SYED AHMAD TAUFIK ALBAR
MANAGING DIRECTOR, GROUP WHOLESALE BANKING
Syed Ahmad Taufik Albar was appointed as Managing Director, Group Wholesale Banking on 16 May 2022. In his new role, Taufik’s main responsibility will be to drive the formulation and execution of business strategy for Group Investment Banking, Group Corporate Banking, Group Treasury & Global Markets, Group Asset Management, Group Transaction Banking, Commercial Banking as well as oversee the Group’s Economics function.
Taufik joined RHB in November 2016 as Group Chief Financial Officer up until January 2021 and was subsequently made the Managing Director of Group International Business prior to his appointment to this new role.
Taufik has more than 20 years of experience as a finance professional with domestic and international exposures in Oil & Gas, mobile telecommunications and infrastructure, property development and construction, prior to his move into banking. He started his career with Shell and worked in various Shell offices in Malaysia, Australia and the Netherlands. Prior to joining RHB, he was the Group Chief Financial Officer of UEM Group Berhad and Chief Financial Officer of Smart Axiata (Cambodia) before that.
Taufik holds a Master of Economics and a Bachelor of Accounting degrees from the International Islamic University Malaysia. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA) and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).
NIK RIZAL KAMIL TAN SRI NIK IBRAHIM KAMIL
GROUP CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Nik Rizal Kamil Tan Sri Nik Ibrahim Kamil was appointed as the Group Chief Financial Officer on 2 February 2021. Nik Rizal leads Group Finance and ensures the effectiveness of the various finance functions across the Group, including budgeting, reporting, capital and balance sheet management, taxation, procurement and recovery.
Nik Rizal brings with him 25 years of working experience in the areas of accounting and finance as well as strategic investments, domestically and regionally. Prior to this appointment, he was an Executive Director of Investments at Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”) and was responsible for Khazanah’s investments in Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT). He was also the Head of Private Markets for North America, EMEA and South Asia, leading Khazanah's investment and divestment projects, value creation activities and overall Private Equity asset class strategy execution, whilst heading the international offices in San Francisco, Istanbul and Mumbai. Nik Rizal also served as Khazanah's Nominee Director on the boards of several public listed and private companies both domestically and internationally. Prior to joining Khazanah, Nik Rizal held various leadership positions overseeing finance, strategy, and planning within the Royal Dutch Shell Plc. group of companies, having been based in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Malaysia.
Nik Rizal holds a MSc Finance from London Business School and a BSc (Hons) Economics & Accounting from University of Bristol, United Kingdom. He is also a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
JEFFREY NG EOW OO
MANAGING DIRECTOR, GROUP COMMUNITY BANKING
Jeffrey Ng was appointed as the Managing Director, Group Community Banking on 1 July 2021.
In his current role, Jeffrey is responsible to lead the Group towards achieving our aspiration of becoming a true Community Bank, providing a seamless experience for individuals and SME customers. He will be responsible to ensure the Bank remains at the forefront in terms of asset size, deposit balances, wealth business, profitability and market share, leveraging on all available sales channels across the country and our on-going pursuit to digitise customer journeys.
He has close to 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, focusing particularly in the management of the SME segment. Prior to his current role, Jeffrey has been Head, Group Business & Transaction Banking since 18 December 2017.
Jeffrey is a qualified Chartered Accountant and spent the early part of his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers covering assurance. He is also a chartered member of The Malaysian Institute of Accountants, The Association of the Chartered Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom and a Chartered Banker with the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.
WENDY TING WEI LING
MANAGING DIRECTOR, GROUP INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & GROUP CORPORATE BANKING
Wendy Ting was appointed as Managing Director, Group International Business & Corporate Banking on 16 May 2022. In additional to her existing role in managing the Group Corporate Banking portfolio, she will now also oversee and drive the Group’s regional business and operations, which includes Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Brunei.
Wendy currently serves as the Head of the Group’s Corporate Banking division with over 19 years of industry experience in corporate lending, leverage buyouts, syndication as well as capital market-related activities.
Wendy presently manages the 3rd largest loan assets amongst the domestic Banks under the Conventional portfolio apart from maintaining market share as the 2nd largest Islamic/Syariah compliant assets. Her responsibilities also include overseeing and originating corporate lending activities from the Group’s overseas units within the Asean Region (ex Japan). Aside from growing assets, she is also committed to look at building meaningful relationships with the Corporates (predominantly public listed entities) such that the relationship is mutually beneficial to both the financial institution as well as clients.
