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New directors appointed for CIMB Bank, CIMB Islamic

CIMB Group announced the appointment of new directors at CIMB Bank and CIMB Islamic Bank.


Joseph Dominic Silva, who has been appointed non-independent non-executive director of CIMB Bank, is currently executive director of investments of Khazanah Nasional Bhd and also sits on the Board of Commissioners of PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk.

He has 18 years' experience in the banking sector with extensive regional and international exposure.

The group also appointed Rosnah Kamarulzaman, who is currently a trustee of CIMB Foundation, an independent non-executive director effective Jan 19, 2012.

She started her career as a management trainee with the former Bank of Commerce in 1979, and left the bank in 2005, after its merger with CIMB.

Her last appointment at the bank was as senior executive vice president heading the banking unit, responsible for retail, business, corporate, treasury and international banking.

On the other hand, Habibah Abdul has been appointed an independent non-executive director of CIMB Islamic effective Jan 19, 2012.

Habibah was previously the group partner of the audit & business advisory division in Ernst & Young.

She brings with her 34 years of experience in advisory services to financial institutions as well as large public listed entities, multinational and local corporations.

"Silva, Rosnah and Habibah are professionals with excellent track records and we are honoured they have agreed to join us.

"They will definitely add to the strength and depth of CIMB's leadership," said group chief executive of CIMB Group, Datuk Seri Nazir Tun Razak.

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