Board of Directors

Maybank Islamic Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. ("Maybank Islamic AM")

Dato’ Idris bin Kechot

Dato’ Idris Kechot is currently a Director of Maybank since 15 May 2019. He was appointed as the Chairman of Maybank Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd on 1 January 2020 and the Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank Asset Management Group on 24 October 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 nominee of PNB appointed on the Boards of Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad, Goodyear Malaysia Berhad and Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (PERODUA). He also sits on the Board of Kumpulan Fima Berhad.
Ahmed Muzni Mohamed

Muzni was appointed as Executive Director of Maybank Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd (MIAM) on 1 June 2019 and has over 26 years of experience where he started his career as an Investment Analyst at Nikko Securities Co. Ltd in Tokyo, Japan before he became the Chief Analyst for its subsidiary in Malaysia. He was previously the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer at Pelaburan Johor Berhad for more than 6 years.

Prior to joining MIAM, he was the Executive Vice President of Capital Markets in Siraj Capital before he joined Anfaal Capital Company, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as the Chief Executive Officer where he also served for over 6 years.

Dato’ Rafique Merican

Dato’ Rafique is Maybank Islamic Berhad and Group Head of Islamic Banking since 1 July 2016. He joined Maybank Group in 2012 as its Group Chief Financial Officer and is also a member of the Maybank Group Executive Committee. He has more than 25 years of experience in the corporate sector, including five years as Chief Financial Officer of Tenaga Nasional Berhad and Malakoff Berhad. Prior to that, he served at Radicare (M) Sdn Bhd, a facilities management concessionaire for hospitals in Malaysia as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. He also worked with Amanah Capital Group and Bumiputera Merchant Bankers Berhad in corporate finance and advisory roles. His recent appointments include Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Etiqa Takaful Berhad and Member of Etiqa Insurance Berhad Investment Committee. Dato’ Rafique was also the President Commissionaire of PT Bank Maybank Syariah Indonesia from 2013-2016.

Dato' Rafique is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK; Chartered Accountant, Malaysian Institute of Accountants and underwent the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Malaysia Accounting Standards Board; Malaysia Advisory Committee of ACCA Malaysia and CNBC Global CFO Council.

Badrul Hisyam bin Abu Bakar
Badrul Hisyam bin Abu Bakar was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank Asset Management Singapore on 1 April 2020. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Asset Management Group on 25 April 2018.

Badrul has over 23 years of experience in numerous asset management companies such as HLG Asset Management Sdn Bhd, Commerce Asset Fund Managers Sdn Bhd, Avenue Asset Management Sdn Bhd, Tune Money Capital Sdn Bhd and BIMB Investment Management Berhad. His experience covers both traditional and shariah/ethical mandates and he has worked on both sides of the business - retail and institutional. At CIMB-Principal Asset Management Bhd, he was heavily engaged in the restructuring and rehabilitating of portfolios. Prior to joining Maybank AM, he was the Chief Investment Officer of BIMB Investment Management Berhad.

He graduated from New York University, USA with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Finance and Economics in 1996.

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