KUALA LUMPUR: The Entrepreneur Development Minister has appointed Datuk Noripah Kamso as the new chairman of Bank Rakyat with effect from Thursday.
Noripah, who was an advisor of CIMB Islamic, takes over from Tan Sri Shukry Mohd Salleh.
Shukry was removed on Nov 26 due to his involvement in the original audit report of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
The minister said Noripah was the chief executive of CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd and also of CIMB-Principal Asset Management Sdn Bhd.
She is a member of the board of BIMB Investment Management Bhd and Top Glove Corporation Bhd
. She was chairman of the Islamic Finance Industry Council, Malaysia US Chamber Of Commerce based in Washington DC.
She was also former president of Malaysian Futures Brokers Association (MFBA).
The minister also announced the appointment of Wan Suraya Wan Mohd Radzi, who is the chief secretary to the ministry as a member of the board of Bank Rakyat.