Board of Directors

Maybank Asset Management Group ("Maybank AM Group")

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Dr Hasnita Dato' Hashim
 
Chairman
Dr. Hasnita Dato’ Hashim was appointed as the Chairman of Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad and Maybank Asset Management Sdn Bhd on 14 May 2022. She also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank, a member of the Risk Management Committee, Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Compliance Committee of the Board and Board Sustainability Committee.

She holds a PhD in Nuclear Physics from Oxford University and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Surrey University. She brings 25 years of global financial management experience in the field of asset management, structured finance and asset securitisation. She is also known to be a pioneer and innovator in Islamic finance and has extensive relationships with large investors and key business players particularly from the Gulf countries. In 1998, she founded IslamiQ, the world’s first online Islamic finance portal and was the Chief Executive Officer of IslamiQ from 1998 to 2001..

Within the Maybank Group, she is currently the Chairman of Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and Maybank Kim Eng Holdings Limited. Besides Maybank Group, Dr Hasnita is a director of Guidance Investments (Labuan) Ltd, Guidance Atel Investments Ltd, Guidance ATEL GCC Investments Ltd and REDACHEM Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Dr. Hasnita has been appointed as Chairman of the Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) with effect from 1 October 2018 and as a member of the National Economic Action Council on 11 February 2019. Currently, she is also a director of Guidance Investments (Labuan) Ltd, Guidance Atel Investments Ltd, Guidance ATEL GCC Investments Ltd and REDACHEM Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Dr. Hasnita was the Chairman of the Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) from 1 October 2018 to 18 March 2020 and also a member of the National Economic Action Council from February 2019 to March 2020. She was also the Chief Executive Officer of Commerce MGI Sdn Bhd (CMGI), Malaysia from 1994 to 1998. She served as Head, Institutional Business of Guidance Financial Group from 2002 to 2011. She was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Guidance Investments Sdn Bhd, an investment arm of Guidance Financial Group and a global investment company with asset under management of around USD1 billion, from May 2012 to December 2016. Dr. Hasnita was also a director of Guidance SEARE Advisors GP Limited.  
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Goh Ching Yin
 
Director
Goh Ching Yin was appointed as the Chairman of Maybank Asset Management Singapore on 1 January 2021 and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad on 1 January 2017.

Goh holds master of business administration from the Cranfield University, and has held various leadership and management positions in investment banking, regional business development, strategic consultancy, corporate recovery and insolvency, and auditing. He started his professional career with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Company (now known as KPMG), and then moved on to consultancy at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Goh later started his foray into the investment banking industry when he was with RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers Berhad as a General Manager for Corporate Finance. Subsequently, he assumed the roles as the Managing Director of Corporate Finance with the BNP Paribas Group in Malaysia, and the Chief Executive Officer of Southern Investment Bank Berhad of the Southern Bank Group. He then held positions as executive director in the Chairman’s Office, Strategy and Development, and Market Oversight Divisions during his stint with the Securities Commission Malaysia.

Apart from his directorships, he is also the board member of Maybank Asset Management Sdn Bhd, Chairman of the Audit Committee of MAMG. Within other Maybank group of companies, he is also a board member of Maybank Investment Bank Berhad.
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Dato' Muzaffar Hisham
 
Director
Dato' Muzaffar Hisham was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad on 1 January 2017.

He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Islamic Berhad and was previously the Group Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Global Banking from July 2016 to February 2024, and the Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Islamic Berhad and Group Islamic Banking Berhad from March 2011 to June 2016.

Prior to joining Maybank, he has over 20 years of experience in financial services and investment banking including Islamic banking with Asian International Merchant Bankers Berhad (now known as Public Merchant Bank Berhad), Amanah Merchant Bank Berhad (now known as Alliance Merchant Bank Berhad), Malaysia Discounts Berhad, Amanah Short Deposits Berhad, Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad, HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad and CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad.

