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Dato' John Chong
Chief Executive Officer, Group Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia
Dato' John Chong was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Maybank Kim Eng Group and Maybank Investment Bank Berhad (Maybank IB) effective 12 February 2014. He was previously Deputy CEO of Maybank IB, and since 24 September 2013, had also assumed the role as Interim Officer-In-Charge of the investment bank as well as Acting Head of Maybank Kim Eng Group.

Dato' John has over 20 years of experience in investment banking with the Maybank Group, having joined Maybank IB (formerly known as Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad) in March 1993 as an officer in the Banking Department. Within nine years, he was appointed Head of Debt Capital Markets (DCM) upon its establishment and had been responsible for spearheading the DCM business of the Maybank Group to its current top-ranking position in Malaysia. At the helm of DCM, Dato' John completed numerous landmark transactions encompassing bond and sukuk issuances, syndicated loans and project financing.

In July 2010, Dato' John was appointed Managing Director and Head of Client Coverage Private Sector and subsequently, Public Sector in September 2012. He had been instrumental in expanding the reach of Maybank’s Client Coverage team across the region. In his role as Head of Client Coverage, Dato' John was responsible for overseeing client relationships, origination and business development of Maybank’s Global Banking corporate clients in Malaysia and regionally. Dato' John holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) degree from the University of Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia and is a Chartered Banker of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.

Mohamad Yasin Abdullah
Chief Financial Officer, Group Chief Financial Officer, Malaysia
Mohamad Yasin was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Maybank Kim Eng Group effective 1 April 2015 and CFO of Maybank Investment Bank Berhad (Maybank IB) effective 1 October 2010. He was previously Deputy CFO of Maybank Kim Eng Group. Yasin has 17 years of experience in the corporate and financial industry, of which eight were spent in the capacity as CFO. Prior to joining Maybank Kim Eng and Maybank IB, he was the CFO of Unicorn International Islamic Bank Malaysia Berhad (now known as Alkhair International Islamic Bank Malaysia Berhad), an Islamic bank licensed under the Malaysian International Islamic Finance Centre initiative. Prior to that, he worked at Suria Capital Holdings Berhad, a public-listed company, as their CFO.

Yasin's professional career began with Maybank in 1997. As a scholarship holder, he immediately joined Maybank upon graduation until 2002. Later, he joined a construction-based public-listed company, Tronoh Consolidated Malaysia Berhad (now known as Zelan Berhad) as their Finance Manager. He subsequently joined Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad as Head of Finance/Vice President, Finance.

Yasin is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a Fellow Member of the Certified Islamic Professional Accountant (CIPA) issued by the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), Bahrain. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He graduated from the International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM) with a Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) and an MBA in Finance.

Ami Moris
Chief Operating Officer, Group Head, Equities, Malaysia

Ami Moris was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Maybank Kim Eng group on 1 May 2016.

Ami oversees the functions of the CEO’s Office which include Business Strategy, Performance Management, Project Management as well as Marketing, Communications & Events. In addition, she also manages Business Special Projects and the countries cluster under International Business namely Vietnam, India, US, UK and Hong Kong, which are 5 out of the 10 countries that make up Maybank Kim Eng’s operating platform. In Malaysia, Ami also assumes the role of Head of Equities, Malaysia covering both Retail Equities and Institutional Equities.

Ami was previously the Regional Head of Equities, Maybank Kim Eng where she was responsible for both Retail and Institutional Equities businesses in the region. Since joining the Maybank Group in 2009, Ami has been part of the team that built up Maybank Investment Bank to a regional investment bank. Leveraging her twenty years of experience in Equities, she helped to develop what was once a single-market brokerage into ASEAN's largest brokerage franchise.

Ami started her career in stockbroking with CapitalCorp Securities in 1992 as Vice President, Institutional Sales. Prior to joining Maybank Investment Bank in May 2009, Ami was with Kenanga Investment Bank which she joined in 2001.

Ami spent 13 years in the United Kingdom where she graduated from the University of Essex with a degree in Mathematics and Politics. She also has a Master of Arts in History and Philosophy of Social and Political Science from the same university.

Rajiv Vijendran
Regional Head, Investment Banking & Advisory

Rajiv Vijendran was appointed Regional Head, Investment Banking & Advisory of Maybank Kim Eng, effective 1 January 2017. He is primarily responsible for Equity Capital Markets (ECM) and Advisory, which includes Transaction Execution Group, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Strategic Advisory.

Rajiv has over 20 years of experience in strategic financial advisory, equity sales, and equity capital markets and has been involved in numerous landmark IPOs, as well as equity placements in ASEAN. He joined Maybank Kim Eng in 2006 as the Head of Institutional Sales and later assumed the role as the Head of ECM, Malaysia. Rajiv was subsequently promoted to be the Regional Head of ECM, a position which he held until the latest appointment.

Prior to joining Maybank Kim Eng, Rajiv served in RHB Group where he undertook numerous senior roles, with his last being Executive Director of RHB Securities.

