Kenny Tay

Kenny is a virtuoso in financial skills development whose career in banking and finance has spanned over two decades, covering major Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, and Hong Kong. He has held various positions in corporate banking, project finance and capital market operations with organizations such as the United Overseas Bank, Singapore, the Malaysian Armed Forces Fund Board, TA Securities in Malaysia, JP Morgan Chase, the Dow Banking Group of Switzerland, the Royal Bank of Canada and the Asia Finance in Sydney, Australia. He is a registered chartered accountant (Malaysia) and also a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in UK.

Thomas Chan

Thomas graduated from the University of Stratchclyde with an honours degree in marketing and master’s degree in Finance. He has more than 17 years of lecturing experience specialising in finance and investment. He also has 10 years of industry experience in wealth and fund management. Thomas was chosen by Malaysia’s Securities Commission (SC) to be one of the facilitators for its Fund Manager’s Representative licensing programme for Modules 9 and 10. He has also conducted workshops on investment and financial planning for MNCs such as DBS Singapore, Frost and Sullivan and Solvay Pharma. Throughout the years, he has trained many fund managers, corporate advisors, analysts and even CEOs of various financial institutions such as banks, insurance and asset management companies.

Wong Loke Lim

Loke Lim has almost thirty years of banking and finance-related experience. Currently, he is the principal of i-Biz Concept Sdn Bhd, a financial training and management resources provider. He is also director of a Bursa Malaysia-listed company and sits on the Board of Governors of the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia, where he was the deputy president from 2011-2013. Previously, he was the chief executive/licensed representative of a fund management company, a general manager at KAF Investment Bank Berhad and the group chief internal auditor of a KLSE (now Bursa Malaysia)-listed company. He speaks regularly on topics relating to capital market, treasury, accounting and wealth management, and conducts training programmes for capital market professionals, private bankers and wealth managers in various financial centres in the Asia-Pacific region. He is a chartered accountant, a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Certified Financial Planner.

Devanesan Evanson

Devanesan is a qualified accountant (FCCA) who is a registered Chartered Accountant (Malaysia) with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He was also a past council member of the MIA and a past president of the Malaysian Advisory Committee of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Devanesan also has a law degree from the University of London. He is a governor and fellow member (FIIA) of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (IIAM). He was also a past president of the IIAM. He runs extensive training programmes on governance, risk, controls and internal audit, amongst others. He also served with Bursa Malaysia for 18 years as chief regulatory officer, chief market operations officer, head of group audit and risk management among other positions. He has both internal audit and external audit experience.

Wynce Low

Wynce Low is currently serving with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi as its Executive Director, Head of Debt Origination & Distribution, Asia. He has close to 20 years of experience in the banking and capital markets industry. He has personally led many award-winning transactions, ranging from the Most Innovative Sukuk Deal, Best Malaysian Deal, Best Sukuk Deal, Best Cross-Border Deal, Best Sovereign Deal, