Tan Sri Ismail, a Malaysian aged 74, is the Group Chairman of the Aquagrow Group of Companies.
He is currently the Chairman of Affin Bank Berhad since 2004.
He was formerly Chief Defence Forces (CDF) Malaysia from 1995 until his retirement in 1998, after 38 years of military service. He graduated from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, United Kingdom in 1961 and subsequently attended professional and management development courses at several institutions including The Land Forces Command and Staff College, Canada; the United Nation International Peace Academy, Vienna; the National Defence College, India and INTAN Malaysia.
His military service saw key command and staff appointments at all levels of the Armed Forces. As CDF, his responsibilities included key roles in Malaysia’s Regional and International Defence Relations.
He was the Chairman of Affin Holdings Berhad and Affin-ACF Finance Berhad from 1999 prior to joining AFFIN Bank. He currently holds directorships in Affin Islamic Bank Berhad, ABB Trustee Berhad, EP Engineering Sdn Bhd and Global Medical Alliance Sdn Bhd.