Dafinah Ahmed Hilmi Steps up as Hong Leong Islamic Bank’s New CEO

Dafinah Ahmed Hilmi Steps up as Hong Leong Islamic Bank’s New CEO

by June 6, 2023 0 comments

Hong Leong Islamic Bank today announced that Dafinah Ahmed Hilmi has stepped up as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Dafinah is succeeding Jasani Abdullah, who retired at the end of April 2023 after 16 years of service at HLISB, of which 6 years spent at the helm as CEO of the Islamic banking arm of Hong Leong Bank (HLB).

She brings with her 23 years of conventional and Islamic banking experience. Dafinah previously held leadership roles across various areas of banking, including her last role as Director of Commercial Banking at HSBC Amanah Malaysia.

For the past 19 years, she has been with HSBC, covering roles in Global Banking and Markets, Global Trade and Receivables Finance, and Shariah-compliant Commercial Banking products and solutions. Prior to that, she served at UOB Malaysia.

Dafinah Ahmed Hilmi

Dafinah Ahmed Hilmi

Dafinah said,

“I am honoured to lead HLISB into an exciting chapter of growth for Islamic banking in Malaysia.


By combining the bank’s strong digital foundation with a customer-centric approach and sustainable practices, we are well-positioned to meet the evolving needs of our customers and create long-term value for all stakeholders.”

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