KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) has appointed Rossana Annizah Rashidi as chairman effective Feb 1.

Chief executive Datuk Yunos Abd Ghani said Rossana is no stranger to the banking and telecommunications industry, having previously served in various senior management roles with RHB Bank Bhd after starting her banking career with Citibank Malaysia.

She also served in various senior management roles in TIME dotCom Bhd and Maxis Bhd.

“Rossana brings a diverse perspective to our board. Her extensive experience, derived from serving as well as leading the boards of multinational corporations, will provide BSN with board direction to continue delivering our mandate and to accomplish the bank’s strategic plans,” he said in a statement today.

The BSN chairman position had been vacant since Tan Sri Abu Bakar Abdullah retired in February last year.

Rossana, the first woman to become BSN chairman, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Canberra, Australia, and is a member of CPA Australia.

She is currently chairman of Jardine Matheson (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and a member of the EPF Investment Panel.

Rossana is also audit committee chairman of IHH Healthcare Sdn Bhd and sits on the boards of IHH subsidiaries in Singapore and Turkey. She is also a board member of Celcom Axiata Sdn Bhd and edotco Group Sdn Bhd. – Feb 3, 2020, Bernama

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