AmBank Islamic Berhad (AmBank Islamic) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) today officially partnered to enable JomPAY- which serves as a channel to contribute into the UTM Education Endowment Fund (UEEF).
Present at the launch ceremony were Tan Sri Dr. Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur, Secretary General, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, Tan Sri Abdul Halim Ali, Chairman, UTM, Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar, Vice-Chancellor, UTM, Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Chairman, AmBank Group, Dato’ Sulaiman Mohd Tahir, Group Chief Executive Officer, AmBank Group, Eqhwan Mokhzanee, Chief Executive Officer, AmBank Islamic and Peter Schiesser, Group Chief Executive Officer, Payments Network Malaysia (PayNet), the operator of JomPAY.
The partnership between AmBank Islamic and UTM with JomPAY would provide added convenience, accessibility and flexibility to the public and corporate sector to make contributions to the UEEF. JomPAY enables payments via internet banking, mobile banking and ATMs of 40 banks in Malaysia anytime, anywhere, which provides added convenience, accessibility and flexibility to the contributors. JomPAY is Malaysia’s largest online bill payment service with more than 3,000 biller codes.
“With this collaboration with UTM and JomPAY, we are pleased to embark on a value-based intermediation to further assist the university in creating a vibrant and conducive academic environment, through the contributions channelled through JomPAY,” said Eqhwan Mokhzanee, Chief Executive Officer, AmBank Islamic.
We are honoured to have been selected by UTM as the preferred endowment collection channel and trust that JomPAY will be an efficient, convenient and effective means of collecting contributions for the endowment fund,” said Mr Peter Schiesser, Group Chief Executive Officer, Payments Network Malaysia.
“UTM Endowment is grateful and proud to announce its collaboration with AmBank Islamic to nurture the culture of contributing to the society through JomPAY,” said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yusof Boon, UTM Endowment Director.
Menara Endowment is UTM’s commitment to raise funds towards creating a vibrant knowledge culture and fertile intellectual ecosystem at the university. This effort is in line with the initiative of the Ministry of Education and the practise of renowned institutions in fund raising for knowledge purpose. It is also established to raise funds to implement various knowledge and scholarly activities while giving opportunity to the society to contribute to uphold the institution of knowledge.
UTM’s participation in JomPAY is powered by AmBank Group’s Transaction Banking which provides one-stop wholesale banking solution in cash management, trade finance and remittances.
The partnership of AmBank Islamic and UTM with JomPAY was held in conjunction with the official launch of Azman Hashim International Business School.