Al Rajhi Appoints New Digital Bank Head, Sets up New Office to House Team

Al Rajhi Appoints New Digital Bank Head, Sets up New Office to House Team

by February 14, 2022

Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia announced that it has appointed Ikram Khaliq as Head of Digital Bank and has set up a new office to support its growth plans.

This new workspace located in Menara Hap Seng 3, Kuala Lumpur will house its digital bank team on top of several other divisions.

The new hire Ikram has over 16 years of international experience mentoring and building tech firms in the fintech and insurtech industries.

Specialising in fintech consultancy, he successfully implemented innovative solutions across banking, wealth and asset management, insurance, and financial services.

Ikram holds a Degree in Financial Mathematics from Brunel University, UK with Agile and Prince 2 certifications.

The Islamic bank will be launching its digital bank in 2022 and has selected Thought Machine, a cloud-native core banking technology firm, to build and offer services tailored to their customers’ needs.

Arsalaan Ahmed, CEO of Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia

Arsalaan Ahmed

“We have invested significantly in digital innovation as we lay the foundation of a customer focused digital bank, and we are indeed pleased to have Ikram on board to lead the team. We are excited to be here as the new workspace enables ARBM to grow our digital bank in line with our vision of becoming the #1 Islamic innovation bank in Malaysia.


The new location provides the ideal environment for idea creation and innovation; thus attracting the right talent and fostering active collaboration between teams of the existing bank and the upcoming digital bank.”

said Arsalaan (Oz) Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer of Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia.



Featured image: (Left to right) Arsalaan (Oz) Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer, ARBM; Zulkiflee Hashim, Independent Non-Executive Director, ARBM; John Roger Winfield, Chairman, ARBM; Lim Jit Jee, Independent Non-Executive Director, ARBM; and Ikram Khaliq, Head of Digital Bank, ARBM.