Board of Directors

Currently, the Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad Board of Directors is made up of nine members led by chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Ahmad bin Mohd Don. The Executive Committee (EXCO), Group Audit Committee, Group Nomination & Remuneration Committee (GNRC), Group Risk Management Committee (GRMC), Group Sustainability Committee (GSC) and Group Information Technology Committee (GITC) were set up to assist the Board in performing its functions.

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Tan Sri Dato' Ahmad Bin Mohd Don

Tan Sri Dato' Ahmad bin Mohd Don

76, Male, Malaysian
Date of Appointment: 1 February 2017
Chairman, Independent Director


Independent Director of Alliance Bank
 

Profile Summary

Tan Sri Dato’ Ahmad bin Mohd Don is Chairman of Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad’s Board of Directors. He has extensive experience in finance and banking. His work experience covers various capacities with Pernas Securities Sdn Bhd, Permodalan Nasional Berhad, and Malayan Banking Berhad. He served as Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Malayan Banking Berhad from 1991 to 1994. Between May 1994 to August 1998, Tan Sri Dato’ Ahmad was the Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia.

Tan Sri Dato’ Ahmad serves as an Independent Director of Medi Lifestyle Limited (Singapore) (listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange).

Qualification:

  • Summa cum Laude graduate in Economics and Business, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants
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Wong Yuen Weng Ernest

Wong Yuen Weng Ernest

78, Male, Singaporean
Date of Appointment: 1 September 2021
Deputy Chairman, Non-Independent Non-Executive Director


Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Alliance Bank
Chairman of the Executive Committee
Member of Group Nomination & Remuneration Committee
 

Profile Summary

Mr Wong started his career in 1967 with the Singapore Economic Development Board and later with the Ministry of Finance. In 1972 Mr Wong joined the United Overseas Bank (UOB) Group in Singapore. During his 30 years with the UOB Group, Mr Wong held several key appointments, including 10 years as Group President and as a Member of the UOB Board & its Executive Committee before leaving UOB to join Mediacorp Pte Ltd as its Group CEO and later as Chairman. While at Mediacorp, he remained as a Board Member of the UOB Group, and Chairman of its Audit Committee.

Over the course of his career, he was a Member of the Temasek Advisory Panel for 10 years and served as Board Trustee & Chairman, Investment/Endowment Fund Committee of Nanyang Technological University for 17 years, Board Member of Singapore Health Services (Singapore General Hospital) for 9 years, Board Member of the Economic Development Board of Singapore (EDB) and President-Commissioner of Bank Internasional Indonesia (BII) TBK.

Mr Wong serves as Chairman of Fullerton Financial Holdings Pte Ltd, Matt Capital Pte Ltd and A. Menarini Asia-Pacific Holdings Pte Ltd.

Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Chemical Engineering, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
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Tan Chian Khong

Tan Chian Khong

68, Male, Singaporean
Date of Appointment: 26 September 2017


Independent Director of Alliance Bank
Chairman of Group Audit Committee
Member of the Executive Committee
 

Profile Summary

Mr Tan Chian Khong has 35 years of experience in the audit industry. He was a partner at Ernst & Young LLP from July 1996 till his retirement in June 2016.

Mr Tan serves as an Independent Director in a number of companies listed on the Singapore Exchange namely, Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd, CSE Global Limited, Hong Leong Asia Ltd and The Straits Trading Company Ltd.

He is a Board member of SMRT Corporation Ltd and the Gambling Authority of Singapore, a statutory board in Singapore.

Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Accountancy, National University of Singapore
  • Master of Business Administration, University of South Australia
  • Master of International Environmental Management. University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and of CPA Australia
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Susan Yuen Su Min

Susan Yuen Su Min

64, Female, Malaysian
Date of Appointment: 15 October 2018


Independent Director of Alliance Bank
Chairman of Group Nomination & Remuneration Committee
Chairman of Group Sustainability Committee
 

Profile Summary

Ms Susan Yuen Su Min has over 30 years of working experience in the banking industry. She has served in a number of banking establishments including Maybank and HSBC Malaysia. She was also previously attached to the National Bank of Abu Dhabi Malaysia Berhad (NBAD) where she was the Regional CEO Asia and Country CEO Malaysia from 2014 to 2018. Prior to joining NBAD, she served as CEO of ANZ Banking Group in Hong Kong from 2009 to 2014.

Ms Susan serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Batu Kawan Berhad and Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad (both listed on Bursa Malaysia). She is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Chubb Insurance Malaysia Berhad.

Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours), University of London, United Kingdom
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Lum Piew

Lum Piew

54, Male, Malaysian
Date of Appointment: 1 July 2020


Independent Director of Alliance Bank
Chairman of Group Information Technology Committee
Member of Group Risk Management Committee
 

Profile Summary

Mr Lum Piew has over 32 years of experience in the consulting and technology industry. He began his career as a consultant at Andersen Consulting (renamed to Accenture in 2001) in 1992. By 2004, he had risen through the ranks to become Managing Director in the Communications, Media and Technology Industry Group. His experience covers management consulting, system integration, outsourcing, and digital transformation serving clients across telecommunications, media and internet companies. He held the position until his retirement in 2016.

Mr Lum is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Cloudaron Group Berhad which is listed on Bursa Malaysia.

Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Science (Computer and Information Sciences), The National University of Singapore, Singapore
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Cheryl Khor Hui Peng

Cheryl Khor Hui Peng

49, Female, Malaysian
Date of Appointment: 1 June 2021


Independent Director of Alliance Bank
Member of Group Audit Committee
Member of Group Sustainability Committee
Member of Group Information Technology Committee
 

Profile Summary

Ms Cheryl Khor has more than 23 years of experience covering financial, operational and internal audits as well as governance, controls, sustainability, internal audit and risk assessments for clients across a broad range of industries.

