The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) (formerly known as Institute of Bankers Malaysia (IBBM) has been championing the vision of professionalising bankers since 1977 by upholding the standards of excellence for the financial services sector to empower its workforce through the systematic transfer of knowledge and qualifications. Today, AICB is a distinct professional body focusing on membership, education, examinations and awards as well as thought leadership.

The Institute

As the professional body for the banking and financial services industry in Malaysia, the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) is committed toward elevating the banking education landscape by enhancing the quality of professionals who work within the industry. We aim to be the centre of excellence through professionalism, service, innovation and continuous improvement. To this end, our deliverables are aligned to industry needs, attuned to cultural changes as well as the evolving landscape of the financial world.

Transformed from the Institute of Bankers Malaysia founded in 1977, the establishment of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers is an initiative governed by a Council comprising representatives from Bank Negara Malaysia, The Association of Banks in Malaysia and the Malaysian Investment Banking Association.

Our Vision

To be the professional body of choice for bankers

Our Mission

  • Support members growth through innovative learning and opportunity
  • Advocate for professionalism and ethics
  • Catalyst for advancement of thought leadership
  • Facilitator for networking opportunities

Our Services

AICB functions as a centre of excellence through professionalism, service, innovation and continuous improvement. To this end, the mission activities of AICB are aligned to industry needs, attuned to cultural changes as well as the evolving landscape of the financial world.

As part of its mission to develop talent in the banking and financial services industry, AICB supports its members’ growth through innovative learning and opportunity, advocates for professionalism and ethics, catalyses advancement of thought leadership and facilitates networking opportunities.

Furthermore, in line with its transformation strategy, AICB has pursued a deliberate policy of modernising and broadening its suite of professional qualifications in content, structure and delivery, which has improved the standards of development of practitioners in the banking and financial services industry.

AICB has also been successful with the introduction of several value propositions to its members, including thought leadership conferences, networking opportunities and intellectual discourse events; and will look toward opportunities beyond national boundaries.

VACANCY

No vacancy at the moment

Tan Sri Azman Hashim, FCB

(Chairman)


Chairman,
AMMB Holdings Berhad

Datuk Abdul Farid Alias, FCB

(Vice Chairman)


Group President & Chief Executive Officer,
Malayan Banking Berhad

Donald Joshua Jaganathan, FCB


Assistant Governor,
Bank Negara Malaysia

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Tay Ah Lek, FCB


Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer,
Public Bank Berhad

Datuk Mohd Najib Haji Abdullah, FCB


Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, MIDF
Amanah Investment Bank Berhad

Datuk Mohamed Azmi Mahmood, FCB


Former Deputy Chief Executive Officer,
AMMB Holdings Berhad

Dato' Howard Choo Kah Hoe, FCB


Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer,
IBH Investment Bank Limited

Datuk Yvonne Chia, FCB


Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director of
Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad

Wong Kim Choong, FCB


Chief Executive Officer,
United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

Dato’ Khairussaleh Ramli, FCB


Managing Director,
RHB Bank Berhad

Dato' Ong Eng Bin, FCB


Chief Executive Officer,
OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

Lee Lung Nien


Chief Executive Officer,
Citibank Berhad

Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, FCB


Group Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director, CIMB Group Holdings Berhad

Audit Committee

Dato’ Howard Choo Kah Hoe, FCB

(Chairman)


Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer,
IBH Investment Bank Limited

Wong Kim Choong, FCB




Chief Executive Officer,
United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

Datuk Mohamed Azmi Mahmood, FCB


Former Deputy Chief Executive Officer,
AMMB Holdings Berhad

Education Committee

Council Members

Donald Joshua Jaganathan, FCB

(Chairman)



Assistant Governor,
Bank Negara Malaysia

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Tay Ah Lek, FCB




Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer,
Public Bank Berhad

Dato’ Howard Choo Kah Hoe, FCB


Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer,
IBH Investment Bank Limited

Lee Lung Nien


Chief Executive Officer,
Citibank Berhad

Co-opted members

Professor Dato’ Dr Ansary Ahmed

Associate Fellow



President / Chief Executive Officer, Asia e University

Datuk Johar Che Mat


Director, Rural Capital Berhad

Choo Yee Kwan

Associate Fellow



Director, HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad

General Purpose Committee

Datuk Abdul Farid Alias, FCB

(Chairman)



Group President & Chief Executive Officer,
Malayan Banking Berhad

Datuk Mohamed Azmi Mahmood, FCB


Former Deputy Chief Executive Officer,
AMMB Holdings Berhad

Wong Kim Choong, FCB



Chief Executive Officer,
United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

Human Resource Committee

Datuk Mohd Najib Haji Abdullah, FCB

(Chairman)



Group Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer,
MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Berhad

Dato' Ong Eng Bin, FCB


Chief Executive Officer,
OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

Lee Lung Nien


Chief Executive Officer,
Citibank Berhad

Membership Committee

Datuk Mohamed Azmi Mahmood, FCB

(Chairman)


Former Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer,
AMMB Holdings Berhad

Datuk Yvonne Chia, FCB


Chairman,
Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad

Dato' Khairussaleh Ramli, FCB



Managing Director,
RHB Bank Berhad

Council Member

Dato’ Howard Choo Kah Hoe, FCB

(Chairman)


Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer,
IBH Investment Bank Limited

