Affin Bank appoints new chairman

By TMR / Pic By TMR

AFFIN Bank Bhd has appointed Datuk Agil Natt (picture) as the new chairman, effective Nov 8, 2019.

Agil currently serves as chairman of Credit Guarantee Corp Malaysia Bhd (CGC), Manulife Insurance Bhd and Manulife Asset Management Services Bhd. He also sits on the Board of Cagamas Bhd and Sogo (KL) Department Store Sdn Bhd.

Besides these appointments, he is a member of the investment panel of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Board.

He possesses in-depth banking knowledge and strong leadership capability. He has vast experience in the areas of corporate banking, investment banking and Islamic finance. He started his career in corporate finance with Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Bhd in 1977 prior to serving as senior GM with Island & Peninsular Bhd.

He was also the regional chief representative of Kleinwort Benson Ltd before joining the Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) group in 1995. Agil had served as senior GM of corporate banking, MD/CEO of Aseambankers Bhd (now known as Maybank Investment Bank Bhd), and deputy president/ED of Maybank.

He left the Maybank group to assume the position of president and CEO of The International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance, The Global University of Islamic Finance established by Bank Negara Malaysia.

Agil holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics (Hons) degree from Brunel University, London and a Master of Science in Finance degree from Cass Business School, City, University of London. He had also attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School, US.