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Ou Shian Waei
Ou Shian Waei
(Acting Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director)
Aged 65, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad (ABMB) on 8 December 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from University of Malaya.

Mr Ou started his career with a local bank as a management trainee from 1976 to 1980. He joined IBM Malaysia in 1981 as a trainee System Engineer and held various technical and management positions before retiring as Managing Director of IBM Malaysia in January 2010 after almost 30 years of service.

Mr Ou was the PIKOM (Association of Malaysia Computer Industry) Councillor from 1997 to 1998 and was awarded the ‘Key Industry Leader Award' in 2006 by PIKOM (now known as The National ICT Association of Malaysia) for his contributions to Malaysia's IT industry. He was also the Chairman of the National International Technology Council (NITC) Taskforce for IT literacy in 1997 and Adjunct Professor for the Department of Economics & Business Administration at Universiti Putra Malaysia from 1998 to 1999.

Mr Ou is also a Director of Alliance Financial Group Berhad (AFG). His directorships in other companies are as Chairman of AIG Malaysia Insurance Berhad and as Public Interest Director of Private Pension Administrator Malaysia.
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Lee Ah Boon
Lee Ah Boon
(Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
Aged 65, a Singaporean, was appointed to the Board of ABMB on 18 April 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) degree from the former University of Singapore.

Mr Lee joined Citibank in 1990 and served in a variety of roles in Consumer Banking in Singapore which included Chief Financial Officer, Senior Operations Officer, Head of Credit Card business and Business Manager. In 2005, he started up Citibank's Consumer Business in China and returned to Singapore as Regional Operations Head of Citibank before joining Barclays Bank in early 2009 as International Technology Head for its Global Retail and Commercial Bank businesses.

In September 2010, Mr Lee left Barclays Bank and joined Fullerton Financial Holdings (International) Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited, as the Chief Operating Officer where he stayed for three years until his retirement in November 2013.

Mr Lee is currently an Advisor to Fullerton Financial Holdings (International) Pte Ltd.

Mr Lee also serves on the Boards of AFG and NIB Bank Limited.
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Kung Beng Hong
Kung Beng Hong
(Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
Aged 71, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of ABMB on 28 December 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Analytical Economics from University of Malaya. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers Malaysia (now known as The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers).

Mr Kung has 48 years working experience in the banking industry and has held numerous senior management positions, mainly in Malaysia, including Chief Executive Officer position in three banks and directorships in five banks. His experience includes positions held in Citibank N.A. in the United States and Singapore.

Mr Kung is currently an Advisor to Fullerton Financial Holdings Pte Ltd.

Mr Kung is also the Chairman of AIBB, and serves on the Board of AFG. His directorships in other companies are in Asian Institute of Finance Berhad, UOA Asset Management Sdn Bhd and Quill Motorcars Sdn Bhd.
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Tan Yuen Fah
Tan Yuen Fah
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Aged 71, a Singaporean, was appointed to the Board of ABMB on 18 March 2008.

Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the former University of Singapore and a Bachelor of Laws degree from University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. He also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Fellow of the Certified Practising Accountants in Australia and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom.

Mr Tan had 11 years of experience in the commerce and industry sector prior to joining the banking and finance sector. He joined Overseas Union Bank Ltd, Singapore in 1979, holding various senior positions and retired in 2002 as Executive Vice President.

Mr Tan is also a Director of Union (2009) Limited.
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Kuah Hun Liang
Kuah Hun Liang
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Aged 54, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of ABMB on 15 December 2011.

Mr Kuah holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Applied Economics from University of East London, United Kingdom.

Mr Kuah has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry having started his career in Public Bank in 1983. He joined Deutsche Bank AG in 1989 where he served as Treasurer and was then promoted as Head of Global Markets when the bank ventured into investment banking. In 2000, he was appointed as an Executive Director of Deutsche Bank (M) Berhad and promoted as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in 2002 and held the position until 2006. He was a former Treasurer and Director of the Malaysian- German Chamber of Commerce and also a former Chairman of the Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad.

Mr Kuah also serves on the Board of AIBB. His directorships in other companies are in Rexit Berhad, MPHB Capital Berhad and Malvale Sdn Bhd.
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Datuk Wan Azhar Bin Wan Ahmad
Datuk Wan Azhar Bin Wan Ahmad
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Aged 57, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of ABMB on 7 April 2015.

