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Tun Dato' Seri Zaki bin Tun Azmi

Tun Dato' Seri Zaki bin Tun Azmi

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Malaysian, age 73, male, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 15 August 2012. He is also Chairman of our Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee.

Tun Zaki hold­­­s a Barrister-at-Law qualification from the Lincoln’s Inn, UK.

He joined the Malaysian Judicial and Legal Services as a Magistrate and was later transferred to the Attorney General’s Chambers where he held several positions for 15 years before going into private legal practice. He was appointed as a Judge of the Federal Court of Malaysia in 2007 and shortly thereafter, became the President of Court of Appeal of Malaysia, the second highest judicial office in the country.

In October 2008, he was appointed as the 12th Chief Justice of Malaysia. He also holds the distinction of being appointed as the first chairman of the Judicial Appointment Commission until his retirement as Chief Justice in September 2011. He was also appointed as Chief Justice of Dubai International Financial Centre Courts in November 2018.

He is the Chancellor of Multimedia University and MAHSA University and Pro-Chancellor of University Science Islam Malaysia.

Datuk Yvonne Chia

Datuk Yvonne Chia

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian, age 66, female, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2014. She was re-designated as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 6 December 2017. She is also Chairman of our Remuneration Committee, a Member of our Audit and Risk Committee, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee and Strategy and Business Transformation Committee.

Datuk Yvonne Chia is a Fellow Chartered Banker and holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from University of Malaya.

She has more than 40 years’ experience in the financial services industry, having held leading positions in both foreign and local institutions. She started her career in Bank of America and held various roles in Asia. She was the former Group Managing Director and Chief Executive of RHB Bank Berhad (1996-2002) and Hong Leong Bank Berhad (2003-2013).

She is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad and Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad and is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Silverlake Axis Limited (listed on the Singapore Exchange Ltd).

She is a Council Member of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, a member of the Board of Trustee for Teach For Malaysia Foundation, and an Honorary Professor of University of Nottingham School of Economics.

Renzo Christopher  Viegas

Renzo Christopher Viegas

Independent Non-Executive Director

Indian, age 57, male, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 December 2017. He is also the Chairman of our Audit and Risk Committee and Strategy and Business Transformation Committee and a member of our Remuneration Committee.

Renzo Christopher Viegas holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Mumbai, India. He is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

He has extensive experience in the banking industry and started his working career with Citibank in 1985 where he progressively held senior positions in various Asia Pacific countries including regional responsibilities until 2008.

In 2008, he joined RHB Bank Berhad as Director, Retail Banking where he managed the consumer, insurance, hire purchase and SME businesses. In 2011, he was appointed as Principal Officer to oversee RHB Bank Berhad's operations overall. Prior to joining CIMB Group in 2012, he last held the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Retail & International of RHB Bank Berhad.

Renzo was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Group in April 2012, Executive Director of CIMB Bank from 2012 to 2015 and Chief Executive Officer of Group Consumer Banking from 2015 to 2016. He also served as Adviser to the Group Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Bank, responsible for the development of overall business strategies till March 2019.

Renzo also held the positions of Executive Director at CIMB Bank Berhad and Non-Executive Director of Sun Life Malaysia Assurance Berhad and Sun Life Malaysia Takaful Berhad.

He currently is a Director of CIMB Bank PLC, Cambodia and CIMB Bank (Vietnam) Limited.

Lim Ghee Keong

Lim Ghee Keong

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian, age 51, male, was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 30 September 2016. He is also a Member of our Audit and Risk Committee, Remuneration Committee and Strategy and Business Transformation Committee.

Lim Ghee Keong holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in Finance, from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA.

He has about 30 years’ experience in finance, treasury and credit management. Prior to joining the UTSB Group in 1995, he was attached to General Electric Capital Corporation in the USA and Ban Hin Lee Bank in Malaysia. He is a Director and Chief Operating Officer of UTSB, and serves on the boards of several other companies in which the UTSB Group has interests such as Maxis (listed on Bursa Securities) and Bond Pricing Agency Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a bond pricing agency registered with the Securities Commission Malaysia. He is also a Director of Paxys Inc. (listed on the Philippines Stock Exchange) and Yu Cai Foundation.

Simon Cathcart

Simon Cathcart

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Australian, age 46, male, was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 15 June 2017. He is also a Member of our Strategy and Business Transformation Committee.

