KUALA LUMPUR – Former Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Ahmad Don (pic) has been appointed as Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd chairman and independent non-executive director effective Feb 1.
The bank, a unit of Alliance Financial Group Bhd, said in a statement that Ahmad, 69, had extensive experience in finance and banking, including as Malayan Banking Bhd group managing director and chief executive officer from 1991 to 1994 and the central bank governor for three years, from May 1994 to August 1998.
He is currently chairman of the boards of Zurich Takaful Bhd, Zurich Insurance Malaysia Bhd, Hap Seng Plantations Holdings Bhd and Sunway REIT Management Sdn Bhd. He also holds directorships on the boards of United Malacca Bhd and MAA Group Bhd.
Ahmad is a summa cum laude graduate in Economics and Business from the Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.