Raja Amir Shah Raja Azwa
CEO, HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad
Raja Amir is the CEO of HSBC Amanah and has over 16 years’ experience in finance, in particular Islamic banking and Malaysian Sukuk market. He is responsible for executing the HSBC Group’s strategy for Islamic banking in Malaysia, driving sustainable leadership and value-based intermediation efforts while spearheading the development of talent, particularly in relation to Islamic finance and sustainability within the Group.
In recent times, he led the Government of Malaysia’s US$800 million Sustainability Sukuk, being the World’s first ever Sustainability Sukuk by a Sovereign as well as the issuance of Yinson Holdings Berhad’s MYR 1 .0 billion 5-year Sustainability-Linked Sukuk Wakalah, Malaysia’s first ever Sustainability-Linked Sukuk.
Additionally, HSBC Amanah has also developed a Triple Bottom Line (TBL) Framework that will enable HSBC Amanah to classify its financing and measure its impact with regard to the lens of T BL via the 3’Ps — Planet, People and Prosperity — in keeping with Value-Based Intermediation (VBI) guidance issued by Bank Negara Malaysia.
Through his leadership, HSBC Amanah has also been awarded the coveted The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards “Islamic ESG Bank of the Year” for the 3rd consecutive year and the “Best Islamic Trade Finance Bank” for the 5th consecutive year.