Citigroup brings in Haneef as Asian Islamic banking head

Citigroup poaches Rafe Haneef from ABN AMRO to head its growing Asian Islamic banking operations, and makes Malaysia its Asian hub for the business.

Citigroup has appointed Rafe Haneef as head of Islamic banking for Citigroup Asia. The newly created role will be based in Kuala Lumpur.

Haneef will be instrumental in heading a team to develop and grow CitigroupÆs Islamic banking business across the region. He will focus on key markets such as Malaysia, Singapore, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand and Brunei.

Previously the head of Islamic banking at ABN AMRO, based in Dubai, Haneef has an established track record in Islamic finance....

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