The General Assembly conferred honorary membership to Dato’ Md Noor Yusoff, former Group Managing Director of the Bank Industri and Teknology Malaysia Berhad (BITMB) during the 29th ADFIAP Annual Meetings in Colombo.
Dato Yusoff is a recipient of the prestigious “Outstanding CEO Award” and conferred the “Fellow in Development Banking Award” in 2005 during the ADFIAP Annual Meetings in Fiji last year.
His undivided passion and his hard work for development financing did not go unnoticed. With his vast experience, skills and expertise in various financial industry disciplines, particularly the development banking, maritime and shipping financing, consumer banking, export credit business, political risk and export credit insurance business, the Government appointed Dato’ Yusoff as the Group Managing Director of BITMB in January 2000.
As Group Managing Director of BITMB, he oversaw the entire operations of the Bank Industri Group of Companies which included three development financial institutions, namely: Bank Industri & Teknologi Malaysia Berhad; Export Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad; and Malaysia Export Credit Insurance Berhad. He also held directorship in various companies such as Malaysian Bulk Carriers Berhad, Global Maritime Ventures Berhad and BI Walden Ventures Sdn. BHD. With his experiences in export financing and export promotion activities, he has been appointed as one of the Directors in Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (i.e., the external trade promotion arm of the Government of Malaysia) since 2002.
Dato’ Yusoff is presently taking a law degree program at a local university. He obtained his two Masters degrees, MBA in 1986 and Masters in Comparative Laws in 2002. He has a Bachelors Degree in Economics (Honours) in 1978 and a Bachelors Degree in Law (1989). In addition to these, Dato’ Yusoff has completed two Post Graduate Diplomas: Diploma in Syariah Law & Practice (1990) and Diploma in Islamic Studies (1992).
For his contribution to the country, Dato’ Yusoff was conferred Daarjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) carrying the title Dato’ by the Sultan of Pahang Darul Makmur in 2003. Previously, he was conferred Darjah Paduka Mahkota Perak (P. M. P.) by the Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan in 2002. He was also the holder of 2003 Alumni Excellence Award from the National University of Malaysia Alumni Association.
Honorary membership in ADFIAP is granted to individuals who have performed outstanding services in the field of development banking; those who have been closely connected with the profession of development banking; or those who have served ADFIAP for many years.