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)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 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”.
Datuk Seri Panglima Mohd Annuar bin Zaini was appointed to the Board on 5 July 2011. He holds a Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Laws & Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA and a Bachelor of Arts with honours in Economics from University Kebangsaan Malaysia.
He began his career as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer in 1977. He served the Malaysian Government at various ministries and departments and also the Perak State Government until he chose to take an optional retirement from the government service in 1999.
In February 2004, HRH The Sultan of Perak consented his appointment as Member of the Council of Elders to HRH Sultan of Perak. He is currently a Member of the Perak Council of Islamic Religion and Malay Customs and Board Member to the PKEINPK Sdn Bhd, He is also a Board Member of the University of Malaya, Chairman of University of Malaya Specialist Centre, Chairman of International University of Malaya Wales, a Distinguished Fellow to Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia, Fellow Institute of Public Security of Malaysia, Adjunct Professor of Northern Corridor Economic Region Research Centre, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
He was Executive Director of Berjaya Corporation Berhad from 2001 to 2004, Chairman of Malaysian National News Agency (BERNAMA) from February 2004 to January 2010, Advisor and Chief Executive of Northern Corridor Implementation Authority from 2007 to 2009, a Board Member of the Royal Perak Medical College from 2005 to 2011, a Board Member of the Malaysia Airlines System Berhad from 2005 to 2011, a Board Member of the PLUS Expressway Berhad from 2007 to 2012 and Tropicana Corporation Berhad from 2010 to 2015.
Datuk Seri Panglima Mohd Annuar is a member of the Group Audit Committee, Group Risk Management Committee and Group Nominating/Remuneration Committee of the Board of Directors. He is also a Director and member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Manulife Insurance Berhad
Appointed to the Board: 1 November 2018
Mr Lee Sang Hui, a citizen of the United States of America, holds a MBA from Thunderbird School of International Management and a Bachelor degree from the University of Colorado in Molecular Cellular Developmental Biology.
Mr Lee has 27 years of experience in the Life Insurance and Asset Management industries. Prior to his appointment as Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Lee held various senior management roles in American Life Insurance in Japan before joining AIG/AIA where he had a noteworthy career across Investments, Finance, Marketing and Distribution. Mr Lee is a seasoned international executive with a proven track record of delivering consistent, high quality results across Thailand, Korea, Hong Kong and Japan.
Mr Lee also sits on the Boards of Manulife Insurance Berhad and Manulife Asset Management Services Berhad.
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 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).