RHB Investment Bank

The people behind the bank


About RHB Investment Bank

RHB Investment Bank Berhad (19663-P)

 

DATO’ MOHAMED KHADAR MERICAN

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

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 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 (now known as OSKIB Sdn Bhd) (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 Bank Berhad, OSK Holdings Berhad, OSK Property Holdings Berhad, OSK Ventures International Berhad, Bursa Malaysia Berhad and KE-ZAN Holdings Berhad.

 

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

Tan Sri Azlan Zainol ("Tan Sri Azlan") was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Investment Bank on 27 July 2005.

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 & 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 Bank Berhad (Chairman), Rashid Hussain Berhad (In Member's Voluntary Liquidation), Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (Chairman), Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad and Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited (Singapore).

 

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

Lew Foon Keong (“Mr Lew”) has more than 26 years of investment banking experience.  He started his career in 1983 in London with Wardley James Capel (then the merchant banking and stockbroking operations of the HongKong Bank Group) and subsequently worked for 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 Lew was appointed as the Managing Director of ABN AMRO’s investment banking operations in Singapore.  In late 1999, Mr Lew founded Equator Capital, an investment management and advisory company primarily active in 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, equities placements, corporate takeovers and mergers, debt/equity restructuring and venture capital financing.

Mr 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 Lew’s other directorships in public companies include RHB Islamic Bank Berhad and Singapore Medical Group.

Mr Lew was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Investment Bank on 15 March 2004.

 

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 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 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 Chairman of the Group Credit Committee and as a Member of the Group Nominating and Human Resource Committee.

 

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

Patrick Chin Yoke Chung (“Mr Patrick Chin”) was previously the Chairman of Schroders Malaysia Sdn Bhd.  Prior to that, he was the Chief Representative/Country Head of Bankers Trust Company, Kuala Lumpur from 1995 to 1999.  From 1994 to 1995, he was the Chief Representative of Morgan Grenfell responsible for co-ordinating the Company’s activities and business interests in Malaysia.  He was also an Executive Director of Morgan Grenfell Asia-Kenanga Sdn Bhd and Head of Corporate Finance in Kuala Lumpur.  From 1973 to 1993, he was with Asian International Merchant Bankers Berhad as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of Corporate Finance.

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 in public companies include RHB Bank (L) Ltd (Chairman) and Muda Holdings Berhad.

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 Group Credit Committee and Group Risk Management Committee.

 

DATO’ SAW CHOO BOON
Independent Non-Executive Director
Malaysian

Dato’ Saw Choo Boon (“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 Managing Director of Shell MDS (Malaysia) Sendirian Berhad.  In 1998 – 1999, he assumed the positions of Managing Director for Oil Products (Downstream) Shell Malaysia 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 2006, he has been managing the global marine business and special projects. 

Dato’ Saw was appointed the Chairman of Shell Malaysia on 1 March 2006.  He was also the Vice President of 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 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, Guinness Anchor Berhad (Chairman) and Phoenix Petroleum (M) Berhad.

Dato’ Saw was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Investment Bank on 1 April 2010. He also serves as a Member of the Group Nominating and Human Resource Committee, Group Risk Management Committee and Group Audit 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 that 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 attended various training programs at the Harvard Business School and Pacific Bankers Rim programs in United States of America.

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

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 Group Credit Committee.

 

DATO’ MOHAMED KHADAR MERICAN

MIKE CHAN CHEONG YUEN
Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer
Malaysian

Mike Chan Cheong Yuen ("Mr Mike Chan"), a Malaysian aged 47, was appointed as the Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of the Bank effective 15 August 2013.

Mr Mike Chan joined RHB Banking Group in May 2010 as the Head of Corporate Banking. He was later appointed as the Officer-in-Charge of the Bank in year 2011 in addition to his role as Director of Corporate Banking in early 2012. He played an important role in the merger and integration of RHBIB-OSKIB. During this period, the RHB and OSK teams worked closely to jointly secure significant deals even before the merger was completed on 13 April 2013.

Mr Mike Chan brings with him more than 21 years of experience in the financial services industry, where he has held positions in both well-established foreign and local financial institutions.

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