Press Statement by the Chairman of Maybank, Tan Sri Dato’ Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor
The Board of Directors, management and staff of Maybank wish to congratulate Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, President and CEO of Maybank, on his appointment as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.
The appointment is a fitting tribute to the leadership and capabilities of Dato’ Sri Wahid, who has ably helmed Maybank over the last five years. Amongst key achievements, he was instrumental in spearheading the transformation of Maybank beginning 2008 as well as overseeing the expansion of our regional footprint, making us the most valuable company listed on Bursa Malaysia, South East Asia’s fourth largest bank the World’s 13 Strongest Bank today.
Maybank is indeed proud of the honour accorded to Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid and we believe that his exemplary leadership qualities and vast experience will be an asset to the country.
While Dato’ Sri Wahid will surely be missed by all of us at Maybank, we are reassured that he has developed a strong Group leadership team who will be able to continue leading Maybank on its journey to become a regional financial services leader. In the interim, this leadership team, under my guidance, will also continue to ensure that the Group remains focused on our tasks and responsibilities to all our stakeholders.
The Board of Directors will be identifying a suitable replacement for Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar and an announcement will be made in due course.
Meanwhile, we wish Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid well in his service to the nation. We are confident that he will execute his duties to the best of his abilities and make a lasting impact in his area of responsibility.