Board of Directors

Maybank Asset Management Group ("Maybank AM Group")

Dato’ Idris Kechot
Dato’ Idris Kechot was appointed as the Chairman of Maybank Asset Management Group and Maybank Asset Management Malaysia on 2 November 2020 and has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad since 24 October 2019. He is also currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank since 15 May 2019. 

Dato’ Idris holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from University of Stirling, United Kingdom and a Bachelor in Agriculture from Universiti Putra Malaysia. He has also attended the Accelerated Development Programme at London Business School, United Kingdom.

Dato' Idris was formerly the Deputy President and Group Chief Operating Officer of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (“PNB”), one of the largest fund management companies in Malaysia. He was responsible for overseeing the unit trust and investment management operations of PNB. He has more than 30 years of experience in the entire value-chain of investment management business including equity and fixed income valuation, equity trading and portfolio management. He began his career as a research analyst with PNB in 1983 undertaking industry and sectorial research and has carved an illustrious career before retiring as the Deputy President and Group Chief Operating Officer of PNB on 31 December 2018.

Currently, Dato’ Idris is a chairman of Project Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd and a board member of Kumpulan Fima Berhad.  
Loh Lee Soon

Loh Lee Soon was appointed as the Chairman of Maybank Private Equity Sdn Bhd on 2 November 2020 and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank Asset Management Sdn Bhd on 1 January 2020. He also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad since 22 April 2013.

He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He started his career with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co as an auditor from 1974 until 1982. Thereafter, he established his auditing and information technology consultancy firm in 1984. He has held senior management positions in UEM Group Berhad, KPMG Consulting, Oracle Corporation Malaysia Sdn Bhd, specialising in information technology and management consulting. He was also formerly an independent director of Scicom (MSC) Berhad.

In addition, he is the Chairman of Audit Committee of the Board at MAMG and board member of Etiqa Life Insurance Berhad. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Maybank Ageas Holdings Berhad, the Chairman of Board Oversight Committee Information Technology, a member of the Risk Management Committee of Maybank Ageas Holdings Berhad and a member of EGIB Board Oversight Committee of Proposed Land Development.
Goh Ching Yin
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 Risk Management Committee, a member of the Investment Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of MAMG. Within other Maybank group of companies, he is also a board member of Maybank Investment Bank Berhad.
Dato' Muzaffar Hisham
Dato' Muzaffar Hisham was appointed as Group Head, Global Banking of Maybank Group since 1 July 2016 with focus on strengthening and entrenching Global Banking's business in Maybank Group's key regional markets such as Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Greater China and Indochina.

Dato' Muzaffar was previously appointed as Group Head, Islamic Banking of Maybank Group and Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Islamic Berhad from March 2011 till end June 2016. He has collectively 21 years of experience in the banking and financial services. He started his career with Asian International Merchant Bankers Berhad in the Corporate Banking Division. He later joined Amanah Merchant Bank Berhad and Amanah Short Deposits Berhad where he was involved extensively in corporate debt and financing businesses from debt syndication to advising on private debt securities. Dato' Muzaffar was also involved in various debt and corporate restructuring exercises during the 1997 financial crisis. During his tenure at CIMB Investment Bank and HSBC Amanah, Dato' Muzaffar oversaw the investment banking business. Prior to joining Maybank, Dato' Muzaffar was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad. He was previously a member of the Board of Directors of CIMB Insurance Brokers Sdn. Bhd. He received the Asset Triple A Awards 2013, Industry Leadership Award as Islamic Banker of the Year for his contribution to developing Islamic finance regionally and growing Maybank Group's Islamic banking business.

Dato' Muzaffar holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics and Accounting, University of Bristol, United Kingdom and is a Member of H.M. Treasury U.K. Global Islamic Finance and Investment Group; Director of ANFAAL Capital, Saudi Arabia; Member of INCEIF Professional Development Panel; Member of INCEIF Academic Quality Assurance Committee and Chartered Banker of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB).  
Mohd Irwan Bin Ahmad Mustafa
Mohd Irwan bin Ahmad Mustafa was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank Asset Management Group Bhd on 24 July 2018.

He is the Senior Vice President of Private Investments & Special Projects of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB). He is responsible for developing a new Private Investment Framework for PNB in 2017 and managing all private equity investments in PNB domestically and globally.

