Group Senior Management

DATO' KHAIRUSSALEH RAMLI

GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR, RHB BANKING GROUP,
MANAGING DIRECTOR, RHB BANK BERHAD

Dato' Khairussaleh Ramli ("Dato' Khairussaleh") was appointed as Managing Director of RHB Bank Berhad and Deputy Group Managing Director of RHB Banking Group on 13 December 2013. He was further appointed as Group Managing Director/Group Chief Executive Officer of RHB Banking Group on 5 May 2015.

Dato' Khairussaleh holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme, Harvard Business School. He is also a Fellow Chartered Banker of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.

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 regional financial institutions. He is also a Council member of The Association of Banks in Malaysia and Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.

His 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’s other directorship in public company includes RHB Capital Berhad (In Member’s Voluntary Winding Up). He is also a trustee of RHB Foundation.


Syed Ahmad Taufik Albar

GROUP CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
RHB BANKING GROUP

Taufik will lead Group Finance and oversee the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the finance functions across the Group, in line with the Group’s strategy and business goals. In addition, he will also oversee the functions of Loan Recovery as well as Group Procurement and Services.

Taufik has a total of 20 years’ working experience as an accountant and a finance professional with domestic and international exposures in oil & gas, mobile telecommunications, and infrastructure conglomerate covering highway concession, property development and construction among others. Prior to joining RHB, Taufik was Group Chief Financial Officer of UEM Group Berhad.

Taufik holds a Master of Economics and a Bachelor of Accounting degrees from International Islamic University Malaysia. He is a fellow of Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA) and a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

ROBERT HURAY

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
RHB INVESTMENT BANK

Robert Huray was recently appointed the CEO of RHB Investment Bank effective from 1 July 2016. Prior to this, he was the CEO of RHB Securities Singapore Pte. Ltd. (previously known as DMG & Partners Securities Pte Ltd). Mr. Huray started his career with DBS Bank Singapore in 1999 before joining Credit Suisse First Boston from 2000 to 2004. He later joined Citigroup Asia Pacific as a Vice President in the M&A team in 2004 before joining DMG & Partners Securities Pte Ltd as Executive Director responsible for the origination of new business initiatives and Corporate Finance. Mr. Huray holds a Master of Philosophy in Management Studies from the University of Cambridge, UK and a Master of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with Management from Imperial College, UK.

DATO' ADISSADIKIN ALI

MANAGING DIRECTOR/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
RHB ISLAMIC BANK

Dato’ Adissadikin Ali joined RHB Group on 1 July 2016. Effective 1 August 2016, Dato’ Adissadikin assumed the role of Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of RHB Islamic Bank and Head, Group Shariah Business. He is responsible for leading, managing and growing our Islamic Banking and Group Shariah business.

Previously, he was the Chief Executive Officer of AlKhair International Islamic Bank Berhad since June 2015. Prior to that, he was the President/CEO of Export-Import (EXIM) Bank Malaysia, a position that he held from September 2010.

Dato’ Adissadikin began his career as a Management Trainee Executive with Renong Berhad in 1995, before moving on to serve in Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad. In 2003, he joined Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad as the Special Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, later on becoming the Head of Corporate Planning in 2005.

In June 2005, he joined Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad as the Assistant General Manager, Managing Director’s Office. In 2006, he was promoted to assume the position of Chief Financial Officer and General Manager, Special Projects before joining the Export-Import Bank Malaysia as Chief Operating Officer in June 2008.

Dato’ Adissadikin holds an MBA (Finance) from University of Malaya, a Bachelor Degree in Business (Banking & Finance) from Monash University, Australia and a Diploma in Investment Analysis, UiTM, Malaysia.

He completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) in Harvard Business School, Boston in May 2014. In November 2015, he was conferred the title of Chartered Banker by the Asian Institute of Chartered Banker (AICB) and the Chartered Banker Institute, United Kingdom.

Dato’ Adissadikin is a member of the Board of Advisors, Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

PATRICK HO

GROUP CHIEF RISK OFFICER
RHB BANKING GROUP

Patrick Ho is the Group Chief Risk Officer of the RHB Banking Group, where he oversees the Group Risk, Compliance and Credit Management functions of the Group. He is responsible for the overall leadership and direction on the implementation of integrated risk management frameworks within the Group.

Patrick started his career with the RHB Banking Group in 1984 with the Treasury Department of RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers (now known as RHB Investment Bank). In 1998, he was assigned the responsibility to set up the Risk Management & ALCO Support Department of RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers Berhad. He was responsible to provide overall leadership and direction for the implementation of an integrated risk management framework for RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers Berhad.

In 2007, he became the Chief Operating Officer of RHB Investment Bank and in 2008, he was appointed as the Head of Central Operations of the RHB Banking Group. His responsibilities included strategic planning, process re-engineering and overall centralised back-office operations of the Group. He was later appointed as the Head of Group Risk Management of the RHB Banking Group in 2010 and subsequently as Director of Group Risk Management in November 2012.

Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Actuarial Science from The City University in London and a Masters in Business Administration (Finance) with Distinction from the University of Hull, United Kingdom.

NORAZZAH SULAIMAN

GROUP CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Norazzah Sulaiman is the Group Chief Communications Officer. In her current role, she provides leadership and oversees the development and execution of integrated communications strategies for the RHB Banking Group. She leads enterprise-wide strategic communications function.

