Selangor Journal
Tabung Haji chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Hussain. — Picture by BERNAMA

RHB founder Rashid Hussain is new Tabung Haji chairman

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 20 — Prominent businessman and founder of RHB banking group Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Hussain has been appointed as Tabung Haji (TH) chairman, effective today.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Mohd Na’im Mohktar, in a statement today, said Rashid is taking over from Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar.

He said Rashid’s extensive corporate experience is invaluable in continuing the excellence of TH as a world-class Haj management institution.

Rashid, who is a member of the Board of Governors of the International Islamic University, had previously served as Khazanah Nasional Bhd’s Executive Committee board member and chairman (1994 to 1998) and Putrajaya Holdings chairman (1995 to 2000).

He was awarded the Tokoh Maulidur Rasul Award at the Federal Territory level for the year 1445H/2023M in recognition of his contributions to the country and society.

According to Na’im, Rashid was also among the six individuals appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah to serve on the Royal Commission of Inquiry for TH.

Na’im expressed his appreciation and gratitude to Azman for his dedicated service and outstanding leadership in heading the TH board of directors.

— Bernama

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