As part of the Banking Group’s efforts to provide a holistic banking experience to our valued clients, she brings with her a profound understanding of corporate cultures as well as legislations across various sectors/industries as well as regions to drive cross border collaborations within the Group’s network.
Prior to joining RHB, she was the Vice President, Client Coverage and thereafter Vice President, Corporate Banking Division for Maybank Berhad.
Wendy graduated from National University of Malaysia with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Certified Credit Professional from The Council of the Institute of Bankers Malaysia. She also graduates from Executive Development Program, Chicago Booth, Executive Education.
MOHD RASHID MOHAMAD
GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR / GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, RHB BANKING GROUP
Mohd Rashid Mohamad was appointed as Group Managing Director / Group Chief Executive Officer of RHB Banking Group, effective 1 April 2022.
As Group Managing Director / Group Chief Executive Officer, Rashid will lead the Group in driving business growth and further enhance operational excellence both in Malaysia and regionally towards achieving its financial targets and maximizing total shareholder returns.
Rashid began his career in Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in 1988 and spent 14 years in the Examination / Supervision and Investment Operations & Financial Markets Departments. He has extensive experience within the financial services industry with strong commercial, financial and operational track record, spanning more than 20 years in senior leadership positions with several financial institutions across Malaysia and Singapore namely ABN Amro NV, The Royal Bank of Scotland and AmBank Group.
Rashid joined RHB as Group Treasurer in March 2014. He was later appointed as the Managing Director, Group Wholesale Banking in July 2021 before his appointment as the Officer-In-Charge / Principal Officer, RHB Banking Group on 24 January 2022.
Rashid holds a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from the University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) from University Technology Mara (“UiTM”), Shah Alam, Selangor.
He is also Vice President of the Financial Market Association (“FMA”), and holds multiple memberships including, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”), Industry Advisory Council, PayNet and Financial Market Committee (“FMC”) of BNM.
DATO’ ADISSADIKIN ALI
MANAGING DIRECTOR, RHB ISLAMIC BANK
Dato’ Adissadikin Ali joined RHB Banking Group on 1 July 2016. Effective 1 August 2016, Dato’ Adissadikin assumed the role of Managing Director, RHB Islamic Bank
Dato’ Adissadikin’s responsibilities include leading, managing and growing the Islamic Banking and Shariah Business within the Group.
Dato’ Adissadikin has more than 20 years of experience in financial services industry having held senior positions in Bank Islam Malaysia and AlKhair International Islamic Bank Berhad. Prior to joining RHB, he was the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at Export- Import Bank Malaysia Berhad.
He holds an MBA (Finance), University of Malaya and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business (Banking and Finance), Monash University, Australia. Amongst his other qualifications are Diploma in Investment Analysis, University Teknologi MARA (“UiTM”), Malaysia and an Advanced Management Program (“AMP”), Harvard Business School, Boston, USA. He is also a Chartered Banker, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, (“AICB”), Chartered Banker, Chartered Banker Institute, UK and Chartered Professional in Islamic Finance, Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals, Malaysia.
Dato’ Adissadikin holds external memberships in the Board of Industry Advisors, Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya, Board of Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (“IBFIM”) and is the President and Council Member, Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (“AIBIM”).
OLIVER TAN CHUAN LI
MANAGING DIRECTOR, RHB INSURANCE BERHAD
Oliver Tan Chuan Li was appointed as Managing Director, RHB Insurance Berhad on 21 February 2022.
In his role, Oliver will be primarily responsible to lead, strategize and maximize returns of the Group’s Insurance portfolio.
Oliver brings with him 22 years of experience within the insurance industry locally and regionally. Prior to joining RHB Insurance Berhad, he held various senior positions which includes as Chief Executive Officer at MPI Generali Insurans Berhad, Swiss Reinsurance Company Limited in Kuala Lumpur and Head of Kuala Lumpur branch, managing business operations in Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Brunei and Myanmar. He had also held various senior positions in AIU Insurance Company Limited in Shanghai and AXA General Insurance Hong Kong Limited.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Staffordshire Polytechnic in United Kingdom and a Certificate in Legal Practice (“CLP”) from University Malaya in Malaysia. He is also a Fellow of Malaysia Insurance Institute since 2017.
