KUALA LUMPUR, 14 March 2017– Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia (ARBM), a wholly owned subsidiary of the world’s largest Islamic bank, Al Rajhi Bank, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), today, announced the appointment of Janek Jayasekara as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective 1st March 2017. Janek succeeds Adel Abalkhail who returns to ARB KSA to assume a senior leadership role in Group Finance as the Deputy Group Chief Financial Officer.
Janek brings with him over 19 years’ experience in Finance, Corporate and Strategic Planning, Management Reporting, Operations, Strategic Pricing and General Management in several multinational organisations such as Standard Chartered Bank, Richard Peiris Group, John Keels Holding, DHL and Ernst & Young. He is a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant UK and a Chartered Global Management Accountant from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a Master of Science in Finance and Accounting and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK.
Janek joins ARBM from Al Rajhi Head Office in KSA where he served as AGM for Management Reporting & Analytics since 2012. Prior to joining ARB KSA, Janek was Head of Retail Finance at Standard Chartered Bank. In his role as CFO, he will oversee all financial aspects of ARBM including investor relations, accounting, financial planning and analysis, as well as procurement, facilities management and administration.
"Janek is an excellent addition to our Senior Management team and the Bank is pleased to have him as our new CFO. His broad financial experience and knowledge of the Banking industry will be invaluable as we continue to drive value creation for our bank as well as execute our strategic initiatives towards achieving growth." said ARBM Chief Executive Officer, Steve Chen, on the appointment.