SMBC Malaysia announces two new appointments to its Board of Directors. Chin Kok Sang is appointed as Chairman of SMBCMY effective 15 May 2018 replacing Datuk Md Agil Mohd Natt who retired as Chairman of the Board of Directors on 1 April 2018.
Chin has been an Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) of SMBCMY since 18 September 2015. During his tenure as INED, he has served as Chairman of both the Board Audit Committee and the Board Nominations and Remuneration Committee, and as a member of the Board Risk Management Committee. Chin has over 30 years of experience in the banking and finance industry. He spent 14 years with Societe Generale Group at its offices in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia.
Since 1998, Chin has been a business consultant and corporate adviser to both public listed and unlisted companies in Malaysia as a Corporate and Debt Restructuring specialist. He has also held senior management positions and served as INED in several public listed companies in Malaysia and Singapore, Chin was the Group Chief Executive Officer of Denko Industrial Corporation Berhad, a company listed on Bursa Malaysia between November 2011 and May 2015.
Meanwhile, Datuk Wan Mohd Fadzmi Bin Che Wan Othman Fadzilah has been appointed an INED of SMBCMY effective 1 April 2018. He will also assume the role as Chairman of the BRMC while concurrently serving as member of the BAC and BNRC. With over 25 years of experience in the domestic and international banking industry, he has led key business units in London, New York and Hong Kong. During his tenure as President/Chief Executive Officer of Bank Pertanian (M) Berhad from July 2011 to August 2017, he successfully transformed the bank from a conventional bank to a full-fledged Islamic Bank, making it one of the few banks in the world to have undergone such a transformation.
He is a Chartered Banker, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers and a Chartered Professional in Islamic Finance. He has attended the Advanced Management Program at Wharton Business School and the Senior Executive Finance Program at the Templeton College, University of Oxford. Datuk Wan Fadzmi is also the INED of Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad and Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad.