Islamic Finance

UK's Al Rayan Bank appoints new board secretary

London: Al Rayan Bank has appointed Amirun Nehar as its new Board Secretary. As Board Secretary she will help streamline governance processes within the Bank and will be an important advisor to the Board.

Amirun has worked at Al Rayan Bank for more than 15 years, having begun her career in the Bank’s Contact Centre and worked her way to senior positions in Corporate Governance and Special Projects.

Amirun’s appointment is the latest strengthening of the Bank’s leadership team, following Giles Cunningham’s appointment as CEO in September 2021, and Phillip Trevett taking his position as Chief Risk Officer in January.

Speaking about her new appointment, Amirun said, “Working at Al Rayan Bank has been a great experience and a privilege. I began my career at the Bank 15 years ago and throughout my time here, I have had the opportunity to grow and develop as I have worked with a variety of different teams.

“This experience has given me a broad view of the Bank and an understanding of how different departments operate, and this puts me in a good position to be able to advise at the most senior level and help support the ongoing evolution of the Bank.

“I’m very pleased to work for an organisation that has allowed me to chart such a fantastic journey across my career. I hope that my experience demonstrates to those starting out that Al Rayan Bank is a workplace where they will be afforded many opportunities and where hard work, diligence and patience is always rewarded.”

Giles Cunningham, CEO of Al Rayan Bank, added, “I am delighted that Amirun will be taking on the role as Board Secretary. Amirun is one of the Bank’s most loyal and longest serving colleagues, having most recently supported me as Senior Manager in Corporate Governance and Special Projects.

“Her career journey has been spectacular and highlights our commitment to not only the longevity of our customer relationships, but our colleagues’ career aspirations too and I look forward to working ever more closely with Amirun in her new role.”

Al Rayan Bank is the oldest and largest Islamic bank in the UK. Founded in 2004, the Bank is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority and is a member of the FSCS.

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