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Export-Import Bank of Malaysia and Indonesia Eximbank ink a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation in investment and financing opportunities

9 January 2023

Jakarta, Indonesia, 8 January 2023 – Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (“MEXIM”) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lembaga Pembiayaan Ekspor Indonesia (“Indonesia Eximbank”), to strengthen cooperation in business relationships between the parties, as well as to foster mutual understanding and close coordination through exchange of information, experiences and business connections.  

The parties recognise the growth potential and investment opportunities between Malaysia and Indonesia, and are keen to maintain an active dialogue and streamlined communication channel for referrals of projects of mutual interest. They will also explore training and secondment opportunities in credit, risk underwriting, and documentation, on top of considering joint client outreach programmes to facilitate bilateral trade growth.

At the signing event, MEXIM was represented by President/Chief Executive Officer Arshad Ismail, while Indonesia Eximbank was represented by its Executive Director Riyani Tirtoso. The MoU signing ceremony was witnessed by Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim. Also present at the event was the Chairman of MEXIM Dato’ Azman Mahmud.  

Commenting on the occasion, Arshad said: “MEXIM and Indonesia Eximbank share a relationship that we hope to take to greater heights as we value the opportunity to collaborate and strengthen the cooperation we have with them. I consider Indonesia Eximbank a particularly important partner and look forward to maintaining an active dialogue and communication channel for continued business and referral projects.”

Sharing her view on this MoU, Riyani said: “The MoU between Lembaga Pembiayaan Ekspor Indonesia/Indonesia Eximbank and MEXIM will enable the two institutions to overcome economic development challenges by providing market-oriented innovative products in a sustainable manner from economic, social and environmental aspects. This collaboration also aims to increase the capacity of both parties so that Indonesia and Malaysia are able to open wider market access, which is not only between these two countries, but we will also work together to unlock markets with other countries. Together, we will support business investment and remain resilient in a competitive market.”

Both organisations hold unique mandates; MEXIM was established to provide credit financing, export credit takaful, guarantee services, and facilities to support exports and imports of goods, services and overseas projects and investments with emphasis on non-traditional markets. On the other hand, Indonesia Eximbank’s main objective is to boost national export growth and assist exporters in expanding their business capacity. Both banks are wholly owned by their respective Governments.




About MEXIM 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


About Lembaga Pembiayaan Ekspor Indonesia (Indonesia Eximbank)

Indonesia Eximbank is a special financial institution established under the Government of the Republic of Indonesia in accordance with Law No. 2 of 2009 on Lembaga Pembiayaan Ekspor Indonesia which aims to accelerate national export growth through National Export Financing (PEN), which consists of Financing, Guarantee, Insurance, and Advisory Services. Moreover, Indonesia Eximbank has also been mandated to conduct National Interest Account upon the expense of the Government to support the strategic industry of Indonesia.



Azmin Hamzah

Head, Corporate Communication
Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad
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Mohd Ronnee Osman

Senior Manager, Corporate Communication
Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad
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Chesna F. Anwar
Corporate Secretary
Lembaga Pembiayaan Ekspor Indonesia (Indonesia Eximbank)
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