Press Release

Arshad Mohamed Ismail Appointed As President & Chief Executive Officer Of EXIM Bank Malaysia

1 August 2022

Kuala Lumpur, 1 August 2022 – Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank), is pleased to announce the appointment of Arshad Mohamed Ismail as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank effective 1 August 2022.

“Arshad brings with him a wealth of multijurisdictional banking and finance experience, especially in the areas of corporate banking, debt capital markets, Islamic finance, asset management and development finance, which will put him in great stead in driving the business and effecting change that the organisation needs,” said Dato’ Azman Mahmud, Chairman of EXIM Bank, as he welcomed the new President / CEO to the Bank.  

His most recent appointment was President / Group Chief Executive Officer of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad (BPMB). Prior to BPMB, Arshad’s appointments include various leadership and management roles at Maybank Islamic Bhd, International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation (IILM), Abu Dhabi’s Al Hilal Bank, Saudi Arabia’s Aayan Capital, HSBC Amanah in the United Arab Emirates, as well as being one of the pioneer members of CIMB Islamic.

Arshad holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the International Islamic University Malaysia and a Master of Business Administration from the London Business School, United Kingdom. He is a certified Chartered Banker with the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers and was elected to the SC-OCIS Fellowship in Islamic Finance at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies in 2015. 

EXIM Bank is looking forward to work with Arshad in his new capacity and we are confident in Arshad’s leadership, passion and commitment to steer EXIM Bank to greater heights and further enhance its role as a leading Development Financial Institution for cross-border financing and insurance for the country.


About EXIM Bank of Malaysia Berhad

The Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank) was incorporated on 29 August 1995 and is wholly-owned by the Government of Malaysia. The Bank has assisted a diverse range of Malaysian business in various sectors in their global ventures.  EXIM Bank takes pride in meeting its mandated role of stimulating and enhancing the competitiveness of Malaysian industries for exports and investments globally via the provisioning of internationally and domestically competitive banking and insurance products and advisory services. The Bank also offers Shariah-compliant financing and Takaful instruments. For more information, visit


For further information, kindly contact:

Azmin Hamzah

Head Corporate Communication Department

Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank)

Level 1, EXIM Bank, Jalan Sultan Ismail,

50250 Kuala Lumpur.

T  : +603 2601 2371

F  : +603 2601 2469

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Vino Nair

Assistant VP II Corporate Communication Department

Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank)

Level 1, EXIM Bank, Jalan Sultan Ismail,

50250 Kuala Lumpur.

T  : +603 2601 2383

F  : +603 2601 2469

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