She began her career in 1998 as a financial auditor and chartered accountant at Ernst & Young. Ms Cheryl diversified her skill sets and breadth of experience when she joined Deloitte in 2013 where she led the Risk Advisory practice, complementing her chartered accountant experience with sustainability, governance and risk expertise. She was appointed as its Managing Director in 2014 and held the position until 2021. Whilst in Deloitte, she held numerous leadership positions culminating her career as the Asia Pacific Accounting and Internal Control Leader and was also elected onto the Deloitte South East Asia Board of Directors.

Ms Cheryl serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of several public listed companies namely, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, Hong Leong Industries Berhad and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad. She is also an Independent and Non-Executive Director of Chubb Insurance Malaysia Berhad, Leader Energy Holding Berhad and RAM Holdings Berhad.

Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Mathematics, University Putra Malaysia
  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants
  • Fellow and Faculty Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia
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Mazidah Binti Abdul Malik

Mazidah binti Abdul Malik

65, Female, Malaysian
Date of Appointment: 30 May 2023


Independent Director of Alliance Bank
Member of Group Risk Management Committee
Member of Group Audit Committee
 

Profile Summary

Puan Mazidah binti Abdul Malik has over 30 years experience working with Bank Negara Malaysia. She has held various positions in Bank Negara Malaysia in the areas of money market and liquidity management, foreign exchange reserves management, international relations, risk management, communications and central bank technical assistance, focusing on banking supervision and regulation, financial inclusion and Islamic Finance.

In 1994, she was appointed as the Representative Office in New York with a portfolio of managing US dollar reserves and establishing close contacts with the Federal Reserves Bank of New York and other central banks.

In 2001, she was assigned to Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority (LOFSA) as Director, Corporate Affairs with the responsibility of promoting Labuan locally and internationally as a choice offshore jurisdiction. In 2006, Puan Mazidah was also part of the pioneer central bank team serving International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) to undertake business development functions and promote INCEIF, specifically to Middle Eastern countries.

Puan Mazidah serves as an Independent Director of Prudential BSN Takaful Berhad and Senior Independent Director of OSK Ventures International Berhad which is listed on Bursa Malaysia.

Qualification:

  • Bachelor in Business Administration, Ohio University, USA
  • Master of Law Executive (Banking Law), International Islamic University, Malaysia
  • Certificate in Islamic Financial Planning, Islamic Banking and Finance Institute, Malaysia
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Chia Yew Hock Wilson

Chia Yew Hock Wilson

70, Male, Singaporean
Date of Appointment: 3 November 2023


Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Alliance Bank
Member of the Executive Committee
Member of Group Sustainability Committee
Member of Group Information Technology Committee
Member of Group Risk Management Committee
 

Profile Summary

Mr Chia is a highly seasoned banker with 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is a Banking Consultant / Advisor since April 2016 on Organisation Strategy, Customer Segmentation, Risk Management, Wealth Management, SME Banking, Product Pricing, Governance, Distribution Network Optimisation, Organisation Restructuring / Transformation and Cost Re-Engineering, Training and Incentive Plans, Financial Planning / Budgeting / Forecasting and Digital Banking.

Most recently, Mr Chia was Banking Advisor / CEO Designate to a Consortium Group applying for Digital Bank licence in Singapore from February 2020 to December 2020.

Over the course of his career, Mr Chia has been with Fullerton Financial Holdings (FFH), during which he was Head of SME and Commercial Banking, overseeing portfolios across emerging markets including Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, and China.

Before joining FFH, Mr Chia served 23 years in Standard Chartered Bank. His last position held was Country Head, Consumer and SME Banking, China. Prior to his banking career, he has performed financial controller roles in multinational companies.

Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Accountancy, University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Chartered Management Accountant, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom
  • Associate Chartered Secretary (ACIS), The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, United Kingdom
  • Master in Business Administration, National University of Singapore, Singapore
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Dr. John Lee Hin Hock

Dr. John Lee Hin Hock

58, Male, Malaysian
Date of Appointment: 1 April 2024


Independent Director of Alliance Bank
Independent Director of Alliance Islamic Bank Berhad
Chairman of Group Risk Management Committee
Member of Group Nomination & Remuneration Committee
 

Profile Summary

Dr. John Lee Hin Hock is a highly seasoned banker with extensive experience in the financial services industry.

Prior to joining ABMB, Dr. John was the Country CEO and CEO of Maybank Singapore from December 2017 until his retirement in December 2023, where he held single-captainship responsibility for the entire spectrum of operations in Maybank Singapore. Before this, Dr. John was the Group Chief Risk Officer of Maybank Group from 2011 to November 2017.

Over the course of his career, Dr. John had been a Partner of KPMG Advisory from 1997 to 2010 where he was KPMG Global Islamic Finance Group Leader, Asia Pacific Financial Risk Management Practice Head and Malaysia Financial Services Practice Head; and the General Manager of the Kuala Lumpur Options & Financial Futures Exchange (now known as Malaysia Derivatives Exchange) from 1994 to 1997 where he was responsible for the overall operations of the Exchange.

Dr. John is a leading expert in Islamic Finance and was a member in several working groups of the Islamic Financial Services Board. He has published extensive thought leadership articles in the areas of shareholder value creation, performance management, Islamic Finance, risk management and Basel II.

Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Economics, Monash University, Australia
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Economics), Monash University, Australia
  • Fellow Certified Practising Accountant, Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants, Australia
  • Chartered Banker, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers
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