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  • Key Management Staff
    Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Teh Hong Piow
    Director (Chairman) - Non Independent

    Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Teh Hong Piow is a Director of Public Mutual since September 2006. He began his banking career in 1950 and has 66 years experience in the banking and finance industry. He founded Public Bank in 1965 at the age of 35. He was appointed as a Director of Public Bank on 30 December 1965 and had been the Chief Executive Officer of Public Bank since its commencement of business operations in August 1966. He was re-designated as Chairman of Public Bank and Chairman of Public Bank Group with effect from 1 July 2002.

     

    Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Teh Hong Piow had won both domestic and international acclaim for his outstanding achievements as a banker and the Chief Executive Officer of a leading financial services group. Awards and accolades that he had received include:

     

    • Asia's Commercial Banker of the Year 1991
    • The ASEAN Businessman of the Year 1994
    • Malaysia's Business Achiever of the Year 1997
    • Malaysia's CEO of the Year 1998
    • Best CEO in Malaysia 2004
    • The Most PR Savvy CEO 2004
    • The Asian Banker Leadership Achievement Award 2005 for Malaysia
    • Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Financial Services in Asia 2006
    • Lifetime Achievement Award 2006

    • Award for Lifetime Achievement in Corporate Excellence, Dedication and Industry 2006

    • Asia’s Banker of High Distinction Award 2006
    • The BrandLaureate Brand Personality Award 2007
    • ASEAN Most Astute Banker Award 2007
    • Lifetime Entrepreneurship Achievement Award 2007
    • The Pila Recognition Award 2007
    • Asian Banker Par Excellence Award 2008
    • Best CEO in Malaysia 2009
    • Asia’s Banking Grandmaster 2010
    • Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2010 for Malaysia
    • Value Creator: Malaysia’s Outstanding CEO 2010
    • The BrandLaureate - Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad Man of the Year Award 2010–2011
    • Best CEO (Investor Relations) 2011 for Malaysia

    • Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2011 for Malaysia
    • The BrandLaureate Premier Brand Icon Leadership Award 2011
    • Best CEO (Investor Relations) 2012 for Malaysia
    • Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2012 for Malaysia
    • Best CEO (Investor Relations) 2013 for Malaysia
    • Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2013 for Malaysia
    • BrandLaureate Banker of the Year Award 2012 – 2013
    • Best CEO (Investor Relations) 2014 for Malaysia
    • Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2014 for Malaysia
    • Banker Extraordinaire 2015
    • Global Chinese Entrepreneur Lifetime Achievement Award 2015
    • BrandLaureate “Icon of Icons - The King of Banking”
    • Asia’s Best CEO (Investor Relations) 2015 for Malaysia
    • William “Bill” Seidman Lifetime Leadership Achievement in Financial Service Industry Award 2015
    • Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2015 for Malaysia
    • Asia’s Best CEO (Investor Relations) 2016 for Malaysia

    • Asia Corporate Director Recognition Award 2016 for Malaysia

     

    Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Teh Hong Piow was awarded the Medal 'For the Course of Vietnamese Banking' by the State Bank of Vietnam in 2002 for his contributions to the Vietnamese banking industry over the past years. Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Teh Hong Piow was conferred the Recognition Award 2007 by the National Bank of Cambodia in appreciation of his excellent achievement and significant contribution to the banking industry in Cambodia.

     

    Tan Sri Teh was conferred the Royal Order of Monisaraphon, Commander by The Royal Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia in 2016, in recognition of his outstanding leadership and immense social economic contributions towards the progress and development of Cambodia over the last 24 years. He is the first Malaysian banker ever to receive the Royal Order.

     

    In recognition of his contributions to society and the economy, he was conferred the Doctor of Laws (Honorary) from University of Malaya in 1989.

     

    He had served in various capacities in public service bodies in Malaysia; he was a member of the Malaysian Business Council from 1991 to 1993; a member of the National Trust Fund from 1988 to 2001; a founder member of the Advisory Business Council since 2003; and is a member of the IPRM Accreditation Privy Council.

     

    He is an Emeritus Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Management and is a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers; the Chartered Institute of Bankers, United Kingdom; the Institute of Administrative Management, United Kingdom; and the Governance Institute of Australia.

    Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Tay Ah Lek
    Director - Non Independent

    Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Tay Ah Lek is a Director of Public Mutual since August 1995. He has 55 years’ experience in the banking and finance industry. He was appointed as an Executive Director of Public Bank on 18 June 1997 and was re-designated as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 July 2002. He joined the Public Bank Group as a pioneer staff in 1966. He was the Executive Vice-President of Public Bank from 1995 to 1997 and prior to this appointment, he was the Executive Vice-President of the former Public Finance Bhd.

