Dato' Zulkiflee Abbas Abdul Hamid

Independent Non-Executive Director (Chairman)

Dato’ Zulkiflee Abbas Bin Abdul Hamid was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director (“INED”) of Maybank Islamic Berhad effective on 25 April 2019.

Dato’ Zulkiflee started his career with Maybank in 1981, and has held various positions in Enterprise Banking, Corporate Banking, International Banking and Credit Management, including postings at Maybank offices in London and New York.

Dato’ Zulkiflee was appointed as Managing Director/President of Bank Rakyat in April 2017 where he led a strategic plan to steer Bank Rakyat to greater heights with focus on strategic initiatives involving financing and deposits as well as improving fee based income and tightening its cost management. Dato’ Zulkiflee retired from Bank Rakyat on 2 April 2019.

Aside from serving the banking industry, Dato’ Zulkiflee also contributes to the community through his roles as:

  • Advisory Council Member, Insaniah Global Centre for Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Yayasan Budiman UiTM
  • Treasurer of Tabung Pendidikan 1 Billion

Within Maybank Group, Dato’ Zulkiflee is an INED of Maybank effective from 15 August 2019.