With effect from 1 September 2022, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (Bank Islam) welcomes Firdaos Rosli as its new Chief Economist. Dr. Mohd Afzanizam Abdul Rashid is succeeded by him.

Firdaos graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance from Lancaster University in the UK (UK). The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he was a Chevening Scholar, awarded him a Master’s degree in Public Policy. Additionally, Firdaos has a Business Foundation Program diploma from St. Andrew’s College in Cambridge, UK, and a diploma in public administration from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN).


Bank Islam’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Mohd Muazzam Mohamed said “Bank Islam extends our appreciation to the former Chief Economist, Dr. Mohd Afzanizam Abdul Rashid, for his meaningful contributio to the progress of Bank Islam throughout the nine-years of service.

We are delighted to welcome Firdaos as our new Chief Economist to the Group. Given his wealth of knowledge and experience, we look forward to his contribution to our growth and strengthening our profile and presence among think tanks and policymakers.


About Bank Islam Malaysian Berhad

Bank islam is Malaysia’s first public listed Islamic Bank on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia. Established in July 1983 as Malaysian’s first Islamic Bank. Bank Islam has 135 branches and more than 900 self-services terminals nationwide. As a full-fledged and pure-play Islamic Bank, Bank Islam provides banking and financial solutions that strictly adhere to the Shariah rules and principles and are comitted to the ideas of sustainable prosperity and ESG values. The care subsidiaries of the Bank Islam Group are pioneers in various Islamic Financial services, including investment and stockbroking, namely BIMB Investment Management Berhad and BIMB Securities Sendirian Berhad. For more information on the Group’s products and services, visit

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