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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 appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive 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.

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

Tan Sri Azlan was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Employees Provident Fund Board until his 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's other directorships in public companies include RHB Capital Berhad, Rashid Hussain Berhad (In Member's Voluntary Liquidation), Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (Chairman), Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited (Singapore) and RHB Holdings Hong Kong Limited (formerly known as OSK Holdings Hong Kong Limited).

 

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

Tuan Haji Khairuddin Ahmad ("Haji Khairuddin") was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Bank on 6 September 2001, representing Danamodal Nasional Berhad ("Danamodal"). Haji Khairuddin was redesignated 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 the Board Risk Committee as well as a Member of the Board Credit Committee.

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), RHB Bank Lao Limited (Chairman) and RHB Asset Management Sdn Bhd (formerly known as RHB Investment Management Sdn Bhd).

 

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

Ong Seng Pheow ("Mr Ong") was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Bank on 20 November 2006. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board Audit Committee as well as a Member of the Board Technology Committee.

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 (formerly known as OSK Holdings Hong Kong Limited), Daiman Development Berhad, LCTH Corporation Berhad, George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad and HELP International Corporation Berhad.

 

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

Choong Tuck Oon ("Mr Choong") was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Bank on 1 April 2010. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board Technology Committee as well as a Member of the Board Risk Committee and Board Nominating & Remuneration Committee.

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 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-bank collaborative initiatives. He also has experience in the Oil & Gas, Telecommunication and Utilities industries. Mr Choong was also involved in voluntary nongovernmental organisation ("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 11 countries in Asia Pacific for an international conservation fund. Prior to Accenture, Mr Choong was with Petronas for seven years in various upstream and downstream functions.

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.

 

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

Abdul Aziz Peru Mohamed ("Encik Aziz Peru") was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Bank on 7 February 2011. He also serves as a Member of the Board Credit Committee.

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

Encik Aziz Peru is currently the Chief Executive Officer/Director of As-Salihin Trustee Berhad, a trust company specialising in Islamic estate planning. He held various Senior Management positions in the banking industry with almost 30 years in an 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 Chairman of the Rules Committee of the Association of Banks of Malaysia and has held several other key positions including as a Board Member of Mayban Property Trust and Mayban Trustees Bhd.

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.

 

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

Dato' Mohamed Khadar Merican ("Dato' Mohamed Khadar") was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Bank on 1 November 2011. Dato' Mohamed Khadar serves as the Chairman of the Board Credit Committee as well as a Member of the Board Nominating & Remuneration Committee.

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 has had more than 35 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'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.

 

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") was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Bank on 20 November 2012.

Tan Sri Ong holds a Capital Markets and Services Representative's license 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.

 

MOHAMED ALI ISMAEIL ALI ALFAHIM
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
United Arab Emirates

Mohamed Ali Ismaeil Ali AlFahim ("Mr Al-Fahim") was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Bank on 9 May 2014.

Mr Al-Fahim holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Suffolk, Boston. He commenced his professional career at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company from 2000 to 2008. His role as Head of Group Financing Department focused on the identification and pursuit of investment strategies reflecting a balanced investment portfolio. During that time, Mr Al-Fahim also worked as a corporate finance consultant for KPMG-Dubai from 2001 to 2002 and for HSBC Bank at Project and Export Finance Division-London in 2006.

Since September 2008, Mr Al-Fahim has been Head of Finance at the Finance & Accounts Department of International Petroleum Investment Company PJSC ("IPIC"). He represents IPIC as a board member on various boards of investee companies, including EDP Energia de Portugal, Aabar Investment PJS, Arabtec Holdings PJSC, First Energy Bank, Unicredit Spa, Al Izz Islamic Bank, Depa Interiors and Oasis Capital Bank. He is also a Director of RHB Capital Berhad and RHB Investment Bank Berhad.

 

CHIN YOONG KHEONG
Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian

Chin Yoong Kheong ("Mr Chin") was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Bank on 1 August 2014.

Mr Chin holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Economics from the University of Leeds and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also Members of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Malaysian Institute of Accountants. Mr Chin has retired as a partner of KPMG, one of the leading accounting firms on 31 December 2013, after having served the firm for more than 34 years in the United Kingdom, Vietnam and Malaysia. Mr Chin's vast experience covers business solutions in areas such as strategy, human resources, performance improvement to public and infrastructure sector, consumer and industrial markets, and financial services industry. Throughout his long career with KPMG, Mr Chin was experienced in the audit function before specializing in taxation for 14 years. He was responsible for setting up the KPMG practice in Vietnam and subsequently headed KPMG's consulting practice for more than 7 years.

Mr Chin's other directorships in public companies include TAHPS Berhad and Otto Marine Ltd, a shipping company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

 

DATO' KHAIRUSSALEH RAMLI
Deputy Group Managing Director, RHB Banking Group Managing Director, RHB Bank Berhad
Malaysian

Dato' Khairussaleh Ramli ("Dato' Khairussaleh") was appointed as the Managing Director of RHB Bank and as the Deputy Group Managing Director of the RHB Banking Group on 13 December 2013. Dato' Khairussaleh also serves as a Member of the Board Technology Committee.

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 the 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.

Dato' Khairussaleh's knowledge and experience 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.

Dato' Khairussaleh 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.