Al Rajhi Bank Announces New Senior Leadership Positions As Part Of Local Growth Acceleration Exercise

Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia announced the appointment of Marlene Kaur as Director Corporate Affairs and Mo Khurram as Chief Transformation & Change Management.

The new appointments come as part of its commitment to accelerate the growth of its business in Malaysia.

Arsalaan Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer, Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia said, “The appointment of these senior leadership positions is a testament to our commitment to increase our market presence locally, where we have a strategic advantage in Islamic Banking. I am confident that Marlene and Mo will play an instrumental role in advancing Al Rajhi Bank’s ambition to be the number one foreign Islamic bank in Malaysia.”

“As the Bank embarks on a journey of growth, we are making tactical moves to capture the exciting opportunities in Islamic Banking. We will continue to invest in our people and technology that are in line with our goals. The addition of Marlene and Mo to the executive committee adds to the existing strength of the senior leadership team. These strategic hires will place the Bank at a position of strength to strive for success,” he added.

Marlene Kaur who is appointed Director of Corporate Affairs, brings with her more than 20 years of global corporate affairs experience in communications, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, public affairs.

Marlene holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications from Western Michigan University, United States of America and has worked for various organizations such as Philip Morris International and Tesco.

Marlene was most recently the Head of Communications at HSBC Malaysia, and the Communications Lead for BRI and Business Corridors, Asia Pacific.

With a decade of experience in banking and in her capacity as the Director Corporate Affairs, Marlene is excited to drive the strategic communications, media relations, branding and corporate sustainability functions of Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia, cementing Al Rajhi’s footprint in Malaysia.

Mo Khurram Zia is appointed as the Chief of Transformation & Change Management. He holds an MBA from London Business School. With 20 years of international exposure, Mo is an expert in strategy, leadership, diversity and inclusion.

Prior to joining Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia, Mo was the Head of People Operations at AirAsia where he established people processes using collaborative digital platforms and cloud-based technology, resulting in a more cost effective people function.

Mo has spent over 12 years in the Telco industry to transform human resources experience for various international companies. In his new role, Mo will lead the Bank’s transformation and create an even better workplace for the people.  

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