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YBhg Tan Sri Abdul Halim Bin Ali

YBhg Tan Sri Abdul Halim Bin Ali

Chairman, Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

YBhg Tan Sri Abdul Halim Bin Ali, a Malaysian, aged 67, was appointed as the Chairman of MBSB on June 22, 2001. He is also the Chairman of the Executive Committee of MBSB.

He received his early education at the Sultan Abdul Hamid College, Alor Setar. In 1959 he continued his studies at the Royal Military College, Sg. Besi, Selangor, and he completed his tertiary education at the University of Malaya graduating with a B.A (Hons) in History in 1965.

Entering the Malaysian Civil Service in 1966, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he held several domestic and overseas postings until his appointment in 1979, as the Malaysian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations. From 1982 until 1985, he served as the Malaysian Ambassador to Vietnam. On his return to Malaysia, he was appointed as Deputy Secretary General III (Administration) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He then served as the Malaysian Ambassador to Austria from 1988 until 1991. From 1991 until 1996, he was the Deputy Secretary General I (Political Affairs) until his promotion in 1996 to Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Shortly thereafter, in September 1996, Tan Sri Abdul Halim bin Ali was appointed as the Chief Secretary of the Government, the highest ranking post in the Malaysian Civil Service and was responsible for overseeing and coordinating the policies of the government and their implementation. He retired in March 2001, at which time he was made Chairman of the Employees Provident Fund until 31 January 2007.

He is the Chairman of the Multimedia Development Corporation and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He also holds other directorships in public companies including Esso Malaysia Berhad, IJM Corporation Berhad, Malakoff Corporation Berhad and Badan Pengawas Pemegang Saham Minoriti Berhad (Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group).

Syed Zaid Bin Syed Jaffar Albar

Syed Zaid Bin Syed Jaffar Albar

Independent Non-Executive Director

Syed Zaid bin Syed Jaffar Albar, a Malaysian, aged 56, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on August 14, 2002. He serves as Member of the Executive Committee and the Arrears Recovery Committee. He is also the Chairman of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee and the Option Committee.

Syed Zaid Albar holds a degree in law from the UK and is a qualified Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln's Inn. He was called to the Malaysian Bar as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1980 and has been active in legal practice ever since. Presently, he is the managing partner of an established law firm in Kuala Lumpur.

Currently, Syed Zaid Albar also holds other directorships in public companies namely Malaysian Pacific Industries Berhad, Narra Industries Berhad and Kencana Petroleum Berhad.

Encik Lau Tiang Hua

Encik Lau Tiang Hua

Independent Non-Executive Director

Encik Lau Tiang Hua, a Malaysian, aged 58, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on August 16, 2001. He is also the Chairman of the Audit & Risk Management Committee and a member of the Arrears Recovery Committee. An accountant by profession, he is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and the Malaysia Institute of Taxation.

Encik Lau Tiang Hua began his career with an international accounting firm in Malaysia, rising to the rank of an Audit Manager. Following this, he took a position as the General Manager of Finance and Administration for a major publishing house before starting his own practice, JB Lau and Associates, Chartered Accountants, in 1985. The firm merged with Grant Thornton on 1 January 2008.

Encik Lau Tiang Hua also acts as an Independent Non-Executive Director for PanGlobal Berhad, Tomei Consolidated Berhad, Scanwolf Corporation Berhad, Land & General Berhad and Ewein Berhad.

Puan Cindy Tan Ler Chin

Puan Cindy Tan Ler Chin

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Puan Cindy Tan Ler Chin, a Malaysian, aged 50, was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of MBSB on September 26, 2002. She also serves as a Member of the Executive Committee. She resigned as member of Arrears Recovery Committee and Audit & Risk Management Committee on August 26, 2010. She holds an Honours Degree in Economics, majoring in Statistics, from University Kebangsaan Malaysia and a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance, accorded by the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.

Puan Cindy is currently the General Manager of the Investment Compliance and Settlement Department of the Employees Provident Fund.

Puan Cindy is also a Director of Malakoff Corporation Berhad.

YBhg Datuk Abdullah Bin Haji Kuntom

YBhg Datuk Abdullah Bin Haji Kuntom

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

YBhg Datuk Abdullah Bin Haji Kuntom, a Malaysian, aged 67, was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on September 26, 2003. He serves as Member of the Executive Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee. He obtained a Master's Degree in Public Policy and Administration from University of Wisconsin, USA in 1979 and also attended an Advanced Management Programme at Oxford University UK, in 1995.

YBhg Datuk Abdullah began his career with the Johor Civil Service in 1967 and served in various Government ministries and departments for 36 years. Amongst the key positions he held were Deputy Secretary of the Contract and Supply Division and Senior Assistant Director of the Budget Division, Ministry of Finance. He was also appointed as the State Financial Officer of Selangor, Administrative Officer of the Asian & Pacific Development Centre (APDC) and Deputy Secretary-General 1 of the Home Affairs Ministry.

His last post was Senior Deputy Secretary-General in the Prime Minister's Department until his retirement in April 1999, following which he was appointed as Chief of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs until April 2003.

YBhg Datuk Abdullah is also a Director of Leader Steel Holdings Berhad.

Encik Khalid Bin Haji Sufat

Encik Khalid Bin Haji Sufat

Independent Non-Executive Director

Encik Khalid Bin Haji Sufat, a Malaysian, aged 55, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of MBSB on August 18, 2005. He is also a Member of the Executive Committee, Audit & Risk Management Committee and Option Committee. An accountant by profession, he is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (United Kingdom) and a Member of both the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) as well as the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).

