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Maybank appoints new Head of Global Banking

29 August 2014

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Maybank is pleased to announce the appointment of Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir as its Group Head of Global Banking (GB), effective 1 October 2014.

Amirul Feisal will be responsible for Maybank Kim Eng and Maybank Asset Management groups as well as Maybank Group’s Client Coverage, Global Markets, Corporate Banking and Transaction Banking operations.

He will also focus on strengthening and entrenching Maybank’s Global Banking business in key regional markets including Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia. The Heads of Global Banking from these countries will report to Amirul Feisal as well as their respective CEOs, in parallel.

Amirul Feisal is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales, and holds a Bachelor of Science Economics (Accounting and Finance) from London School of Economics. He started his career in KPMG Plc in the Audit Division based in London. He then left to join Schroders Investment Bank in Kuala Lumpur (later renamed Citigroup Global Markets) and remained there until 2004, serving in various departments within the Investment Banking division including Project Finance and Privatisations, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions/Industrial Groups based in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong.

In 2004, Amirul Feisal joined BinaFikir Sdn Bhd as a shareholder and Executive Director. Four years later, he was appointed Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking for Maybank Investment Bank where he was instrumental in transforming and renewing the Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, Equity Capital Markets and Private Equity Divisions. In 2010, Amirul Feisal joined Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) as Executive Vice President of Special Projects and was later seconded to Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad (CCM) as Executive Director and subsequently appointed as Group Managing Director. During his tenure at CCM, he led a holistic business transformation focused on four main thrusts: strategy, operations, people and financials.

Group President & CEO of Maybank, Datuk Abdul Farid Alias said Amirul Feisal’s in-depth knowledge, leadership skills and regional experience makes him the right candidate to helm Maybank’s Global Banking business.

“Amirul Feisal is familiar with our organisation, values and our operations. Given this advantage as well as his experience across a broad range of businesses and industries, I have no doubt that under his stewardship, Maybank will be able to capture greater synergies across our well-diversified footprint and enhance sustainable business growth for the Group,” added Datuk Farid.