Hong Leong Bank - Management & Board Of Directors

Management & Board Of Directors

YBhg Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan

Position:
Chairman/Non-Executive/Non-Independent
Date of Appointment:
3 January 1994

YBhg Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan is qualified as a Barrister-at-Law from Middle Temple, United Kingdom. He has extensive business experience in various business sectors, including financial services, manufacturing and real estate.

 

YBhg Tan Sri Quek is the Chairman of Hong Leong Bank Berhad (“HLB”) and was appointed to the Board of Directors of HLB on 3 January 1994. He is the Chairman of the Credit Supervisory Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of HLB. 

He is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Hong Leong Company (Malaysia) Berhad, a public company; Chairman of Hong Leong Financial Group Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad; and Chairman of Hong Leong Assurance Berhad and Hong Leong Foundation, both public companies. He is also the Chairman of the Council of Members of Hong Leong Bank Vietnam Limited.

Mr Tan Kong Khoon

Position:
Executive Director/Non-Independent
Date of Appointment:
1 July 2013

Mr Tan Kong Khoon holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Bishop’s University, Canada and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He is a Chartered Banker of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.  

 

Mr Tan was appointed to the Board of Directors of Hong Leong Bank Berhad (“HLB”) on 1 July 2013 and is a member of the Credit Supervisory Committee, Executive Committee and Nomination Committee of HLB.

 

Mr Tan is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Hong Leong Financial Group Berhad (“HLFG”). He was the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of HLB from 1 July 2013 to 4 February 2016. Prior to joining HLB, Mr Tan was the Group Executive, Consumer Banking Group of the DBS Bank Ltd (“DBS”) from 1 December 2010 to 15 April 2013 where he led and managed strategy formulation and execution for consumer banking globally across the DBS Group.

 

Mr Tan began his banking career with DBS in 1981. Since then, he has successfully built consumer banking franchises across multiple markets in Asia for Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank and ANZ Bank.

 

From March 2007 to December 2009, Mr Tan was President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Ayudhya, the fifth largest financial group in Thailand listed on the Thailand Stock Exchange. The group businesses included commercial and investment banking, life and non-life insurance, stock broking, asset management and consumer finance subsidiaries.

 

Mr Tan is the Chairman of Hong Leong Capital Berhad and a Director of HLFG, both companies listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad; and a Director of Hong Leong Assurance Berhad and Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad, both public companies. He is also the Chairman of Hong Leong Bank (Cambodia) PLC and Chief Controller on the Board of Controllers of Hong Leong Bank Vietnam Limited.

Mr Kwek Leng Hai

Position:
Non-Executive Director/Non-Independent
Date of Appointment:
3 January 1994

Mr Kwek Leng Hai is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience in financial services, manufacturing and property investment.

 

Mr Kwek was appointed to the Board of Directors of Hong Leong Bank Berhad on 3 January 1994. He is also a Director of Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad and Hong Leong Company (Malaysia) Berhad, both public companies.

Mr Kwek is the Executive Chairman of Guoco Group Limited (“GGL”). He was appointed as a Director of GGL in 1990 and assumed the position of President, Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 1 September 2016. He is also the Chairman of Lam Soon (Hong Kong) Limited (“LSHK”). Both GGL and LSHK are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr Kwek is also a Director of GGL’s key subsidiaries, including his positions as the Non-Executive Chairman of GL Limited and a Director of GuocoLand Limited, both public listed companies in Singapore. He is also a Director of Bank of Chengdu Co., Ltd., a public company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Ms Chok Kwee Bee

Position:
Non-Executive Director/Independent
Date of Appointment:
2 December 2013

Ms Chok Kwee Bee holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Business Studies from Kingston University, United Kingdom and is also a member of the Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, United Kingdom.

 

Ms Chok is presently the Managing Director of Teak Capital Sdn Bhd, a venture capital management company and a Principal of Intres Capital Partners Sdn Bhd. Prior to that, she was with Walden International, a Silicon Valley based venture capital firm, overseeing the operations and investments of Walden International and BI Walden in Malaysia. Ms Chok was also previously Head of the Corporate Finance at AmInvestment Bank Berhad. She previously held posts as a member of the Securities Commission Capital Market Advisory Council, the Chairman of the Malaysian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, a Non-Executive Board Member of the Audit Oversight Board and also a member of the Malaysian Venture Capital Development Council of the Securities Commission.

Ms Chok is currently the Chairman of Aemulus Holdings Berhad, a public company.  She also sits on the board of several private companies.