Simon Cathcart holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic) (Honours) degree from the University of South Australia. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (Honours) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

He is a media executive with more than 20 years’ experience in satellite, broadcasting and telecommunications. He is a co-founder and Executive Director of FetchTV, Australia’s second largest Pay-TV operator that provides a turnkey wholesale IPTV platform to the majority of Australia’s leading telecommunication companies.

He is currently a Director and Chief  Executive Officer of MSS and Director of MGB, the holding company of MSS. He formerly held various engineering roles at global satellite provider, PanAmSat and Telstra Corporation.

Tunku Alizakri bin Raja Muhammad Alias

Tunku Alizakri bin Raja Muhammad Alias

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian, age 49, male, was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 15 February 2019.

Tunku Alizakri holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from King's College, University of London. He has practised as an advocate and solicitor in the courts of Malaysia and is qualified as a Barrister (Lincoln's Inn) in the courts of England and Wales.

Tunku Alizakri was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Employees Provident Funds (“EPF”) on 20 August 2018. He was previously the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Strategy) of EPF which he held from January 2014 until August 2018. He has broad experience in policy development, strategic planning, communications, human resources and marketing.

Prior to joining EPF, he was the Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre. He has also held the positions of Director of Strategic Management at Bank Negara Malaysia, Director and Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs at DiGi Telecommunications, and Vice-President and Head of Group Strategic Planning at Malayan Banking Berhad.

He is currently on the board of Dialog Group Berhad, in addition to his capacity as Vice-Chairperson of the Technical Commission on Organisation, Management and Innovation for International Social Security Association.

Mazita binti Mokty

Mazita binti Mokty

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian, age 46, female, was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 15 February 2019.

Mazita Mokty holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of Hertfordshire, UK and is qualified as a Barrister-at-Law of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, UK. She was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales, and the High Court of Malaya.

Mazita Mokty has more than 20 years' legal and regulatory experience, primarily in corporate, commercial and banking matters, trusts and investments, and equity/capital markets. She is currently the General Counsel of UTSB, a Malaysian based investment holding company which has significant interests in companies operating across diverse industries such as telecommunications, media and entertainment, and real estate.

She serves on the board of several companies in which UTSB Group has significant interest, such as AHSB and Tanjong Capital Sdn Bhd. Prior to joining UTSB, she was attached to an established law firm in Kuala Lumpur and worked with the Securities Commission Malaysia.

Nik Rizal Kamil Bin Nik Ibrahim Kamil

Nik Rizal Kamil Bin Nik Ibrahim Kamil

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian, age 46, male, was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 September 2019. He is also a Member of our Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee and Strategy and Business Transformation Committee.

Nik Rizal holds a Master of Science (Finance) from London Business School, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics & Accounting from University of Bristol, United Kingdom. He is also a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW).
 
He started his professional career in 1995 as an accountant and auditor with Coopers & Lybrand, United Kingdom and then with Arthur Anderson & Co, Kuala Lumpur as an Assistant Manager in Audit and Business Advisory. In 2000, he joined RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers Bhd as Assistant Manager, Corporate Finance before a 10-year career in the oil & gas industry with Royal Dutch Shell Group.
 
He started his Shell career in 2001 as Head of Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) and latterly as Principal Sector Planner of Business Planning for Sarawak Shell Berhad, based in Miri, Sarawak. In 2004, he moved to Singapore to set-up Shell’s regional Exploration & Production business and headquarters for Asia Pacific and assumed the role of Senior Business Analyst for the region. During this period, he also double-hatted as the Head of Planning and Economics for Shell Deepwater Borneo Ltd, Brunei.
 
In 2007, he was posted to Shell Corporate Global HQ in London as Senior Downstream Financial Analyst overseeing Shell’s Global Lubricants and B2B businesses. He was with Shell Malaysia Limited as Finance Manager in Special Projects upon returning to Malaysia in early 2011, before joining Khazanah Nasional Berhad in April 2011, and is currently its Executive Director of Investments and Head of Private Markets for North America & EMEA.
 
He is currently on the board of Astro Holdings Sdn Bhd and Xeraya Capital Sdn Bhd in Malaysia, and Fajr Capital Ltd and Jadwa Investment Company in United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia respectively.