Tan Sri Dato' Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director/Chairman

Tan Sri Dato' Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Maybank on 2 November 2020. He also chairs the Board Sustainability Committee.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications Engineering from Plymouth Polytechnic, United Kingdom and has completed the Corporate Finance, Strategies for Creating Shareholder Value programme at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, United States of America. He has also attended the Strategic Leadership Programme at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School and the IMD CEO Roundtable at Lausanne, Switzerland in 2013.

Tan Sri Dato' Sri Zamzamzairani has vast experience spanning more than 30 years in the telecommunications industry, beginning in Telekom Malaysia Berhad (“TM”) where he served for 13 years before assuming key positions in several multinationals such as Global One Communications and Lucent Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, where he was Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”). He returned to TM in 2005 as Senior Vice President, Group Strategy and Technology and was later promoted to CEO, Malaysia Business, before being appointed as the Group CEO and Managing Director in April 2008 until his retirement on 30 April 2017.

Under his leadership, TM launched and successfully rolled out the high speed broadband service in 2010, in a historic collaboration with the Government of Malaysia. He was awarded the Business Person of the Year 2015 at the Asian Academy of Management International Conference, organised by Universiti Sains Malaysia in October 2015. He was also named CEO of the Year 2015 at the Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group’s Annual Corporate Governance Awards ceremony held in December 2015. He was conferred a special individual award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Industry’ at the 2017 Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Excellence Awards and named the prestigious Telecom CEO of the Year at the 20th Telecom Asia Awards 2017.

Currently, Tan Sri Dato' Sri Zamzamzairani is also the Chairman of Maybank Foundation and Maybank Labuan Foundation.

Datuk Abdul Farid Alias
Non-Independent Executive Director (Group President & Chief Executive Officer)

Datuk Abdul Farid Alias was appointed as the Group President and Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Maybank on 2 August 2013. He also serves as Chairman of the Group Executive Committee and a member of the Credit Review Committee and Board Sustainability Committee.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA and Masters in Business Administration (Finance) from University of Denver, USA. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School. He is also a Chartered Banker, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.

Datuk Abdul Farid joined the Maybank Group in 2008 and was the Deputy President and Head, Global Banking from 1 July 2010 before his appointment as Group President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Maybank, Datuk Abdul Farid 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).

Within the Maybank Group, Datuk Abdul Farid is currently the President Commissioner of PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk. He also sits on the Board of Maybank Singapore Limited. Besides Maybank Group, he also sits on the boards of Cagamas Holdings Berhad, Payments Network Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Asian Banking School Sdn Bhd, STF Resources Sdn Bhd and Financial Industry Collective Outreach.

Currently, Datuk Abdul Farid is the Chairman of The Association of Banks in Malaysia and ASEAN Bankers Association and the Vice Chairman of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers. He has also been appointed as the Co-Chairman/member of the Emerging Markets Advisory Council of The Institute of International Finance, Washington DC. He is also a member of Visa Asia Pacific Senior Client Council and the Board of Visitors of Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business.

Datuk R. Karunakaran
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk R. Karunakaran was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank on 16 July 2014. He also serves as Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Board and a member of the Risk Management Committee of the Board and Board Sustainability Committee.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) (Hons) from University of Malaya. He has also completed the Postgraduate Course on Industrial Project Planning, University of Bradford, United Kingdom.

Datuk R. Karunakaran joined the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (formerly known as Malaysian Industrial Development Authority) ("MIDA") in August 1972 and served in various positions including Deputy Director, Director, Deputy Director-General and Director-General. He also served as the Director of MIDA Singapore, Cologne (Germany) and London (England). Having served MIDA for about 36 years, Datuk R. Karunakaran retired as the Director-General of MIDA in June 2008, a position he held for about 4 years. During his service with MIDA, he was responsible for the promotion and coordination of the development of the manufacturing and services sector in Malaysia including promoting domestic and foreign investments in Malaysia.

He was a member of the Cabinet Committee on Investment for High Impact Projects. He was also a member of PEMUDAH, a special task force set up by the Prime Minister to facilitate business, improve public service delivery systems in terms of process, procedures, legislation and human resources.

Within the Maybank Group, he is currently the Chairman of Maybank Singapore Limited, Etiqa International Holdings Sdn Bhd and Maybank Ageas Holdings Berhad.

Currently, Datuk R. Karunakaran also sits on the boards of several public listed companies such as Integrated Logistics Berhad, IOI Corporation Berhad and Bursa Malaysia Berhad.

