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RHB Bank Berhad (6171-M)

 

DATUK AZLAN ZAINOL TAN SRI AZLAN ZAINOL
Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Malaysian

Tan Sri Azlan Zainol (“Tan Sri Azlan”) was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Employees Provident Fund Board until his recent retirement in April 2013. He has more than 29 years of experience in the financial sector, having been appointed as the Managing Director of AmBank Berhad and prior to that, as the Managing Director of AmFinance Berhad.

Tan Sri Azlan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Tan Sri Azlan’s other directorships in public companies include RHB Capital Berhad, RHB Investment Bank Berhad, RHB Holdings Hong Kong Limited, Rashid Hussain Berhad (In Member’s Voluntary Liquidation), Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (Chairman), Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad and Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited (Singapore).

Tan Sri Azlan was appointed as a Director and formalised as Chairman of RHB Bank on 27 July 2005 and 29 July 2005, respectively, representing RHB Capital Berhad, the holding company of RHB Bank.

 

HAJI KHAIRUDDIN AHMAD HAJI KHAIRUDDIN AHMAD
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian

Haji Khairuddin Ahmad (“Haji Khairuddin”) began his career in the banking industry and was previously with Citibank N.A., Southern Bank Berhad, Bank of Commerce Berhad and Arab Malaysian Finance Berhad. He attended the Advance Management Course at Columbia Business School in New York, USA.

Haji Khairuddin’s other directorships include RHB Indochina Bank Limited (Chairman), RHB OSK Indochina Securities Limited (Chairman) and RHB Asset Management Sdn Bhd (formerly known as RHB Investment Management Sdn Bhd).

Haji Khairuddin was appointed as a Director of RHB Bank on 6 September 2001, representing Danamodal Nasional Berhad (Danamodal). Haji Khairuddin was re-designated from Non-Independent Non-Executive Director to Independent Non-Executive Director on 18 March 2008, after Danamodal ceased to be a substantial Irredeemable Non-Cumulative Convertible Preference Shareholder of RHB Bank in January 2008. He also serves as the Chairman of Group Risk Management Committee as well as a Member of the Group Credit Committee.

 

ONG SENG PHEOW ONG SENG PHEOW
Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian

Ong Seng Pheow (“Mr Ong”) has over 34 years of audit and accounting experience. He is a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”) and Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He was a partner of Ernst & Young from 1984 to 2003. His last position in Ernst & Young was the National Director of Assurance and Advisory Business Services. He also served on committees and working groups of MICPA.

Mr Ong’s other directorships in public companies include RHB Insurance Berhad (Chairman), RHB Trustees Berhad, Malaysian Trustees Berhad, RHB Holdings Hong Kong Limited, Daiman Development Berhad, LCTH Corporation Berhad, George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad and HELP International Corporation Berhad.

Mr Ong was appointed as a Director of RHB Bank on 20 November 2006. He also serves as the Chairman of the Group Audit Committee as well as a Member of Group IT & Transformation Strategy Committee.

 

CHOONG TUCK OON CHOONG TUCK OON
Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian

Choong Tuck Oon ("Mr Choong") was with Accenture for 23 years until his retirement in 2010 as Senior Partner in the Financial Services Asia-Pacific practice. Mr Choong has extensive experience leading business and IT transformation, mergers and acquisitions and risk management for more than 20 large domestic, regional/ global financial institutions across ASEAN and North Asia; including various national multi-banks collaborative initiatives. He has also experiences with Oil & Gas, Telecommunication and Utilities industries. Mr Choong was also involved in voluntary non-governmental organization (NGO) activities, such as launching a bank-of-banks for micro-finance institutions across Indonesia for a consortium of international aid agencies and developing a new growth strategy across eleven countries in Asia Pacific for an international conservation fund. Prior to Accenture, Mr Choong was with Petronas for 7 years in various upstream and downstream functions.

Mr Choong holds a Bachelor of Science (First Class) from University of Malaya, a Masters of Science from the Asian Institute of Technology and an Executive Diploma in Directorship from Singapore Institute of Directors and Singapore Management University.

Mr Choong's other directorships include RHB Islamic Bank Berhad, RHB Indochina Bank Limited, RHB OSK Indochina Securities Limited and RHB Private Equity Holdings Sdn Bhd. He is also a non-executive director in NTUC Income Insurance Cooperative Singapore.

Mr Choong was appointed as a Director of RHB Bank on 1 April 2010. He also serves as the Chairman of Group IT & Transformation Strategy Committee as well as a Member of Group Risk Management Committee and Group Nominating and Human Resource Committee.

 

ABDUL AZIZ PERU MOHAMED ABDUL AZIZ PERU MOHAMED
Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian

Abdul Aziz Peru Mohamed ("Encik Aziz Peru") is currently the Chief Executive Officer/Director of As-Salihin Trustee Berhad, a trust company specialized in Islamic estate planning. He held various Senior Management positions in the banking industry with almost 30 years accomplished career track spanning management of branch network and retail banking. He spent most of his working years at Malayan Banking Berhad, where his last position was General Manager, Consumer Banking Division. He was also formerly the Senior General Manager of AmBank Berhad from 2002 to 2005. During the years in the banking industry, he was appointed as the Chairman of Rules Committee of Association of Banks of Malaysia and has held several other key positions including a Board Member of Mayban Property Trust and Mayban Trustees Bhd.

Encik Aziz Peru attended various training programmes at the Harvard Business School and Pacific Bankers Rim programmes in United States of America.

Encik Aziz Peru's other directorships include RHB Investment Bank Berhad, RHB Insurance Berhad, RHB Asset Management Sdn Bhd (formerly known as RHB Investment Management Sdn Bhd) and As-Salihin Trustee Berhad.

Encik Aziz Peru was appointed as a Director of RHB Bank on 7 February 2011. He also serves as a Member of the Group Credit Committee.

 

DATO’ MOHAMED KHADAR MERICAN DATO' MOHAMED KHADAR MERICAN
Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian

Dato' Mohamed Khadar Merican ("Dato' Mohamed Khadar") has had more than 30 years of experience in financial and general management. He served as an auditor and a consultant in an international accounting firm, before joining a financial services group in 1986. Dato' Mohamed Khadar has held various senior management positions in Pernas International Holdings Berhad (now known as Tradewinds Corporation Berhad) between 1988 and April 2003, including those of President and Chief Operating Officer.

Dato' Mohamed Khadar is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is also a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Dato' Mohamed Khadar's other directorships in public companies include RHB Capital Berhad (Chairman), RHB OSK Securities (Thailand) Public Company Limited (Chairman), RHB Investment Bank Berhad, Rashid Hussain Berhad (In Members' Voluntary Liquidation), AirAsia Berhad, Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad and Sona Petroleum Berhad.

Dato' Mohamed Khadar was appointed as a Director of RHB Bank on 1 November 2011. Dato' Mohamed Khadar serves as the Chairman of the Group Credit Committee as well as a Member of the Group Nominating and Human Resource Committee.

 

JOHARI ABDUL MUID TAN SRI ONG LEONG HUAT @ WONG JOO HWA
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian

Tan Sri Ong Leong Huat @ Wong Joo Hwa (“Tan Sri Ong”) holds a Capital Markets and Services Representative’s licence issued by the Securities Commission of Malaysia under the Capital Markets and Services Act, 2007 for dealing in securities. Tan Sri Ong was a Director of MESDAQ from July 1999 to March 2002, a member of the Capital Market Advisory Council appointed by the Securities Commission in 2004 to advise on issues relating to the implementation of the Capital Market Master Plan. He was previously a member of the Securities Market Consultative Panel of Bursa Malaysia.

For over 17 years since 1969, Tan Sri Ong was attached to a leading financial institution where he last held the position of Senior General Manager. He was the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OSK Investment Bank Berhad (OSKIB) from July 1985 to January 2007 and thereafter appointed as the Group Managing Director/CEO of OSKIB. He was then re-designated as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of OSKIB and subsequently, resigned on 30 April 2013.

Tan Sri Ong’s other directorships in public companies include RHB Investment Bank Berhad (Chairman), PJ Development Holdings Berhad (Chairman), OSK Holdings Berhad, OSK Property Holdings Berhad, OSK Ventures International Berhad, Bursa Malaysia Berhad and KE-ZAN Holdings Berhad.

Tan Sri Ong was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Bank on 20 November 2012.

 

DATO' KHAIRUSSALEH RAMLI
Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer, RHB Bank Berhad Deputy Group Managing Director, RHB Banking Group

Dato’ Khairussaleh Ramli (“Dato’ Khairussaleh”) has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services and capital markets industry, where he has held senior positions in well-established local financial institutions. Dato' Khairussaleh was Maybank Group Chief Financial Officer from November 2008 to January 2012. He was thereafter appointed President Director / Chief Executive Officer of Bank Internasional Indonesia, ranked among the top banks in Indonesia. Prior to joining Maybank, Dato’ Khairussaleh served in Telekom Malaysia Berhad for two years with his last position being the Group Strategy Officer. He also spent eight years with Bursa Malaysia Berhad, holding various positions before rising to the post of Chief Financial Officer in 2004. He spent seven years with the Public Bank Group, one of the top banks in Malaysia, from 1990 to 1997.

His knowledge and experience have earned him the “Best CFO in Malaysia Award” in 2010 and 2011 from Finance Asia and the “Best CFO in Malaysia Award” in 2012 from Alpha Southeast Asia.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University and is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.

Dato’ Khairussaleh was appointed as the Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of RHB Bank Berhad on 13 December 2013. He was also appointed as the Deputy Group Managing Director of the RHB Banking Group. He also serves as a Member of the Group IT & Transformation Strategy Committee.