Badlisyah Abdul Ghani is the Head of the Group Islamic Banking Division and the Country Head of Middle East and Brunei markets.
He is Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad, Chairman of CAPASIA Islamic Infrastructure Fund (General Partner) Limited, Director of CIMB Middle East BSC (C) (Bahrain), alternate Director to the Chairman of CIMB Principal Islamic Asset Management Berhad, alternate Director of CIMB Principal Asset Management Berhad and CIMB Wealth Advisors Berhad and a member of the Investment Committee of CIMB Principal Asset Management Berhad.
Badlisyah manages and oversees the overall Islamic banking and finance franchise of CIMB Group known as CIMB Islamic. His areas of responsibility cut across all legal entities within the Group as CIMB Islamic operates as a parallel franchise leveraging on the Group’s infrastructure and network both locally and globally.
He sits on the Islamic Capital Market Consultative Panel of Bursa Malaysia and both the Exchange Committee and the Licensing Committee of the Labuan International Financial Exchange. Badlisyah is a council member of the Association of Islamic Banks in Malaysia, Chairman of the Islamic Capital Market Committee of the Malaysian Investment Banking Association, member of the Working Group on Islamic Accounting Standards at the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board and member of the Islamic Finance Committee of the Malaysia Institute of Accountants.
He has been recognised by top international publications as “Top 20 Pioneer in Islamic Finance”, “Islamic Banker of the Year” and for “Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Islamic Finance” for his role in the global industry.
Badlisyah is 39 years old and holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.