Datuk Abdul Farid Alias
Group President & Chief Executive Officer

  • Nationality/Age/Gender: Malaysian/50/Male
  • Date of Appointment: 2 August 2013

Qualification:

  • Master of Business Administration (Finance), University of Denver, USA
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
  • Advanced Management Programme, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, USA
  • Chartered Banker of Asian Institute of Chartered Banker

Responsibility:

  • Spearhead Maybank Group’s overall business growth and regionalisation strategies
  • Drive execution of Maybank Group’s business targets to meet the Group’s aspirations and vision
  • Oversee and ensure a good balance between driving operational excellence and strong governance to deliver sustainable long-term value for shareholders, customers, employees and other stakeholders

Relevant Working Experience:

  • Group Global Banking, Maybank from 2010 to 2013
  • Khazanah Nasional Berhad from 2005 to 2008
  • J.P. Morgan from 1997 to 2005
  • Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad from 1996 to 1997

Present Directorship:

  • Maybank
  • PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk
  • Maybank Ageas Holdings Berhad
  • Etiqa International Holdings Sdn Bhd
  • Cagamas Holdings Berhad

Dato’ Muzaffar Hisham
Group Chief Executive Officer, Global Banking

  • Nationality/Age/Gender: Malaysian/45/Male
  • Date of Appointment: 1 July 2016

Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics and Accounting, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Leadership Excellence through Awareness and Practice Programme at INSEAD, The Business School for the World, Fontainebleau, France

Responsibility:

  • Responsible for Maybank Group’s Global Banking business anchored on Client Coverage teams and supported by five key product groups which are Investment Banking, Global Markets, Corporate Banking, Transaction Banking and Asset Management
  • Plan and execute Global Banking’s business growth and regionalisation strategies such as identifying new markets and business opportunities as well as strengthening and entrenching Global Banking’s business in Maybank Group’s regional markets

Relevant Working Experience:

  • Maybank Islamic Berhad from 2011 to 2016
  • CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad from 2006 to 2011
  • HSBC (M) Berhad from 2005 to 2006
  • Commerce International Merchant Bankers from 2003 to 2005

Present Directorship:

  • Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad
  • Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad
  • Maybank Investment Bank
  • Maybank Kim Eng Holdings Limited
  • ANFAAL Capital (Saudi Arabia)

Dato’ Mohamed Rafique Merican bin Mohd Wahiduddin Merican
Group Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Banking

  • Nationality/Age/Gender: Malaysian/53/Male
  • Date of Appointment: 1 July 2016

Qualification:

  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom
  • Chartered Accountant, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)
  • Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School, Harvard University, USA

Responsibility:

  • Manage and oversee the overall Islamic Banking franchise of Maybank and ensure that it operates on a parallel platform, leveraging on the Group’s resources
  • Formulate business strategies for the Group’s Islamic Banking business including Maybank Islamic’s products development and delivery, marketing support, risk and Shariah-compliance management, spearheading the expansion of Group Islamic Banking in ASEAN and globally

Relevant Working Experience:

Present: Within Maybank Group
  • Group Finance 2012 to 2016
  • Tenaga Nasional Berhad from 2009 to 2012
  • Radicare (M) Sdn Bhd from 2004 to 2009
  • Malakoff Berhad from 2002 to 2004
  • Present Directorship:

    • Etiqa Takaful Berhad
    • P.T. Bank Maybank Syariah Indonesia

    Kamaludin Ahmad
    Group Chief Executive Officer, Insurance & Takaful

    • Nationality/Age/Gender: 50/Male
    • Date of Appointment: 1 December 2013

    Qualification:

    • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Actuarial Science from University of Kent, Canterbury, England

    Responsibility:

    • Drive and manage the overall strategy, profitability and growth of the Group’s Insurance and Takaful business in Malaysia and Singapore
    • Oversee the investment, commercial, corporate planning, risk management and IT decisions pertaining to the Insurance & Takaful operations
    • Strengthen Group’s Insurance and Takaful distribution footprint, grow its profitability via organic growth and regional expansion. Strengthen the Takaful leadership position and drive Etiqa as a preferred brand among all Malaysians

    Relevant Working Experience:

    • General Insurance & Takaful Business, Etiqa Insurance Berhad from 2012 to 2014
    • UEM Group from 2011 to 2012
    • AIG Malaysia and AIG International from 1996 to 2011

    Present Directorship:

    • Etiqa Insurance Pte Ltd (Singapore)
    • AsianLife & General Assurance Corporation

    Dato’ Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir
    Group Chief Financial Officer

    • Nationality/Age/Gender: Malaysian/48/Male
    • Date of Appointment: 1 July 2016

    Qualification:

