Thursday, March 17, 2011

Zamani appointed as Bank Islam chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, Tuesday, [1 March 2011] – Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (Bank Islam) announced today that former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Deputy Governor Dato’ Zamani Abdul Ghani has been appointed chairman of the Bank effective today. [1 March, 2011].

Dato’ Zamani started his career with the Economics Department of BNM in 1971. He rose through the ranks to the position of among others, Deputy Director in the Treasury Operations Department, Director of the Bank Regulation Department, Director of the Insurance Regulation and Inspection

Department and later as BNM’s Deputy Governor. He was Special Adviser in Bank Negara Malaysia prior to his appointment to Bank Islam.

 During his tenure at BNM, he oversaw various departments responsible for the regulation and supervision of financial institutions, units combating abuses in, and of the financial system, as well as the Bank’s corporate, personnel, property, security and related services. The financial institutions he oversaw include both conventional and Islamic banks, insurance entities and development financial institutions.

(Statement dated March 1 from Bank Islam)