Farid brings a wealth of professional insights to MBSB – having had career exposures abroad in Switzerland, South Africa and the Philippines.

Experienced HR leader Farid Basir has joined MBSB Bank as Chief People Officer. A full-fledged Islamic Bank, MBSB Bank was incorporated in November 2005 is a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysia Building Society Berhad.

Prior to joining MBSB Bank Bhd, Farid's previous stint in the financial industry was his role as the Chief Human Capital Officer at Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Bhd. In 2018, he left Bank Rakyat, to take on a challenging post at Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) – which also happened to be his first employer, where he was previously bonded to serve under a tertiary scholarship agreement.

Under TM’s scholarship, Farid graduated with a Bachelor in Business Studies (Human Resource Management) from the Mara University of Technology, 1993. Subsequently, he went on to complete several business and leadership programmes conducted by Cambridge Judge Business School; Said Business School at University of Oxford; Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires, or popularly known as INSEAD; and the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland.

Now 51, with over two decades of work experience spanning across a variety of industries, Farid brings a wealth of professional insights to MBSB – having had career exposures abroad in Switzerland, South Africa and the Philippines.

His years of interest and undertaking in human capital development saw Farid being awarded four global professional certifications, namely HRCI-HR Management Professional, HRCI-Global HR Professional, SHRM-Senior Certified Professional, and Global Remuneration Professional.

He took centre stage internationally when he was awarded the 'Upcoming Personality in Islamic Finance 2017' at the Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) 2017, held in Kazakhstan; and the 'CHRO of the Year' at the World HRD Congress 2018 in India. A strong advocate of leadership excellence initiatives for the younger generation of workforce, Farid is also the Vice-President of Malaysian Employer Federation (MEF).

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