     

    Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Tay Ah Lek holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Henley, United Kingdom and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is an Emeritus Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Management, a Fellow, Chartered Banker, of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, and is a Fellow of CPA Australia and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

     

    He is presently the Chairman of the Association of Hire Purchase Companies Malaysia and is a Member of the Steering Committee and the Service Provider Consultative Group of the National Payments Advisory Council.

    Dato’ Sri Lee Kong Lam
    Director – Non Independent

    Dato’ Sri Lee Kong Lam is a Director of Public Mutual since July 1999. He has 48 years experience in the banking and finance industry. He joined Public Bank in November 1996 as General Manager and was subsequently appointed Senior General Manager in 1997 and Executive Vice-President in 1998. He was appointed as an Executive Director of Public Bank on 28 November 2001 and was re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Public Bank with effect from 28 November 2013, following his retirement as Executive Director/Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Public Bank. He was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of Public Bank with effect from 1 September 2015.

     

    Prior to joining Public Bank, he was with Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and was involved primarily in the supervision and examination of banking institutions. He retired in August 1996 as the Head of BNM’s Examination Department and as a member of BNM’s Management Committee.

     

    He is a Fellow of CPA Australia and the Chartered Institute of Bankers, United Kingdom; and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

    Dato' (Dr) Haji Mohamed Ishak Bin Haji Mohamed Ariff
    Independent Director

    Dato' (Dr) Haji Mohamed Ishak Bin Haji Mohamed Ariff is a Director of Public Mutual since December 1993. He is a qualified Professional Chartered Town Planner and a Professional Landscape Architect from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. He was honoured by the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England with the Honorary Degree of Doctor in Civil Law in May 1993. He is a Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute London; Fellow of Malaysian Institute of Planners; and Fellow of Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia.

     

    He had served in various State and Federal Governments before retiring in 1993. He was a member of the Advisory Board of the City of Kuala Lumpur (Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur) until December 2004. Over the years and through his involvement as a Director of several public listed companies, he has accumulated vast experiences in various sectors namely, property and housing development, hotel management, food manufacturing and expressway management.

     

    Dato’ Mohamed Ishak is a Trustee of Yayasan Seni Selangor (Galeri Shah Alam) and Director of MIMA Holdings Enterprise Sdn Bhd.

    Dato’ Haji Abdul Aziz Bin Dato’ Dr. Omar
    Independent Director

    Dato’ Haji Abdul Aziz Bin Dato’ Dr. Omar is a Director of Public Mutual since December 1993. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and is also a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

     

    During his previous banking experiences, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of a Malaysian bank from 1986 to 1993. His 47 years experience also include the areas of audit and accounting, taxation, property, plantation, hotelling, trading and manufacturing, both locally and abroad.

     

    Dato’ Haji Abdul Aziz is a Member of the Board of Directors of PB Trustee Services Berhad.

    Mr. Quah Poh Keat
    Non-Independent Director

    Mr. Quah Poh Keat is a Director of Public Mutual since 1 September 2009. He was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive Officer II of Public Bank on 1 October 2013 and was redesignated as Deputy Chief Executive Officer on 28 November 2013. He retired as Deputy Chief Executive Officer on 31 December 2015. He is a Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Taxation and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants; and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

     

    He was a partner of KPMG since October 1982 and appointed Senior Partner (also known as Managing Partner in other practices) in October 2000 until 30 September 2007. He retired from the firm on 31 December 2007. He is experienced in auditing, tax and insolvency practices and had worked in Malaysia and United Kingdom; his experiences include restructuring, demergers and privatisation.

     

    Mr Quah also sits as a Director on the Boards of Directors of Public Financial Holdings Ltd, Public Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd, Cambodian Public Bank Plc, Campu Lonpac Insurance Plc, LPI Capital Bhd and Lonpac Insurance Bhd. He is also a Director of Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad and Paramount Corporation Berhad.

    Dato’ Mohammed Najeeb Bin Abdullah
    Independent Director

    Dato’ Mohammed Najeeb Bin Abdullah is a Director of Public Mutual since September 2014. He is an MBA graduate of the University of Charles Darwin, Australia and is also a graduate from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). He has more than 35 years experience in both conventional and Islamic banking.

     

    He started his career in banking in a local bank and later worked in Public Bank for over 27 years. Through the years he has built an exciting and successful career in banking, attaining a top management position. In April 2010, Dato’ Mohammed Najeeb was appointed as a Senator of the Upper House of Parliament, by the Government of Malaysia for a 3-year term. Having accepted the appointment, he relinquished his position as General Manager of Public Islamic Bank Bhd, in compliance with Bank Negara Malaysia’s regulations. As a Senator, he participated in many international forums and conferences. In October 2012, he led a Senatorial delegation to the United Nations 67th General Assembly, New York, where he presented Malaysia’s two policy statements at the Second Committee Meeting on Economic & Financial.

