Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Akmal Hassan is one of the three pioneering senior members in the establishment of Asian Islamic Investment Management Sdn. Bhd. (AIIMAN). He took over the helm as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Director on 18 November 2010. Under his leadership, AIIMAN has grown its asset under management (AUM) by more than three-fold from RM 1.3 billion as at end-2010 to RM 4.8 billion today , making it one of the top three Islamic investment management companies in Malaysia. Under his management, the business has since turned profitable.
As CEO of AIIMAN, Akmal is actively involved in all aspects of the businessí day-to-day management from leading the investment team, driving marketing strategies, building the business, to guiding the back office team. He believes in development through empowerment and synergy with a clear focus on delivering positive results, from investment performance, AUM growth, adding value to AIIMANís shareholders as well as contributing to the governmentís push to develop Malaysia as the global international Islamic financial hub.
Akmal is the driving force behind the strong returns and low volatility performance of its investment portfolios as well as Hwang Investment Managementís award winning Shariah unit trust funds. People and performance is the source of AIIMANís success today.
Prior to his current appointment, Akmal was the Chief Investment Officer at a subsidiary of a local Islamic Bank. He has more than 15 years experience in the investment management industry primarily in portfolio management, investment research and marketing strategy.
Akmal graduated from Oklahoma State University, USA with a degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance (BSc). He completed his Master in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.