DATUK ABDUL FARID ALIAS
Group President & Chief Executive Officer

Appointed: 2 August 2013

Helms Maybank Group’s overall business growth and regionalisation strategies and ensures the delivery of long-term value for shareholders, customers, employees and all other stakeholders.

Qualification(s):

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

Relevant Working Experience:

    Over 20 years of experience in investment banking, corporate finance and capital markets with local large caps and multinationals including Aseambankers, Schroders, Malaysian International Merchant Bankers, JP Morgan and Khazanah Nasional Berhad.

Key Achievement for the Year:

    Awarded CEO Champion for Malaysian Organisation at the LIFE AT WORK Awards 2018.

Present Directorship(s):

  • Executive Director/Group President & Chief Executive Officer of Maybank
  • President Commissioner of PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk
  • Director of Maybank Singapore Limited
  • Director of Cagamas Holdings Berhad

DATO’ JOHN CHONG ENG CHUAN
Group Chief Executive Officer, Community Financial Services

Appointed: 1 October 2018

Leads Group Community Financial Services’ business growth and strategic direction across the region, covering wealth management, consumer and branch, retail SME, business banking and virtual banking.

Qualification(s):

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

Relevant Working Experience:

    Over 25 years of regional investment banking expertise covering equity and debt capital markets, advisory and brokerage services. Previously, the CEO of Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and Maybank Kim Eng Group.

Key Achievement for the Year:

    Led Malaysia’s Best Investment Bank, an award by Euromoney consecutively attained from 2015 to 2018.

Present Directorship(s):

  • Maybank Kim Eng Holdings Limited (incorporated in the Republic of Singapore)
  • Kim Eng Securities (Hong Kong) Limited

DATO’ MUZAFFAR HISHAM
Group Chief Executive Officer, Global Banking

Appointed: 1 July 2016

Leads Group Global Banking’s business growth and regionalisation strategies for services including corporate and transaction banking, investment banking, treasury, asset management and client coverage.

Qualification(s):

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics and Accounting, University of Bristol, UK
  • Leadership Excellence through Awareness and Practice (LEAP) Programme, INSEAD
  • Chartered Banker, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers

Relevant Working Experience:

    Over 20 years of Islamic and conventional banking experience in retail and wholesale banking at large local and foreign banks. Previously, Maybank Islamic Berhad CEO and Group Islamic Banking Head.

Key Achievement for the Year:

    Led Group Global Banking’s healthy profit growth of 4.3% YoY by capturing revenue growth from ASEAN opportunities and driving synergies across its diverse businesses.

Present Directorship(s):

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

DATO’ MOHAMED RAFIQUE MERICAN MOHD WAHIDUDDIN MERICAN
Group Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Banking

Appointed: 1 July 2016

Leads Group Islamic Banking’s franchise growth and regional expansion as well as oversees its business strategies, product development and risk and Shariah-compliant management.

Qualification(s):

  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK
  • Chartered Accountant, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)
  • Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School

Relevant Working Experience:

    Over 20 years of corporate sector experience, with nine years spent as the CFO of several Malaysian listed corporates, including an independent power producer, an electricity company and Maybank Group.

Key Achievement for the Year:

    Appointed as Chairman of Islamic Banking & Finance Institute of Malaysia.

Present Directorship(s):

  • PT Bank Maybank Syariah Indonesia
  • Etiqa Family Takaful Berhad
  • Etiqa General Takaful Berhad
  • Maybank Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd

KAMALUDIN AHMAD
Group Chief Executive Officer, Insurance & Takaful

Appointed: 1 December 2013

Drives and manages the overall strategy, growth and profitability of the Group’s Insurance and Takaful business across the region.

Qualification(s):

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

Relevant Working Experience:

    Over 25 years of financial services industry experience with large local corporates and multinational companies. Has six years of regulatory and risk experience with Securities Commission and Bank Negara Malaysia.

Key Achievement for the Year:

    Led Group Insurance & Takaful to be the fastest growing large insurance/takaful player in Malaysia and to achieve its highest topline performance.

Present Directorship(s):

  • Etiqa Insurance Pte Ltd
  • AsianLife & General Assurance Corporation
  • PT Asuransi Asoka Mas

DATO’ AMIRUL FEISAL WAN ZAHIR
Group Chief Financial Officer

Appointed: 1 July 2016

Leads the Group’s financial planning, budgeting, reporting and recovery process and manages the Group’s capital and funding to ensure sustainable growth for the organisation.

Qualification(s):

  • BSc Economics (Accounting & Finance), London School of Economics & Political Science
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants
  • Chartered Banker, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers
  • Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School

Relevant Working Experience:

    Over 15 years of global investment banking experience, practising in key Asian financial centres. Ten years of senior management roles include leading a listed chemical company and was Maybank Group’s Global Banking Head.

Key Achievement for the Year:

    Malaysia Investor Relations Awards (MIRA) 2018 – Best CFO for Investor Relations (Large-Cap).

