Jessica Chew Cheng Lian

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 Assistant Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and is responsible for development policies in the banking and insurance sectors – focusing on efficiency, innovation, market institutions and structures, development finance and talent development. She is also responsible for payments systems development and regulation, and oversight of money services business. Her experience also includes audits of insurance companies, formulation of prudential and market conduct policies for banks and insurance companies, and macro-financial surveillance.

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.

Choong Tuck Oon

Choong Tuck Oon

Non-Executive Director

Choong Tuck Oon was appointed on the Board of CGC on 20 January 2017.

Choong Tuck Oon holds a Bachelor of Science (First Class) in Mathematics from the University of Malaya and Masters of Science in Computer Applications from Asian Institute of Technology and Executive Diploma in Directorship from Singapore Management University.

Choong Tuck Oon specialises in technology, strategy and transformation for banking and insurance. He is also active in the digital start-up ecosystem in ASEAN where he is frequently called upon to advise on digital and fintech programmes.

He is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Boards of FIDE Forum Malaysia and NTUC Income Insurance Cooperative Singapore and Star Media Group Bhd.

He was previously an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Boards of RHB Bank, RHB Islamic Bank, RHB Indochina Bank, RHB Indochina Securities and RHB Private Equity.

He was with Accenture for 24 years, where he retired as Senior Partner in the Asia-Pacific Financial Services practice. He has led strategic initiatives with more than 20 large domestic and global banks and insurers in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, including national payment projects in Malaysia and Singapore. He has also been active in voluntary NGO initiatives where he advised a consortium of international aid agencies on core systems for the launch of a bank-of-banks for MFIs in Indonesia and advised a global wildlife/nature agency on a new growth strategy for eleven countries in Asia. He started his career in Petronas where he held executive positions in various upstream and downstream functions for more than 7 years.

 

Suresh Menon

Suresh Menon

Non-Executive Director

Suresh Menon was appointed on the Board of CGC on 17 July 2014.

Suresh Menon graduated from the University of Madras with a Bachelor of Technology, majoring in Chemical Engineering in 1979. He obtained his Masters in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management Philippines in 1985.

Effective 17 July 2014, Suresh Menon was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of Credit Bureau Malaysia Sdn Bhd (CBM), a subsidiary of CGC.

Suresh Menon has close to 37 years of experience in various dynamic sectors such as manufacturing and the international financial and debt markets. His expertise encompasses credit analysis and rating methodology, industry guide and best practices of rating processes, credit report writing, strategic planning and development, corporate and financial analysis, personnel and skills development, operations and production management, and project management and commissioning.

He has played an instrumental role in the setting up of RAM Holdings Berhad (formerly known as Rating Agency Malaysia Berhad). For 18 years, he facilitated numerous services and was on the forefront to ensure the agency reached its pinnacle. He was a Board Member at RAM and a member of its Rating Committee. His last position with RAM was as an Executive Director.

He has also participated in developmental projects with international bodies namely the Asian Development Bank (ADB), APEC Business Advisory Council and the Association of Credit Rating Agencies in Asia (ACRAA). He was the Chairman of the ACRAA Training Committee. He was also a member of the Main Committee of the Malaysian Corporate Governance Index 2009, 2010 and 2011 for the Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group (MSWG).

Since 2010, he has been an Independent Capital Market Consultant providing consultancy and training to financial agencies and regulatory authorities in many countries.

Y.Bhg. Datuk David Chua Kok Tee

Y.Bhg. Datuk David Chua Kok Tee

Non-Executive Director

Datuk David Chua was appointed to the Board of CGC on 15 February 2013.

He is also a Director of Credit Bureau Malaysia (M) Sdn Bhd (CBM), a subsidiary of CGC.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A. Hons) from University of Malaya. He has been conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business (Ph.D Hon) by University of Malaya in 2016.

Datuk David Chua is the Managing Director of DC & A Group of Companies, which is involved in housing and property development, including holiday resorts. He has wide experience in both commercial and industrial sectors.

Currently, he holds the position as a Director of Malaysia-China Business Council (MCBC) and Adviser of The Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor (KLSCCCI).   He also serves as a Member of the Small Debt Restructuring Committee (SDRC) of Bank Negara Malaysia, Member of Anti Corruption Advisory Board (ACAB) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and Member of Council for Entrepreneurship for National Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE).

In the past, Datuk David Chua had also rendered voluntary services in numerous key and senior positions in Trade Associations, Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Government appointed positions. Among the key positions are Director of the Board of University of Malaya for the period 2007 – 2015, Chairman of UM Holdings Sdn Bhd, (the commercial and investment wing wholly-owned by University of Malaya for the period September 2009 – April 2015), Chairman and later remained a Member of Board of Directors of UM Specialist Centre Sdn Bhd (UMSC) for the period 2009 – 2015, Member of Consultation and Prevention Panel of the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) and Member of Advisory Board of Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur. He was appointed to the National Economic Consultative Council (MAPEN I 1990-1991) and again reappointed to MAPEN II in 1999 and served as Deputy Chairman.

