Dr. Loh Leong Hua

Dr. Loh Leong Hua currently serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Boards of MBSB Bank Berhad and Pacific & Orient Insurance Co. Berhad. He had previously served in a variety of senior positions since 1994 in a few banking groups in Malaysia with exposure in commercial, corporate, merchant and investment banking. Thereafter, from 2012 onwards, he served as a Board Member of several private companies and companies listed on Bursa Malaysia, which are engaged in various sectors of the economy, including having served as a Director of an Insurance and Takaful broker. He was also previously a Member of the Board Risk Committee of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC, Sarawak), and had also served as a Board Member of Asian Finance Bank Berhad, a foreign owned Islamic bank established in Malaysia.

Dr. Loh holds a doctorate from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and he is also an Advanced Management Programme graduate from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Dr. Loh Leong Hua was appointed as an external member of the RC on 15 July 2018.

Kirby Lee

Kirby Lee has more than 17 years of debt capital market experience, encompassing structured finance, project finance and large, complex corporate finance restructuring transactions covering the Southeast Asia region. He is also experienced in credit rating on a wide range of industries and corporate borrowers in Malaysia. Kirby was formerly the head of debt capital markets in Citigroup Malaysia, where he was involved in providing corporate advisory and funding solutions to Malaysian corporates. Prior to Citigroup, he served as the head of infrastructure, utilities and real estate ratings at a domestic credit rating agency, where he was an analyst for ten years.

Kirby holds a Bachelor of Science in Production Engineering and Management degree from Loughborough University of Technology, UK and an MBA specialising in Finance from CASS Business School, UK.

Kirby Lee was appointed as an external member of the RC on October 1, 2019.

Datuk Jamaludin Nasir

Group Chief Executive Officer

Datuk Jamaludin is the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of MARC. Datuk Jamaludin has wide financial services experience and exposure, gained over 27 years in origination, credit and management in the commercial, corporate and investment banking sector. Over the course of his career, Datuk Jamaludin has held leadership roles at several banks, including that of Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Asian Finance Bank, Group Chief Credit Officer of Maybank, General Manager of Dresdner Bank AG, Director/Chief Operating Officer of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and Head of Corporate Banking and Capital Markets of Kwong Yik Bank Berhad (now RHB Bank Berhad). He was also a Board member of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad and Maybank Investment Bank Berhad. During his tenure at Maybank Investment Bank, he served as a member of its Executive Committee and Credit & Underwriting Review Committee.

Datuk Jamaludin is the current Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Bursa-listed Kotra Industries Berhad and sits on its Audit Committee. He also sits on the Board of FRD Motorsports Group Indonesia. Datuk Jamaludin was a member of the Technical Committee of the Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA), which is an independent quality assurance and accreditation committee body for the financial services industry.

Datuk Jamaludin holds an MBA from Texas A&M International University, USA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance & Business Economics as well as a Bachelor of Economics degree from Southern Illinois University, USA.

Rajaseharan Paramesran

Chief Rating Officer

Rajaseharan was appointed Chief Rating Officer of MARC on July 1, 2014. He joined MARC in 2008, serving as the head of several rating sector portfolios. In his current position, Rajaseharan is responsible for the overall stewardship and development of the ratings operations.

Rajaseharan has over 25 years of experience in the finance industry, beginning his career with United Asian Bank Berhad in 1985. He subsequently joined Rating Agency Malaysia Berhad as an analyst responsible for rating assignments on corporates and financial institutions. His work experience also includes stints with investment banks Peregrine Fixed Income Ltd and BNP Paribas, both in Singapore, where he provided credit research and analytical coverage primarily on Southeast Asian corporates. Prior to joining MARC, Rajaseharan worked with the New Straits Times Group as a senior writer on its weekly property publication section.

Rajaseharan holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree from the University of Malaya and a Master of Business Studies from University College Dublin, Ireland.