CIMB Group has appointed Mohamed Rafe bin Mohamed Haneef as CEO/ executive director of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad and CEO of Group Islamic Banking Division.
He was previously CEO of HSBC Amanah Malaysia Bhd. The appointment is effective 4 January 2016.
Rafe brings with him a wealth of experience having held key business and functional positions in three global banks, an international asset management company and a legal firm. He has specialised in Islamic banking in the last 15 of his 20-year career and has worked in major financial markets including London, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.
“Rafe is a proven leader, with a deep and broad understanding of Islamic Banking, having been an Islamic Banker for the last 15 years and worked in multiple financial centres around the world. I am confident he will bring tremendous value as he spearheads one of CIMB Group’s key business pillars. I look forward to working closely with him to put into motion the plans that will further cement CIMB Islamic’s leading position in the Islamic banking arena globally,” Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Aziz (pictured), group chief executive, CIMB Group said