Jessica Chew Cheng Lian

Non-Executive Director

Jessica Chew Cheng Lian was appointed on the Board of CGC on 16 August 2017.Jessica Chew holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a major in accounting and finance from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is also an Associate Member of CPA Australia.

Jessica Chew brings in over 20 years of experience in financial sector regulation and supervision. Currently, she is the Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and is responsible for the financial stability and financial sector development, as well as organisational development  and centralised shared services for the central bank.

She is currently an adviser on the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board, Board Member of the Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (Malaysia) and Chairman of the Finance Accreditation Agency (Malaysia) representing BNM.

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Choong Tuck Oon

Independent Non-Executive Director

Choong Tuck Oon was with Accenture for 25 years and retired as Senior Partner in Asia-Pacific Financial Services practice. He specialises in technology, strategy and transformation for banking and insurance. He led many strategic initiatives involving more than 20 large domestic and global banks, and insurers in Asia such as Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, including national payment projects in Malaysia and Singapore. He is also active in the ASEAN digital start-up ecosystem where his advice on digital and Fintech programmes is much in demand.Choong Tuck Oon is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director on Boards of FIDE Forum Malaysia, Star Media Group Berhad and NTUC Income Insurance Cooperative Ltd Singapore. He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of RHB Bank, RHB Islamic Bank, RHB Indochina Bank, RHB Indochina Securities and RHB Private Equity.

He has also been active in NGO initiatives such as advising a consortium of international aid agencies on core systems for the launch of bank-of-banks microfinancing in Indonesia and advised a global wildlife/nature agency on a new growth strategy for 11 countries in Asia.

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Suresh Menon

Independent Non-Executive Director

Suresh Menon has been an Independent Capital Market Consultant since 2010. He provides consultancy and training to financial agencies, the World Bank and regulatory authorities in several countries. He was also involved in development projects with international bodies, namely Asian Development Bank (ADB) and APEC Business Advisory Council. He has over 40 years of experience, mainly in international financial and debt markets, with his expertise extending to credit analysis and best practices in corporate governance.

Suresh Menon played a crucial role in setting up RAM Holdings Berhad (formerly known as Rating Agency Malaysia Berhad) and facilitated numerous services for 18 years to ensure the Agency reached its pinnacle. His last position with RAM was as an Executive Director. He was also a Member of RAM’s Rating Committee. He was the Chairman of Association of Credit Rating Agencies in Asia (ACRAA) Training Committee and a Member of the Main Committee of the Malaysian Corporate Governance Index 2009, 2010 and 2011 for the Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group (MSWG).

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Dato’ Agil Natt

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Dato’ Agil Natt was appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of CGC on 18 June 2013.He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics (Hons) degree from Brunel University, London and a Master of Science in Finance degree from the Cass Business School, City, University of London. He had also attended the Advance Management Programme (AMP 163) at Harvard Business School in the United States.

He currently serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of Affin Bank Berhad, Manulife Insurance Berhad and Manulife Asset Management Services Berhad. Besides these appointments, he is also a Non-Executive Director of Sogo (KL) Department Store Sdn Bhd, a Member of the Board of Trustees of Yayasan Tun Abdul Razak and a Member of the Investment Panel of the Employees Provident Fund.

Dato’ Agil Natt brings with him vast experience in the areas of corporate banking, investment banking as well as Islamic finance. He started his career in Corporate Finance with Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad in 1977 before serving as Senior General Manager with Island & Peninsular Berhad. He was also the Chief Representative of Kleinwort Benson Limited before joining the Maybank Group in 1995 where he served as Senior General Manager, Corporate Banking, Chief Executive Officer of Aseambankers Berhad (now known as Maybank Investment Bank Berhad), and Deputy President/Executive Director of Maybank. He left the Maybank Group to assume the position of the President and Chief Executive Officer of The International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), The Global University of Islamic Finance established by Bank Negara Malaysia.