Present Directorship(s):

  • Maybank Ageas Holdings Berhad
  • Etiqa International Holdings Sdn Bhd

NORA ABD MANAF
Group Chief Human Capital Officer

Appointed: 22 September 2008

Builds and curates innovative and meaningful Human Capital strategies, initiatives and policies to develop and empower talents with high adaptability to drive sustainable growth and business performance.

Qualification(s):

  • Chartered Accountant, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)
  • Postgraduate certification in Human Resource Development, Cornell University
  • Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School
  • Gallup-Certified Strengths Level II Coach

Relevant Working Experience:

    Over 20 years of diverse functional and experience in leadership roles for multinationals and large local organisations across several sectors including telecommunications, technology and financial services.

Key Achievement for the Year:

    Led internal and external programmes leading to Maybank being awarded LIFE AT WORK’s Best Malaysian Organisation for the 4th year and M100’s Graduate Employer of the Year (Financial Services) for the 8th year.

Present Directorship(s):

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

GILBERT KOHNKE
Group Chief Risk Officer

Appointed: 1 November 2017

Strategises and leads an effective enterprise-wide risk management framework for the Group while implementing proactive and forward-looking risk practices to support its strategic aspirations.

Qualification(s):

  • 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

Relevant Working Experience:

    Over 30 years of experience in global financial institutions, with a proven track record of risk expertise. He was the Group Chief Risk Officer for Danske Bank AS and OCBC Bank.

Key Achievement for the Year:

    Spearheaded Group Risk’s people transformation focused on building future-ready skills by institutionalising a Risk Academy and strengthening the leadership and succession pipeline.

Present Directorship(s):
Nil

MICHAEL FOONG SEONG YEW
Group Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Executive Officer, International

Appointed: 1 January 2014 & 1 June 2018 respectively

Develops the Group’s long-term strategy and drives its regionalisation, digital and business development agenda. Also, leads and transforms the Group’s international operations covering 13 countries.

Qualification(s):

  • Master of Arts in Economics and Management Studies, Cambridge University, UK
  • Advanced Business Management Program, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
  • Chartered Banker, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers

Relevant Working Experience:

    Over 17 years of experience in serving financial services clients across Asia Pacific, specialising in the areas of strategy and enterprise transformation.

Key Achievement for the Year:

    Formalised partnerships with major digital players and led Maybank International towards higher profitability in 2018 with renewed strategic focus and greater cross-function synergies.

Present Directorship(s):
Nil

MOHD SUHAIL AMAR SURESH
Group Chief Technology Officer

Appointed: 1 April 2015

Builds differentiated regional strategic capabilities for the Group by leveraging technology as a competitive advantage, especially for enhanced customer experience, greater efficiency and cost advantage.

Qualification(s):

  • Master of Business Administration, Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • Fellow, Malaysian Institute of Management
  • Chartered Banker, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers

Relevant Working Experience:

    More than 30 years of global experience in business strategy and development, information technology and in application architecture for payments and banking services.

Key Achievement for the Year:

    Recognised as a Top 10 Chief Information Officer (CIO) in the Financial Services Industry across ASEAN by International Data Group (IDG)’s CIO-Asia.com.

Present Directorship(s):

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

JEROME HON KAH CHO
Group Chief Operations Officer

Appointed: 1 December 2013

Formulates and develops the Group’s operational strategy and oversees the efficient and effective delivery of services to support the Group’s vision and mission.

Qualification(s):

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

Relevant Working Experience:

    Over 20 years in Maybank, of which more than seven years as the Group Chief Audit Executive. Additionally, he has eight years of audit experience prior to joining Maybank.

Key Achievement for the Year:

    Introduced robotics to replace manual processing for selected back-office functions, aimed at optimising operational costs in the medium-term.

Present Directorship(s):
Nil

DR. JOHN LEE HIN HOCK
Country Chief Executive Officer & Chief Executive Officer, Maybank Singapore

Appointed: 1 December 2017

Leads Maybank Singapore’s business growth, and drives its strategy, branding and innovation development in line with the Group’s vision, mission and objectives.

Qualification(s):

  • 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, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers

Relevant Working Experience:

    Over 13 years of financial services experience spanning across the Asia-Pacific markets as a partner of KPMG Business Advisory. Previously, Maybank Group’s Chief Risk Officer for seven years.

Key Achievement for the Year:

    Led the local incorporation of Maybank Singapore Limited.

Present Directorship(s):

  • Maybank Kim Eng Holdings Limited
  • Etiqa Insurance Private Limited

TASWIN ZAKARIA
President Director, Maybank Indonesia

Appointed: 11 November 2013

Establishes strategic policies and provides overall direction for Maybank Indonesia’s business operations as well as directly supervises the development of Shariah banking business.

Qualification(s):

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Accounting, Cum Laude (Hons), The Ohio State University
  • Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School

Relevant Working Experience:

    Over 25 years of corporate and banking experience in local and foreign companies. Held key management roles in service sectors including banking, infrastructure financing and airport management.

Key Achievement for the Year:

    Led the development and execution of Indonesia’s first ever Shariah cross-currency hedging facility to corporate customers and was the keynote speaker for prominent events including DISRUPTO – Indonesia’s first digital event.

Present Directorship(s):

  • PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk