Maybank appoints Michael Oh-Lau as CEO of Maybank Investment Banking Group

03 November 2022

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Maybank wishes to announce today that Michael Oh-Lau Chong Jin has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Investment Banking Group (MIBG) effective 1 December 2022. Michael will succeed Dato’ Ami Moris who will be retiring as the CEO. He will be responsible for overseeing all of the investment banking, advisory, research, broking and prime broking services in Malaysia and across MIBG’s regional platform.


Michael has extensive wholesale banking experience over his 27-year tenure with the Group, covering investment and corporate banking services across Maybank’s regional franchise and strategic financial centres located globally. His deep knowledge of corporate customers, ranging from product and service solutioning, client relationship management and risk management, has enabled him to develop strong networks and relationships with Maybank’s corporate clientele.

His recent leadership roles in Maybank include Managing Director, Regional Head of Debt Markets at Maybank Investment Bank and Managing Director, Corporate Banking for Group Global Banking, a role he has held for the last six years. During his tenure, he successfully executed landmark debt capital market transactions which firmly cemented Maybank’s position as the leading sukuk arranger. More recently, he was instrumental in designing and implementing the repayment assistance programmes for corporate clients from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, aimed at assisting and sustaining these clients during and after the pandemic.


Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in General Management from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, US and has attended two executive education programmes, namely the Pacific Rim Bankers Program from University of Washington and The Executive Program from Darden School of Business of University of Virginia. In recognition of his exemplary leadership in the debt capital market space, Michael was the recipient of the Asian Banker Promising Young Banker Awards in 2011.


Group President and CEO of Maybank, Dato’ Khairussaleh Ramli said, “Michael’s appointment is a testament to the Group’s strong internal succession pipeline based on an individual’s proven capabilities and track record. He is a true-blue Maybanker who embraces the purpose of Humanising Financial Services and has in-depth experience in multiple fields of global and investment banking. We look forward to supporting Michael in MIBG’s next chapter of growth in line with the Group’s refined M25+ strategy of delivering solutions tailor-made to the specific needs of each client across all segments and geographies that we serve, exceptional customer experience and world-class deal execution capabilities for our clients across the region.”


“On behalf of the Group, I would also like to thank Dato’ Ami Moris for her leadership, dedication and countless contributions to the evolution and development of MIBG, including the latest refining of the M25+ strategy for MIBG. Dato’ Ami, who has been the CEO of MIBG since late 2018 and has served MIBG a total of 13 years, has been instrumental in creating a regionally recognised investment banking franchise that has received many accolades including Malaysia’s Best Investment Bank and Best Broker in Southeast Asia. More recently, she has been a strong proponent in driving MIBG’s sustainability agenda and an industry advocate for diversity and inclusion at the Board and C-Suite levels as the Chair of the 30% Club Malaysia. We wish her a happy retirement and the very best in her future endeavours.”