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Dato’ Hj. Syed Moheeb Syed Kamarulzaman

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Haji Syed Moheeb is a Certified Insurance Professional (CIP) with over 43 years of experience in conventional insurance, reinsurance and takaful industry, having served in several local and multinational direct insurance, reinsurance and takaful companies.Dato’ Haji Syed Moheeb currently sits on the Board of Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad. He was the past Chairman of the Malaysian Takaful Association, Management Committee Member of the General Insurance Association of Malaysia and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII).

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Teoh Kok Lin, CFA

Independent Non-Executive Director

Teoh Kok Lin has over 33 years of experience in Banking, Credit and Investment with financial institutions such as Citicorp Citibank Malaysia, Barings Malaysia, HSBC Research Malaysia and UOB Kay Hian Singapore. He is one of the earliest Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) in Malaysia and is a former president of the CFA Society Malaysia.He is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Singular Asset Management Sdn Bhd, a fund management company established in 2002, and is licensed by the Securities Commission of Malaysia. He is also the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Singular Asset Management (Singapore) Ltd, a registered fund manager with Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). He was appointed as Secretary of the Malaysian Association of Asset
Managers (MAAM) effective 2 September 2020.Teoh Kok Lin sits on the Board of Credit Bureau Malaysia Sdn Bhd (CBM), an associate company of CGC. He also serves as an Alternate Member of the General Council of the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia, Chairman of the Digital Economy Committee and Deputy Chairman of the Socio-Economic Research Consultative Committee of the Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia.He constantly travels across ASEAN and North Asia for research and company visits while managing funds for institutions and high net-worth clients.
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Dato’ Ong Eng Bin

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Ong Eng Bin is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OCBC Bank Malaysia Berhad (OCBC) since August 2014. He is also a Council Member of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) and the Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM), Director of Asian Banking School (ABS) and Chairman of PAC Lease Sdn Bhd.Dato’ Ong Eng Bin brings vast experience in corporate banking, covering corporate and commercial, emerging business and transaction banking. His career started at OCBC in 1988 and was appointed as Head of Corporate Banking in 2004 before being promoted to Head of Business Banking in 2012.

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Faisal Ismail

Independent Non-Executive Director

Faisal Ismail has vast experience in different industries including hotels, property investment and development, healthcare, shipbuilding and repairs, banking, power and education. He has more than 30 years’ experience in various responsibilities/areas including at board level, top management, M&A, corporate, finance, tax planning, consulting, transformation and human resources.Faisal Ismail was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of BNP Paribas Malaysia Berhad in October 2020. His previous positions included being an Independent Non-Executive Director of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Berhad, Executive Director of Landmarks Berhad, Executive Director of BinaFikir Sdn Bhd, Director of the Investment division of Khazanah Nasional Berhad and Group Managing Director of Pantai Holdings Berhad.

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Saleha M. Ramly

Independent Non-Executive Director

Saleha M. Ramly has over 30 years of vast experience in corporate legal and secretarial operations, which includes in-depth experience in crafting corporate governance policies and legal documents for companies and providing staff training on governance and legal matters. She was also involved in various corporate transactions and exercises, including acquisitions and disposals of assets, both domestic and cross-border, due diligence exercises and raising of capital, and advised on human resource-based legal matters such as retrenchments, grievance procedures and industrial relations.She began her career as a lecturer in the Law Faculty of the University of Malaya. After serving for more than 8 years, she moved on to the private sector and held various senior positions in legal and/or secretarial departments. Among these were government-linked and public-listed companies, namely Sime UEP Properties Berhad and its holding company Sime Darby Berhad and its other listed subsidiaries, Country Heights Holdings Berhad and Landmarks Berhad.

Upon her retirement in 2007, Saleha M. Ramly continued to serve in similar positions in the University of Malaya, Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia, Scomi Group Berhad and ACR Capital Holdings Pte Ltd group of companies in Malaysia and Singapore until 2018. Currently, she is a Member of Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM).

