Abrar A. Anwar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Malaysia has been elected as Chairman of the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce Berhad (BMCC) effective Aug 25.
His appointment was decided upon following the 2nd BMCC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the Intercontinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Abrar succeeds Andrew Sill, Managing Director and Country Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC Malaysia who served as BMCC Chairman for the past five years,
Abrar has close to 30 years of experience in corporate and investment banking and his career has brought him to countries such as India, the UK and Bangladesh. Abrar has achieved many successes including setting up the first “Syndication and Structured Finance” business in Bangladesh (for the then ANZ Grindlays Bank) along with the successful closure of milestone transactions in the energy and power, infrastructure, telecom, aviation, domestic and export-oriented industries
As Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Malaysia, Abrar is an instrumental figure in implementing the Bank’s business strategies and overall corporate governance in Malaysia.
“I look forward to working with the Board, the Executive Office and fellow members to create an environment in which both UK and Malaysian businesses can prosper, capture trade and investment opportunities, thus strengthening bilateral trade relations between both countries,” he said.
The AGM also saw the appointment of a new Deputy Chairman in Andrew Diamond, CEO of IsItUp Dotcom Sdn Bhd. He steps in for David Ng, Managing Director of International SOS (M) Sdn Bhd who will also remain on the Board after serving as Deputy Chairman since 2015. Nik Tasha Nik Kamaruddin, Director at Ipsos Sdn Bhd continues her role as BMCC Treasurer.