RHB Investment Bank

The people behind the bank


About RHB Investment Bank

RHB Investment Bank Berhad (19663-P)

 

TAN SRI ONG LEONG HUAT @ WONG JOO HWA

TAN SRI ONG LEONG HUAT @ WONG JOO HWA
Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Tan Sri Ong Leong Huat @ Wong Joo Hwa ("Tan Sri Ong") was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Investment Bank on 20 November 2012 and was subsequently appointed as the Chairman of RHB Investment Bank on 23 January 2013.

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 (now known as OSKIB Sdn Bhd) ("OSKIB") from July 1985 to January 2007 and thereafter was 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 Bank Berhad, OSK Holdings Berhad, PJ Development Holdings Berhad (Chairman), OSK Property Holdings Berhad, OSK Ventures International Berhad, Bursa Malaysia Berhad and KE-ZAN Holdings Berhad.

 

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

Dato´ Mohamed Khadar Merican ("Dato´ Mohamed Khadar") was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Investment Bank on 4 December 2003 and was subsequently appointed as the Chairman of RHB Investment Bank on 30 March 2011. On 23 January 2013, Dato´ Mohamed Khadar has been re-designated as Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Investment Bank. Dato´ Mohamed Khadar serves as a Chairman of the Board Credit Committee and as a member of the Board Nominating and 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. In 2013, Dato´ Mohamed Khadar, in his capacity as the Chairman of RHB Capital, was named as the Chairman of The Year´ by the Minority Shareholders Watchdog Group at its Malaysian-Asean Corporate Governance Index Awards 2013.

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

 

LEW FOON KEONG CHARLES LEW FOON KEONG
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Charles Lew Foon Keong ("Mr Charles Lew") was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Investment Bank on 15 March 2004. Mr Charles Lew also serves as a member of the Board Technology Committee.

Mr Charles Lew holds a BA (Hons) in Finance and Accounting from the University of East London and a MSC (MBA) in Management Science from Imperial College, University of London.

Mr Charles Lew has more than 26 years of investment banking experience. He started his career in 1983 in London with Wardley James Capel (the then merchant banking and stockbroking operations of the HongKong Bank Group) and subsequently worked for a British merchant bank, Robert Fleming prior to joining Credit Commercial de France in 1989. In 1990, he returned to Asia to join Hoare Govett Asia in Singapore, where he was responsible for the regional corporate finance business. In 1997, following the sale of Hoare Govett Asia to ABN AMRO Bank, Mr Charles Lew was appointed as the Managing Director of ABN AMRO´s investment banking operations in Singapore. In late 1999, Mr Charles Lew founded Equator Capital, an investment management and advisory company primarily active in the trading of US equities options and managed futures. He has also participated in a number of private equity and pre-Initial Public Offerings ("IPOs") investments in the region. Over the years, he has been involved in a wide range of investment banking work, including global IPOs, equity placements, corporate takeovers and mergers, debt /equity restructuring and venture capital financing.

Mr Charles Lew´s other directorships in public companies include RHB Islamic Bank Berhad and Hastings Rare Metals Ltd.

 

PATRICK CHIN YOKE CHUNG PATRICK CHIN YOKE CHUNG
Independent Non-Executive Director

Patrick Chin Yoke Chung ("Mr Patrick Chin") was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Investment Bank on 2 August 2007. He also serves as a member of the Board Credit Committee and Board Risk Committee.

Mr Patrick Chin rose from the Head of Corporate Finance to become the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Asian International Merchant Bankers Berhad from 1973 to 1993. He was appointed as the Executive Director of Morgan Grenfell Asia-Kenanga Sdn Bhd and also the Chief Representative of Morgan Grenfell responsible for co-coordinating Morgan Grenfell´s activities and business interests in Malaysia from 1994 to 1995. Subsequently, he joined Bankers Trust Company, Kuala Lumpur as Chief Representative/Country Head from 1995 to 1999, managing and overseeing its Malaysian operations including the offshore bank in Labuan. He also served as the Chairman of Schroders Malaysia Sdn Bhd in 2000.

