Leadership limbo at BIMB
Khairul Khalid | 16 Jun 2017 00:30

The appointment of Khairul Kamarudin as Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd’s new CEO ends months of speculation over the vacant post, but the top job at the bank’s parent company BIMB Holdings Bhd’s is yet to be filled, causing a managerial limbo.

Khairul’s predecessor, Datuk Seri Zukri Samat, was at the helm of BIMB and Bank Islam before he stepped down on June 8, but industry players believe it is highly unlikely that Khairul will lead both companies.

A banking analyst says the delay is causing a huge void at BIMB’s top management due to the absence of a principal officer and a clear cut deputy.

It is believed that Lembaga Tabung Haji’s deputy CEO Badlisyah Abdul Ghani is the candidate whose name will be submitted to Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) for BIMB’s top job. Badlisyah joined Tabung Haji from CIMB in July last year.