RHB Banking Group (“RHB” or the “Group”) announces the appointment of Ahmad Badri Mohamad Zahir as Chairman, effective March 24.
Ahmad Badri was appointed as Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman of RHB Bank on Nov 16, 2020. He is currently Chairman of the Employees Provident Fund (“EPF”) and was previously on the Boards of Bank Negara Malaysia, Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan), Permodalan Nasional Berhad and Tenaga Nasional Berhad.
He had served in various capacities within the Ministry of Finance for close to 30 years, last holding the position of Secretary General of Treasury.
“Ahmad Badri brings with him fresh perspective and a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Group. We look forward to his able leadership and wisdom as we continue to meet the challenges brought about by the pandemic and train our sight for continued growth,” said Khairussaleh Ramli, Group Managing Director of RHB Banking Group.
Ahmad Badri succeeds Azlan Zainol, who had recently retired as the Group’s Chairman after being with the Group since 2005. “We are most grateful for the contributions of our previous Chairman, Azlan Zainol, for his leadership and guidance in shaping RHB into what it is today. We wish him all the best in his new role and in his journey ahead,” added Khairussaleh.