Datuk Kamaruddin bin Taib

Independent Chairman/Non-Executive Director

Datuk Kamaruddin Bin Taib was appointed on 2 January 2018. He is a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee of the Bank effective 12 February 2018.

Datuk Kamaruddin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of Salford, United Kingdom.

Datuk Kamaruddin is the Chairman of DNV GL Malaysia Sdn Bhd, part of the Global DNV GL Group. He has been with the DNV GL Group since 1995, and was a substantial shareholder until December 2016. He retired as the Executive Chairman in June 2017.

Datuk Kamaruddin has significant experience in investment banking, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions. His career started in 1980 with a leading Investment Bank in Malaysia. Subsequently, he served as a Director of several private companies and companies listed on Bursa Malaysia. He has personal experience in listing several companies on Bursa Malaysia. Apart from his vast experience of serving on the board of companies listed on Bursa Malaysia, his experience included serving on the board of companies listed on the Stock Exchange of India as well as listed on Nasdaq (U.S.A.). 

Datuk Kamaruddin is currently the Chairman of GHL Systems Berhad and Great Eastern Takaful Berhad. 

Datuk Kamaruddin is also a Director of Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad, Great Eastern General Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad, BFC Exchange Sdn Bhd, FIDE Forum, Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad and Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad.

Datuk Kamaruddin serves as a trustee for the Malaysian Oil & Gas Services Council. Prior to being a trustee, he was an elected executive council member.

Mukhtar Malik Hussain

Non-Independent Executive Director

Mr Mukhtar was appointed on 15 December 2009.

Mr Mukhtar graduated from the University of Wales with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He first joined the HSBC Group in 1982 as a graduate trainee in Midland Bank International. He was then appointed as Assistant Director in Samuel Montagu in 1991. After more than 10 years of working in the HSBC Group’s London offices, Mr Mukhtar held numerous posts in Dubai, including Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Financial Services (Middle East) Limited from 1995 to 2003. He established the initiative to create the first foreign investment bank in Saudi Arabia for HSBC.

In 2003, Mr Mukhtar assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer, Corporate and Investment Banking. He then headed back to London as the Co-Head of Global Banking in 2006. He was the Global Head of Principal Investments in London from 2006 to 2008. Between 2008 to 2009, he was the Deputy Chairman, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited and Global Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Amanah. He was also the Chief Executive Officer, Global Banking and Markets for Middle East and North Africa before assuming his current role as the Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad in 2009. He was the Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad from 2009 to 2018.

Mr Mukhtar is also a Non-Independent Executive Director of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad, Director and Chairman of HSBC Bank (Singapore) Limited and Director of The ICLIFF Leadership and Governance Centre.

Mr Mukhtar is currently HSBC Group General Manager and Head of Belt & Road Initiatives for HSBC Asia Pacific.

Stuart Paterson Milne

Non-Independent Executive Director

Mr Milne was appointed as the Non-Independent Executive Director on 24 May 2018. 

Mr Milne graduated from the University of Durham, United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Oriental Studies (Modern Arabic Studies). He joined HSBC in 1981. Since then, he has worked in a variety of businesses in the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, the Philippines, France, United States, Japan and India. 

Since 2012, he was Chief Executive Officer of HSBC India prior to which he was Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Japan.

Mr Milne is a Non-Independent Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad.

Adil Ahmad

Independent Director

Mr Adil was appointed on 5 May 2014. He is the Chairman of Nominations and Remuneration Committee, a member of the Audit Committee, Risk Committee and Connected Party Transactions Committee of the Bank.

Mr Adil holds a Masters in Business Administration (Finance & Accounting) and BA in Economics from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. He has 30 years of international banking experience and began his career in the 1980s at ANZ Grindlays Bank Pakistan. He was the Director and Head of Global Islamic Finance of ANZ Investment Bank in London from 1993 to 1997 and thereafter Executive, Group Strategy of ANZ Banking Group Ltd in Melbourne from 1997 to 2000. He assumed the position as the Chief Executive Officer of ANZ Banking Group Ltd Vietnam from 2000 to 2005.  In 2006 he left the ANZ Banking Group to become CEO of Kuwait International Bank, from where he retired in 2009.

Since retiring to Malaysia, Mr Adil has advised international clients on strategic and financial matters for projects in Vietnam, Malaysia and Pakistan, and has provided Islamic and conventional banking training programs for banks and other financial institutions.

Lee Choo Hock

Independent Director

Mr Lee was appointed on 30 May 2016. He is the Chairman of Risk Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Nominations and Remuneration Committee of the Bank.

Mr Lee is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales as well as the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He began his career with Miller, Brener & Co., London, a professional accounting firm in 1975 and joined Maybank in 1982. Having worked with Maybank for 27 years, Mr Lee has built a successful career as a professional accountant. He served various management positions during his tenure with Malayan Banking Berhad until he retired in 2008 and last position was as the Executive Vice President, Head of Accounting Services and Treasury Back Office Operations. He has also served as a Director of a number of subsidiaries of Malayan Banking Berhad.

In addition to his current role, Mr Lee also sits on the Board of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad, Kossan Rubber Industries Berhad and Yayasan Kossan.

Albert Quah Chei Jin

Independent Director

Mr Albert Quah was appointed on 5 September 2016. He is the Chairman of Audit Committee, a member of the Risk Committee, Nominations and Remuneration Committee and Connected Party Transactions Committee of the Bank.

Mr Albert Quah holds a Masters Degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales as well as the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He was with Touche Ross & Co, Chartered Accountants in London before returning to Malaysia.

Mr Albert Quah has more than 30 years banking experience.  Mr Albert Quah began his banking career with Southern Bank Berhad in 1982 where he served in various management positions including as a Card Centre Manager as well as a Corporate Banker. He joined Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad as Senior Corporate Banker in 1989 and was the CFO of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad from 1993 to 2001. He later served as Group CFO in the AmBank Group from 2004 to 2006. He retired as CFO of United Overseas Bank Malaysia Berhad in 2013.

In addition to his current role, Mr Albert Quah also sits on the Board of Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd and also the Non-Executive Trustee of Methodist Education Foundation.

Ho Chai Huey

Independent Director

Ho Chai Huey was appointed on 2 January 2018.  She is a member of the Risk Committee of the Bank effective 12 February 2018.

Ms Ho graduated from the University of Malaya with a Bachelor of Economics, Honours Class 1 Statistics in 1983. Her career started with Bank Negara Malaysia (“BNM”) as an IT Analyst on 1 August 1983 until she retired as an IT Director on 5 July 2016.

Ms Ho has been a passionate IT management professional with 33 years of hands-on experiences in formulating and implementing IT business plans and transformation, leading and advising the implementation of many IT projects and managing the day-to-day 24 by 7 IT Services and IT Operations in BNM.

During her career with BNM, she drove the planning and implementation of IT Plan and managed a resilient IT infrastructure in BNM in conformity with international industry standards and best practices. She provided strategic and operational direction for the planning, designing, implementation and maintenance of IT systems in BNM, including managing strategic IT projects and technology risk and IT crisis situations as well as ensuring strong IT governance processes and practices.

Ms Ho is currently an IT and project management consultant to an outsourcing company which provides advisory and business support functions to affiliated professional institutes in the financial sector.

In addition to her current role, Ms Ho also sits on the Board of Cagamas Berhad.