Tan Sri Dato' Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Maybank on 2 November 2020.
Tan Sri Dato' Sri Zamzamzairani 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.
He has vast experience spanning more than 30 years in the telecommunication 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 also sits on the board of Malaysia Airlines Berhad, Malaysia Aviation Group Berhad (“MAGB”) and Hijrah Biru Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of MAGB).
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 of the Board.
He 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).
His current directorships in companies within the Maybank Group include Maybank Singapore Limited and President Commissioner of PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk. Besides Maybank Group, he also sits on the boards of Cagamas Holdings Berhad, Payments Network Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Asian Banking School Sdn Bhd and STF Resources Sdn Bhd.
Currently, Datuk Abdul Farid is the Chairman of The Association of Banks in Malaysia and Vice Chairman of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB). He is also a member of the Visa Asia Pacific Senior Client Council, ASEAN Banking Council, Investment Panel of Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) (KWAP) and Panel of Kumpulan Wang Amanah Negara. He has also been appointed as a member of the Emerging Markets Advisory Council of The Institute of International Finance, Washington DC.
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 and Employees’ Share Grant Plan Committees of the Board and a member of the Risk Management Committee of the Board.
He 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.
Datuk R. Karunakaran 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.
His current directorships in companies within the Maybank Group include as Chairman of Maybank Singapore Limited, Etiqa International Holdings Sdn Bhd and Maybank Ageas Holdings Berhad.
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 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, Credit Review, Compliance, as well as Employees’ Share Grant Plan Committees of the Board.
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 28 years. Throughout his practice, he has been involved in a broad range of corporate exercises involving takeovers, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring.
Currently, he serves as 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 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 and Employees’ Share Grant Plan Committees of the Board.
Edwin Gerungan 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.
His current directorship within the Maybank Group includes PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk.
He had served a number of key positions as a member/President of Board of Commissioners/Directors of banking institutions and private companies. Amongst them were as Independent Commissioner of Bank Central Asia (2002-2003) and Bank Danamon (2003-2005), President Commissioner of Bank Mandiri (2005-2014) and President Director of PT BHP Billiton Indonesia (2007-2013) and Independent Commissioner of PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance from December 2014 to February 2018.
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, and Compliance Committees of the Board.
She holds a PhD in Nuclear Physics from Oxford University and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Surrey University. Currently, she is an Associate of the Institute of Actuaries, Staple Inn, London. 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.
Her current directorships in companies within the Maybank Group include Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad, Maybank Asset Management Sdn Bhd and Maybank Islamic Asset Management 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.
She was 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. She was also a director of Guidance SEARE Advisors GP Limited.
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 and Compliance Committees 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.
Currently, Anthony Brent Elam sits on the Board of Maybank Singapore Limited and Maybank (Cambodia) Plc. He is also a Commissioner of PT Lombok Saka and an Independent Director of PT Sarana Menara Nusantara Tbk.
He 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.
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 and Credit Review Committees 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.
Her current directorships in companies within the Maybank Group include Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and Maybank Kim Eng Securities Limited (Vietnam). Currently, she is also a Public Interest Director of the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia, member of the Investment Panel, Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT) and an External Expert of the International Monetary Fund.
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, Nomination and Remuneration, Employees’ Share Grant Plan and Credit Review Committees of the Board.
She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, United Kingdom.
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 in Malaysia (now known as J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Berhad) in 1980. Her last position there was as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, a position she held for four 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 in its Representative Office in Malaysia as the Country Group Representative and Executive Director, Institutional Banking until her retirement in July 2014.
She served 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.
Her current directorship within the Maybank Group includes Maybank Philippines Inc. She also sits on the Boards of Hengyuan Refining Company Berhad and Agensi Kaunseling dan Pengurusan Kredit (AKPK). She is also a member of the Small Debt Resolution Committee, Bank Negara Malaysia.
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.
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.
He was part of the pioneer management 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.
His current directorship within the Maybank Group includes Maybank (Cambodia) Plc and Maybank Islamic Berhad. Currently, he also sits on the Board of Marine & General Berhad, a public company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia, as well as its subsidiaries.
Dato’ Idris Kechot was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank on 15 May 2019.
Dato’ Idris 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.
Currently, Dato’ Idris is a nominee of PNB appointed on the Boards of Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad, Goodyear Malaysia Berhad and Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (PERODUA). He also sits on the Board of Kumpulan Fima Berhad.
Dato’ Zulkiflee Abbas Abdul Hamid was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank on 15 August 2019.
Dato’ Zulkiflee 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.
He 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.
Currently, Dato’ Zulkiflee also sits on the Board of Maybank Islamic Berhad.