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Datuk Seri Dr Nik Norzrul Thani N.Hassan Thani

Nik
Independent Non-Executive Chairman (effective April 30, 2021)
Joined the Board: 2021
Board Committee: Nomination and Remuneration
Subsidiaries (as Director): MARC Data Sdn Bhd 
(effective May 1, 2021)


Datuk Seri Dr Nik is Chairman of IIUM Holdings Sdn Bhd and T7 Global Berhad. In 2017, he was appointed by the Ministry of International Trade & Industry as Chairman of the Malaysia-Singapore Business Council. Datuk Seri Dr Nik is also Chairman of the Capital Market Compensation Fund Corporation (a corporation set up by the Securities Commission Malaysia) and is a Director of several public companies including Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad, Cagamas Holdings Berhad and MUFG Bank (Malaysia) Berhad.

Datuk Seri Dr Nik is Chairman and Senior Partner at Zaid Ibrahim & Co., the largest law firm in Malaysia and a member of ZICO Law, the premier ASEAN law network. Prior to this, he served with Baker & McKenzie in Singapore.

Datuk Seri Dr Nik graduated with LL.B (Hons) from University of Buckingham, Masters in Law (LL.M) from Queen Mary College, University of London, and Ph.D in Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and is a Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln's Inn. In addition, he also possesses a Post-Graduate Diploma in Syariah Law and Practice (with distinction) from the International Islamic University Malaysia, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (United Kingdom). He is also a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and has also been admitted as a Practising Member of the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals. Datuk Seri Dr Nik was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Law School (1996-1997) and Chevening Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies, Oxford University (2004/2005). Datuk Seri Dr Nik is also a registered Notary Public.

Datuk Seri Dr Nik is the author of "Legal Aspects of the Malaysian Financial System", and co-author of "The Law and Practice of Islamic Banking & Finance" and "An Introduction to Islamic and Conventional Corporate Finance". He is also presently completing a book "Corporate Governance and Ethics in Malaysia" (to be published by Thomson Reuters Asia Sdn Bhd).

Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh

 


Veerinderjeet
Independent Non-Executive Director
Joined the Board: 2017
Board Committee (as Chairman): Audit and Risk
Subsidiaries (as Chairman): MARC Ratings Berhad 
(effective May 1, 2021)


Dr. Veerinderjeet’s career as a tax specialist spans over 38 years and includes roles as an Inland Revenue Officer, Tax Partner/Executive Director at Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young in Malaysia; and Associate Professor in Taxation at the University of Malaya. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) as well as CPA Australia.

He is the current President of the MIA and MICPA, and was also the past President of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM). A noted authority on Malaysian taxation, he is a frequent speaker on the subject and has authored numerous books and articles in local and international tax, law and accounting journals. He was also a member of the Tax Reform Committee which was established by the Minister of Finance in September 2018.

Dr. Veerinderjeet is the Non-Executive Chairman of Tricor Services (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (which provides various business expansion, outsourcing, tax advisory, governance and risk management services). He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of AmBank (M) Berhad and UMW Holdings Berhad, and Director of IBFD Asia Sdn Bhd. 

He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Amsterdam-based International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, a member of the Paris-based Tax Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce and a former trustee of the Malaysian Tax Research Foundation.

Dr. Veerinderjeet received a first-class honours degree in Accounting from the University of Malaya and a doctorate from Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Toi See Jong

Toi
Independent Non-Executive Director
Joined the Board: 2017
Board Committee (as Chairman): Nomination and Remuneration
Subsidiaries (as Director): MARC Ratings Berhad; MARC Learning Sdn Bhd (Formerly known as MARC Training Sdn Bhd) 
(effective May 1, 2021)

Mr. Toi See Jong is the CEO of Tokio Marine Life Insurance Malaysia Bhd. He was the former President of the Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) from 2015 until March 30, 2018 and presently sits on the Management Committee for LIAM. He is also a Director of Malaysian Life Reinsurance Group Berhad (MLRe).

He qualified as an actuary in the United Kingdom and has 30 years of experience in the insurance industry in Malaysia as well as in China, Singapore and Hong Kong. His previous experience encompassed various roles in major international firms as well as senior positions in early-stage insurance companies.

Mr. Toi holds an honours degree in Actuarial Science Statistics from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries.