Mr Patrick Chin is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He also attended the Management Development Program at Harvard Business School.

Mr Patrick Chin´s other directorships include RHB Asset Management Sdn Bhd (formerly known as RHB Investment Management Sdn Bhd) (Chairman), RHB Bank (L) Ltd (Chairman), RHB OSK Asset Management Pte Ltd (formerly known as RHB OSK International Asset Management Pte Ltd), RHB OSK International Investments Pte Ltd, PT RHB OSK Asset Management and Muda Holdings Berhad.

 

DATO’ SAW CHOO BOON DATO’ SAW CHOO BOON
Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato´ Saw Choo Boon ("Dato´ Saw") was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Investment Bank on 1 April 2010. He serves as a Chairman of Group Board Audit Committee and member of the Board Nominating & Remuneration Committee, Board Risk Committee and Board Audit Committee.

Dato´ Saw holds a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from the University of Malaya. He joined Shell in 1970 as a Refinery Technologist in Shell Refining Company (Federation of Malaya) Berhad. He then served in various capacities in manufacturing, supply, trading and planning in Malaysia, Singapore and Netherlands. In 1996, Dato´ Saw was appointed as Managing Director of Shell MDS (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. In 1998 to 1999, he assumed the positions of Managing Director for Oil Products (Downstream) Shell Malaysia Ltd and Managing Director of Shell Refining Company (Federation of Malaya) Berhad. In 1999, with the globalisation of the Shell Oil Products business, he was appointed the Vice-President of the commercial business in the Asia-Pacific region and in 2004 he became the President of Shell Oil Product East. Since 2005, he assumed the role of Vice-President Global Marine Products.

Dato´ Saw was appointed the Chairman of Shell Malaysia Ltd on 1 March 2006. He was also the Vice President Business Development Asia Pacific responsible for the developing of commercial businesses in new market entries in Asia - China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam. From 1 January 2010, Dato´ Saw was appointed the Senior Advisor of Shell Malaysia Ltd until his retirement on 30 June 2010.

Currently, Dato´ Saw’s other directorships in public companies are RHB Capital Berhad, Shell Refining Company (Federation of Malaya) Berhad, Digi.Com Berhad and Guinness Anchor Berhad (Chairman), Phoenix Petroleum (M) Berhad and Ranhill Energy and Resources Berhad.

In addition, he serves on the Government´s Public-Private Sector Special Task Force on Facilitating Business (PEMUDAH), Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) Council, and the Socio-Economic Research Centre (SERC) Board of the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Malaysia.

 

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

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

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

Encik Aziz Peru is currently the Chief Executive Officer / Director of As-Salihin Trustee Berhad, a trust company specialised 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´s other directorships include RHB Bank Berhad, RHB Insurance Berhad, RHB Asset Management Sdn Bhd (formerly known as RHB Investment Management Sdn Bhd), RHB Islamic International Asset Management Berhad (formerly known as OSK-UOB Islamic Fund Management Berhad), PT RHB OSK Securities Indonesia and As-Salihin Trustee Berhad.

 

MOHAMED ALI ISMAEIL ALI ALFAHIM
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Mohamed Ali Ismaeil Ali AlFahim ("Mr Al-Fahim") was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Investment 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 Bank Berhad.

 

MIKE CHAN CHEONG YUEN

MIKE CHAN CHEONG YUEN
Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer

Mike Chan Cheong Yuen ("Mr Mike Chan") was appointed as the Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of RHB Investment Bank on 15 August 2013.

Mr Mike Chan joined RHB Banking Group in May 2010 as the Head of Corporate Banking of RHB Bank Berhad. In addition to his role in RHB Bank Berhad, he was also appointed as the Officer-in-Charge of RHB Investment Bank Berhad in April 2011. He played an important role in the merger and integration of RHB Investment Bank-OSK Investment Bank Berhad (now known as OSKIB Sdn Bhd).

Mr Mike Chan brings with him more than 22 years of experience in the financial services industry, where he has held positions in well-established local and foreign financial institutions.

Mr Mike Chan holds a Master of Science in Finance from Boston College, United States of America (USA) and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from California State University, USA.