Bank Islam’s director passed away at 65

by SHAHEERA AZNAM SHAH / graphic by TMR

BIMB Holdings Bhd (BHB) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd’s (Bank Islam) board member, Noraini Che Dan (picture) has passed away at 65 years of age yesterday.

“She took her last breath yesterday (Thursday). Noraini Che Dan served our Board with great commitment.

“She leaves a legacy of incredible business acumen, strategy formulation skills and passion for business excellence recognised by all who came to know her for her inquisitive nature and deep insight,” said BHB chairman Tan Sri Ambrin Buang in a statement today.

Bank Islam chairman Tan Sri Ismail Bakar said Noraini had been instrumental in ensuring Bank Islam adheres to good governance and corporate practice while upholding the shariah values.

“Her wisdom and leadership had contributed greatly to the solid performance of the company. Her demise is a big loss to us all.

“We pray that her family will be granted the strength and patience in this difficult moment,” Ismail said.

Noraini was first appointed as an independent non-executive director for BHB on April 1, 2016, and later to Bank Islam on October 1, 2016.

“Noraini was an excellent advisor who brought her deep knowledge of accounting, finance and governance. All of us will sorely miss her in BHB and Bank Islam,” the bank said.