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  1. 1. other key management NG ING PENG YEOH KEAT SENG Head, Group Finance Head, Private Client Services Ng Ing Peng joined the CIMB Group in July 2000 and Yeoh Keat Seng is the Head of Private Client is responsible for the CIMB Group’s Finance Division. Services Division of CIMB, which comprises Ing Peng is presently the Head of Group Finance Division and private banking and retail broking. also a Director of several subsidiaries of the Group. She has 24 years of audit, finance and operations experience. Prior to Prior to the transfer to CIMB in May 2004, joining CIMB, she was Head of Operations in PB Securities Keat Seng had served in other parts of the Sdn Bhd. A qualified accountant, she has a Bachelor BCHB Group, as the Chief Executive Officer of Accounting degree from University Malaya and is a of Commerce Trust Berhad from 2001 and the member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment and Wales. Officer of Commerce Asset Fund Managers Sdn Bhd from January 2004. Before joining the Commerce Group, he had served as Head of Research for Crosby Securities (Malaysia) and Head of Research for Merill Lynch (Malaysia). He has 12 years’ experience as an investment analyst and more than 10 years in management. Besides being an analyst, he had also authored the book “Investing Your Savings”, which was on the best-sellers list in 2003 and 2004. He holds a Degree in Accountancy from the National University Singapore and is also a qualified chartered financial analyst and a certified financial planner. From left to right: (Standing) Yeoh Keat Seng, Noripah Kamso & Manoharan Palaniappan (Seated) Ng Ing Peng & Tan Cheng Choo
  2. 2. TAN CHENG CHOO She has managed a Derivatives Broking Outfit Acting Head, Audit Group via CIMB Futures Sdn Bhd for 9 years and was the President of the Malaysian Futures Brokers Tan Cheng Choo, a Certified Public Accountant, joined Bank Association at that time. Noripah also authored of Commerce (M) Berhad (now known as BCB) in 1990 and the book “Credit Decision Making: The is presently responsible for the Group Internal Audit Function Qualitative Credit Approach”, which was used of Bumiputra-Commerce Holdings Berhad. She was first by Institut Bank-Bank Malaysia as a module for responsible for the auditing of the Group’s Information its Certified Credit Professional examinations. System and Virtual Audit functions. Since 1999, Cheng Choo was appointed as the Audit Group Head, and was involved in Noripah obtained her Diploma from Institut many areas of auditing within the Group including integration Teknologi Mara (now UiTM) in 1978, graduated exercises, as well as the development and implementation of from Northern Illinois University, Delkalb, USA the overall internal audit strategies. in 1979, and obtained her MBA from Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, USA in She started her career in a Public Accounting firm, Hanafiah 1980. Raslan & Mohamed (from 1983 to 1990), where she was involved in all aspects of auditing, accounting and systems reviews, involving public and private companies over a wide MANOHARAN PALANIAPPAN range of industries. Senior Vice President In 2001, Cheng Choo was a finalist for the Institute of Internal Business Portfolio Management, Auditors Malaysia (IIAM) “Internal Auditor of the Year award”. Business Banking Division She is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Malaysian Institute of Accountants, IIAM and Manoharan was one of three banking industry Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA). representatives in the corporate debt restructuring steering committee (CDRC) under the auspices of Bank Negara Malaysia NORIPAH KAMSO from 1999 to 2001. He is a certified trainer Chief Executive, on professional selling skills and a key due CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad diligence team member evaluating the corporate and business banking businesses Hajah Noripah Haji Kamso is the Chief Executive of CIMB- of Bank Niaga and Bank Permata of Indonesia Principal Asset Management Berhad, a position she prior to BCHB’s acquisition of Bank Niaga. assumed in September 2004 after bringing more than 20 years’ experience in corporate credit and lending: 10 years Manoharan is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute via a commercial bank outfit, and 10 years via investment of Management Accountants, United Kingdom banking outfit. (FCMA,UK) and a Chartered Accountant with Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) @ Recently named “Marketing Personality of the Year” for the CA(M). He joined BCB in 1985 as an executive Asia-Pacific region by Asia Asset Management for 2005, trainee at the Corporate Banking department Noripah has successfully overseen CIMB-Principal’s further and rose the ranks covering branch banking, expansion into new markets and institutional mandates. financial analysis, credit risk management, corporate debt restructuring and rehabilitation as well as business and corporate banking until his present position. CIMB BERHAD (582504-P) annual report 2005 92 | 93
