Datuk Abdul Farid Alias was appointed as the Group President & CEO and Executive Director of Maybank on 2 August 2013. He serves as Chairman of the Group Executive Committee and as a member of the Credit Review Committee of the Board.
He was the Deputy President and Head, Global Banking from 1 July 2010 before his appointment as Group President & Chief Executive Officer. He joined the Maybank Group in 2008.
Prior to joining Maybank, he has over 20 years of experience in investment banking, corporate finance and capital markets with Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad (1992-1994), Schroders (1994-1995), Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad (1996-1997), J.P. Morgan (1997-2005) and Khazanah Nasional Berhad (2005-2008).
His current directorships in companies within the Maybank Group include as Director of Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and Maybank Ageas Holdings Berhad. His directorships in other companies include as Chairman of Malaysia Electronic Payment System Sdn Bhd and Director of Cagamas Holdings Berhad.
Datuk Abdul Farid Alias is currently the Chairman of The Association of Banks in Malaysia. He is also the Vice Chairman of Institut Bank-Bank Malaysia and a member of the ASEAN Banking Council, the Asian Banker Association, Visa Senior Client Council Program and Investment Panel of Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) (KWAP).
He attended seven Board meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2013 since his appointment on 2 August 2013.
Datuk Abdul Farid Alias has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Maybank. He has no conflict of interest with Maybank and has never been charged for any offence.