     

    Dato’ Mohammed Najeeb is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Public Islamic Bank Bhd, Cambodian Public Bank Plc, Campu Lonpac Insurance Plc, PB Trustee Services Bhd, AIA PUBLIC Takaful Bhd and a member of the Audit Committee of Public Islamic Bank Bhd. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Yayasan Negeri Sembilan and the Director of Ambienz Holidays Sdn Bhd.

    Dato' Mohd Hanif Bin Sher Mohamed
    Independent Director

    Dato' Mohd Hanif Bin Sher Mohamed is a Director of Public Mutual since April 2017. He has vast experience in corporate finance and consumer banking including strategic planning, risk management, rehabilitation and restructuring debts, property development, property investment and manufacturing services.

    He was the former Chief Executive Officer of Credit Corporation (Malaysia) Berhad (CCM), where he served for over 26 years and held various senior management positions including managing associate companies in Singapore and Brunei.

     

    Dato' Mohd Hanif was an lndependent Director of Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (CGC) (September 2005 to June 2014). Here he served as Chairman of Board Risk Committee, Board lnformation Technology Committee, Board Bumiputra Development Committee and as a Member of Board Audit Committee and Board lnvestment Committee. He also served as lndependent Director in Danajamin Berhad (May 2009 to June 2014) where he was the Chairman of the Board Risk Committee and member of the Board Nomination & Remuneration Committee and Board Underwriting Committee. He was an Independent Director of  Agro Bank Berhad (June 2008-June 2010) where he served as Chairman of Board Risk Committee, Board Investment Committee and Board Credit and Loan Committee.

     

    Dato' Mohd Hanif was also the Chairman of the Entrepreneur Rehabilitation Fund (ERF), a subsidiary of BNM, and the Chairman of the Board Executive Committee (EXCO) tillyear 2013.

    Currently, Dato' Mohd Hanif is an Independent Non-Executive Director for Public Investment Bank Berhad. He is the Chairman of Credit Counseling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK), and Sivash Holdings Berhad. He is a Board Member of Protasco Berhad and Chairman of the Board Audit Committee. He is a Board Member of TPPT Sdn Bhd where he is also the Chairman of the Board Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Central Bank's Small Debt Resolution Committee (SDRC).

    Ms. Yeoh Kim Hong
    Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director – Non Independent

    Ms. Yeoh Kim Hong, CA(M), CPA, CFP has more than 20 years experience in the unit trust industry. Ms. Yeoh is the Chief Executive Officer of Public Mutual since July 2007. She is also a member of the Board of Directors and the Investment Committees of Public Mutual.

     

    Ms. Yeoh has played an active role in the development of the unit trust industry. She sits in the Board of the FIMM and is a member of the Industry Development Committee, Regulatory Committee and Disciplinary Committee. Prior to that, Ms. Yeoh was a member of the Board of Governors as well as the Chairman of the Education and Examination Committee in the Financial Planning Association Malaysia (FPAM).

     

    Prior to joining Public Mutual, Ms. Yeoh was with an international public accounting firm for more than 12 years during which she gained exposures in auditing and management consultancy and advisory, both locally and in the United States. She is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

    The Investment Committee oversees the investment process of the funds, particularly with regard to reviewing the asset allocation and investment strategies proposed by the fund manager and his team.

    Members of the Investment Committee:
    Tan Sri Dato' Sri Tay Ah Lek
    Dato' Sri Lee Kong Lam
    Dato' (Dr) Haji Mohamed Ishak Bin Haji Mohamed Ariff (Independent)
    Dato' Haji Abdul Aziz Bin Dato' Dr. Omar (Independent)
    Mr. Quah Poh Keat
    Dato' Mohammed Najeeb Bin Abdullah (Independent)
    Dato' Mohd Hanif Bin Sher Mohamed (Independent)
    Ms. Yeoh Kim Hong

    For profiles of the members of the Investment Committee, please click here.

    The Investment Committee meets twice a month and keeps in purview the achievement of the long-term investment objective of the funds.

    Ms. Yeoh Kim Hong
    Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director – Non Independent

    Ms. Yeoh Kim Hong, CA(M), CPA, CFP has more than 20 years experience in the unit trust industry. Ms. Yeoh is the Chief Executive Officer of Public Mutual since July 2007. She is also a member of the Board of Directors and the Investment Committees of Public Mutual.

     

    Ms. Yeoh has played an active role in the development of the unit trust industry. She sits in the Board of the FIMM and is a member of the Industry Development Committee, Regulatory Committee and Disciplinary Committee. Prior to that, Ms. Yeoh was a member of the Board of Governors as well as the Chairman of the Education and Examination Committee in the Financial Planning Association Malaysia (FPAM).