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Dato’ Mohammed Hussein

Chairman

Dato’ Mohammed Hussein was with the Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) Group for 31 years, where he held various senior management positions including Head of Corporate Banking, Head of Commercial Banking, Head of Malaysian Operations, Managing Director of Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad (now known as Maybank Investment Bank Berhad) and Executive Director (Business Group). Prior to his retirement on 30 January 2008, he was the Deputy President/Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer of Maybank Group He was also appointed as an Advisor of Maybank from April 2008 to September 2008.Dato’ Mohammed Hussein is currently the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Gamuda Berhad, Hap Seng Plantations Holdings Berhad and Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Keluarga Berhad. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director in Bank of America Malaysia Berhad. In addition, he is the Chairman of Corporate Debt Restructuring Committee (CDRC), sponsored by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to facilitate the resolution and restructuring of major corporate debts.

He was previously the Chairman of Danajamin Nasional Berhad from 2013 to 2018 and Quill Capita Management Sdn Bhd from 2008 to 2015. He had also served as a Director on the Board of Tasek Corporation Berhad, CapitaLand Malls Malaysia Berhad, Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad, PNB Commercial Sdn Bhd and B2B Finpal Sdn Bhd.

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Anthony Lim Choon Eng

Independent Non-Executive Director

Anthony Lim Choon Eng has over 35 years of experience in the banking and finance industry with vast experience in key management positions in treasury, business banking, investment banking, and risk management.

He is an independent director of Bank of America Malaysia Berhad since October 2021. Anthony Lim is also a member of the Investment Panel for the Malaysian Government Public Services Pension fund or Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) (“KWAP”). Previously, he was an Independent Director of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Malaysia Berhad (SMBC) from 2011 to 2015 and later was appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the same bank from 2015 to 2020. Anthony Lim had also served in various senior management positions with the Maybank group of companies from 1995 to 2009 and worked in St. George Bank Limited and ANZ Bank Limited in Sydney.

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Suhaimi Ali

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Suhaimi Ali joined CGC as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 28 April 2022.

He is also an Assistant Governor of BNM, responsible for the Financial Development and Innovation Department, Islamic Finance Department and Financial Inclusion Department. He has served BNM for 24 years in various areas which include financial sector development, regulation and supervision, strategic planning, market conduct, international negotiations and IT services, as well as in the Governor’s Office.

Suhaimi Ali is a member of BNM’s Management Committee, Risk Management Committee, Crisis Management Committee, Digital Technology Committee, Financial Development Committee, Financial Stability Committee, Joint Policy Committee and Reserve Management Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the International Centre for Leadership in Finance (ICLIF) Trust Fund.

Suhaimi joined BNM in 1998 after graduating with a degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame, United States of America.

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Dato' Mohammed Haji Che Hussein
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Y.Bhg. Dato’ Hj. Syed Moheeb Syed Kamarulzaman
Non-Executive Director
Teoh Kok Lin, CFA
Non-Executive Director
Suresh Menon
Non-Executive Director
Y.Bhg. Dato’ Ong Eng Bin
Non-Executive Director
Choong Tuck Oon
Non-Executive Director
Faisal Ismail
Non-Executive Director
Saleha M. Ramly
Non-Executive Director
Anthony Lim Choon Eng
Independent Non-Executive Director
Suhaimi Ali
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Terms of Reference of the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad is guided by their Terms of Reference.   Download
Reserved Matters, all strategic decisions and investments decisions are made at the Board of Directors Meetings after due processes, discussions and deliberations.


Terms of Reference of the Board Oversight Committees

The following Board Oversight Committees are established to assist the Board of Directors of Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad in carrying out its responsibilities:-

1. Board Audit Committee; Download
2. Board Risk Management Committee; Download
3. Board Investment Committee; Download
4. Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee; Download