Co-opted Members

Professor Lee Chew Ging


Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

Dr Cordelia Mason


Research Fellow
Asian Institute of Finance

Professor Dato' Dr Sayed Mushtaq Hussain


Professor, School of Management
Asia e University

Alex Por Peng Seong, CB


Executive Director, Country Head,
Risk Management,
United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

Nora Abd Manaf


Group Chief Human Capital Officer,
Malayan Banking Berhad

Colin A Morrison


Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Education
Chartered Banker Institute

State Advisory Committee (SAC) is established to provide its members a platform to exchange professional views and ideas as well as to advance the Institute’s interest in the local banking and financial services industry. SAC shall include representation from Bank Negara Malaysia, commercial banks, investment banks as well as AICB’s (previously known as IBBM) individual members based in the respective state. The Institute has established the State Advisory Committee’s in the states of Johor, Labuan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Sabah and Sarawak

For all enquiries pertaining to the State Advisory Committee please email marketing@aicb.org.my

Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) has established expert networking groups with the objective of enhancing the professionalism, effectiveness and importance of their respective functions in financial institutions. There are currently four networking groups which comprise:

The Chief Internal Auditors Networking Group (CIANG)

Background

The Chief Internal Auditors Networking Group, or CIANG for short, is an advisory committee of AICB with an aim to provide a platform to exchange professional views and ideas among Chief Internal Auditors in an effort to enhance the effectiveness of Internal Auditors in financial institutions, as well as to benchmark good practices. CIANG’s vision is to enhance the emphasis and effectiveness of the internal audit function in a financial institution.

Compliance Officers Networking Group (CONG)

Background

The Compliance Officers Networking Group, or CONG in short, is an advisory committee of AICB with an aim to provide a platform to exchange professional views and ideas among Compliance Officers in an effort to enhance the effectiveness of Compliance Officers in financial institutions, as well as to benchmark good practices. CONG’s vision is to enhance the professionalism, effectiveness and importance of the compliance function in financial institutions.

Chief Risk Officers Forum (CROs Forum)

Background

The Chief Risk Officers Forum, or CROs Forum for short, is an advisory committee of AICB. It is a dedicated forum for open discussion among the Chief Risk Officers and/or Head of Risk Management to discuss industry issues relating to regulatory development and talent development.

The objectives of the forum are:

  • To provide a platform for the CROs to participate and provide inputs on the regulatory developments and industry challenges
  • To share experiences on implementation issues pertaining financial market regulations and capital management
  • To agree on a number of action plans including awareness, education relating to policy matters
Human Resources Networking Group (HRNG)

Background

The Human Resource Networking Group or HRNG for short was formed in 2007. HRNG is an advisory committee of AICB with an aim to provide a platform to exchange professional views and ideas among Human Resource in an effort to enhance the effectiveness of Human Resource in financial institutions. HRNG’s vision is to enhance the emphasis and effectiveness of the human resource development function in financial institutions.

Prasad Padmanaban

Chief Executive Officer


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Prasad joins AICB after a sabbatical of about 1 year to travel and spend time with family. Prior to that Prasad worked with the investment banks of MUFG in Hong Kong and JPMorgan in both London and Hong Kong as Executive Director in various Markets capacities over a period of 16 years covering all manner of Asia-ex and Japan securities from fixed income to equity derivatives.

As an accomplished professional in the banking arena, Prasad brings a great mix of leadership, operational excellence, technical breadth and a passion for learning and development to AICB.

Prasad holds a MA in Finance and Investment and MA in European Studies from the University of Exeter as well as a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Nottingham

Mithila Sathasivam

Director

Membership and Marketing


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Mithila is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the Institute’s membership framework including continuing professional development and professional conduct framework since 2014 in promoting banking professionalism.

Prior to this, she was with CPA Australia leading the membership and governance portfolio. Mithila started her career in PricewaterhouseCoopers providing financial audit services. She subsequently joined Bank Negara Malaysia conducting banking supervision in promoting financial stability.

She graduated in the field of accountancy and is a member of the Malaysian Insitute of Accountants.



Nazlin Karim

Director

Assessment


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Nazlin joined AICB as the Head of Assessment in July 2015 to spearhead the division and to improve the quality and standards of the Institute’s assessments.
Prior to this, she was with NCC Education, a British global awarding body as the Academic Support Manager.

She has more than 15 years of experience in the area of academic quality and assessments and has worked with over 50 higher education institutions in South East Asia, South Asia and the Middle East.

She holds a BA (Hons) in English Language and a MSc in IT from Universiti Sains Malaysia

Susan Lee Yoon Lian

Head

Admissions


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Ms Susan Lee is currently the Head of Admissions since 2015. She is responsible to admit and enrol candidates into the appropriate level of the Institute’s qualifications based on their education and/or work experience.

Prior to this she has served in various divisions such as Education and Services, Programme Delivery Management, Membership and Certification Administration, Examination Administration.

Shireen Kandiah-Fuad

Director

Strategy, Partnerships and Communications


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Shireen currently heads AICB’s Strategy, Partnership and Communication Division, spearheading the development of thought leadership initiatives and research publications, in addition to strategic partnership and communication initiatives. Her professional experience spans the fields of CRM Strategy, Branding and Capital Markets.

Previously, Shireen worked in the International Affairs Department at the Securities Commission Malaysia in the areas of international regulatory standards and capacity building. She has also worked at international advertising agencies and business conglomerates based in Kuala Lumpur and Dubai.

Shireen graduated from the University of Kent, UK with a LL.B. (Hons) in Law.