     

    Prior to joining Public Mutual, Ms. Yeoh was with an international public accounting firm for more than 12 years during which she gained exposures in auditing and management consultancy and advisory, both locally and in the United States. She is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

    Mr. Lum Ming Jang
    Senior General Manager - Investment 

    Mr. Lum Ming Jang holds an honours degree in Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He joined Public Mutual in 2001 as Senior Manager – Investment Research and assumed the position of Senior Manager – Fund Management and co-designated fund manager of various funds in 2003. He was promoted to General Manager – Investment in 2004 and subsequently Senior General Manager – Investment in 2007.

     

    Mr. Lum has more than 25 years of experience in fund management, investment research and stockbroking. Prior to joining Public Mutual, Mr. Lum held management positions at various established local and foreign stockbroking houses, overseeing their investment research functions and institutional sales. Mr. Lum’s investment research experience include assessing corporate earnings growth prospects, evaluating management track record, computation of stock valuations and financial analysis of listed companies on the Bursa Securities. He is also familiar with analysis of financial and economic trends which affect stockmarket movements. On the fund management side, Mr. Lum has served as a co-fund manager of selected unit trust funds managed by Public Mutual since 2003 before assuming the position of General Manager – Investment in 2004 and subsequently Senior General Manager – Investment in 2007.

    Mr. Lee Kean Gie
    Senior General Manager – Retail Business & Support

    Mr. Lee Kean Gie, CFP, ChFC, graduated with an honours degree in Economics and Chinese Studies from the University of Malaya. He joined Public Mutual as Sales Manager in 1994. Prior to joining Public Mutual, he was with a leading insurance company involved in the marketing of insurance products and agency development. He was promoted to Deputy Senior Manager in 1996 and subsequently Senior Manager – Sales and Training in 1999. He was appointed as General Manager – Sales & Training in 2004 and re-designated as General Manager – Agency Operations in 2006. He assumed his current position as Senior General Manager in 2014. He currently oversees areas relating to nationwide agency development and monitoring performance of branches network.

    Mr. Richard Tan Koon Eam
    Senior General Manager – Information Technology

    Mr. Richard Tan Koon Eam holds a diploma in Computer Science and has over 20 years experience in the information technology sector. Mr. Tan possesses a wide knowledge base which includes software design & development, project management, consultancy and web-based application development. He joined Public Mutual in 2000. Prior to joining Public Mutual, he was a Chief Technical Officer of a MSC status company specialising in E-commerce solutions. He is responsible for Public Mutual’s information technology strategies and operations.

    Ms. Hang Siew Eng
    General Manager – Customer Service & Unit Trust Operations

    Ms. Hang Siew Eng joined Public Mutual in 1980 and was appointed as General Manager in 2007. Ms. Hang is responsible for the overall fundholder administration and the management of customer transactions and records. In addition, she is in charge of Customer Service and Mutual Gold for Public Mutual. She holds a diploma in Administrative Management and has more than 20 years experience in the various aspects of unit trust management.

    Ms. Tang Pueh Fong
    General Manager – Finance, Fund Administration & Support

    Ms. Tang Pueh Fong, CA(M), CPA, joined Public Mutual on 1 July 2007 and assumed her position as General Manager in January 2010. Ms. Tang oversees the areas relating to finance, fund accounting, fund operations, secretariat and administration and properties.

     

    Prior to joining Public Mutual, Ms. Tang was a director with an international public accounting firm during which she gained extensive knowledge and experience in auditing and business process advisory services with specialisation in fund management operations.

    Ms. Evelyn Chu Swee Yin
    General Manager – Business Learning & Development

    Ms. Evelyn Chu Swee Yin, CFP, graduated with an honours degree in Food Science & Nutrition from University Kebangsaan Malaysia. She is a Certified Financial Planner licensee, Member of MAPS (Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers), MAFa (Malaysian Association of Facilitators) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner. Evelyn has more than 25 years of agency training and development exposure in both the insurance and unit trust industries. Prior to joining Public Mutual, she was with a multi-national insurance company and was involved in training, agency development and financial planning. She subsequently headed the training and financial planning operations of an agency based unit trust management company. Evelyn joined Public Mutual as Deputy General Manager – Agency Development & Training in 2006 and assumed her present post in 2013. She is responsible for Public Mutual’s agency learning and development.

    En. Abdul Samad B. Jaafar
    Assistant General Manager – Compliance

    En. Abdul Samad B. Jaafar is the designated person responsible for compliance matters. He holds a BA (Hons) degree in Accounting and Management Control from Sheffield Hallam University, UK and a Master in Business Administration from International Islamic University Malaysia. He joined Public Mutual in 1998. He has more than 20 years working experience in audit and compliance. He first joined Public Mutual as the Internal Audit Manager and assumed his present post in 2010.

 

 

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