GROUP TECHNOLOGY ADVISOR
Rohan Krishnalingam was appointed as Group Technology Advisor on 10 October 2022. In his capacity, he will be providing holistic advice and support to the Group Managing Director on technology-related matters, and will drive the Group’s Workforce of the Future project in collaboration with Group Human Resource. In addition, he will also continue to be actively involved in the building of the new Digital Bank, together with our partners from Boost.
Rohan was initially appointed as Group Chief Operations Officer of RHB Banking Group in January 2014, to drive Group-wide digital, technology and operations functions. In August 2019, he was appointed as Group Chief Digital & Technology Officer and later he assumed the role Group Chief Technology Officer in May 2022. Throughout his tenure, he has played a key role in driving digital, IT and analytics capabilities across the Group via the IGNITE 2017, FIT 22 and TWP 24 Transformation programs.
Prior to this, he was a Senior Partner with a technology and management consulting firm. He has more than 20 years of experience helping financial services organisations in designing and implementing large-scale transformation programmes, predominantly in areas of technology and operations. He has worked with various industries in Malaysia and the ASEAN region with strong technology delivery and programme management skills, especially 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 and industry-wide payment systems.Rohan holds a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Hons) from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
GROUP HUMAN RESOURCE ADVISOR
Jamaluddin Bakri was appointed as the Group Human Resource Advisor on 1 December 2022. In his new role, he will be providing holistic advice and support to the Group Managing Director on human resources and workforce related matters.
Jamal joined the Group in July 2023 as Group Chief Human Resource Officer. Over the years, he has played a key role in redefining the Group’s Human Resources (HR) function through digital innovation and in driving initiative that have shaped as positive, open, and adaptive work environment. His other roles before joining RHB includes being the Group Head of HR for IHH Healthcare Berhad, one of the largest private healthcare companies 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 brings with him more than 20 years of solid track record in HR functions, having 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 multinational and local organisations in driving various HR strategies globally and locally.
He holds an MBA in Human Resources from the University of Hull, United Kingdom with a background in Mechanical Engineering.
DAVID CHONG MING LIANG
GROUP CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
David Chong was appointed as Group Chief Operations Officer (“GCOO”) on 2 February 2021. As GCOO, David oversees the overall RHB Banking Group’s operations within Malaysia and ASEAN to achieve excellence, continued improvement and optimization across the Group’s operation functions including credit operations, treasury operations, banking and payment operations, as well as branch operations support, and property services. He also oversees the customer contact centre operations and services of the Bank branches, and provides leadership in driving customer experience and operational excellence strategy and programmes Group-wide, which includes initiatives on robotic process automation.
Prior to his current role, David was the Chief Operations Officer of RHB Bank. He has more than 25 years of experience in various global consulting organisations and Malaysian financial services institutions. He has held various leadership roles in business and marketing and his extensive experience also includes diversified roles in operational transformation, programme management, strategic planning, analytics and customer relationship management.
David is a Chartered Certified Accountant with an MBA from Strathclyde University, United Kingdom.
GROUP CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Norazzah Sulaiman was appointed Group Chief Sustainability & Communications Officer (GCSCO) in May 2022, expanding her previous role as Group Chief Communications Officer.
As GCSCO, Norazzah drives the execution and implementation of RHB Banking Group’s Sustainability and Climate Action Strategy, in addition to her existing role in leading and managing the Group’s strategic communications function. In her role as the Group Chief Sustainability Officer, she will drive the integration of environment, social and governance (ESG) considerations within the Group’s business and decision-making process.
Norazzah is also the CEO of RHB Foundation, a position she has held since 2017. Within this role, she leads the Group’s community engagement and development initiatives, focusing on the underserved and underprivileged members of the community with an emphasis on children and youth. This is achieved through RHB Foundation’s two pillars – ‘Nurturing Future Generations’ and ‘Lifting Communities’.
Norazzah has been with RHB Banking Group since 2003. She brings with her a wealth of experience having held various senior positions, including in Legal Advisory, Compliance, Governance, HR, Marketing and Corporate Communications.
Norazzah graduated from the University of Warwick, with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB).
WONG KWANG LEH
GROUP CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Kwang Leh was appointed as Group Chief Technology Officer on 1 April 2023. He will drive the Group’s technology transformation under the TWP24 programme, supporting the Group’s growth trajectory. Through the technology transformation, he aims to modernize RHB’s IT capabilities and improve the Bank’s overall competitiveness and service excellence.
