Dato’ Mohamed Rafique Merican
As the Head of Islamic Banking Group and CEO of Maybank Islamic, Dato’ Rafique plays the leading role for managing and overseeing the overall Islamic banking franchise of Malayan Banking Berhad and ensure that it operates on parallel platform, leveraging on the Group’s resources. At present, his responsibilities include determining business strategy for the Group’s Islamic Banking business including Maybank Islamic’s product development and delivery, marketing support as well as risk and shariah-compliance management, spearheading the expansion of Group Islamic Banking in ASEAN and globally.
Dato’ Rafique is Maybank Islamic Berhad and Group Head of Islamic Banking since 1 July 2016. He joined Maybank Group in 2012 as its Group Chief Financial Officer and is also a member of the Maybank Group Executive Committee. He has more than 25 years of experience in the corporate sector, including five years as Chief Financial Officer of Tenaga Nasional Berhad and Malakoff Berhad. Prior to that, he served at Radicare (M) Sdn Bhd, a facilities management concessionaire for hospitals in Malaysia as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. He also worked with Amanah Capital Group and Bumiputera Merchant Bankers Berhad in corporate finance and advisory roles. His recent appointments include Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Etiqa Takaful Berhad and Member of Etiqa Insurance Berhad Investment Committee. Dato’ Rafique was also the President Commissionaire of PT Bank Maybank Syariah Indonesia from 2013-2016.
Dato' Rafique is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK; Chartered Accountant, Malaysian Institute of Accountants and underwent the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Malaysia Accounting Standards Board; Malaysia Advisory Committee of ACCA Malaysia and CNBC Global CFO Council.