Kan Wai Sum

Chief Executive Officer

Kan Wai Sum is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MARC. Prior to joining MARC, she was the Head of Credit Strategy of CIMB’s treasury department. Kan brings with her 21 years of experience in both the investment banking and rating industries. She started her career as a rating analyst with Rating Agency Malaysia (RAM). She then left RAM as Head of Business Development to join CIMB Investment Bank Berhad. During her 13.5 years in CIMB, she served in a myriad of roles encompassing rating advisory, debt capital market coverage and structuring, portfolio management and trading as well as credit analytics. She also had a short stint of 1.5 years in a boutique advisory firm based in Singapore. Kan graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (cum laude) degree, majoring in finance. She also has an MBA from University of Central Arkansas, USA.

Nor Zahidi Alias

Chief Economist

Nor Zahidi is the Chief Economist of MARC. He oversees MARC’s macroeconomic research and analysis. His insights provide sound macroeconomic perspectives for MARC’s credit ratings. Nor Zahidi served in a variety of roles in the financial services industry, serving as an economist with Kuala Lumpur City Securities Sdn Bhd and Alliance Merchant Bank Berhad. Prior to joining MARC, he was the Head of Research at MCIS Zurich Insurance Berhad. Nor Zahidi has degrees in economics from Boston University.

Rajaseharan Paramesran

Chief Rating Officer

Rajan is the Chief Rating Officer responsible for the overall stewardship and developments of the ratings operations. He has over 25 years of working experience in the financial services industry, both locally and abroad. Prior to joining MARC, Rajan worked with the New Straits Times Group from 2005 to 2008, specialising in the provision of property insights. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Malaya, and a Master in Business Studies from University College Dublin.

Ahmad Feizal Sulaiman Khan

Head, Corporate Services Division

Ahmad Feizal Sulaiman Khan is head of MARC’s Corporate Services Division, responsible for the company’s business development, human resources, finance, administration and IT services. He held corporate finance and capital market roles in Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad and Etiqa Takaful Berhad. Prior to joining MARC, he was head of wholesale banking in Century Banking Corporation. A Fellow Chartered Accountant of Ireland, Ahmad Feizal holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Financial Analysis from University of Warwick.