Eqhwan Mokhzanee, Chief Executive Officer, Ambank Islamic Berhad
Eqhwan Mokhzanee joined AmBank Islamic Berhad as the Chief Executive Officer in 2015. He has been the Group Sustainability Champion of AmBank Group since 2019 and is responsible for overseeing AmBank Group’s Sustainability Department.
Eqhwan commenced his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and subsequently joined the corporate advisory practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Kuala Lumpur. Thereafter, he worked with local and foreign banks where he was exposed to corporate banking, debt capital market, corporate finance, financial advisory and real estate investment. Other than in banking, his career has provided him with experience in corporate management, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), strategy development and operational start-ups within and outside Malaysia.
Eqhwan has received a number of awards such as the “Islamic Banker of the Year 2019” and “CEO of the Year 2021” from the Global Islamic Finance Awards, and was named as the “Best Islamic Banking CEO Malaysia” by Global Banking and Finance Review for 3 consecutive years (i.e. 2019 to 2021). He was also conferred the Banking CEO of the Year Malaysia 2020 Award by International Business Magazine.
Eqhwan was the 1st Chairman of the industry-level Working Group which developed the value-based intermediation (VBI) sectoral guides for the palm oil, renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors which were issued on 31 March 2021. These sectoral guides are intended to facilitate financial institutions to assign ESG ratings for investment and financing decisions.
Eqhwan has Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accounts (MIA). Eqhwan is also a Chartered Banker with the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) and a Chartered Professional in Islamic Finance (CPIF) with the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (CIIF).