    • BSc Economics (Accounting & Finance), London School of Economics & Political Science, United Kingdom
    • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales, United Kingdom
    • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants
    • Chartered Banker, Chartered Banker Institute and Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers

    Responsibility:

    • Maybank Group’s financial, capital and funding management
    • Oversee Group Financial Control, Group Corporate Treasury, Group Tax, Group Performance Reporting, Group Investor Relations and Group Finance Operations (Corporate Remedial Management and Enterprise Information Management)

    Relevant Working Experience:

    • Global Banking, Maybank Group from 2014 to 2016
    • Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad from 2011 to 2014
    • Permodalan Nasional Berhad in 2010
    • Maybank Investment Bank from 2008 to 2010

    Present Directorship:

    • Director, Maybank Ageas Holdings Berhad

    Gilbert Kohnke
    Group Chief Risk Officer

    • Nationality/Age/Gender: Canadian/59/Male
    • Date of Appointment: 1 November 2017

    Qualification:

    • Master of Business Administration, University of Hawaii, Manoa
    • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), University of Windsor, Canada
    • Bachelor of Arts (Economics), University of Western Ontario, Canada

    Responsibility:

    • Strategise, lead and enforce an appropriate enterprise-wide risk management framework to ensure financial and reputational integrity of Maybank Group through effective mitigation of risks
    • Support the Group and all its businesses in achieving business objectives and regional aspirations through the establishment of proactive and forward looking risk practices

    Relevant Working Experience:

    • Danske Bank, Copenhagen, Denmark from 2015 to 2017
    • OCBC Bank, Singapore from 2005 to 2014
    • CIBC World Markets, London, United Kingdom from 2002 to 2005

    Present Directorship:

    • Nil

    Nora Abd Manaf
    Group Chief Human Capital Officer

    • Nationality/Age/Gender: Malaysian/54/Female
    • Date of Appointment: 22 September 2008

    Qualification:

    • Chartered Accountant, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)
    • Post-graduate certification in Human Resource Development, Cornell University
    • Certified Gallup Strengths Coach Level II

    Responsibility:

    • Lead and shape strategies to drive Human Capital objectives across the Group to realise Maybank’s aspirations
    • Provide strategic leadership in all aspects of workforce, workplace and performance futurisation for a sustainably performing organisation into the future
    • Develop a strong talent strategy, pool and pipeline with high adaptability to drive sustainable performance

    Relevant Working Experience:

    • Standard Chartered Group from 1999 to 2008
    • Scope International, Standard Chartered UK, PT Bank Permata from 2003 to 2008
    • Maxis from 1995 to 1999

    Present Directorship:

    • Etiqa General Insurance Berhad
    • Etiqa Insurance Berhad
    • MBB LABS Pvt. Ltd (India)

    Mohd Suhail Amar Suresh Abdullah
    Group Chief Technology Officer

    • Nationality/Age/Gender: Malaysian/55/Male
    • Date of Appointment: 1 April 2015

    Qualification:

    • Master of Business Administration, Charles Sturt University, Australia

    Responsibility:

    • Develop and lead the execution of the Group Technology strategies, platforms and capabilities in collaboration with the Group Business, Functions and Countries to achieve business goals
    • Strategise, direct and build a differentiated regional strategic capability for the Group to leverage on technology as a competitive advantage for enhanced customer experience, greater efficiency and cost advantage
    • Transform IT within Maybank and strengthen the in-house technical capabilities to support the Group’s vision and aspirations

    Relevant Working Experience:

    • Group Technology, Maybank from 2014
    • Virtual Banking & Payments, Maybank from 2012 to 2014
    • Malaysian Electronic Clearing Corporation Sdn Bhd from 2011 to 2012
    • Malaysian Electronic Payment System Sdn Bhd from 2002 to 2011

    Present Directorship:

    • Maybank Shared Services Sdn Bhd
    • MCB Bank Limited
    • MBB LABS Pvt. Ltd (India)

    Michael Foong Seong Yew
    Group Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Executive Officer, International

    • Nationality/Age/Gender: Malaysian/49/Male
    • Date of Appointment: 1 January 2014

    Qualification:

    • Master of Arts in Economics and Management Studies, Cambridge University, United Kingdom
    • Advanced Business Management Program, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA

    Responsibility:

    • Drive the Group’s agenda on regionalisation, digital, business development, transformation and productivity programmes across the region, and develop the Group’s long-term strategy
    • Oversee Group Corporate Development & Innovation Unit, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, Strategic Marketing, Customer Experience Management and Strategic Partnerships
    • Strategise, lead and transform Maybank Group’s international operations covering 13 countries (excluding Singapore and Indonesia) by building greater synergies and accelerating profitability for long term growth

