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RHB Capital Berhad (312952-H)

 

BHG DATO' MOHAMED KHADAR MERICAN DATO' MOHAMED KHADAR MERICAN
Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Dato' Mohamed Khadar Merican ("Dato' Mohamed Khadar") was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Capital on 1 January 2008 and was subsequently appointed as the Chairman of RHB Capital on 12 May 2009. Dato' Mohamed Khadar serves as a Member of the Board Nominating & Remuneration Committee of RHB Capital.

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 are RHB Bank Berhad, RHB Investment 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).

 

Datuk Azlan TAN SRI AZLAN ZAINOL
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

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

Tan Sri Azlan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, 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 are RHB Bank Berhad (Chairman), RHB Investment Bank 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).

 

YBHG DATUK HAJI FAISAL SIRAJ DATUK HAJI FAISAL SIRAJ
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Haji Faisal Siraj ("Datuk Faisal") was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Capital on 24 May 2007. Datuk Faisal also serves as the Chairman of the Board Nominating & Remuneration Committee. He is also a Member of the Group Board Audit Committee of RHB Capital.

Datuk Faisal was a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Datuk Faisal started his career in 1968 with KPMG, London. On his transfer from KPMG, London to KPMG, Kuala Lumpur, he was posted to KPMG Kota Kinabalu until 1976. Datuk Faisal joined the Malaysia Mining Corporation ("MMC") Group in 1976. He was the Group Executive Director and a Member of the MMC Board from 1981 to 1994. In 1995, he joined DRB-HICOM Berhad ("DRB-HICOM") as the Group Chief Financial Officer in the capacity of Senior Group Director, Financial Services and Treasury Division and was a member of DRB-HICOM Board, before his retirement in 2005.

Datuk Faisal's other directorships in public companies are RHB Islamic Bank Berhad, RHB Insurance Berhad, RHB Trustees Berhad (formerly known as OSK Trustees Berhad) and Malaysian Trustees Berhad.

 

DATO TAJUDDIN ATAN DATO’ TEO CHIANG LIANG
Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato' Teo Chiang Liang ("Dato' Teo") was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Capital on 20 May 2010. He also serves as a Member of the Board Nominating & Remuneration Committee and Group Board Audit Committee of RHB Capital.

Dato' Teo holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Business Studies awarded by the Council for National Academic Awards, United Kingdom and Bachelor of Science in Management Studies from University of Bradford, United Kingdom. He was appointed as a Visiting Professor of Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom from 1998 to 2012 and conferred with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration in 2001.

Dato' Teo joined and served the See Hoy Chan Holdings Group, a well-diversified group of companies, in different levels of management since 1975. He was the Secretary General of the Malaysian Association of Private Colleges & Universities from 1997 to March 2003 and is currently its Council Member. Dato' Teo was appointed as a member of the MSC Education advisory Panel from 1998 to 2000 and a Life Member of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society since 1983. He was elected as an Executive Council Member of Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation from 2006 to 2012.

Dato' Teo's other directorships in public companies are RHB Insurance Berhad and Ajinomoto (Malaysia) Berhad.

 

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

Dato' Saw Choo Boon ("Dato' Saw") was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Capital on 20 May 2010. He also serves as the Chairman of the Group Board Audit Committee and a Member of the Board Nominating & Remuneration Committee and Board Risk Committee of RHB Capital.

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 the 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. In 2005, he assumed the role of Vice-President Global Marine Products.

Dato' Saw was appointed the Chairman of Shell Malaysia on 1 March 2006. He was also the Vice President Business Development Asia Pacific responsible for developing the 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 Investment Bank Berhad, Shell Refining Company (Federation of Malaya) Berhad, Digi.Com Berhad, Phoenix Petroleum (M) Berhad, Ranhill Energy and Resources Berhad and Guinness Anchor Berhad where he is also the Chairman. 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.

 

DATO' NIK MOHAMED DIN DATUK NIK YUSOFF
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato' Nik Mohamed Din Datuk Nik Yusoff ("Dato' Nik Mohamed Din") was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Capital on 20 November 2012.

Dato' Nik Mohamed Din is a Barrister-at-law. He read law at Lincoln's Inn, London and was admitted to the English Bar in 1968. He then served as a Magistrate in the Malaysian Judicial Services in 1969. Thereafter, he joined private legal practice at Mah, Kok and Din as a lawyer for 13 years. In 1984, he left legal practice to join the stockbroking business and assumed the position of the Executive Chairman as well as a shareholder of O.S.K. & Partners Sendirian Berhad (the former OSK Investment Bank Berhad).

In 1985, Dato' Nik Mohamed Din was elected Chairman and in 1988 appointed by the Minister of Finance as the first Executive Chairman of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange ("KLSE") (now known as Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad) and he held this position for 12 years. Upon expiry of his tenure of appointment as Executive Chairman of the KLSE, Dato' Nik Mohamed Din returned to OSK Holdings Berhad Group as the Executive Chairman of OSK Holdings Berhad and thereafter was re-designated to Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 28 December 2009.

Dato' Nik Mohamed Din's other directorships in public companies are OSK Holdings Berhad (Chairman), OSK Property Holdings Berhad (Chairman), OSK Ventures International Berhad (Chairman), Jerasia Capital Berhad (Chairman), QBE Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad (Chairman), Federation of Public Listed Companies (Vice-President II), Malaysian Trustees Berhad, RHB Trustees Berhad (formerly known as OSK Trustees Berhad), Ke-Zan Holdings Berhad and Datin Seri Ting Sui Ngit Foundation.

 

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 Capital 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 Bank Berhad and RHB Investment Bank Berhad.

 

KELLEE KAM KELLEE KAM CHEE KHIONG
Group Managing Director

Kellee Kam Chee Khiong ("Mr Kellee Kam") was appointed as the Managing Director of RHB Capital on 10 May 2011. He was subsequently appointed as the Group Managing Director of RHB Banking Group on 9 January 2012. He is also a Member of Board Technology Committee.

Mr Kellee Kam holds a Master of Arts (MA) in South East Asian Business World from the University of London, Master of Business Administration from Richmond College and Bachelor of Law with Honours from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Mr Kellee Kam commenced his career in the financial services sector with ABN Amro Bank Berhad as the Assistant Vice President in Wholesale Banking before joining Utama Banking Group Berhad in 2002 as General Manager, where he was accountable for strategic projects and investments as well as provided oversight over Corporate Finance and business development. He joined RHB Management Company Sdn Bhd in 2003 as General Manager where he successfully led the corporate finance and treasury activities of RHB. Mr Kellee Kam was subsequently appointed as the General Manager, Group Finance (Corporate Treasury) for RHB Capital. Thereafter, he was appointed as the Head, Corporate and Strategic Planning on 1 January 2007, responsible in the areas of Corporate Finance and Strategy of the Group prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer of RHB Capital on 1 June 2007. He was appointed Principal Officer of RHB Capital in March 2011 prior to his appointment as Managing Director of RHB Capital on 10 May 2011. In 2013, Mr Kellee Kam was awarded the Industry Excellence Award by the Malaysian Business Award 2013 for his successful management of RHB Banking Group.