Dato’ Zulkiflee Abbas Abdul Hamid
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Zulkiflee Abbas Abdul Hamid was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank on 15 August 2019. He also serves as a member of the Audit Committee, Credit Review Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Board and Board Sustainability Committee.
He holds a Master Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing, both from Southern Illinois University, United States. He is an alumni of the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania through its Advanced Management Programme.
Dato’ Zulkiflee has more than 35 years of experience in the banking industry. He started his career with Maybank in 1981 covering several areas of banking, among others, Enterprise Banking, Corporate Banking, International Banking and Credit Management. He also served in Maybank offices in London and New York. His last position in Maybank was as Chief Credit Officer prior to leaving in 2005.
He subsequently joined Affin Bank Berhad in 2005 as Director, Business Banking and was appointed as the Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Affin Bank Berhad in 2009. He had concurrently undertaken the position of CEO of Affin Holdings Berhad in January, 2014. He then retired from Affin Bank Berhad and Affin Holdings Berhad in March, 2015.
He joined Maybank Islamic Berhad in April 2016 as an Independent Non-Executive Director for one (1) year before leaving to accept the appointment as President/Managing Director of Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad (Bank Rakyat) in April, 2017. During his tenure with Bank Rakyat, he led a strategic plan to steer Bank Rakyat to greater heights with focus on strategic initiatives involving financing and deposits as well as improving fee based income and tighten the cost management. He retired from Bank Rakyat in April, 2019.
Within the Maybank Group, Dato’ Zulkifli is the Chairman of Maybank Islamic Berhad. Currently, he is also a Trustee Member of Yayaysan Budiman Universiti Teknologi MARA and Tabung Pendidikan 1 Bilion.