Friday, October 28, 2011

Raja Teh Maimunah appointed Hong Leong Islamic Bank CEO

KUALA LUMPUR: Veteran banker Raja Teh Maimunah Raja Abdul Aziz has been appointed managing director/chief executive officer of Hong Leong Islamic Bank (HLISB), a unit of HONG LEONG BANK BHD [], with effect from Friday, Oct 28.

Raja Teh Maimunah, with over 18 years of experience in the financial industry focusing on investment banking and Islamic finance, was the global head of Islamic markets at Bursa Malaysia prior to her appointment in HLISB.

Hong Leong Bank group managing director Yvonne Chia said: 'We have much to look forward to as a strong and united Hong Leong Islamic Bank with the new leadership.

'I am confident with Raja Teh's leadership, HLISB will continue to innovate to be a preeminent player in the Islamic financial services industry.'

Raja Teh Maimunah was also the chief corporate officer and head of international Business at Kuwait Finance House Malaysia and CEO of Bank AlKhair Malaysia (previously Unicorn Investment Bank).

She also served in CIMB Investment Bank covering the debt and equity origination and equity sales and was responsible for the establishment of the investment banking division in RHB Investment bank in 2004.

She is also the adviser on Islamic banking and finance to the World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation and holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of East London.

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