KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd has appointed Khairul Kamarudin as its chief executive officer effective today.

A lawyer by training and a veteran with more than 21 years' experience in the Malaysian corporate scene, Khairul joined Bank Islam in 2005, playing a vital role in leading the asset recovery for Bank Islam during the turnaround and transformation years.

He was the bank's deputy CEO before today.

In an emailed media statement, the bank highlighted that Khairul’s two decades’ of experience in the Malaysian corporate scene included stints at PricewaterhouseCoopers (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Bhd.

"Among the notable achievements under his leadership were the enhancement of the Bank’s overall business strategies; the introduction of award winning products and services, including Asia Pacific’s First Shariah-Compliant Business Credit Card, Co-Branded Visa Debit-i with Malaysia’s football associations and universities; Bank Islam Visa Cash Out Service; Transact-At-Palm (“TAP”); eDonation and the financing of Waqf land," the bank wrote.

Khairul is a practising member of the Association of Chartered Islamic Finance Professional and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Anglia University, UK.