Prior to joining PNB, he was with Ekuiti Nasional Berhad as a Director Investment from December 2011 to July 2017. In Ekuinas, he was responsible for sourcing and managing investments in Education, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing and Retail. He also served as Vice President, Business Development at Integrax Berhad, Halim Rasip Holdings Sdn. Bhd. from December 2009 to November 2011 where he was responsible for managing business developments and investments in shipping in logistics in Malaysia and Indonesia. He started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers Kuala Lumpur in Assurance services in March 2004 and later moved to Advisory services in Corporate Finance in April 2006 to November 2009. His experience includes private equity, strategy, mergers & acquisitions, valuations, portfolio management and investment management.

Mohd Irwan is a certified Chartered Accountant from Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand and holds degrees in Master of Finance and Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University.

In addition, he is the Director for Velesto Energy Berhad and Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd (Prolintas).  
Roni Lihawa Abdul Wahab
Roni L. Abdul Wahab was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad on 2 November 2020. He also serves as a member of the Risk Management Committee, Chairman of Maybank Islamic Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. and Chairman of the Investment Committee of MAMG.

Roni has over 23 years of experience and held senior leadership roles in the banking, investment management and corporate sectors. His last appointment was as Executive Director, Investments at Khazanah Nasional Berhad. Prior to that, he was in the banking industry as Managing Director and Country Head of Global Banking, HSBC Bank Berhad, overseeing corporate and investment banking as well as at Credit Suisse where he served as Head of Investment Banking Coverage for Malaysia. He started his banking career with Capstar Partners and J.P. Morgan in New York, USA.

Roni graduated from the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in Actuarial Science and Corporate Finance.


Management Team

Ahmad Najib Nazlan
Chief Executive Officer
Ahmad Najib Nazlan was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Asset Management Group effective 1 July 2021. He is also the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Asset Management Malaysia, a role he assumed since April 2018.   

Najib was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Islamic Asset Management and has over 22 years of experience in the financial services industry covering portfolio and balance sheet management, credit ratings, structured products, private equity as well as Islamic Finance. He was previously the Malaysia CIO (fixed income and sukuk) of a global investment management firm and had served in various capacities at the Central Bank of Malaysia, an Islamic bank as well as global investment banks.  

Najib holds a bachelor's degree in business administration majoring in finance, and an M.B.A. with specialization in Islamic Finance from the International Islamic University of Malaysia, and is a CMSRL license holder and is also a member of the Financial Markets Association of Malaysia (FMAM, also known as the Persatuan Pasaran Kewangan Malaysia).
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.
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.
Norazlina Binti Abdul Rashid
Head of Compliance

Azlina has over 20 years of legal and compliance experience in financial institutions and regulatory boards. Her extensive legal experience includes heading the Corporate Affairs Department which consists of the Legal Unit, the Secretarial Unit and Quality Management Unit for RHB Units Trusts. She went on to lead the Legal, Compliance & Secretarial department of ING Funds Berhad and was instrumental in setting up the funds back in 2003. After that, she headed the asset management Group Compliance Department at CIMB Principal and held other key roles such as the Secretariat for the Principal Financial Group’s Risk Management Committee for CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management Berhad and also managed the compliance department of subsidiaries in Southeast Asia region within the CIMB Group.

Her regulatory experience began at Securities Commission Malaysia where she had a pivotal role in managing the Authorisation and Licensing Department for securities, derivatives and fund management including venture capital management corporation and all other regulated activities. Her role also included assessing licensing applications, monitoring of compliance with licensing requirements as well as formulation and implementation of new policies to enhance the efficiency and competitive edge of the Malaysian capital market. At CTOS, Malaysia's leading Credit Reporting Agency, she headed the legal, regulatory and compliance audit team where she manages the main regulators such as Registrar of Credit Reporting Agencies under the Ministry of Finance, Bank Negara Malaysia, Companies Commission of Malaysia and Commissioner of Personal Data Protection Act.

She holds a LLB (Hons) degree from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1997.

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

Robin Yeoh
Head of Regional Investments


Robin has over 20 years of investment experience. He started out as a sell-side analyst and has experience managing both traditional long only and alternative funds. Prior to Maybank, Robin was with Pengana Capital, the Hedge Fund arm of National Australia Bank where he was an Executive Director/co-manager at the award winning Pengana Asia Special Events hedge fund. He was also the lead equity portfolio manager at Asia Genesis Asset Management and Senior Portfolio Manager at Pacific Mutual, a member of the OCBC group.

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.

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.

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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