Rajiv graduated from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia with a Bachelor of Economics. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW).

Caroline Teoh
Regional Head, Investment Banking & Advisory

Caroline Teoh was appointed Regional Head, Investment Banking & Advisory of Maybank Kim Eng Group effective 1 January 2017.

Caroline is primarily responsible for Debt Markets and Advisory, which includes Debt Capital Markets (DCM),  Project Finance, Leverage Finance, Loan Syndication, and Strategic Advisory. She has over 20 years of professional experience in the financial services industry ranging from audit, corporate restructuring, privatisation and project advisory, debt structuring, origination and distribution.  She also brings a wealth of experience in investment banking and capital market activities involving Bonds, Sukuk, Syndicated Loans, Project Financing, Mezzanine Funding, IPO and Mergers and Acquisition financing.  

Caroline joined Maybank Investment Bank in 2010 as the Director of Client Coverage and was later promoted to Managing Director of Client Coverage, with the primary responsibilities of deepening relationships with regional clients and aggressively expanding Maybank’s Global Banking business in ASEAN.  In 2015, Caroline was made Managing Director of Corporate Banking, to oversee the loans portfolio and loan origination business of Maybank Group’s Global Banking business.  She continues to drive greater regional collaboration and synergies by leveraging Maybank’s footprint in ASEAN as well as overseas branches.

Prior to joining Maybank, Caroline served as a Director in the Debt Capital Markets department of AmInvestment Bank where she specialised in debt advisory, project finance and structured finance transactions, and was instrumental in closing several award-winning infrastructure deals. She also spearheaded the loan syndication business for the bank.

Caroline graduated from Monash University in Victoria, Australia with a Bachelor of Finance and Accounting. 

Jeffrey Goh
Regional Head, Equities Regional Head, Products and Services

Jeffrey Goh was appointed Regional Head of Equities, Maybank Kim Eng on 1 May 2016. He is responsible for managing both Institutional and Retail Equities businesses in all the markets where Maybank Kim Eng operates. He is also the Regional Head of Retail Equities as well as Regional Head of Products and Services while assuming the role of Acting Regional Head of Institutional Equities.

Jeffrey brings with him more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He possesses in-depth knowledge and experience in the area of stockbroking, fund management, wealth management, investment research, investment products and trading solutions.

Jeffrey joined Kim Eng Securities in 2003 as Senior Vice President, Dealing and Equities Derivatives and Structured Products and later re-joined Maybank Kim Eng in 2011 as Executive Vice President, Retail Business Development. He was subsequently appointed as Head of Retail Equities, Singapore in 2012 and later appointed as Regional Head of Retail Equities in 2013. Jeffrey is also part of the core Equities team that helped develop Maybank Kim Eng into ASEAN’s largest brokerage franchise.

Jeffrey crossed-over to the stockbroking industry in 2000 when he joined OCBC Securities as Associate Director, Dealing and subsequently took on an additional role as Head of Equity Derivatives and Structured Products. Prior to that, Jeffrey was Vice President, Investments at BNP Private Banking.

Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Finance from Southern Illinois University, USA.

Mohd Ramzi Mohd Sharif
Chief Risk Officer, Group

Ramzi Sharif is the Chief Risk Officer of Maybank Kim Eng Group, effective on 1 August 2016. He has collectively more than 18 years of experience in the banking and financial services. He started his career in Bank Negara Malaysia, and joined Maybank in 2009 as the Head of Industry Research under the Credit Risk Management Department. He was then assigned to oversee the Research and Knowledge Management Department under Group Risk. In May 2013, he was appointed as the Chief Risk Officer of Maybank Investment Bank, responsible for credit and risk management in MIBB.

He graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and Master of Commerce (Economics). He was conferred Certified Credit Professional (Business) by AICB (previously, IBBM) in 2013.

Roselawati Yaacob
Regional Head, Human Capital

Roselawati Yaacob joined Maybank on 1 June 2015, bringing more than 17 years of human capital experience to her role as Regional Head of Human Capital for Maybank Kim Eng Group.

Prior to joining Maybank, Roselawati was Head of HR OCBC Al Amin as well as Vice President of Human Resources at OCBC Bank where her portfolio included Consumer Financial Services, Global Banking (Treasury and Investment Banking), Chairman's Office, Group Risk, Finance, and Legal & Compliance, amongst others. She is a specialist in compensation and benefits and has played a critical role in driving the talent agenda at OCBC Bank through her direct involvement in special projects with the CEO.

Roselawati graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Lewis University, Illinois, USA.

Fad’l Mohamed
Deputy Chief Exective Officer, Malaysia

Fad’l Mohamed started his career as a lawyer with Messrs Rashid & Lee. He then joined the Take-overs and Mergers Department of the Securities Commission (SC) when the SC was established in 1993. Thereafter, he joined Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, an investment bank, providing cross-border M&A advice and other corporate advisory services to Malaysian and foreign corporations.