  3. 3. other key management GRAHAM TENCH OOI CHENG IM Advisor, NPL Management Head, Corporate Banking Graham joined the CIMB Group in 2005, bringing over 37 Ooi Cheng Im joined the CIMB Group in June years of banking experience. His reputable expertise in the 2005 following the integration of BCB with management of problem debt spans over 25 years. Starting CIMB. Cheng Im is presently the Head of with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in Adelaide, he Corporate Banking. She has 22 years’ working held a variety of positions in credit management based in experience in commercial and merchant locations that includes Australia and Papua New Guinea. banking, having served in BCB for 16 years and Asiavest Merchant Bankers Bhd (now From 1987 he served Standard Chartered Bank and was known as Southern Investment Bank Bhd) for posted to Hong Kong in 1994 to head the recovery task of 6 1⁄2 years. Whilst in the merchant bank, she North East Asia. From 1998, he was based in Kuala Lumpur was involved in all aspects of work ranging where he spearheaded initiatives to address problem loans from corporate banking, syndication, corporate in Malaysia, Brunei and Philippines at the height of the Asian finance, internal audit to finance/human financial crisis. From 2000, he was based in Singapore with resource work. Subsequently she moved into responsibilities for problem loans in South East Asia. corporate banking when she joined United Asian Bank Berhad (now known as BCB) in He now leads the team dedicated to addressing the large March 1990. NPL portfolio of BCB. Graham is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. She has helmed the Corporate Banking Division since 1995. An accountant, by qualification, she is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and has a Bachelor of Accounting degree (1st Class Hons) from Universiti Malaya. From left to right: (Standing) Graham Tench, Raja Noorma Othman & Lee Ming San (Seated) Ooi Cheng Im & Lim Tiang Siew
  4. 4. RAJA NOORMA OTHMAN Ming San has a Master of Arts Degree in Chief Executive Officer, CIMB-Mapletree Management Economics from the University of Cambridge. Sdn Bhd He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Raja Noorma was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer Wales. of CIMB-Mapletree Management Sdn Bhd (CMM) in March 2005. CMM is a 60:40 joint venture between CIMB Real Estate Sdn Bhd and Mapletree Capital Management Pte. LIM TIANG SIEW Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings Pte. Head, Corporate Finance Ltd. CMM provides real estate advisory services and is the adviser to CIMB Mapletree Real Estate Fund 1 (CMREF 1), a Lim Tiang Siew joined CIMB in January locally incorporated private real estate fund. 1991 and is currently Head of the Corporate Finance Department. Tiang Siew has Prior to joining CIMB Group, she was previously the Vice- 29 years’ working experience; with the initial President of Investment Banking for JP Morgan, a position 10 years in audit, and the last 19 years held for over 5 years. She was attached to JP Morgan’s in corporate planning and corporate offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia as both finance. During his tenure in audit, he industry and client coverage banker. was seconded to the firm’s affiliated office in Melbourne for 18 months. At JP Morgan, she originated and executed several transactions involving corporate advisory, equity and During his tenure with CIMB, he has been debt capital markets, private equity, cross border involved in all areas of corporate finance work, M&A as well as IPOs. Her other previous working both in respect of domestic transactions as experience include several years in Malaysian Industrial well as cross border acquisitions and fund Development Finance Berhad, Malaysian International raising. He has advised and continues to advise Merchant Bankers Berhad and 10 years in Telekom some of the largest companies listed on Bursa Malaysia Berhad where the last post held was as Malaysia and on many major transactions by Head of Corporate Finance. She holds a Bachelor of Business listed companies. Administration degree from Ohio University/ITM. Tiang Siew has been and continues to be actively involved in the formulation and LEE MING SAN amendments to guidelines, regulations and law Chief Executive Officer, CIMB-GK Pte. Ltd. reforms in relation to capital market matters. Lee Ming San joined the CIMB Group following its acquisition An accountant by qualification, he is a member of the stockbroking businesses of G.K. Goh Holdings Limited of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public in June 2005. Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. Ming San was previously an Executive Director of G.K. Goh Holdings Limited where he was responsible for its Institutional Broking Division. He worked at Baring Securities Limited in London and Tokyo for three years before joining G.K. Goh in 1993. Prior to that, he was at Ernst & Young in London where he qualified as an accountant. cimb berhad (582504-P) annual report 2005 94 | 95