Kwang Leh joined the Group in 2014 as the Head of IT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture and was subsequently appointed as the Head of Group Technology Services. He brings with him over 25 years of experience in IT that includes core banking integration, IT strategy and planning, enterprise architecture, data and information management, IT security, technology risk management and IT governance.
Prior to joining RHB, he spent 13 years with Accenture as a technology consultant delivering IT projects and advisory across various industries. He started his career as a software engineer.
Kwang Leh graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering from University of Southampton, United Kingdom.
WAN MARIAH ABU HASSAN
GROUP CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER
Wan Mariah was appointed as the Group Chief People Officer on 1 April 2023. She will drive and implement human capital efforts that effectively support the Group’s mission and strategic vision. Mariah is responsible for leading the development and implementation of all human capital initiatives across the Group, becoming a strategic business advisor regarding key organizational and management matters.
She will also be leading and continuously elevating internal HR capability to support the Group’s strategic goals, overseeing areas of talent acquisition, succession planning, retention, leadership development, rewards and performance, both locally and regionally.
Wan Mariah brings with her over 20 years of HR experience from various industries such as FMCG and retail, she has successfully led HR teams in achieving organizational goals, through a keen sense of balancing business needs with talent management. Prior to joining RHB, she was the HR Director – Transformation and Enabling Functions for Coca-Cola BIG, where she was accountable for driving and implementing talent and people side of change & adoption strategy. Mariah joined RHB in July 2022 as Head, Agile and HR Centre of Excellence.
ABDUL SANI ABDUL MURAD
GROUP CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
Abdul Sani Abdul Murad leads the Group Marketing division and is responsible for both corporate and product branding and marketing across the Group. His 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 20 years of experience as a Marketing professional. 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 and helped grow key businesses into market leadership positions. His achievement includes increasing sales volume for new products via campaigns. He has also done brand migration exercise. Sani has been awarded numerous business and marketing awards while serving in Unilever for 10 years.
Prior to joining RHB, Sani was the Head of Marketing with HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad for 9 years. 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, tripled the size of Affluent customer base and commercialised digital channel for the business. HSBC Bank Malaysia was awarded with Best Marketing Campaign Award by HSBC Group in 2009 and its Marketing team was recognized as HSBC’s Best Marketing Team in Asia Pacific in 2010 by its Regional Office.
Sani has won various marketing awards for his contributions and expertise. He was awarded a Marketing Distinction by Marketing Magazine in 2013 and the “CMO Award” for two consecutive years in 2018 and 2019 for being one of Malaysia’s top marketers by Marketing Magazine. In 2019, he was named as one of the “Influential Marketing Leaders to Watch” by Insight Success Magazine.
Sani holds a Bachelor Degree of Economics from University of Malaya and is a Member of the Malaysian Advertisers Association.
DR CHONG HAN HWEE
GROUP CHIEF RISK OFFICER
Dr Chong Han Hwee was appointed as the Group Chief Risk Officer of the RHB Banking Group on 28 September 2020. He is responsible for the effective management of Group-wide Risk Management across credit, operations, market and Shariah. He also oversees the development of risk management benchmarked with good practices within the industry.
Prior to joining RHB, Dr Chong was a Partner in EY Malaysia where he headed the Financial Services Risk Management function.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Finance from Curtin University of Technology, Australia and earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from Curtin University (formerly known as Curtin University of Technology), Australia.
RYAN TEOH JUN FATT
GROUP CHIEF STRATEGY & INNOVATION OFFICER
Ryan Teoh was appointed as Group Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer on 1 November 2022.
He is responsible to lead the Group’s strategic planning and transformation activities, whilst increasing the proliferation and scale-up of digital, analytics, data-driven decision making, and innovation across the group
Ryan will drive the achievement of the Group’s multi-year strategy (TWP24) which includes the development of RHB’s Workforce of the Future, Next Generation Customer Experience, Intelligent Banking Services and in parallel, the establishment of the upcoming Digital Bank with Boost
Ryan joined the Group in November 2019 as Head of Group Strategy and was subsequently appointed as Acting Group Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer in June 2022. Across both roles, he has played an important role in driving the Group’s former FIT22 strategy and the development plus implementation of TWP24. Prior to joining RHB, has held various positions focusing on growth strategy, digital acceleration, business transformation, and operating model transformation for financial services.
Ryan holds a Master in Business Administration from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Science (1st Class Hons) in Computing from Staffordshire University, United Kingdom.
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