Datuk Wan Azhar holds a Master in Business Administration (International Business) from National University of San Diego, USA and a Bachelor in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Pacific, Stockton, USA.

Datuk Wan Azhar was the Chief Executive Officer of Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (CGC) from 1997 until his retirement on 31 December 2014. He was recruited and appointed as a Manager in CGC by Bank Negara Malaysia in 1993. In 1995, he was promoted to Assistant General Manager, Chief Executive Officer in 1997, and appointed to the Board of Directors as Managing Director in 2000. One of the key highlights of his career was the transformation of CGC from a traditional credit guarantee provider into a market-driven and financially sustainable SME-support institution. He was also instrumental in the set-up of Credit Bureau Malaysia where he was the Chairman for six years from 2008 to 2014.

Datuk Wan Azhar is currently the Chairman of the Small Debt Restructuring Committee at Bank Negara Malaysia.

Datuk Wan Azhar also serves on the Boards of Alliance Islamic Bank Berhad, Bina Darulaman Berhad, Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad and Board of Trustee of NAMA Foundation. He is also Chairman of BI Credit & Leasing Berhad, Pembangunan Leasing Corporation Sdn Bhd, PLC Credit & Factoring Sdn Bhd and SME Acceleration Growth Fund Sdn Bhd.
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Lee Boon Huat
Lee Boon Huat
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Aged 59, a Singaporean, was appointed to the Board of ABMB on 7 April 2015.

Mr Lee holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree from Western Australia Institute of Technology, Australia.

Mr Lee has extensive experience in the financial services industry, including the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Chemical Bank. He served as an executive of Standard Chartered Bank from 1998 to 2012, in various capacities including as Head of Markets (South East Asia), Head of Sales (Middle East) and Chief Operating Officer (South East Asia).

Mr Lee also serves on the Boards of British and Malayan Trustees Limited, Technological and Commercial Joint-stock Bank, Vietnam, NIB Bank Limited, Pakistan and several other private corporations.
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Ho Hon Cheong
Ho Hon Cheong
(Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
Aged 61, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of ABMB on 26 August 2015.

Mr Ho graduated from University of Malaya with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) in 1978 and from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1980 with Master of Business Administration in Accounting & Finance.

Mr Ho began his banking career with Citibank Malaysia in 1981. Since then, he has held various senior positions in the Citibank Asia Pacific, including Country Risk Officer with Citibank Malaysia, Pan Asia Corporate Head with Citibank Singapore, and Chief Country Officer with Citibank Thailand.

In 2002, Mr Ho joined Saudi American Bank as General Manager and Group Head for Corporate and Investment Bank. Thereafter, he moved to PT Bank International Indonesia Tbk in 2004 where he served as President Director and Chief Executive Officer before joining Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd as Managing Director in 2009. He was the Chief Executive Officer and President Director of PT Bank Danamon Indonesia from 2010 until his retirement in February 2015.

Mr Ho is currently an Advisor to Temasek International Advisors Pte Ltd.

Mr Ho is an Independent Director of AIA Singapore Pte Ltd and a Commissioner of PT Chandra Asri Petrolchemical Tbk. He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Rothschild for South East Asia and Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust.
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Thaya Sangarapillai
Thaya Sangarapillai
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Aged 61, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of ABMB on 10 May 2016.

Mr Thaya had his accountancy training in London and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Mr Thaya is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Mr Thaya has over 30 years of experience in providing audit and business advisory services to clients in a wide range of industries. His portfolio of clients included major public listed companies involved in power, telecommunications, automotive, property development, plantation and manufacturing sectors. Mr Thaya has also led cross border assignments. Other than statutory audits, Mr Thaya has led assignments on financial due diligences, mergers & acquisitions, initial public offerings, finance function effectiveness reviews and other advisory work.

Mr Thaya joined Price Waterhouse (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) in Kuala Lumpur in 1983. He was a Partner in the Assurance Services of PwC Malaysia from 1994 until his retirement as a Senior Partner in 2015.

He is a Board member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board and is a Director of edotco Group Sdn Bhd and Robi Axiata Limited.
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