  5. 5. other key management KOK KONG CHIN Prior to joining CIMB, he was the Malaysia Head, Equity Markets & Derivatives Country Head of an international brokerage house for over 5 years. KC started his career KC Kok is the Head of Equity Markets & Derivatives Division. in this business in the late eighties with one He is responsible for the Group’s equity business, which of Malaysia’s leading bank-backed brokerage encompasses Equity Capital Markets, Institutional Equity firms. Broking, Equity Investment & Trading, Equity Derivatives and Futures Broking. KC holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) Degree from Universiti Kebangsaan KC has over 16 years’ experience in the equity business and Malaysia and a Master in Business has an extensive knowledge of the Malaysian market. He has Administration from Schulich School of led managed many equity and equity-linked deals, which Business, York University, Canada. include several landmark transactions. The most notable transaction is the RM2.91 billion Secondary Placement of Telekom Malaysia Berhad shares by Khazanah Nasional DARAWATI HUSSAIN Berhad in 2004, which was voted Asia’s Best Secondary Head, Private Equity Offering for 2004 by Finance Asia. He was also instrumental in pioneering Malaysia’s first covered warrants issue in 2003. Darawati returned to CIMB in 2001 to set up the Private Equity Unit after spending five years in London, where she was an equity portfolio manager for a US fund management company. Prior to this, she started her career at CIMB in 1991 and was attached to the Corporate Finance Division. She holds a Bachelor of Economics and Accountancy degree (Hons) from Durham University, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Degree from London Business School and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. FRANCIS COLLIN LAZAROO Executive Director/CEO EPIC-I F. Collin Lazaroo, is currently Head of Consumer Banking Operations. EPIC-I Sdn Bhd (EPIC-I), a wholly owned subsidiary of BCB, was established in 2002 as an independent entity to meet the back office and IT outsourcing needs of the BCB Group. As the former CIO of BCB, he was responsible for the Bank’s strategic IT planning and information processing. From left to right: (Standing) Kok Kong Chin, Francis Collin Lazaroo & Kong Kim Yihe (Seated) Darawati Hussain & Loh Shai Weng
  6. 6. As part of the merger between Bank of Commerce and Bank Shai Weng was responsible for setting up Bumiputra in 1999, he led the Bank’s “information technology CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad revolution” to transform the Bank’s technology platform and (formerly Commerce Trust Berhad) and was its systems in line with the Bank’s aspiration to be a financial first CEO, founding Director and past Chairman icon in Malaysia. He also was responsible for the banks Y2K of the Investment Committee. program. In November 2004, Shai Weng set up CIMB At the former Bank of Commerce, Collin spearheaded the IT Real Estate Sdn Bhd, which entered into a joint integration of the United Asian Bank with Bank of Commerce venture with Mapletree Investments Pte. Ltd., during their 1991 merger. He has been active in the setting to undertake property funds management. up of the shared ATM networks in Malaysia, being formerly a Director of Malaysian Electronic Payment Sdn Bhd (MEPS). His major achievement in 2005 was advising on its funding strategy for Summit Top’s While most of his experience has been in IT/Financial services, SGD840.0 million General Offer for UIC shares. Collin also has 4 years of IT leadership in the manufacturing and distribution industry when he headed the IT team at He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Pernas Sime Darby. Collin started his working career at Certified Accountants and a member of the Malayan Banking Berhad in 1976. He was part of a dedicated Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the team that implemented the first online systems among Malaysian Association of the Institute of the local banking industry in a record of 8 months in 1978. Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. In 1979, he led the ATM project that resulted in the first live ATM in Malaysia. He has a total of 30 years’ work experience, 25 of which have been in IT and banking. KONG KIM YIHE Head of Information Technology, GIOD He is a Director of Rangkaian Segar Sdn Bhd and an alternative Director on the Board of Multimedia Development In 1993, Kong pioneered the concept of online Corporation Sdn Bhd. He graduated from the University of banking and trading and started one of the first Malaya with a Bachelor of Economics (Hon.) in 1976. dot-com companies in Malaysia. He developed the first internet banking system in the region with a regional bank in Singapore. LOH SHAI WENG Head, International Banking & Transaction Services He joined a local banking group in 1995 as General Manager of Group Information Loh Shai Weng joined CIMB in 1982 and has held various Technology were he pioneered various positions in the investment bank prior to his position as Head innovative delivery channels. During the merger of International Banking & Transaction Services (IBTS). of local banks in early 2000, Kong joined a local Life Assurance company as the Chief IT Shai Weng’s expertise is in corporate banking, debt advisory, Officer to complete his experience in all areas capital markets and funds management. As the Head of of financial services. IBTS, he has five business unit heads reporting to him. They are the unit heads for International Banking, Global Financial Kong holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Institutions, Structured Banking Products, Cash Management and Master of Business Administration from and Securities Services. Besides having responsibilities the National University of Singapore. He is also for these business units, he is a Director of a number of a Fellow of Life Management Institute (US), subsidiaries including Bumiputra-Commerce Trustee Bhd, a credential he acquired during his life Bumiputra-Commerce International Trust (L) Bhd, CIMB- insurance days. Mapletree Management Sdn Bhd and Bumiputra-Commerce Nominees Sdn Bhd. cimb berhad (582504-P) annual report 2005 96 | 97