About the Author
Noripah Kamso was born in Selangor, Malaysia in 1957 and educated at Northern Illinois University, Illinois, and Marshall University, West Virginia, in the United States.
Until December 2012, she was the founding member and Chief Executive of CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. (CPIAM). Since its inception in 2008 she has successfully established a global platform for the company to extend its reach around the world. The company acts as a partner to international investors, providing Shariah investment portfolios to suit differing investment needs. Presently she holds the position of Advisor, CIMB Islamic, focusing on investment banking businesses.
Prior to this, she served as the CEO of CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad, which grew into a regional asset management house with offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore. She pioneered the listing of the world’s first Regional ASEAN exchange traded fund, “CIMB ASEAN 40 ETF,” listed in Singapore in 2007. The preceding four years, while being a senior member of the CIMB Investment Banking Group, she was the CEO of CIMB Futures, a derivative outfit, and the Head of Banking Division.
On a personal level, she was twice named the Marketing Personality of the Year by Asia Asset Management for the Asia-Pacific Region (2007 and 2008) and CEO of the Year for Malaysia (2007). At the 2012 International Takaful Summit, in London, she was honored with an individual award for her contributions to the global ...