Cheng Kee Check
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Cheng Kee Check was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank on 19 November 2014. He also serves as a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Credit Review Committee, as well as Compliance Committee of the Board.

He holds a LL.B. (Hons) from National University of Singapore. He is a practising corporate lawyer at Messrs Skrine, where he commenced legal practice after his admission to both Singapore and Malaysian Bar in 1990. He has been a partner of Messrs Skrine since 1997 and has been in practice for over 30 years. Throughout his practice, he has been involved in a broad range of corporate exercises involving takeovers, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring.

Within the Maybank Group, Cheng Kee Check is currently the Chairman of Maybank Trustees Berhad.

He was previously a director of PNB Development Sdn. Berhad and Seriemas Development Sdn. Berhad. He was also a member of the Investment Committee of Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020 from 15 October 2012 to 1 January 2018.

Edwin Gerungan
Independent Non-Executive Director

Edwin Gerungan was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank with effect from 24 August 2015 and was re-designated as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 27 February 2017. He also serves as Chairman of the Risk Management Committee of the Board and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Board.

He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from Principia College, Elsah, Illinois, United States of America. He has more than 40 years of working experience in a number of corporations. He was a Vice President, Head of Treasury at Citibank N.A. from 1972 to 1997. He then moved to Atlantic Richfield in 1997 as Senior Advisor until 1999. Subsequently, he joined Bank Mandiri as the Executive Vice President, Treasury and International from 1999 to 2000 and thereafter, left Bank Mandiri to take on the role as the Chief Executive Officer of Indonesian Banking Restructuring Agency from 2000 to 2001.

Within the Maybank Group, Edwin Gerungan is currently a Commissioner of PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk.

He had served as the President of the Board of Commissioners/Directors and as Independent Commissioner of a number of banking/financial institutions and private company in Indonesia. Amongst them were as Independent Commissioner of Bank Central Asia (2002 to 2003) and Bank Danamon (2003 to 2005), President Commissioner of Bank Mandiri (2005-2014), President Director of PT BHP Billiton Indonesia (2007 to 2014) and Independent Commissioner of PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance (2014 to 2018).

Dr Hasnita Dato’ Hashim
Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr. Hasnita Dato’ Hashim was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank on 1 July 2016. She also serves as a member of the Risk Management Committee, Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Compliance Committee of the Board and Board Sustainability Committee.

She holds a PhD in Nuclear Physics from Oxford University and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Surrey University. She brings 25 years of global financial management experience in the field of asset management, structured finance and asset securitisation. She is also known to be a pioneer and innovator in Islamic finance and has extensive relationships with large investors and key business players particularly from the Gulf countries. In 1998, she founded IslamiQ, the world’s first online Islamic finance portal and was the Chief Executive Officer of IslamiQ from 1998 to 2001.

Within the Maybank Group, she is currently the Chairman of Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and Maybank Kim Eng Holdings Limited. Besides Maybank Group, Dr Hasnita is a director of Guidance Investments (Labuan) Ltd, Guidance Atel Investments Ltd, Guidance ATEL GCC Investments Ltd and REDACHEM Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Dr. Hasnita has been appointed as Chairman of the Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) with effect from 1 October 2018 and as a member of the National Economic Action Council on 11 February 2019. Currently, she is also a director of Guidance Investments (Labuan) Ltd, Guidance Atel Investments Ltd, Guidance ATEL GCC Investments Ltd and REDACHEM Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Dr. Hasnita was the Chairman of the Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) from 1 October 2018 to 18 March 2020 and also a member of the National Economic Action Council from February 2019 to March 2020. She was also the Chief Executive Officer of Commerce MGI Sdn Bhd (CMGI), Malaysia from 1994 to 1998. She served as Head, Institutional Business of Guidance Financial Group from 2002 to 2011. She was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Guidance Investments Sdn Bhd, an investment arm of Guidance Financial Group and a global investment company with asset under management of around USD1 billion, from May 2012 to December 2016. Dr. Hasnita was also a director of Guidance SEARE Advisors GP Limited.

Anthony Brent Elam
Independent Non-Executive Director

Anthony Brent Elam was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank on 15 November 2016. He also serves as Chairman of Credit Review Committee of the Board and a member of the Risk Management Committee and Compliance Committee of the Board.

He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance and International Business from New York University, United States of America and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, United States of America.

Anthony Brent Elam had been a Director of PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (“BCA”) since May 2002. He was also the Chief Risk Officer and Director of Risk Management of BCA, responsible for Enterprise Wide Risk Management and Loan Recovery. He stepped down from the said positions in April 2016. Prior to joining BCA, he served as an advisor to the Chairman of the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency of PT Bahana Pembinaan Usaha Indonesia from November 1996 to December 2001. He was previously the Vice President at Dieng Djaya from February 1994 to November 1996 and a Vice President at Citibank from 1986 to 1994.

