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Dato' Amirul Feisal to step down as Maybank Group Chief Financial Officer

28 June 2021

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Maybank would like to announce that its Group Chief Financial Officer (GCFO), Dato’ Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir has tendered his resignation from the Group today, 28 June 2021. His resignation will take effect on 15 July 2021. Dato’ Feisal has conveyed that he is resigning to take up the position of Managing Director of a government linked institution.


Dato’ Feisal joined Maybank Group in September 2008 as Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking for Maybank Investment Bank. He then joined Permodalan Nasional Berhad in September 2010, and was subsequently seconded to, and then appointed as Group Managing Director of Chemical Company of Malaysia in 2011. He later rejoined Maybank as the Group Head, Global Banking in October 2014, following which he was appointed GCFO in July 2016. Dato’ Feisal was recognised as Best CFO for Investor Relations (Large Cap Companies) at the Malaysia Investor Relations Award in 2018.


Group President and CEO of Maybank Datuk Abdul Farid Alias said that Dato’ Feisal has been an integral member of the Maybank Group Executive Committee, and also served as Chairman of the Group Management Credit Committee, as well as director of Maybank Ageas Holdings Berhad and Etiqa International Holdings Sdn Bhd, among others.


“The Board and Management of Maybank thank him for his contributions to, and leadership in the Group and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”


Maybank has commenced the process of identifying and selecting the new GCFO, in line with its existing succession plan, and will make the necessary announcement when a decision has been made.


In the interim, Maybank has appointed Khalijah Ismail, the current Group Financial Controller as Acting GCFO to oversee the Group Finance functions. Khalijah joined Maybank in 1991 and has extensive experience having served in various lead roles within the Group including Treasury Operations, Corporate & Investment Banking and International Operations, as well as managing Group-wide transformation programmes for the Bank.