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Board of Directors of HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad

Meet HSBC Amanah Malaysia's directors

Datin Che Teh Ija Binti Mohd Jalil

Independent Non- Executive Chairperson

Datin Teh was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Chairperson of the Bank on 1 January 2022. She is a member of the Risk Committee of the Bank.

Datin Teh holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from University of Malaya and Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.  She began her career in the civil service and built her competency in the area of economic policy-making and international trade and finance through her 24 years in government. She retired from the Securities Commission of Malaysia (“SC”) where she had served for 17 years since 2000 in various capacities including Executive Director and as Advisor of Special Projects in the Chairman’s Office.  During her stint in the SC, she was involved in capital market policies development and regulation, human capital development and training and education. She also co-led in the establishment of the Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Centre, Private Pension Administrator and the Capital Markets Promotion Council. 

Her other experience included trade and financial services negotiations as Lead Negotiator in the World Trade Organization, Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation as well as representing the Ministry of Finance (“MoF”) in World Bank, International Monetary Fund, APEC Finance Ministers meetings during her tenure with MoF from 1990 to 1999.

She is currently a Director of Securities Industry Development Corporation and Finance Accreditation Agency Berhad.

Mukhtar Malik Hussain

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Mukhtar was appointed as Non-Independent Executive Director on 15 December 2009 and subsequently re-designated to Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 August 2021. He is a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee of the Bank.

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 CEO 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 CEO, 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 of HSBC Bank Middle East Limited and Global CEO of HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad. He was also the CEO, Global Banking and Markets for Middle East and North Africa before assuming his role as the CEO of the Bank from 2009 to 2018. Mr Mukhtar was HSBC Group General Manager and Head of Belt & Road Initiatives for HSBC Asia Pacific until his retirement on 30 July 2021.

Mr Mukhtar is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad.

Omar Siddiq Bin Amin Noer Rashid

Non-Independent Executive Director

Omar was appointed as the Non-Independent Executive Director on 31 March 2022.

Omar graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.  He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.  He is also a CFA charterholder.   

Prior to his appointment to HSBC Malaysia, Omar was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Malaysia and CEO, Group Wholesale Banking at CIMB Group Holdings Berhad.  Before that, he has held other senior leadership roles including Group Chief Operating Officer at CIMB Group Holdings Berhad, Head of Group Wholesale Banking at RHB Bank Berhad, Executive Director/Group Chief Financial Officer at Malaysia Airlines Berhad and Executive Director in the Investments Division at Khazanah Nasional Berhad. 

Omar is a Non-Independent Executive Director and CEO of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad.

Adil Ahmad

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Adil was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 5 May 2014. He is the Chairman of Risk Committee and member of the Audit Committee and Nominations and Remuneration 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 35 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.

Mr Adil is currently a council member of GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group), an Independent Director of FIDE Forum, Independent Chairman/Director of FWD Takaful Berhad and Non-Executive Director of Vingroup Joint Stock Company (Vietnam).

Lee Choo Hock

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Lee was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 30 May 2016 and subsequently re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 30 May 2019. He is a member of the Audit Committee, Risk Committee and Nominations and Remuneration Committee of the Bank.

He 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 his 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.

He is a Director of Kossan Rubber Industries Berhad, a member of Board of Trustees of Yayasan Kossan and an Independent Non-Executive Director of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad.

Albert Quah Chei Jin

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Albert Quah was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 5 September 2016. He is the Chairman of Audit Committee and member of the Risk Committee and Nominations and Remuneration 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 Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of 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 Chief Financial Officer (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 is also the Non-Executive Trustee of Methodist Education Foundation.

Ho Chai Huey

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ho Chai Huey was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 2 January 2018.  She is the Chairman of Nominations and Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee of the Bank.

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 Information Technology (IT) Analyst on 1 August 1983 until she retired as an IT Director on 5 July 2016.

She 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.

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