Bank Negara Malaysia's Azleena Idris Joins Shape® Knowledge Services as Managing Director and Head of ASEAN
May 28, 2017

May 2017 - Former Bank Negara Malaysia's senior official, Azleena Idris has joined SHAPE® Knowledge Services as Managing Director and Head of ASEAN earlier this month after almost 12 years with the central bank.

US-Kuwait based SHAPE® Knowledge Services, a boutique Islamic finance knowledge and advisory firm confirmed the appointment. This is part of SHAPE’s expansion plans into Malaysia and the ASEAN region. Naseem Alshaya, Managing Director of the SHAPE Group of Companies, said, “We welcome Azleena and look forward to her innovative ideas and experience leading our business in the ASEAN region and globally.”

Azleena is a known figure in the Islamic finance space, having been instrumental in several key initiatives like the design of the Islamic Financial Services Act 2013, the set-up of International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation sukuk programme, and leading various Islamic finance strategic thrusts under the Financial Sector Master Plan 2011-2020. Prior to the central bank, she was with the RHB Group for close to a decade. At RHB, she was involved in most of the merger and restructuring exercises of the group and her last role was to lead the establishment of RHB Islamic Bank Berhad.

SHAPE® Knowledge Services CEO, Abdulkader Thomas noted that “Azleena’s move is a natural progression for SHAPE. We look forward to benefitting from Azleena’s skills in our core consulting business and in the development of new business lines supporting the Islamic financial services industry.”

For further inquiries, please contact:
SHAPE® Knowledge Services
Madeena Tower 2, Second Floor
Fahad Al-Salem Street
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Tel: +965 2291 5580
Malaysia Office
Safreena Sairee
Tel: +6019 276 5296

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