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Empowering Professionals of the Banking Industry

THE INSTITUTE

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The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) is the sole professional body for the banking industry in Malaysia. Founded in 1977 as the Institute of Bankers Malaysia (or Institut Bank-bank Malaysia (IBBM)), it transformed into AICB in 2015 and today, has over 32,000 members. The Institute is governed by a council of representatives from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), The Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM), and the Malaysian Investment Banking Association (MIBA).

Our aim is to elevate the professional and ethical standards of banking by creating a workforce that advocates the highest standards of professional conduct, knowledge and competence through its professional membership and qualifications. We continue to engage with industry experts to ensure our suite of qualifications remains relevant and future-proof, equipping bankers with the requisite skills and values to keep pace with the ever-evolving banking environment.

AICB is also proud to be the only Institute in Southeast Asia approved by the Chartered Banker Institute, UK, to award the Chartered Banker status to qualified members. The Institute continues to support the growth of our members through innovative learning and by advocating professionalism, advancing thought leadership, and facilitating networking opportunities.

OUR ORGANISATION

Our vision

To be the recognised professional body for banking by empowering bankers in Malaysia and beyond.

Our mission
  • Support members’ growth through innovative learning and opportunities
  • Advocate professionalism and ethics
  • Catalyse advancement of thought leadership
  • Facilitate networking opportunities
Our core values
AAccountability
IIntegrity
CCompetence
BBeing professional

AICB COUNCIL

The AICB Council comprises representatives from regulatory bodies and financial institutions in Malaysia who provide advice and strategic direction to AICB’s core business to enhance our relevance and value to the industry.

1 Tan Sri Azman Hashim
Tan Sri Azman Hashim, FCB

Chairman

Chairman AMMB Holdings Berhad

2 Datuk Abdul Faris Alias
Datuk Abdul Farid Alias, FCB

Vice Chairman

Group President & Chief Executive Officer Malayan Banking Berhad

3 Mr Donald Joshua Jaganathan
Mr Donald Joshua Jaganathan, FCB

Council Member

Representative of Bank Negara Malaysia

4 Tan Sri Dato Sri Tay Ah Lek
Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Tay Ah Lek, FCB

Council Member

Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer Public Bank Berhad

5 Datuk Mohamed Azmi Mahmood
Datuk Mohamed Azmi Mahmood, FCB

Council Member

Former Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer AMMB Holdings Berhad

6 Dato Howard Choo Kah Hoe
Dato’ Howard Choo Kah Hoe, FCB

Council Member

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer IBH Investment Bank Limited

7 Datuk Yvonne Chia
Datuk Yvonne Chia, FCB

Council Member

Independent Non-Executive Chairman Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad

8 Dato Khairussaleh Ramli
Dato’ Khairussaleh Ramli, FCB

Council Member

Group Managing Director / Group Chief Executive Officer RHB Banking Group

9 Mr Wong Kim Choong
Mr Wong Kim Choong, FCB

Council Member

Chief Executive Officer United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

10 Dato Ong Eng Bin
Dato’ Ong Eng Bin, FCB

Council Member

Chief Executive Officer OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

12 Mr Domenic Fuda
Mr Domenic Fuda, CB

Council Member

Group Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer Hong Leong Bank Berhad

13 Mr Abrar Alam Anwar
Mr Abrar Alam Anwar

Council Member

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad

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Ms Lee Jim Leng, CB

Council Member

Group Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad

15 Fadl Mohame
Mr Fad’l Mohamed, CB

Council Member

Chief Executive Officer Maybank Investment Bank Berhad

16 Mr Usman Ahmed
Mr Usman Ahmed

Council Member (Appointed to the Council on 19 May 2021)

Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer Citibank Berhad

AICB MANAGEMENT TEAM

Edward ling
Edward Ling

Chief Executive

Edward ling
Edward Ling

Chief Executive

An accomplished business leader in the financial sector with a wealth of experience in the professional development and financial sphere, Edward is responsible for the Institute’s overall growth and sustainability.