 

Ms Chok was appointed to the Board of Directors of Hong Leong Bank Berhad (“HLB”) on 2 December 2013 and is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and Board Audit Committee, and a member of the Board Risk Management Committee of HLB.

YBhg Dato’ Nicholas John Lough @ Sharif Lough Bin Abdullah

Position:
Non-Executive Director/Independent
Date of Appointment:
23 June 2014

YBhg Dato’ Nicholas John Lough @ Sharif Lough bin Abdullah holds a Gemmology Diploma from The National Association of Goldsmiths, London, Great Britain and is a Fellow member of The Gemmological Association of Great Britain.

 

YBhg Dato’ Nicholas Lough has extensive experience in the corporate sector, serving in various capacities, including Group Executive Director of The Melewar Corporation Berhad from 1987 to 1995.

YBhg Dato’ Nicholas Lough is currently a Director of GLM REIT Management Sdn Bhd, the Manager of Tower Real Estate Investment Trust and Scicom (MSC) Berhad, both listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

 

YBhg Dato’ Nicholas Lough was appointed to the Board of Directors of Hong Leong Bank Berhad (“HLB”) on 23 June 2014 and is the Chairman of the Board Risk Management Committee and Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Board Audit Committee and Nomination Committee of HLB.

YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah Bin Md Kassim

Position:
Non-Executive Director/Independent
Date of Appointment:
19 May 2016

YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah bin Md Kassim holds a PhD in Business from Aston University, United Kingdom and a Master in Business Administration. He was inducted in 2012 into the Alumni Hall of Achievement of Monmouth College in Illinois, USA where he did his undergraduate education.
 

YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah had over 20 years of experience as strategy and management consultant in global firms specialising in large scale technology and business transformation, working across several sectors with established organisations, ranging from banks to telecommunication companies, public institutions and foreign governments. He is the Co-Founder of The iA Group, where he currently serves as an Advisor. The iA Group, which was established in 2002, specialises in business and public sector transformation, technology and human capital.
 

Prior to The iA Group, he was the Executive Director/Partner of international firm of Ernst & Young, Vice President and Country Head of the global consulting firm of Cap Gemini and member of the global management team and Country Head of PA Consulting Group.

 

Before joining the consulting industry in 1995, YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah held various senior positions in government for over 18 years related to industrial R&D management and public policy on technology development and innovation. He also served as a member of expert/advisory groups in various national and international organisations such as United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah. He was the Project Director for the Industrial Technology Master Plan for Malaysia in the Institute of Strategic and International Studies and subsequently took up the position as Director of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment to spearhead the implementation of the plan as part of the national strategies to accelerate economic growth and technology development.

In 2006, YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah was appointed as the Consulting Advisor to the National Implementation Task Force chaired by the Prime Minister to oversee the 9th Malaysia Development Plan and in 2009, he was appointed as member of the National Economic Advisory Council (NEAC). YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah was a member of the Review and Operational Panel to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission from 2013 to February 2015. In 2015, he was appointed as member of the Anti-Corruption Advisory Board by the DYMM Yang Di Pertuan Agong and completed his term in 2018.

 

YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah was appointed to the Board of Directors of Hong Leong Bank Berhad (“HLB”) on 19 May 2016 and is a member of the Remuneration Committee of HLB.
 

YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah is also the Board Chairman of Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad, a public company.

Ms Chong Chye Neo

Position:
Non-Executive Director/Independent
Date of Appointment:
21 February 2019

Ms Chong Chye Neo holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Science from Universiti Sains Malaysia.
 

Ms Chong has been part of the information technology industry for more than 30 years, having been with IBM Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“IBM Malaysia”) since 1989 until her retirement in December 2018. In IBM, she held senior leadership roles that spanned across multiple disciplines of technical, sales, intellectual property development, business and strategy development; and roles which gave her in-depth experience working in multiple countries across ASEAN and Asia Pacific. She was appointed to the role of Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (“MD/CEO”) of IBM Malaysia in 2015, the first woman to helm the company in its 57-year history in Malaysia. As MD/CEO, she was responsible for the overall management of IBM Malaysia and Brunei, and was a Director of IBM Global Delivery Centre (M) Sdn Bhd and Kenexa Techologies Sdn Bhd.