Y.Bhg. Dato’ Agil Natt

Y.Bhg. Dato’ Agil Natt

Chairman

Dato’ Agil Natt was appointed as the 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 Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Malaysia Berhad, Manulife Insurance Berhad and Manulife Asset Management Services Berhad. He also sits on the Boards of Export Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad and Cagamas 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.

 

Y.Bhg. Dato’ Hj. Syed Moheeb Syed Kamarulzaman

Y.Bhg. Dato’ Hj. Syed Moheeb Syed Kamarulzaman

Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Haji Syed Moheeb Syed Kamarulzaman was appointed on the Board of CGC on 15 January 2014.

Dato’ Haji Syed Moheeb is a Fellow of the Malaysian Insurance Institute as well as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professional.

He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of The Malaysian Insurance Institute and also sits on the Board of CGC and the Credit Bureau Malaysia Sdn Bhd (CBM) as well as Board of Trustees, ASEAN Insurance, Training and Research Institute. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi Mara.

His career in the conventional insurance, reinsurance and Takaful industry spans over 41 years, where he helmed several local and multi-national direct insurance, reinsurance and Takaful companies.

Dato’ Haji Syed Moheeb was a Past Chairman of the Malaysian Takaful Association and Management Committee member of the General Insurance Association of Malaysia. He was an Assistant General Manager at Royal Insurance Bhd from 1976 to 1991, Senior Vice President at Aetna Universal Life Insurance Bhd from 1991 to 1995, before helming South East Asia Insurance Bhd in 1995 as Managing Director. He then led the Gerling Global Reinsurance (M) Bhd as its CEO in 1998 before being appointed as the Managing Director of Takaful Ikhlas Sdn Bhd from 2002 to 2012.

Teoh Kok Lin, CFA

Teoh Kok Lin, CFA

Non-Executive Director

Teoh Kok Lin was appointed on the Board of CGC on 27 June 2014.
 
Teoh Kok Lin obtained two first-class (Honours) Bachelor’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Commerce. He also graduated top of his class in Master of Science in Industrial Administration (MBA equivalent) from Purdue University, USA. He is one of the earliest Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) in Malaysia and is a former President of 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 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 the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
 
He is the Chairman of the Digital Economy Committee and Deputy Chairman of Socio-Economic Research Committee of the Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia. He is also the Chairman of Fiscal & Economic Research Committee for the Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Kuala Lumpur & Selangor.
 
He has more than 29 years of banking, credit and investment experience with financial institutions, starting his career with Citicorp Citibank Malaysia in 1987. He subsequently joined Barings Malaysia, HSBC Research Malaysia and UOB Kay Hian Singapore. He continues to travel extensively across ASEAN and North Asia for research and company visits while managing funds for institutions and high net worth clients.

Y.Bhg. Dato' Ong Eng Bin

Y.Bhg. Dato’ Ong Eng Bin

Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Ong Eng Bin was appointed on the Board of CGC on 14 October 2014.

Dato’ Ong Eng Bin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of OCBC Bank Malaysia Berhad and was appointed to the said position in August 2014. Apart from his role in OCBC Bank, Dato’ Ong Eng Bin is also a Council Member of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers and the Association of Banks in Malaysia. He is also a Director of the Asian Banking School.

Dato’ Ong Eng Bin currently serves as a Chairman of Pac Lease Sdn Bhd.

He brings with him vast experience in the area of corporate banking. His career in corporate banking spanning 29 years started at OCBC Bank in 1988. He was appointed as Head of Corporate Banking in 2004, and later promoted to Head of Business Banking in 2012, with responsibilities covering corporate and commercial, emerging business and transaction banking.

Nadzirah Abd Rashid

Nadzirah Abd Rashid

Non-Executive Director

Nadzirah Abd. Rashid was appointed on the Board of CGC on 22 October 2015.

Nadzirah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from the University of South Australia, Australia.

Currently, Nadzirah also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of CIMB Investment Bank Bhd. and a Divisional Councillor of CPA Australia, Malaysian Division. She is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

She has over 27 years of professional experience in securities market and banking industry. She began her career in Bank Negara Malaysia as a bank examiner and subsequently, moved on to head the finance function of a financial institution. She joined the Bursa Malaysia Group in 1999, holding various positions in Finance and Administration divisions of the companies within the Group. She held the position of the Chief Financial Officer of Bursa Malaysia Berhad from 2006 until early 2014.