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Agrobank Welcomes Tengku Ahmad Badli Shah Raja Hussin As New President / Chief Executive Officer

Agrobank today announced the appointment of Tengku Ahmad Badli Shah Raja Hussin as the President / Chief Executive Officer (P/CEO) of Agrobank effective 3 January 2022.

With more than 29 years of extensive experience in banking and finance, Tengku Ahmad Badli Shah Raja Hussin is an established leader with a wealth of experience and a proven track record within the industry.

Prior to joining Agrobank, he held the position of various leadership roles in several large financial institutions in Malaysia namely Pelaburan MARA Berhad (PMB), Kuwait Finance House and HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad.

Dato’ Mustapha Buang, Chairman of Agrobank said, “We are delighted to welcome Tengku Ahmad Badli Shah Raja Hussin to his new role as he takes up the helm at Agrobank. We believe that his broad experience in strategic planning, business development, legal and syariah compliant financing coupled with his strong leadership skill and vision, will further strengthen Agrobank’s position as the leading agriculture financial institution in Malaysia.”

“The appointment of Tengku Ahmad Badli Shah Raja Hussin demonstrates our strong dedication to ensure the success and the accomplishment in spearheading our ongoing 2021 – 2025 Strategic Business Plan (SBP). The Board is confident that he is well-positioned to drive and lead the next exhilarating phase of Agrobank with the aim to assist the unserved and underserved community and transform the agrifinance landscape beyond banking, as outlined in the value-based intermediation (VBI),” said Dato’ Mustapha Buang.

Commenting on his appointment, Tengku Ahmad Badli Shah Raja Hussin said, “I am deeply humbled and honoured to have been given the trust to lead Agrobank, an important development financial institution (DFI) to shaping a successful future of agriculture sector. Agrobank has shown great performance in fulfilling its mandated role especially during the pandemic of COVID-19 and has grown tremendously ever since. That speaks volumes of the leadership of the Bank and the dedication of the Bank’s employees as a whole.”

“With the Bank’s new SBP kickstarted last year (2021) together with a solid management team and dedicated employees, I have a high degree of confidence in the strength of Agrobank. I am looking forward to building the success of Agrobank together with the team by creating a positive impact in ensuring the community well-being, sustainable environment and economic growth without compromising on our shareholders’ returns,” he added.

Tengku Ahmad Badli Shah Raja Hussin is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM). He attended the Islamic Finance Leadership Programme at Clare College, Cambridge University, United Kingdom and Executive Leadership Programme at Cornell University, United States. He holds a Bachelor of Law, LLB (Hons) at University of East Anglia, Norwich, England.