Encik Khalid has held several senior positions in the banking industry. He was Managing Director of Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad from June 1998 to June 2000, Executive Director of United Merchant Finance Berhad from 1995 to 1998 and General Manager, Consumer Banking of Malayan Banking Berhad in 1994.

This experience led him to become involved in managing and restructuring a number of listed companies. He became the Executive Director of Tronoh Mines Malaysia Berhad in 2002 and the Group Managing Director of Furqan Business Organisation Berhad in 2003 before being appointed as Group Managing Director of Seacera Tiles Berhad in mid-2006, a position he held until late 2007.

Currently, Encik Khalid also holds other directorships in public companies namely Binapuri Holdings Berhad, Uzma Berhad, Tradewinds (M) Berhad, UMW Holdings Berhad, Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad and Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad.

Encik Aw Hong Boo

Encik Aw Hong Boo

Independent Non-Executive Director

Encik Aw Hong Boo, a Malaysian, aged 61, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on November 10, 2005. He serves as Member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee and the Nomination & Remuneration Committee. He is also the Chairman of the Arrears Recovery Committee.

He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW).

Encik Aw began his career in 1970 as an Audit Senior in London and later with Ernst & Whinney (now known as Ernst & Young), an international public accounting firm in Singapore and London from 1974 - 1977. He served in RHB Bank Berhad for 21 years between 1978 to 1999, holding various senior managerial positions in financial management, banking, finance and leasing. He was Senior General Manager of Branch Network and Risk Management before his optional retirement in November 1999.

Encik Aw is also a Director of Quill Capita Management Sdn Bhd, the Manager of Quill Capita Trust.

Encik Jasmy Bin Ismail

Encik Jasmy Bin Ismail

Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director

Encik Jasmy bin Ismail, a Malaysian, aged 47, was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on August 11, 2009. He serves as Member of Executive Committee and Arrears Recovery Committee.

He obtained a Master of Science in Transport Planning and Management from City University, London. In 1988, Encik Jasmy joined IBM Malaysia and held various positions within the Sales and Marketing organization, responsible mainly for the Public Sector and Financial Services industries. Prior to leaving IBM Malaysia, he was the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of IBM Malaysia.

Encik Jasmy joined CCAAP Technologies Sdn Bhd ("CCAAP") as General Manager in 1996. He was also the Executive Director of New Technology & Innovation Sdn Bhd, responsible for sales operations of the Company.

In 2000, Encik Jasmy co-founded Symphony Global Technologies Sdn Bhd and was involved in the formulation of Symphony House Berhad which was then listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in 2003. He was the Chief Executive of Symphony's Technology Services Division. Encik Jasmy was also appointed as the Chairman of Symphony BCSIS Sdn Bhd, a joint-venture company with OCBC Singapore's subsidiary BCSIS and held the position until 2007. He also sits on the Board of Symphony BPO Solutions Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Symphony House Berhad and Jas Marine International Sdn Bhd.

In 2007, Encik Jasmy successfully completed a management-buy-out of one of the subsidiary companies of Symphony House Berhad and renamed the company to SGT International Sdn Bhd.

Dato' Ahmad Zaini Bin Othman

Dato' Ahmad Zaini Bin Othman

Chief Executive Officer

Dato' Ahmad Zaini bin Othman, a Malaysian, aged 54, was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of MBSB on 26 February, 2009.

After his early education in Malaysia, Dato' Ahmad Zaini obtained his Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting in Manchester, England. He continued his tertiary education in the USA where he graduated with a BSc in Finance from the University of Southern Illinois, after which he obtained an MBA (Finance) at the University of St. Louis.

In 1984, upon his return to Malaysia, he began his career in Merchant Banking with Bumiputra Merchant Bankers dealing with Corporate Banking, Syndications and Project Finance. In 1988 he took up the position of Head of Corporate Finance for Intradagang Merchant Bankers where he organized Malaysia's largest ever project finance exercise for Perwaja Steel, in which he spent a brief stint as Senior General Manager/Director Corporate Finance.

He returned to the banking sector in 1995 to take up the position of Head/Senior General Manager, Corporate Banking for AmBank, specialising in Islamic Banking and Finance. He managed all corporate banking matters including commercial project/corporate banking.

In 2004 he was made CEO of AmIslamic Bank managing all the group's affairs pertaining to Islamic Banking in commercial and corporate finance, and was responsible for setting up the Islamic Business Model for the group.

He is a member of the Association of Chartered Islamic Finance Professionals (ACIFP) and currently serves as the association's Vice President. In recognition of his contributions to Islamic banking he was appointed a faculty member (Industry expert) to the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF). He is also a member of the Iskandar Development Business Advisor Committee.

He has direct shareholdings of 106,000 ordinary shares in the company.

Notes:
  • All the Directors and CEO do not have any conflict of interest with MBSB.
  • All the Directors and CEO have not been convicted for any offences within the past ten years other than traffic offences, if any.
  • The Directors and CEO do not have any family relationship with any directors and/or major shareholders of MBSB other than Tan Sri Abdul Halim bin Ali and Puan Cindy Tan Ler Chin who are nominees of Employees Provident Fund Board (EPF) and Datuk Abdullah bin Haji Kuntom who is a nominee of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB).
  • The number of Board meetings attended by the Directors during the financial year ended 31 December 2010 is disclosed in the Statement of Corporate Governance in page 30 of this Annual Report.