Dato’ Dr. Zaha Rina was a Consultant to Financial Technologies Middle East based in Bahrain for the set-up of Bahrain Financial Exchange launched in January 2009. Prior to this, she was with Royal Bank of Scotland Group in Singapore from August 2007 to May 2008. She has more than thirty (30) years of experience in the financial, commodities and securities industry and the development of the Malaysian Capital Market, which includes managing a futures broking company. She was the Chief Executive Officer of RHB Securities Sdn. Bhd. from year 2004 to year 2006. She has previous Board appointments at the Commodity and Monetary Exchange of Malaysia from year 1993 to year 1996, and then as the Chief Operating Officer of Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange in year 2001, which merged to become Malaysian Derivatives Exchange (“MDEX”) in June 2001.
Mr. Jason Chong joined Manulife Holdings Berhad’s asset management arm in February 2010 as Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director. Following the merger of Manulife Malaysia’s asset management and unit trust businesses in July 2012, known today as Manulife Investment Management (M) Berhad, Mr. Chong was the Chief Investment Officer/Managing Director, and was subsequently promoted to Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of the Company.
Mr. Edmond Cheah’s 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.
Ms. Vibha Coburn 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 amongst international insurers in terms of Million Dollar Round Table membership. At the same time, she has helped to vastly strengthen Manulife’s bancassurance capabilities, delivering strong growth to its regional partnerships and, renewing and establishing new partnerships in Vietnam, Indonesia and Myanmar. She has also championed the development and adoption of digital tools throughout all channels in distribution.
Mr. Wong was the Chief Executive Officer of the company from 1 September 2014 until 30 April 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Wong 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. Fiacco joined Manulife in 2005 and is Head of Emerging Markets for Manulife’s Wealth and Asset Management businesses in Asia. He oversees the Wealth & Asset Management emerging market businesses of Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam & India as well as being responsible for the development and implementation of business strategies to deliver on the company’s growth objectives across Asia.