Maybank Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Datuk Abdul Farid bin Alias as Maybank President and Chief Executive Officer.
Datuk Farid, 45, has been Maybank Deputy President and Head of its Global Banking business since July 2010.
Datuk Abdul Farid Alias - Career in brief
Datuk Farid started his banking career in Aseambankers, a subsidiary of the Maybank Group in January 1992. Thereafter, his experiences broadened in other companies like Schroders, Malaysia International Merchant Bankers, JP Morgan and Khazanah Nasional Berhad, in investment banking and capital markets and direct investment management before he re-joined the Maybank Group in 2009.
Since then his responsibilities in the Group have covered International and Global Banking in the key ASEAN countries, as well as all operations in the smaller operating units and non-operated entities globally, some of these include Retail Banking.
During his tenure in this role, Datuk Farid was appointed to the boards of Maybank Investment Bank, Maybank International Labuan Limited, Maybank Philippines Incorporated, Kim Eng Holdings Ltd, Maybank Assets Management, and Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) in Pakistan. He chairs the Asset and Liability Committee for Maybank Singapore. He is also the Chairperson for the Permanent Committee on ASEAN Inter-Regional Relations, ASEAN Banking Council (ABC) and is a member of the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) Policy Advocacy Committee and a member of the Malaysia-Pakistan Business Council.
In January 2009, Datuk Farid was appointed onto the Maybank Group Management Committee (GMC), which was succeeded later, upon re-organisation, by the Group Executive Committee (EXCO) on 1st July 2010.
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