He then set out on his own to provide corporate advisory services. In 2004, he founded Maestro Capital Sdn Bhd, a licensed corporate finance adviser providing corporate finance advisory services primarily in the areas of M&A and fund raising. He led the firm for more than 10 years prior to joining Maybank Investment Bank Berhad.

Fad'l holds an Honours degree in Law from the University of London and an MBA (Merit) from Imperial College Business School. Fad'l also has a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and is a licensed Capital Market Services Representative.

He has served as a Director on the Boards of many companies, amongst others, he was an independent non-Executive Director of CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad.

He is also currently a Director of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club.

Montree Sornpaisarn
Chief Executive Officer, Thailand
Montree Sornpaisarn joined the organisation as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) Plc on 1 0ctober 2001. He is responsible for the overall brokerage business and investment banking business, the Derivatives department and new business development.

He has over 20 years of working experience in securities, investment banking and fund management businesses, with extensive experience in large-scale equity and equity-linked offerings as well as M&A and State Owned Enterprises privatisation advisory.

Currently, he is the Director of the Investment Banking Club and Executive Consultant to the Thai Listed Company Association.

He was a Governor on the Stock Exchange of Thailand's Board of Governors between 2008 and 2010. Prior to joining Kim Eng, he worked for Jardine Fleming Thanakom, American International Assurance, SG Asia Credit and Vickers Ballas Securities (Thailand). He has a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Computer) from Chulalongkorn University and received his MBA from Thammasat University.

Harmeet Singh Bedi
Chief Executive Officer, Singapore
Harmeet Singh Bedi joined the organisation as Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Kim Eng Securities Singapore on 15 July 2014. He is responsible for the overall development of Maybank Kim Eng’s investment banking business in Singapore, including the execution of growth strategies while ensuring alignment with the Group’s plans and aspirations.

Harmeet brings with him more than 20 years of Asian banking experience, including 14 years in Singapore, across corporate finance, M&A, investment banking client and regional sector coverage, and corporate banking. He joins Maybank Kim Eng from UBS where he was Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance and M&A for South East Asia. Prior to that, he has headed the South East Asia Corporate Finance teams at Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank, and has also held senior corporate finance and sector coverage roles at JP Morgan in Singapore and Hong Kong. Harmeet holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from St Xavier’s College, University of Bombay, India and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.

Wilianto Ie
President Director, Indonesia
Wilianto Ie was appointed President Director of PT Maybank Kim Eng Securities effective 28 January 2015. Prior to his appointment, Wilianto had been overseeing the business as Officer-in-Charge in addition to managing the responsibilities that come with being Head of Research. In this role, he strengthened team work and established a foundation for future growth in the company. A rated analyst in various surveys such as Institutional Investors and Asiamoney during his career in Equity Research, Wilianto has also successfully raised the profile of the research team in the eyes of clients. He joined PT Maybank Kim Eng Securities company in January 2014 having previously worked at established international houses where he amassed close to 20 years of experience in capital markets and equity research. He received his MBA from Pittsburg State University, USA and his BSc in Electrical Engineering from Universitas Pancasila, Indonesia.
Kristen S. Quintos
President and Chief Executive Officer, the Philippines

Kristen was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Maybank ATR Kim Eng Capital Partners Inc. effective 1 July 2016.  Prior to this, Kristen was the Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer.

Kristen has over 28 years of professional experience in the banking and financial industry.  Prior to joining Maybank ATR Kim Eng Capital Partners, Inc., she was the Managing Director and Chief Representative of Bank of Singapore in the Philippines. Kristen was also a Senior Investment Officer for the International Finance Corporation (IFC), identifying, developing, and supervising developmental opportunities for the IFC in the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Lao PDR and Cambodia.  Her other positions held include Chief Financial Officer of Ayala International Pte. Ltd. in Singapore, Associate Director in Peregrine Capital Philippines Inc, and she also accumulated experience in the Offshore Banking Unit of the First National Bank of Chicago in Manila and Citibank in Chicago.

Kristen holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines.

Alexander Panasko
Regional Head, International Business
Alexander Panasko has over 18 years of industry experience. He joined Maybank Kim Eng in 2012 as Chief Risk Officer and he is responsible for managing Credit, Market and Operational Risk across the Group.

Prior to joining Maybank Kim Eng, Alex had spent more than 14 years with MF Global (formerly ED&F Man, Man Group, Man Financial) having worked in major financial centres (London, New York, Chicago and Singapore) and holding various positions within the organisation, the most recent being the Chief Risk Officer for Asia Pacific from 1997 to 2011.

Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts (Foreign Languages and Education majors) from Cherkassy State University, Ukraine and also a Bachelor of Arts (Business Management/Sales and Marketing majors, Political Science minor) from William Penn University, Oskaloosa, Iowa. He then went on to get a Master of Science, Financial Markets and Trading Degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.