DATUK ABDUL FARID ALIAS FCB
Group President & Chief Executive Officer

Appointed: 2 August 2013

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 25 years of experience in investment banking, corporate finance and capital markets with several institutions including Aseambankers, Schroders, Malaysian International Merchant Bankers, JP Morgan and Khazanah Nasional Berhad.

Present directorship(s):

  • Listed Entity/Entities:
    • Executive Director/Group President & Chief Executive Officer of Maybank
    • President Commissioner of PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk
  • Other Public Company/Companies:
    • Director of Maybank Singapore Limited
    • Director of Cagamas Holdings Berhad
    • Director of Financial Industry Collective Outreach
    • Vice Chairman of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers
DATO’ JOHN CHONG ENG CHUAN
Group Chief Executive Officer, Community Financial Services

Appointed: 1 October 2018

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 financial services experience encompassing consumer, commercial, wealth management and investment banking. Previously, the CEO of Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and Maybank Kim Eng Group.

FY2020 Key Achievement(s):

    Led digital initiatives including Malaysia’s first end-to-end SME Digital Financing with approval within 10 minutes; MAE by M2U, a new app that is beyond banking; and Malaysia’s first Virtual Treats Fair.

Present directorship(s) in Maybank Group, Other Public Companies and Listed Entities:

  • Maybank Trustee Berhad

DATO’ MUZAFFAR HISHAM
Group Chief Executive Officer, Global Banking

Appointed: 1 July 2016

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.

FY2020 Key Achievement(s):

    Led Group Global Banking (GGB)’s continued success together with GGB’s talented leadership through numerous landmark deals including the largest ever retail IPO in Malaysia and issuance of Malaysia’s first digital sukuk.

Present directorship(s) in Maybank Group, Other Public Companies and Listed Entities:

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

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

Appointed: 1 July 2016

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:

    Close to 30 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.

FY2020 Key Achievement(s):

    Awarded Asia-Pacific Islamic Banker of The Year by The Asset Triple A Awards 2020 for outstanding contribution to the Islamic banking and finance industry as well as leadership in Maybank Group Islamic Banking’s growth and regional expansion.

Present directorship(s) in Maybank Group, Other Public Companies and Listed Entities:

  • Etiqa General Takaful Berhad
  • Maybank Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd

GILBERT KOHNKE
Group Chief Risk Officer

Appointed: 1 November 2017

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.

FY2020 Key Achievement(s):

    Led Group Risk’s continued strategic transformation and strengthened the Group’s operational resilience to deliver optimal support and experience for customers and communities during the pandemic.

Present directorship(s) in Maybank Group, Other Public Companies and Listed Entities:
Nil

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

Appointed: 1 January 2014 & 1 June 2018 respectively

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:

    Close to 20 years of experience in serving financial services clients across Asia Pacific, specialising in the areas of strategy and enterprise transformation.

FY2020 Key Achievement(s):

    Facilitated the development of Maybank Group’s next five-year strategy, and steered our International units through the challenging pandemic environment whilst maintaining business focus and operational resilience.

Present directorship(s) in Maybank Group, Other Public Companies and Listed Entities:
Nil

MOHD SUHAIL AMAR SURESH
Group Chief Technology Officer

Appointed: 1 April 2015

Qualification(s):

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

Relevant Working Experience:

    Over 30 years of experience in technology, architecture design & systems development, business strategy & development within the financial services & telecommunications industries, both domestic and international.

FY2020 Key Achievement(s):

    Delivered key capabilities to ensure the Group’s continued systems and operational resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic while steering in-house digital efforts and key business systems development.

Present directorship(s) in Maybank Group, Other Public Companies and Listed Entities:

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

KAMALUDIN AHMAD
Group Chief Executive Officer, Insurance & Takaful

Appointed: 1 December 2013

Qualification(s):

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

Relevant Working Experience:

    30 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.