Wendy Cheong

Wendy
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Joined the Board: 2021
Committees: Nomination and Remuneration
Subsidiaries (as Director): MARC Ratings Berhad
MARC Solutions Sdn Bhd (Formerly known as MARC Risk Management Sdn Bhd) (w.e.f. May 1, 2021)


Wendy Cheong is currently Managing Director-Regional Head of Asia Pacific for Moody’s Investors Service (MIS), based in Hong Kong. In this role, Wendy develops and leads Moody’s growth strategy in both developed and emerging markets in the region. She is the senior representative for Moody’s in Asia Pacific and is responsible for regional operations, overseeing policy and regulatory outreach, coordinating Moody’s global initiatives, and providing oversight of affiliates, joint ventures and Moody’s domestic market strategies in the region.

A senior management and strategy professional experienced in leading and transforming international business operations, Wendy acts as an Executive Director for majority of Moody’s Asia entities. She also serves as a Non-Executive Director on Moody’s numerous domestic affiliate boards, including Korea Investors Service, Inc., Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad and ICRA Limited, which is a publicly-listed firm listed on the India Stock Exchange.

Wendy joined Moody's in 2010 as an Assistant Director at Content Strategy in Moody’s Analytics, and has since held senior positions in strategy and management roles across business lines in Hong Kong and New York to build strategic vision, drive business growth and enhance market impact. She has served as Chief of Staff to the President of Moody’s Investors Service; Representative Director for MIS in Hong Kong, while also serving as Senior Vice President – Head of APAC Strategy & Business Management; and Director and Senior Product Strategist at Moody’s Analytics.

Wendy is the Global Executive Sponsor for the Moody’s Women’s Business Resource Group and she currently sits on the Board of the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), a leading non-profit network of over 600 organizations across 34 countries that mobilizes capital for impact investing. She held leadership roles in several external women in finance organizations, including ASIFMA, and founded the Asia Pacific Women’s BRG in Moody’s.

Before joining Moody’s, Wendy held senior strategy, sales and marketing positions at Prudential PLC in Hong Kong, as well as at Singapore Telecoms in Singapore. She holds a BA in Southeast Asian Studies from the National University of Singapore.

Ng Kok Kheng

Ng
Independent Non-Executive Director
Joined the Board: 2021
Committees: Audit and Risk
Subsidiaries (as Director): MARC Solutions Sdn Bhd (Formerly known as MARC Risk Management Sdn Bhd) (w.e.f. May 1, 2021)


Mr. Ng is the CEO of Great Eastern General Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad (GEGM). He is a Director of Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia (PIAM) and has been on the Management Committee (now Board of Directors) of PIAM since 2017, Convenor of the Finance and ERM Sub-Committee since 2018 and Deputy Chairman since 2019. He was a Council Member and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Malaysian Motor Insurance Pool (MMIP) from 2013 to 2020 and its Deputy Chairman from 2017. He was on the Board of Insurance Services Malaysia Berhad (ISM) from 2011 to 2017 and its Audit Committee Chairman from 2013. He was also a Member of the Supervisory Board of the Central Administration Bureau (CAB - an industry reinsurance-coinsurance placement and premium exchange platform) from 2009 to 2016 and its Chairman from 2013.

He joined GEGM (then Overseas Assurance Corporation (Malaysia) Berhad) in 2002 and was appointed the CEO in 2007. He has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry, having been involved in roles as underwriter, technical risk management, insurance broker and business development.

Mr. Ng holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Master of Science from Universiti Putra Malaysia. Mr. Ng is also a Fellow of the Malaysian Insurance Institute.

Tan Nyat Chuan

Tan
Independent Non-Executive Director
Joined the Board: 2021
Committees: Audit and Risk
Subsidiaries (as Director): MARC Data Sdn Bhd


Mr. Tan has 34 years of banking and payments experience in the financial industry, of which 32 years was with BNM. He has worked in Banking Supervision, Treasury Risk Management, and Payments Policy, and had also served as the Chief Audit Executive. His last position with the Central Bank was Assistant Governor where he had oversight responsibility for BNM's Finance (Financial Accounting and Reporting, Payments and Treasury Settlement) Department, Digital and Technology Department, Cyber Security, Payments Oversight Department and Payments Development.

Upon his retirement, he joined SWIFT, a leading global company that provides network and financial messaging services to financial institutions and market infrastructures across more than 200 countries.

Mr. Tan has also served as a non-executive board member and a member of the Board Audit and Risk Committee of Payments Network Malaysia Sdn Bhd (PayNet) and Malaysian Electronic Clearing Corp Sdn Bhd (MyClear).