FWD Takaful Berhad has appointed Adil Ahmad as its new Chairman effective 16 January 2021. Adil succeeds James Loh who
has been serving as chair of the board since November 2019. James will remain as an independent non-executive director.
Adil holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Finance & Accounting) and a BA in Economics, both from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. He has more than three decades of experience in the senior international financial sector. His financial career began at ANZ Grindlays Bank Pakistan, where he held several positions including Director and Head of Global Islamic Finance of ANZ Investment Bank in London, and Executive, Group Strategy of ANZ Banking Group Ltd in Melbourne. He then assumed the position of CEO of ANZ Banking Group Ltd Vietnam and led it to become one of the country’s leading retail and foreign banks.
His final executive role was as the CEO of Kuwait International Bank, Kuwait, where he led a very successful two-dimensional conversion of the bank from conventional to Islamic, and from a limited license real estate bank to a full commercial bank.
Adil is currently an Independent Director at HSBC Amanah Bank Berhad and FIDE Forum. Since retiring to Malaysia, he has been providing consultancy and financial training to institutions in ASEAN and the Middle East.