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Datin Paduka Jamiah appointed to Maybank Board

31 January 2017

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- Third female director on Maybank Board

Maybank is pleased to announce the appointment of Datin Paduka Jamiah Abdul Hamid as a Non-Executive Director.

Datin Paduka Jamiah, 61, who has more than 30 years of experience in the corporate world, is the third female director currently on the Maybank Board. She has held various senior positions during the course of her career, including that of Deputy President, Corporate and Human Capital Development of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB). She also served on a number of boards of government-linked and investee companies of PNB such as Malaysia Mining Corporation Berhad, UMW Holdings Berhad and Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad. Datin Paduka Jamiah currently holds chairmanships in Prolintas Group of Companies.

Datin Paduka Jamiah received a Bachelor’s Degree of Science (Finance) from the University of Northern Illinois, USA and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She has also attended various leadership and management programmes at Harvard Business School, USA and the Asian Institute of Management, Manila. In addition, she is a certified holder of a Capital Market Services Representative’s Licence from Securities Commission Malaysia and a Certified Financial Planner with the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia.

Maybank Chairman Tan Sri Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor said that given her vast experience and leadership positions, the appointment of Datin Paduka Jamiah complements the strengths of the Board, bringing in a fresh outlook and required expertise to consistently deliver value to Maybank’s stakeholders. “It also reaffirms our strong commitment in realising the Group’s Inclusiveness & Diversity Agenda which aims to support greater representation of women in leadership positions within the Group.”

The Maybank Board currently comprises three female directors, making up 25% of the Board composition.