Prior to joining AICB in September 2021, Edward held various leadership positions in his 11 years of service at ACCA, including his previous role as Regional Portfolio Head — Maritime Southeast Asia following four years as Country Head of ACCA Malaysia, where he contributed significantly towards developing and driving growth-oriented strategies for ACCA across the region.

Edward received the Chief Executive’s Award from ACCA in 2017 and the Academic Excellence Scholarships from USA Groups in 2000. He holds an MBA in Operations Management Science from the University of North Texas and a BBA in Finance from Pittsburg State University. He is passionate about aviation and portrait photography and is an avid fan of the Civilization strategy game series.

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Mithila Sathasivam

Director of Membership and Marketing

Mithila sathasivam mithila sathasivam
Mithila Sathasivam

Director of Membership and Marketing

Mithila leads the development and implementation of the Institute’s membership framework, including continuing professional development and professional conduct framework.

She began her career in PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) providing financial audit services, and subsequently joined Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), conducting banking supervision. Prior to joining AICB, Mithila worked in CPA Australia, where she held the membership and governance portfolio.

Mithila graduated in Accountancy and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

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Shireen Kandiah

Director of Strategy, Partnerships and Communications

Shireen kandiah
Shireen Kandiah

Director of Strategy, Partnerships and Communications

Shireen spearheads the Institute’s thought leadership initiatives and research publications, as well as its strategic partnership and communication initiatives.

Her professional experience spans CRM Strategy, Branding and Capital Markets. Prior to joining AICB, Shireen worked in Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) in the areas of international regulatory standards and capacity building. She has also worked in 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.

Susan lee yoon lian
Susan Lee Yoon Lian

Director of Education and Assessment

Susan lee yoon lian
Susan Lee Yoon Lian

Director of Education and Assessment

Susan's responsibilities include the enrolment of candidates in the appropriate level of the Institute’s qualifications based on their education and/or work experience.

Prior to her current position, Susan’s work portfolio included various roles in the development and management of qualification programmes.

AICB COMMITTEES

AICB has established 5 key committees to further assist and support the Council on various Institute matters. AICB’s Committees include the Audit, Education, General Purpose, Human Resource and Membership Committees, as well as the Board of Examiners.

AUDIT COMMITTEE

The Audit Committee provides independent oversight of accounting policies, financial reporting policies, business processes and operational controls. It ensures internal and statutory audit functions are properly conducted and all audit recommendations are effectively carried out.

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Dato’ Howard Choo Kah Hoe, FCB
(Chairman)

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
IBH Investment Bank Limited

Datuk Mohamed Azmi Mahmood, FCB

Former Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer
AMMB Holdings Berhad

Mr Wong Kim Choong, FCB

Chief Executive Officer
United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

Mr Abrar Alam Anwar

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The Education Committee guides and provides oversight for the development of the Institute’s education standards and policies. It ensures that the Institute’s learning curricula are of high standards, relevant and aligned to industry needs.

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Council Representatives:

Mr Donald Joshua Jaganathan, FCB
(Chairman)

Representative of 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 and Chief Executive Officer
IBH Investment Bank Limited

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

Mr Choo Yee Kwan, CB

Director
HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad


GENERAL PURPOSE COMMITTEE

The General Purpose Committee ensures the creation and implementation of financial management-related policies and acts as the approving body for expenditures according to the delegated authority limits. It provides guidance on the preparation, presentation and management of annual budgets.

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Datuk Abdul Farid Alias, FCB
(Chairman)

Group President & Chief Executive Officer
Malayan Banking Berhad

Datuk Mohamed Azmi Mahmood, FCB

Former Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer
AMMB Holdings Berhad

Mr Wong Kim Choong, FCB

Chief Executive Officer
United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

Mr Domenic Fuda, CB

Group Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer
Hong Leong Bank Berhad

HUMAN RESOURCE COMMITTEE

The Human Resource Committee guides management in executive recruitment, compensation and people development policies. It facilitates the implementation of human resource-related policies and practices.

