PETALING JAYA: The Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) has appointed Kalpana Sambasivamurthy its executive director effective Sept 18.
A lawyer by training, she spent a decade in legal practice before moving into the corporate arena.
Kalpana has extensive experience in merger and acquisitions, debt and equity capital market, banking as well as cross-border transactions.
The position fell vacant after former executive director Chuah Mei Lin passed away on Jan 6.
She graduated from the University of the West of England, Bristol and holds a Masters in International Relations from the University of Nottingham.
ABM’s role is to establish and promote a sound banking system for commercial banks in Malaysia by cooperating with the central bank and relevant authorised bodies. ABM has a membership of 27 commercial banks operating in Malaysia.
ABM also plays an intermediary role between bank customers and its member banks.