In 2016, Ms Chong was recognised with the “CEO Champion Award” by Talentcorp. In November 2017, she was appointed to Talent Compact 4.0, a national advisory panel in response to the impact of Industry Revolution 4.0 and its implication to the future of work. In April 2018, she was recognised by the Malaysian Business publication as one of Malaysia's 25 Women of Influence. She was also appointed to the Board of Governors of American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and served until her retirement. Ms Chong Chye Neo speaks regularly at national and international forums on topics ranging from Women in Leadership to Digital Disruptions and Impact of Industry Revolution 4.0.
 

Ms Chong currently also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Bursa Malaysia Berhad.
 

Ms Chong was appointed to the Board of Directors of Hong Leong Bank Berhad on 21 February 2019.

Ms Lau Souk Huan

Position:
Non-Executive Director/Independent
Date of Appointment:
6 September 2019

Ms Lau Souk Huan holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting (Honours) from the University of Malaya and she is a Certified Public Accountant from the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms Lau is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

 

Ms Lau has more than 30 years of experience in accounting garnered from the accounting profession and the working experience with a global international financial institution and an accounting standard setter. Ms Lau is presently a Project Director with the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (“MASB”), an independent authority which develops and sets accounting standards in Malaysia. Prior to joining MASB in 2010, Ms Lau was with J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Berhad (“JP Morgan”) primarily as the Chief Financial Officer for a period of 14 years. In addition, Ms Lau was also co-Country Operating Officer, Director of subsidiary entities, trustee of JP Morgan’s retirement fund, country coordinator for philanthropy and company secretary for JP Morgan. Ms Lau was appointed to the Board of JP Morgan in 2002 and served as the Executive Director from 2006 until June 2009. She left JP Morgan in June 2009 but continued to serve as a Non-Executive Director and later Independent Director of JP Morgan until September 2017.

Prior to joining JP Morgan, Ms Lau was with Price Waterhouse (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers PLT) and assumed various positions over 7 years from December 1987 to June 1995; the last being Senior Manager, Audit and Business Advisory.

 

Ms Lau was appointed to the Board of Directors of Hong Leong Bank Berhad (“HLB”) on 6 September 2019 and is member of the Board Risk Management Committee and Board Audit Committee of HLB.

Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

Mr Domenic Fuda holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University, Sydney, as well as a Master of Business (Banking & Finance) and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), both from University of Technology, Sydney. Mr Domenic Fuda is a Chartered Banker of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (“AICB”).

Mr Domenic Fuda was appointed as the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Hong Leong Bank Berhad (“HLB”) on 5 February 2016. Mr Domenic Fuda is a member of the Executive Committee and Credit Supervisory Committee of HLB. He is also a Director of Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad and Hong Leong Bank (Cambodia) PLC and a Council Member of Hong Leong Bank Vietnam Limited, all wholly-owned subsidiaries of HLB. He is also a Council Member of AICB and The Association of Banks in Malaysia.

Prior to HLB, Mr Domenic Fuda was the Managing Director and Deputy Group Head, Consumer Banking & Wealth Management of DBS Bank Ltd (“DBS”), Singapore. He joined DBS in March 2010 as Chief Financial Officer of Regional Consumer Banking & Wealth Management. During his tenure with DBS, Mr Domenic Fuda was responsible for the formulation and execution of a multi-year growth strategy for the 6 Asian markets in which DBS operates its consumer and wealth management businesses.

Prior to his position in DBS, he spent 16 years at Citigroup where he served in various senior management roles across Asia, the latest being Chief Operating Officer for South East Asia Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, where he helped to drive execution of Citi’s strategy across 10 countries, launched Citi’s Consumer Banking business in Vietnam and helped to manage the banking operations during the 2008/2009 financial crises.

Secretary

Mr Jack Lee Tiong Jie (MAICSA 7060133)

Auditors

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Board Audit Committee

Composition

Ms Chok Kwee Bee
(Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director)

YBhg Dato' Nicholas John Lough @ Sharif Lough bin Abdullah
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Board Risk Management Committee

Composition

YBhg Dato' Nicholas John Lough @ Sharif Lough bin Abdullah
(Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director)

Ms Chok Kwee Bee
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Nomination Committee

Composition

Ms Chok Kwee Bee
(Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director)

Mr Tan Kong Khoon
(Non-Independent Executive Director)

YBhg Dato' Nicholas John Lough @ Sharif Lough bin Abdullah
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Remuneration Committee

Composition

YBhg Dato' Nicholas John Lough @ Sharif Lough bin Abdullah
(Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director)

YBhg Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan
(Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)

YBhg Datuk Dr Md Hamzah bin Md Kassim
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Corporate Governance Overview

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Corporate Governance Report

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