Tengku Zafrul appointed Kuala Lumpur Business Club president

KUALA LUMPUR: Tengku Datuk Zafrul Tengku Aziz (pic) has been appointed the president of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club (KLBC) and Ruben Gnanalingam Abdullah as deputy president with effect from July 1, 2012.

Tengku Zafrul succeeds Datuk Seri Johan Raslan, who has retired after serving a year in the same position.

“We welcome Tengku Zafrul's and Ruben's experiences and leadership to the KLBC community,” said KLBC president emeritus Datuk Rohana Tan Sri Mahmood in a statement.

“In their new roles, they will be jointly responsible for intensifying networking opportunities among entrepreneurs, businessmen and professionals in Malaysia and beyond to achieve business dynamism for all,” she said.

Tengku Zafrul is presently the CEO of Maybank Investment Bank while Ruben Gnanalingam is the CEO of Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

“I am privileged to be embarking on such an exciting role at KLBC. I look forward to being part of the club's success and propel KLBC through its next stage of growth,” Tengku Zafrul said in the statement.

The new KLBC board comprises: Rohana Mahmood (president emeritus), Tengku Zafrul (president), Datuk Amrin Awaluddin (deputy president), Ruben Gnanalingam (deputy president), Sandra Wong Lee Yun (honorary treasurer) and Datuk Seri Mohammed Shazalli Ramly.

The KLBC was inaugurated in June 2003 as a networking, support and development organisation for leadership in business and the professions, with the objective of supporting the success of individual members and corporations.

Membership to the KLBC is by invitation only and the club currently has 100 members.