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Dato’ Ong Eng Bin, FCB
(Chairman)

Chief Executive Officer
OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

Ms Lee Jim Leng, CB

Group Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer
Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad

Mr Abrar Alam Anwar

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad


MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

The Membership Committee guides and provides oversight for the development of the Institute’s professional standards in membership, conduct and professional development to support the agenda of professionalising bankers. It reviews the implementation of the policies and the effectiveness of the membership programmes in ensuring creation of value to members.

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Datuk Mohamed Azmi Mahmood, FCB
(Chairman)

Former Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer
AMMB Holdings Berhad

Datuk Yvonne Chia, FCB

Independent Non–Executive Chairman
Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad

Dato’ Khairussaleh Ramli, FCB

Group Managing Director / Group Chief Executive Officer
RHB Banking Group

Mr Fad’l Mohamed, CB

Chief Executive Officer
Maybank Investment Bank Berhad

Mr Usman Ahmed

Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer
Citibank Berhad

AICB BOARD OF EXAMINERS

The Board of Examiners plays an integral part in the examination strategy and ensures that the governance and standards of the examinations support AICB’s awarding role.

COUNCIL MEMBER

Dato’ Howard Choo Kah Hoe, FCB

CHAIRMAN

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
IBH Investment Bank Limited

CO-OPTED MEMBERS

Professor
Lee Chew Ging

Deputy Chief Academic Officer
INTI International University & Colleges

Associate Professor
Dr Cordelia Mason

Director, Yayasan UniKL
Universiti Kuala Lumpur

Professor Dato' Dr
Sayed Mushtaq Hussain

Professor, School of Management
Asia e University

Datuk Nora Abd Manaf, CB

Group Chief Human Capital Officer
Malayan Banking Berhad

Dr Chin Nyuk Sang

Retired Banking Supervisor and Learning & Development Professional

STATE ADVISORY COMMITTEES (SACs)

The State Advisory Committees (SACs) were established to provide AICB members in North, South and East Malaysia with 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. The SACs include representatives from BNM, commercial banks, investment banks and AICB’s individual members based in the respective states.

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AICB NETWORKING GROUPS

AICB has established five expert networking groups to ensure continuous dialogue with key stakeholders and enhance professional banking competencies in the areas of internal audit, compliance, credit, risk and human resource.

Chief Internal Auditors
Networking Group (CIANG)

CHAIRMAN

Mr Shamsul Bahrom, CB

Group Chief Internal Auditor
AmBank Group



DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

Mr Amran Mohamad

Group Chief Internal Auditor
CIMB Bank Berhad

Compliance Officers’
Networking Group (CONG)

CHAIRMAN

Ms Faradina bt Mohammad Ghouse, CB

Group Chief Compliance Officer
AmBank Group


DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

Ms Norsrah Mohd Isa

Chief, Group Compliance
Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank Malaysia Berhad

Chief Credit Officers’ Forum (CCOs Forum)

CHAIRMAN

Mr Peter Fong Seow Loong, CB

Group Chief Credit Officer
Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad



DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

Mr Liew Chee Choong

Executive Director (Country Head, Credit — Retail)
United Bank Overseas (M) Berhad

Chief Risk Officers’ Forum (CROs Forum)

CHAIRMAN

Mr Gilbert Kohnke

Group Chief Risk Officer
Malayan Banking Berhad


DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

Ms Darina Yusof

Chief Risk Officer
Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad

Human Resource Networking Group (HRNG)

CHAIRMAN

Datuk Nora Manaf, CB

Group Chief Human Capital Officer
Malayan Banking Berhad

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

Ms Sainursalwa Sani

Group Chief Human Capital Officer
Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank Malaysia Berhad