Hong Leong Islamic Bank has appointed Jasani Abdullah as chief executive officer of effective July 17, 2017. Jasani has been acting CEO since December 2016, an industry veteran of more than 30 years.
HLISB has stated that his contribution towards the Islamic banking sector is very much valued and respected by both internal and external stakeholders.
Jasani has been with HLISB since 2007 when he first joined as the head of shariah and product development. He was also instrumental in the merger of EON Cap Islamic Bank with Hong Leong Islamic Bank, which took place in 2011.
“Jasani brings a wealth of experience in Islamic banking and has been a key part of the team that has made HLISB what it is today. I’m looking forward to working with Jasani and the HLISB management team to further grow our Islamic banking business” Hong Leong Bank Bhd group MD and CEO Domenic Fuda said in a statement.
Jasani graduated with a Diploma in Public Administration from MARA Institute of Technology Malaysia, Bachelor in Business Administration from Ohio University, USA and has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Islamic Banking and Finance from International Islamic University Malaysia.