Within the Maybank Group, Anthony Brent Elam currently sits on the Board of Maybank Singapore Limited and Maybank (Cambodia) Plc. Besides Maybank Group, he is also a Director of PT Lombok Saka, the President Commissioner of PT Gili Sands Resort, a subsidiary of PT Lombok Saka and also Commissioner of PT Travel Square Global. .

Che Zakiah Che Din
Independent Non-Executive Director

Che Zakiah Che Din was appointed as an Independent Non- Executive Director of Maybank on 1 March 2018. She also serves as Chairman of the Compliance Committee of the Board and a member of the Audit Committee and Credit Review Committee of the Board.

She holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from University of Malaya.

Che Zakiah has 35 years of experience working with Bank Negara Malaysia (“BNM”). She joined BNM in 1982 and served in various departments and positions. She was the Director of Financial Conglomerates Supervision Department of BNM since 2004 until her retirement on 30 April 2017. Her main responsibility under this role was to oversee the implementation of prudential supervision on 8 domestic banking groups on consolidated basis. The supervision focused on the enforcement of prudential regulations and measures to mitigate Anti- Money Laundering (AML) and combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) risks.

Within the Maybank Group, Che Zakiah currently sits on the Board of Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and Maybank Kim Eng Holdings Limited. She is also the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Maybank Kim Eng Securities Limited (Vietnam).

Currently, Che Zakiah is a director of FIDE Forum, a Public Interest Director of the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia and also a member of the Investment Panel, Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT).

Fauziah Hisham
Independent Non-Executive Director

Fauziah Hisham was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank on 15 May 2018. She also serves as a member of the Risk Management Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Credit Review Committees of the Board.

She is an Associate Member of The Chartered Governance Institute, United Kingdom and a Qualified Risk Director of the Institute of Enterprise Risk Practitioners.

Fauziah Hisham has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry having worked in 3 foreign owned financial institutions over the span of her career. She started her banking career with The Chase Manhattan Bank, Malaysia Branch (now known as J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Berhad) in 1980 and the last position she held was as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, a position she held for four (4) years. From 2006 to 2008, she was with Standard Chartered Bank Berhad as Managing Director, Strategic Client Coverage Group. Thereafter, she joined Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Malaysia Representative Office as the Group Representative and Executive Director, Institutional Banking for Malaysia until her retirement in July 2014.

She was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Berhad in October 2014 and was subsequently appointed as Chairman of the Board from January 2015 to March 2018.

Within the Maybank Group, Fauziah Hisham is currently the Chairman of Maybank Philippines Inc. She also sits on the Board of Maybank Trustees Berhad. Besides Maybank Group, she is also a Director of Hengyuan Refining Company Berhad and Agensi Kaunseling dan Pengurusan Kredit (AKPK). She is also a member of the Small Debt Resolution Committee (SDRC), Bank Negara Malaysia.

Shariffuddin Khalid
Independent Non-Executive Director

Shariffuddin Khalid was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank on 14 June 2018. He also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board and a member of the Compliance Committee of the Board and the Board Sustainability Committee.

He is a Fellow Member of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom. He has over 30 years’ experience in the banking and corporate sector. He had served in key positions in the corporate services, business development, corporate communications and human resource functions.

Shariffuddin Khalid joined Amanah Merchant Bank Berhad (“AMBB”) from 1994 to 1998 as Deputy General Manager, Business Development. He was part of the management team that was tasked with the turnaround of AMBB.

He was also part of the pioneer team tasked with the establishment of Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad (“Danaharta”) during the 1998 Asian financial crisis. He served as General Manager, Communications and Human Resource, Danaharta, from its establishment in 1998 until 2005.

He joined Bank Negara Malaysia (“BNM”) in 2008 as pioneer Director of the Malaysia International Islamic Finance Center. He has served BNM for nearly 10 years and the last position he held was Director, Strategic Communications. His portfolio under this position covered all media relations, official publications, Parliamentary responses as well as e-communications and design.

Within the Maybank Group, Shariffuddin Khalid currently sits on the Board of Maybank Islamic Berhad and Maybank (Cambodia) Plc. He also sits on the Board of MCB Bank Limited, an associate company of Maybank. Besides Maybank Group, he also serves as a Director of Marine & General Berhad.

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).

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.