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Board of Directors
Manulife Asset Management Services Berhad

Dato’ Md Agil bin Mohd Natt 

Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director 

Dato’ Md Agil bin Mohd Natt, aged 68, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 29 June 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics (Hons) degree from Brunel University, London and a Master of Science in Finance degree from the CASS Business School, London. He also attended the Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School in the United States of America.

He started his career in Corporate Finance with Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad in 1977 before serving as Senior General Manager (Finance) at Island & Peninsular Bhd in 1982. He was also the Regional Chief Representative of Kleinwort Benson Ltd before joining Malayan Banking Berhad (“Maybank”). Dato’ Agil Natt served the Maybank Group in various capacities including as Senior General Manager, Corporate Banking, Chief Executive Officer of Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad (now known as Maybank Investment Bank Berhad) and Executive Director and Deputy President of Maybank.

From 2006 until his retirement in 2011, Dato’ Agil Natt served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), The Global University of Islamic Finance, set up by Bank Negara Malaysia.

He currently sits on the Boards of Cagamas Berhad, Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Bhd, , Sogo (KL) Department Store Sdn Bhd and Sogo (KL) Sdn Bhd . He also sits on the Investment Panel of the Employees Provident Fund.

Dato’ Md Agil bin Mohd Natt is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Manulife Insurance Berhad. He is a member of the Risk Management Committee, Audit Committee and Nominating and Remuneration Committee of the Board of Directors of Manulife Insurance Berhad.

Mr. Chong Soon Min - Jason 

Chief Executive Officer/Non-Independent Executive Director

Mr.Chong Soon Min (Jason)was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director on 1 May 2017 and 21 May 2012 respectively. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Chief Investment Officer of the company.

He was previously the Chief Investment Officer of  a local-foreign bank backed joint venture unit trust management company, and has been responsible for the management of Malaysian equity as well as regional equity and fixed income funds, totalling about RM5 billion (approx. US$1.6 billion). Before joining the fund management industry, he spent 14 years as an investment analyst covering both local and foreign equities. His last posting was as the Head of Research at Merrill Lynch Malaysia/Smith Zain Securities Sdn Bhd.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance (Honors) from the University of Southern New Hampshire, USA and a Capital Markets and Services Representative’s Licence in fund management.

Mr. Wong Boon Choy

Non Independent Director

Mr. Wong Boon Choy CA(M), CPA, CFP, was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2014. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the company from 1 September 2014 until 30 April 2017. 

Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MAAKL Mutual Bhd from May 2004 to June 2014. He also served as the Senior General Manager of Public Mutual (formerly known as KL Mutual) in 1988 to 2004. Mr Wong has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in the Malaysian unit trust industry. Before joining KL Mutual, he was with an international accounting firm for eight years.

Mr. Wong is a founder member and former President of the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM). He was also involved in establishing the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia (FiMM) when he was appointed the Founding Secretary.

A strong believer in financial planning, he co-authored a financial planning book entitled “Financial Freedom – Your Guide To Lifetime Financial Planning” and a second book entitled “Financial Freedom – Through Malaysian Equities and Unit Trusts”. In June 2008, Mr Wong co-authored a third book which revolves around the themes of health and wealth entitled “CHOICES – Live Well and Don’t Die Broke”.

Vibha Coburn 

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board: 1 October 2020

Ms Vibha Coburn was appointed as a non-independent non-executive director of Manulife Investment Management (M) Berhad (formerly known as Manulife Asset Management Services Berhad) on 1 October 2020. She was also appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of Manulife Holdings Berhad and Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of Manulife Insurance Berhad on 1 October 2020.

She was formerly the Chief Distribution Officer at Manulife Asia, responsible for developing and executing strategy for Manulife distribution across Asia, including championing the adoption of digital channels. Under her leadership, Manulife’s agency force grew significantly and became the world’s third best in terms of Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) membership. At the same time, she has helped to vastly strengthen Manulife’s bancassurance capabilities, delivering strong growth to its regional partnership with DBS Bank in Singapore, and renewing or establishing new partnerships in Vietnam (Techcom Bank), Indonesia (Danamon) and Myanmar (UAB). Ms Coburn has also championed the adoption of digital channels and tools throughout distribution. 

Prior to joining Manulife, Ms Coburn had a wide range of senior roles over 30 years in banking, insurance and management consulting, across Asia, Europe and Australia. These included roles in e-business, sales, customer acquisition, finance, wealth management, liabilities, mortgages and credit cards.

Ms Coburn holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia, post graduate diploma from the Securities Institute of Australia (CFA equivalent) and a Bachelor of Commerce from Delhi University. 

 

 

 

Mr. Edmond Cheah Swee Leng

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Edmond Cheah Swee Leng BA (Hons), A.C.A (England & Wales), CA (M), CFP, was appointed on 1 September 2014 and is an Investment Committee member of the Manager. Mr. Cheah is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

His professional experience has been in the fields of audit, merchant banking, corporate and financial advising, portfolio and investment management and unit trust management. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer cum Executive Director and Investment Committee Member of Public Mutual Berhad. He was also formerly the President and founder member of the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM), the Vice President and council member of the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia (FiMM), a former Task Force Member on Islamic Finance for Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority (LOFSA), a former member on the Securities Market Consultative Panel in Bursa Malaysia and currently the Treasurer for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). He co-authored a financial planning book entitled “Financial Freedom – Your Guide to Lifetime Financial Planning” and a second book entitled “Financial Freedom – Through Malaysian Equities and Unit Trusts”. He also sits on the boards of several public companies.

Mr. Gianni Fiacco

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Gianni Fiacco CPA, CA was appointed to the Board on 9 March 2015.  Mr. Fiacco joined the firm in 2005 and is located in Hong Kong, he is the Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for Manulife’s Wealth and Asset Management businesses in Asia.

Mr. Fiacco oversees business development, operations and investment technology functions and is responsible for the development and implementation of business strategies to deliver on the company’s growth objectives.

Prior to joining Manulife Asset Management (Asia), Mr. Fiacco served as Regional Controller, Asia for Manulife Financial, where he was accountable for financial and management accounting, planning, forecasting and analysis as well as tax and internal controls related to finance across Asia. Before joining Manulife, Mr. Fiacco worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in their Audit and Assurance Services group. Mr. Fiacco holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Accountant (Canada).

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Manulife Managed Fund: ENHANCEMENT TO FUND MANDATE

Dear valued customers, Effective 1 January 2021, the fund mandate for Manulife Managed Fund will be enhanced. Find out more

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Important Notice

The current situation will not stop us from supporting you. In view of the Movement Control Order (MCO), you can now email your claims to us!
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