Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Bhd (EXIM Bank) today announced that it has appointed Datuk Charon Wardini Mokhzani as its new chairman.
Charon Wardini succeeded Datuk Azman Mahmud, who ended his term with the Bank late last year.
Before joining EXIM Bank’s Board, his most recent post was Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Bhd group managing director.
“Other leadership roles he has held include the Khazanah Research Institute founding chief executive officer (CEO), Khazanah Nasional executive director, CIMB Group deputy CEO, CIMB Investment Bank CEO, CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad (now Principal Asset Management Berhad) chairman and Zaid Ibrahim & Co managing partner,” it said in a statement today (Jan 8).
Charon Wardini currently serves on the boards of Yayasan Tuanku Fauziah, Yayasan Tuanku Syed Putra Perlis, and the Kuala Lumpur Business Club, and was on the board of Universiti Putra Malaysia.
“He is a chartered banker and Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers fellow, and a non-practicing barrister of the Middle Temple and advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.
“He read philosophy, politics and economics at Balliol College, University of Oxford, Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and was called to the degree of the Utter Bar at the Middle Temple,” it said.
The Bank added: “”His collaborative leadership and guidance within the corporate and commercial ecosystem and rich investment industry know-how will place him in good stead to guide the Bank in the right direction, as it fulfils the mandate given to it by the government.”
EXIM Bank’s president and chief executive officer said expressed the Bank’s delight to announce the appointment.
“His extensive experience will be an invaluable asset as we navigate the dynamic business landscape. We look forward to collaborating with him to leverage his expertise, not only in steering our company towards new heights but also enhancing the role of EXIM Bank Malaysia as a development finance institution.”