), Samalaju Industrial Port Sdn. Bhd. (2014-2015), PR1MA Berhad (2012-2015), Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad (2011-2015), Kumpulan Wang Amanah Negara (2012-2015), Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (2013-2015), Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) (2013-2015), Yayasan Pembangunan Ekonomi Islam Malaysia (2013-2015), Suruhanjaya Sekuriti (2011-2014) and Suruhanjaya Koperasi Malaysia (2011-2014).

After serving the Government of Malaysia for 34 years, Datuk Mat Noor Nawi retired on 6 June 2015.Datuk Mat Noor Nawi holds a Masters of Science (Policy Economics) from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign USA as well as a Bachelor of Science (Resource Economics) from Universiti Putra Malaysia.

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 is currently serves as the Deputy Secretary General (Investment) 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. 

Datuk Syed Ahmad Helmy Bin Syed Ahmad

Datuk Syed Ahmad Helmy Bin Syed Ahmad was appointed as a Director of EXIM Bank in August 2015. Concurrently, he also holds a Non-Executive Independent Director post in AEON Malaysia Berhad and as a Chairman for Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board, positions he has held since 2013. Syed Ahmad Helmy has 40 years of experiences as a Legal Practitioner and Judicial Officer in Malaysia and Singapore which he specializes in corporate and litigation matter. He also has a comprehensive experience in advisory capacity and in the legal panels of Corporations, Government-Linked Companies (GLCs), State Government Agencies and Sports Bodies.

Syed Ahmad Helmy began his career in 1972 with an Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore for five years. For over 20 years, he has been the Partners and Legal Assistant in various Advocates & Solicitors namely Ho Thian Cheh & Co., Adlan & Hj. Suhaimi, Yahya Helmy & Co. and S.A. Helmy & Partners.

He started out as a High Court Judge in the year 2000 attached to High Court of Malaya – Johor Bahru for seven years and High Court of Malaya – Shah Alam from August 2007 to September 2009. In October 2009, he became the Judge for Court of Appeal in Putrajaya until December 2012.

Syed Ahmad Helmy holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Honours from University of Singapore back in 1971.