Dato' Muzaffar's current directorships in companies within the Maybank Group include as director of Maybank Investment Bank Berhad, Maybank IBG Holdings Limited and BinaFikir Sdn Bhd. Dato' Muzaffar is also a member of the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance's ("INCEIF") Professional Development Panel.  
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Shirley Goh
 
Director
Shirley Goh was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad and Maybank Asset Management Sdn Bhd on 14 May 2022. She also serves as a Chairman of Investment Committee of Maybank Asset Management Sdn Bhd, an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank, a member of the Credit Review Committee of the Board.

She is a board member of IOI Properties Group Berhad and a member of The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

Shirley Goh retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia in June 2020 having worked with PwC for 41 years, of which 24 years were as a Partner. During her time in PwC, she was a long serving member of the Assurance Executive Team and was elected by the Partners to the Oversight Board in 2016 which she chaired for 4 years prior to her retirement in June 2020.

She has over 40 years of experience in audit and had provided business advisory services to a diverse range of clients, including local enterprises and conglomerates as well as multinational companies in financial services, healthcare, property development, poultry farming, retail, services etc. Apart from this, she also has a myriad of experience advising on local and cross-border Merger & Acquisition transactions at all stages of integration. She has also worked with clients with overseas operations such as in China, India, Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia.
 
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Kamarul Ariffin Mohd Jamil
 
Director
Kamarul Ariffin was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad on 10 April 2023. He also serves as the Chairman and the Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank Islamic Asset Management (MIAM).

He is a member of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers with more than 17 years of experience in the banking industry in various capacity culminating in his last appointment as the Group Chief Executive Officer of Affin Bank Berhad. He is currently holding the position of Chairman of Fullrich Malaysia Sdn Bhd, an E-Wallet company operating under the E-Money licence of Bank Negara Malaysia. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Marine & General Berhad and the Chairman of Revenue Monster Sdn Bhd.

Kamarul’s prior experience includes the oil and gas industry where he served in both the downstream business in Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd as well as the upstream business in Trenergy Malaysia Berhad. He also spent five years in Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad, the National Asset Management Company.

Kamarul is a graduate of University of Cambridge where he studied Economics.

Management Team

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Muhammad Hishamudin Hamzah
 
Chief Executive Officer
Muhammad Hishamudin Hamzah was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Asset Management Group since 6 November 2023. He is also the Chief Executive Officer Maybank Asset Management Sdn Bhd effective 1 March 2024.

Hisham has a 16-year track record in navigating the complexities of global equity markets. He was previously a Senior Portfolio Manager at Nomura Asset Management Malaysia for six years where he managed diverse global equities investment portfolios. Hisham was also a designated fund manager for Nomura’s Global Multi-Asset Strategic Growth Fund.

Prior to Nomura, Hisham has 10 years of financial services experience in the UK. He honed his investment skills at Lansdowne Partners, a prestigious London-based hedge fund, where he contributed to the European Long Only strategy. His experience was further enriched by serving as an Equities Analyst at Redburn Partners, an equity research and brokerage firm in London. His professional journey began at EY United Kingdom that laid the foundation for his career.

He is a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder, a Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), and graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Accounting and Finance at the University of Warwick.
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Massinissa Halim Ibrahim
 
Chief Risk Officer
Massi has close to 15 years of experience in risk management, trading and investment banking advisory, and & started his career in the U.S. as a risk manager for PNC Financial Services.

Prior to joining Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad, Massi spent over a decade in front office roles in New York, as a trader for Nomura Securities and as a senior banker for an emerging markets-dedicated boutique investment bank. He has also been heading the Market Risk Analytics and Policy team for Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and Maybank Kim Eng since December 2019.

Massi graduated from Dauphine University (Paris) with a BSc in Economics and Finance, from Brandeis University (Boston area) with a MA in Economics and Finance, and holds an MBA from INSEAD (Paris/Singapore). He also completed the three levels of the CFA examination.
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Wan Maizuni Wan Mohamad
 
Head of Corporate Services
Wan Maizuni has over 25 years of experience and started as an Organisations & Methods Executive at UMBC Securities Sdn Bhd in 1996. She then joined RHB Asset Management Sdn Bhd as a Compliance Officer. In 2003, she moved to Amanah Raya Berhad to help in the setting up of Amanah Raya Asset Management Sdn Bhd. She joined the Compliance Department of Mayban Investment Management Sdn Bhd (now known as Maybank Asset Management Sdn Bhd) in 2005. She moved to Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad in 2013 and assumed the role of the Company Secretary for all MAMG local entities. 