FY2020 Key Achievement(s):

    Led Etiqa to achieve gross revenue of RM11.27 billion, following four consecutive years of double-digit growth that has helped establish the company as one of the top five ASEAN-owned insurers.

Present directorship(s) in Maybank Group, Other Public Companies and Listed Entities:

  • Etiqa Insurance Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Etiqa Life & General Assurance Philippines, Inc.
  • P.T. Asuransi Etiqa International, Indonesia
  • Etiqa General Insurance, Cambodia

DATUK NORA ABD MANAF
Group Chief Human Capital Officer

Appointed: 22 September 2008

Qualification(s):

  • Chartered Banker, Chartered Banker Institute (CBI)
  • Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School
  • Chartered Accountant, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)
  • Postgraduate certification in Human Resource Development, Cornell University
  • Gallup-Certified Strengths Level II Coach
  • Adjunct Professor, appointed by College of Business of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)

Relevant Working Experience:

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

FY2020 Key Achievement(s):

    Drove People Management Business Continuity and Safety key initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic, overlooking employees’ health, safety, engagement and productivity levels. Successfully led the implementation of the group’s Mobile Work Arrangement Policy.

Present directorship(s) in Maybank Group, Other Public Companies and Listed Entities:

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

JEROME HON KAH CHO
Group Chief Operations Officer

Appointed: 1 December 2013

Qualification(s):

  • Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
  • Member of MICPA
  • Member of Malaysia Institute of Accountants (MIA)
  • Chartered Banker (AICB, CBI)

Relevant Working Experience:

    Over 25 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.

FY2020 Key Achievement(s):

    Ensured continuous delivery of operations and service levels during the COVID-19 pandemic while expanding the application of robotic process automation for the Group.

Present directorship(s) in Maybank Group, Other Public Companies and Listed Entities:
Nil

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

Appointed: 1 December 2017

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:

    Close to 25 years of financial services experience spanning across the Asia Pacific markets as a partner of KPMG Business Advisory and previously, as Maybank Group’s Chief Risk Officer.

FY2020 Key Achievement(s):

    Navigated Maybank Singapore through the COVID pandemic whilst re-positioning its digital strategy and leading the launch of its Open Banking platform.

Present directorship(s) in Maybank Group, Other Public Companies and Listed Entities:

  • Maybank Kim Eng Holdings Limited
  • Maybank Kim Eng Securities Pte Ltd
  • Etiqa Insurance Private Limited

TASWIN ZAKARIA
President Director, Maybank Indonesia

Appointed: 11 November 2013

Qualification(s):

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Accounting, Cum Laude (Honors), The Ohio State University
  • Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School
  • Strategic Leadership Program SaId Business School, Oxford University

Relevant Working Experience:

    Close to 30 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.

FY2020 Key Achievement(s):

    Led digital transformation and proactive measures to safeguard resilience of MBI against the pandemic, leading to MBI garnering various awards including the Global Finance Awards’ World’s Best Consumer Digital Banks 2020.

Present directorship(s) in Maybank Group, Other Public Companies and Listed Entities:

  • PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk (MBI)

KHALIJAH ISMAIL
Group Chief Financial Officer

Appointed: 01 October 2021

Qualification(s):

  • Professional Qualification - Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants United Kingdom – 1989

Relevant Working Experience:

    Khalijah’s professional career with Maybank Group spans more than 30 years and she is regarded as a versatile talent who has taken on a range of senior roles within the Group across corporate and investment banking business including finance, enabling her ability to balance business with governance, risk and controls.

FY2020 Key Achievement(s):

    Led the Group in navigating the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and positioning the Bank as one of the strongest in Southeast Asia in terms of capital and liquidity.

Present directorship(s) in Maybank Group, Other Public Companies and Listed Entities:

  • Maybank Allied Berhad;
  • Maybank International Trust (Labuan) Berhad;
  • Cekap Mentari Berhad;