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Aria Putera Ismail is the Director, Global Markets Islamic of Maybank Islamic Berhad (MIB) the largest Islamic Banking player in the Asia Pacific region with total assets of over RM60 bilion. As the biggest Islamic Bank in Malaysia, MIB holds a leadership stance with dominating market shares in almost all key segments.
In his capacity as the Director of Global Markets Islamic, he is responsible for managing and overseeing the global Islamic treasury operations of the banking group and developing strategies to enhance Islamic treasury capabilities and product offerings.
Prior to MIB, he was the General Manager of Global Markets Islamic at Hong Leong Islamic Bank where he assisted the group to successfully launch Hong Kong’s first Islamic Banking Window in 2008. He started his career with Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in the Investment Operations and Financial Markets Department in year 2000. Besides treasury
operations, he was also actively involved in several major Islamic product developments for the BNM such as wadiah and mudharabah for Monetary policy operations, Bank Negara Sukuk al Ijarah and Bank Negara Islamic Monetary Notes.
As a valued member of the BNM, and in recognition of his achievements and contributions, he was awarded the Creative and Innovation Award by BNM in 2005. He holds a Master in Business Administration majoring in Islamic Banking and Finance from the International Islamic University of Malaysia and he is an active member of the Capital Markets Technical Committee of the Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM). He is involved in various market development and cross border initiatives through the Association.
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