Board of Directors

NameDesignationBrief Profile
Dato’ V DhanapalanIndependent Director & ChairmanDato’ V. Danapalan has an exemplary public service record, having held the positions of Deputy Director of National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Social and Community Development, Secretary General of the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, Senior Vice President of Multimedia Development Corporation (MDC), and Chairman and CEO of Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). He is Currently a Trustee of Maybank Foundation.
Tan Sri Dr Prof Marimuthu A/L ThangavelooNon-Executive DirectorTan Sri Dr T. Marimuthu was a former Deputy Agriculture Minister (1994-1995) and has served as a Senator ( 1996-2002). He led an illustrious career in education, having served as Deputy Dean in Universiti Malaya’s Education Faculty and an education consultant for UNESCO and World Bank. He is now an Adjunct Professor at Asia-e-University.
He was formerly the Chairman of Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology University in Kedah, Malaysia. In 1990, he became the Member of Parliament for Teluk Kemang in Negeri Sembilan and was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Malaysia (1994 1995). From 1996 to 2002, Tan Sri was appointed to the Senate and served as the Chairman of the International Relations Committee of the Malaysian Parliament and as the President of the Senators Club.
Mr Rajnish Kumar, CFAExecutive Director & CEORajnish has extensive experience in Transaction Banking, Liabilities, Consumer Finance, Wealth Management and Risk/Governance within financial services. He has managed complex businesses in financial services and was a key founder member of a large financial services start-up.
He has worked in senior roles with leading global financial institutions like HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank and Fullerton Financial Holdings (FFH), the bank holding arm of Temasek Holdings, Singapore.
Rajnish is an MBA in Finance & Marketing from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (India) and is also a CFA Charter holder. He is an engineering graduate from National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, India.
Dato’ Sri Arnold AndrewIndependent DirectorDato’ Sri Arnold Andrew is the Managing Partner of the legal firm, M/s Arnold Andrew & Co with Head Office in Kuala Lumpur and branches in Ipoh, Taiping, Perak and Penang, specializing in areas of banking, insurance and construction litigation. The firm has 10 lawyers with three partners.
Mr Siew Kin MengIndependent DirectorMr Siew Kin Meng is the ex- Head of Finance Department and Deputy Chief Executive-Retail Business at Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN). He was in charge of all Financial matters, Bank Negara Regulatory Reporting, Financial Analysis and Simulations, Sales and Marketing of all Products, Training, Project Management, Tax Planning and Compliance. He is a member of Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) (1987) as we as Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) (1991)
Mr. Subash Chandra Pandian ChelliahIndependent DirectorStarted his career in Banking with United Asian Bank as Bank officer in 1974. Nominated twice as the module leader in the integration of United Asian Bank with Bank of Commerce and later with Bank of Commerce with Bank Bumiputera in 1989 and 1999 respectively, working closely with Boston Consulting Group. Retired from Bumiputera Commerce Bank (presently known as CIMB) as one of the Vice Presidents on October 2001. Currently holds various Board positions:
GoodHope Asia Holdings Limited ( Singapore)- Upstream and Downstream Audit Sub-Committee Member
Arani Oil Industries Limited (India) - Director
Premium Vegetable Oils and Fats Sdn.Bhd (Malaysia) - Director
P.T. Rim Capital (Indonesia) - Commissioner