She holds a Diploma in Accountancy from University Technology Mara and a Degree in Law (LLB Hons) from the University of East London, UK. She is a licensed secretary under the Companies Commission of Malaysia.
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Mavis Chor Yit Wah
 
Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Department
Mavis has over than 10 years of experience in legal, risk and compliance in the fund management and financial industry. She started her career as a paralegal with an established law firm in Kuala Lumpur. She joined Pacific Mutual Fund Bhd in 2007. After that, she headed and managed the Legal and Compliance department of an asset management company. In 2010, she rejoined Pacific Mutual Fund Bhd to head the Legal, Risk & Compliance department. Subsequently, she joined Hong Leong MSIG Takaful Berhad to head the Risk and Compliance department.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from University of the West of England, Bristol.

Investment Team

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Robin Yeoh
 
Regional Chief Investment Officer

 

Robin has more than 20 years of investment experience and has been with Maybank for the past 8 years where he formulates investment strategy and asset allocation. He has had experience managing traditional long only funds as well hedge funds.

Prior to Maybank, Robin was with Pengana Capital, a leading Alternative Investment Manager in Australia, where he was an Executive Director as well as co-manager at the award winning Pengana Asia Special Events hedge fund, which received various awards from Eurekahedge, and World Finance. Robin started out in equity research and has been a member of ranked research teams at CLSA and RHB Research Institute.

Robin was a British Chevening scholar at the University of Nottingham, UK where he graduated with a MSc in Economics. He is a CFA charterholder and also graduated with a BSc in Accounting and Financial Analysis from the University of Warwick, UK.

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Judy Leong
 
Co-Head of Regional Fixed Income

Judy is responsible for all Asia local and hard currency fixed income investments, including Islamic Sukuk at Maybank Asset Management. She has had 20 years of investment experience. Judy started managing Singapore bonds and Asian Asset Backed portfolios in 2002, followed by Asian USD credit in 2005 and Asian local currency credit from 2009. Prior to a career in fixed income portfolio management, Judy was working as an equity analyst and a structured credit analyst. Her previous employers included BNP Paribas Investment Partners, FFTW, and Deutsche Bank AG.

Judy graduated with a Distinction in MBA Finance from CASS Business School in London (1996). She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and is a CFA charterholder.

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Rachana Mehta
 
Co-Head of Regional Fixed Income

Rachana, as the Regional Co-Head of Fixed Income, is responsible for all Asia local and hard currency fixed income investments, including Islamic Sukuk at Maybank Asset Management. She has over 25 years of experience managing Asian government and corporate bonds and foreign exchange. Rachana spent 9 years at Cargill Singapore where she was Head of Foreign Exchange and Interest Rates. Most recently, she was Head of Asia and Emerging Markets Fixed Income at DBS Asset Management. 

Rachana graduated from Birla Institute of Technology and Science with a Masters in Management Studies (Finance). She holds an MBA (with distinction) from University of South Carolina, Columbia and is a CFA charterholder. 

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Koh Huat Soon
 
Regional Head of Research
Huat Soon was appointed as Regional Head of Research at Maybank Asset Management Sdn Bhd on 17th January 2022, where he manages a team with the goal of identifying and recommending profitable regional investment ideas and stocks to the investment team. Huat Soon was previously the Head of Research for Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad. With 30 years of working experience in the field of equity research and investments, he started his investment banking career as sell-side equity analyst with a number of research offices that included CLSA, RHB Research and SocGen. This was followed by a career in fund management, where he became Chief Investment Officer at Pacific Mutual Fund Berhad.

He holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University, England and an MBA degree from Melbourne University, Australia. He obtained his CFA charter in 2001.
 


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