She commenced her career in the Human Resource Division of a leading local banking group. In 1994, she was appointed the Head of Human Resource at Bank Utama, and subsequently became Utama Banking Group’s Company Secretary and Group Legal Advisor.

Norazzah came on board the RHB Banking Group on 1 March 2003 as Group Legal Advisor and Group Company Secretary. In 2007, she was appointed Chief Operating Officer of RHB Capital. Following the Group’s strategic transformation in 2010, she was appointed as Director of Group Corporate Services, and subsequently as Group Chief Governance Officer in 2013. Norazzah’s areas of expertise include legal advisory and company secretarial functions, compliance, strategic communications and brand management. She is also instrumental in establishing the Group’s corporate responsibility framework and initiatives.

She holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree with Honours from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries Malaysia.

ABDUL SANI ABDUL MURAD

GROUP CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Sani is responsible for both corporate and product branding and marketing across the Group. His primary roles & responsibilities include facilitating customer growth and sales to increase revenue generation through execution of branding and marketing strategies, in close collaboration with the business leaders; developing brand and segmented communications positioning and strategy, leverage on competitive analysis/market intelligence, prospecting/lead generation and promotions using  data and analytics to drive insights; developing and managing the Group’s Brand corporate identity and to ensure consistency of applications across all touch-points and communication materials and driving digital customer engagement through the Group’s digital assets i.e. social media and website.

Sani has more than 19 years of working experience in Marketing. He started his career at Unilever Malaysia as a Management Trainee and progressively grew in the company. He led the branding teams in various product lines. His achievement includes increasing sales volume for new products via campaigns. He has also done brand migration exercise. Sani has been awarded numerous awards while serving in Unilever.

Prior to joining RHB, Sani was the Head of Marketing with HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad. He supported the overall marketing in doing structural changes and ensure the growth of the business. His achievement in HSBC includes launching HSBC Islamic Bank franchise, triple the size of Affluent customer base and commercialised digital channel for the business. HSBC was awarded with Best Marketing Campaign Award by HSBC Group in year 2009.

He was awarded a Marketing Distinction by Marketing Magazine in year 2013.

Sani holds a Bachelor Degree of Economics from University of Malaya.

GAN PAI LI

GROUP CHIEF STRATEGY & TRANSFORMATION OFFICER

Pai Li will drive the Group’s Strategy and Transformation Programme and will work closely with various divisions within the Group to help formulate, execute strategies and track the implementation of initiatives towards achieving the Group’s aspirations. She is also responsible for the oversight and business performance of the Group’s international portfolio of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Brunei, Vietnam and Myanmar.

In her role, Pai Li will act as key advisor to Group Managing Director, RHB Banking Group on critical changes to business landscape and industry developments to enable the Group to act accordingly, lead and execute the Annual Strategic Planning Cycle to ensure cohesion in the plan and achievement of targets, collaborate with all business units and functional groups across the Group to establish specific plans, actionable goals and measurable objectives which are aligned with the Group’s overall strategy to create value for the Group and shareholders, lead and oversee the Group’s transformation programme and grow the profitability of existing international franchise.

Pai Li has more than 20 years of working experience in the financial services industry from retail, corporate and investment banking, strategy, portfolio management and private equity. She also has extensive experience in the integration of businesses and operations arising from mergers of banks.

Pai Li holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Manchester.  

ROHAN KRISHNALINGAM

GROUP CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
RHB BANKING GROUP

Rohan Krishnalingam was appointed as Group Chief Operations Officer of the RHB Banking Group on 6 January 2014. His primary responsibilities include overseeing of Group-wide Technology and Operations functions, ensuring accurate and timely Technology and back-office operations and services support for the relevant business/functional units, overseeing the implementation of the transformation projects and taking a lead role in driving RHB Banking Group to be a Digital Bank.

Prior to this, Rohan was a Senior Partner with an established technology and management consulting firm. Rohan has more than 20 years’ experience working with financial services organisations to design and implement large scale transformation programmes, predominantly in the areas of technology and operations. He has worked with several large corporations and clients from various industries in Malaysia and the ASEAN region.

Rohan has strong technology delivery and programme management skills, particularly in the implementation of large-scale technology and IT Strategic Planning. He has led major banking and financial services projects including the implementation of Core Banking Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) and Customer Relationship Management (“CRM”), IT Transformation programmes, IT Merger Integration programmes as well as Industry-wide Payment Systems.

Rohan holds a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Hons) from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

JAMALUDDIN BAKRI

GROUP CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER
RHB BANKING GROUP

Jamaluddin Bakri is the Group Chief Human Resource Officer of the RHB Banking Group. In his current role, he is responsible to develop and execute long-term Human Resources (“HR”) strategies, build HR capability that will be able to support the Group’s long-term strategic goals. He is also responsible in managing various aspects of HR functions across the Group which includes strategic planning and organisational development, human capital development, succession planning, rewards and performance management that will be aligned to the Group’s Business Strategies.

Jamaluddin brings with him more than 20 years of solid track record in HR functions and have spent more than 15 years overseas where he gained experience working with different nationalities, diverse cultures and working styles. He has also partnered with Business Leaders of multi-national and local organisations in driving various HR strategies globally and locally.

Prior to joining the RHB Banking Group, he was the Group Head of HR for IHH Healthcare Berhad, one of the largest private healthcare company in the world. He also spent 14 years with Microsoft in various HR leadership functions, with his last role as Regional HR Director for Asia Services.

He holds an MBA in Human Resources from the University of Hull, United Kingdom with a background in Mechanical Engineering.