    Relevant Working Experience:

    Past:

    • Strategy & Transformation, Maybank from 2011 to 2014
    • Accenture from 1994 to 2011
    • Sime Darby Bhd from 1991 to 1994

    Present Directorship:

    • Nil

    Jerome Hon Kah Cho
    Group Chief Operations Officer

    • Nationality/Age/Gender: Malaysian/51/Male
    • Date of Appointment: 1 December 2013

    Qualification:

    • Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
    • Member of MICPA
    • Member of Malaysia Institute of Accountants (MIA)

    Responsibility:

    • Formulate and develop the operational strategy to support Maybank Group’s Vision and Mission
    • Formulate and develop the operational strategy for the Group and oversee the efficient and effective delivery of services to support the Maybank Group’s vision and mission

    Relevant Working Experience:

    • Group Audit, Maybank from 2006 to 2013
    • Maybank Trustees Bhd from 1997 to 2001
    • Corporate Reporting, Maybank from 1994 to 1997
    • Salleh, Leong, Azlan & Co from 1987 to 1994

    Present Directorship

    • Nil

    Dr. John Lee Hin Hock
    Chief Executive Officer, Maybank Singapore

    • Nationality/Age/Gender: Malaysian/52/Male
    • Date of Appointment: 17 January 2011

    Qualification:

    • Doctorate of Philosophy in Economics, Monash University, Australia
    • Bachelor of Economics, Monash University, Australia
    • Fellow Certified Practising Accountant of the Australian Society of CPAs
    • Chartered Banker of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers

    Responsibility:

    • Lead overall growth strategy for Maybank Singapore to support Maybank Group’s vision, mission and regionalisation business objectives
    • Facilitate Innovation and Competitive Strategy for Singapore vis-à-vis other financial institutions and market in Singapore and regionally and position Maybank Singapore as Maybank Group’s centre of excellence for wealth management and infrastructure financing
    • Lead and drive the overall branding and corporate positioning for Singapore to ensure a superior customer value proposition and sustain strong relationships with all customers and stakeholders

    Relevant Working Experience:

    • Group Risk, Maybank from 2011 to 2017
    • KPMG Business Advisory from 1997 to 2011
    • The Kuala Lumpur Options & Financial Futures Exchange (KLOFFE) from 1994 to 1997
    • Amanah Merchant Bank Berhad from 1993 to 1994

    Present Directorship:

    • Maybank Kim Eng Holdings Limited
    • Etiqa Insurance Private Limited

    Taswin Zakaria
    President Director, Maybank Indonesia

    • Nationality/Age/Gender: Indonesian/50/Male
    • Date of Appointment: 11 November 2013

    Qualification:

    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Accounting, Cum Laude (Honors), The Ohio State University

    Responsibility:

    • Strategise, plan and lead the overall direction for the banking business operations and strengthen the Group’s operation of Maybank Indonesia to meet the objectives and targets as per Group’s regional strategy to become the top financial services provider
    • Facilitate growth of MBI operations by leveraging on Group’s business capabilities and client networks and leverage on Maybank Group to capture a bigger market share and strengthen the Group’s operations in Indonesia
    • Supervise the development of Shariah banking business and the Bank’s Internal Audit

    Relevant Working Experience:

    • PT Jasa Angkasa Semesta Tbk from 2005 to 2013
    • PT. Indonesia Infrastructure Finance from 2010 to 2011
    • Barclays Capital, Jakarta from 2001 to 2003
    • Deutsche Bank AG, Jakarta from 1997 to 2001

    Directorship in Maybank Group of Companies:

    • PT Bank Maybank Indonesia TBK

    Dato' John Chong
    Group CEO, Community Financial Services

    • Nationality/Age/Gender: Malaysian/51/Male

    Qualification:

    • Bachelor of Economics (Hons), University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    • Chartered Banker of the Chartered Banker Institute and Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers
    • Advanced Business Management Program, Harvard Business School, Harvard, USA

    Responsibilities:

    • Lead, drive and implement Maybank Group’s community banking strategy across all geographies which covers branch banking, consumer lending, SME and Business Banking, sales and distribution, wealth management, payments, virtual banking, product innovation and customer segmentation.

    Relevant Working Experience:

    Present: Within Maybank Group
  • Maybank Kim Eng Group from 2014 to 2018
  • Maybank Investment Bank Berhad from 1993 to 2014
  • Public Bank Berhad from 1992 to 1993

    Present Directorship:

    • Director of Maybank Kim Eng Holdings Limited (incorporated in the Republic of Singapore)
    • Director of Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) Public Company Limited
    • Chairman of Kim Eng Securities (Hong Kong) Limited