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Dato’ Idris Kechot

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Idris Kechot was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank on 15 May 2019. He also serves as a member of the Audit Committee, Credit Review Committee, and Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Board.

He holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from University of Stirling, United Kingdom and a Bachelor in Agribusiness from Universiti Putra Malaysia. He has also attended the Accelerated Development Programme at London Business School, United Kingdom.


Dato' Idris was formerly the Deputy President and Group Chief Operating Officer of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), one of the largest fund management companies in Malaysia. He was responsible for overseeing the unit trust and investment management operations of PNB. He has more than 30 years of experience in the entire value-chain of investment management business including equity and fixed income valuation, equity trading and portfolio management.


He began his career as a research analyst with PNB in 1983 undertaking industry and sectorial research and has carved an illustrious career before retiring as the Deputy President and Group Chief Operating Officer of PNB on 31 December 2018.


Within the Maybank Group, Dato' Idris is currently the Chairman of Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad and Maybank Asset Management Sdn Bhd.


Currently, Dato’ Idris is the Chairman and Director of the Board of Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd and its subsidiaries. He was also the Chairman of Chemical Company Malaysia Berhad, Director of Goodyear Malaysia Berhad and Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (PERODUA).