Ex Mida CEO, Dato Azman Mahmud who left MIDA in April this year has been appointed as Chairman of Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank). He succeeds Dato’ Dr Feizal Mustapha, who ended his term with the Bank earlier this year.
Having served in MIDA for over three decades, Dato’ Azman brings with him a wealth of experience especially in driving investments and potential business opportunities, with a keen focus on leading performance-driven and results-oriented teams.
His experience in dealing with investment from various parts of the world with policies and regulations, places him well to steer Exim bank into its next evolution of as the preferred financial institution for global business.
Apart from the new role, Dato’ Azman also chairs the Board of Directors for Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Bhd, Privasia Technology Bhd, SME Aerospace (SMEA) Sdn Bhd and UPM Holdings Sdn Bhd. He also holds various other Board positions in GDEX Bhd and Kulim Technology Park Corp, in addition to being a member of a number of organisations related to the development of businesses and investments, such as Invest Sabah Bhd and Penjana Kapital.
An engineering alumni of University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Dato’ Azman has also attended several leadership and professional development courses from renowned training institutes such as ‘A Cutting Edge of Development Thinking’, Harvard Kennedy School, John F. Kennedy School of Government, USA; ‘Leading Change & Organisation Renewal’, Harvard Business School, USA; Strategy Execution Programme, INSEAD France; APAC Government Leadership Programme (AGLP) in Crotonville, New York, USA; and Temasek Foundation International Asia Leader’s Connect, Singapore.
In a statement released, EXIM Bank board has welcomed the appointment of Dato’ Azman Mahmud as the new Chairman and hails the appointment as timely to continue steer the bank in the right direction.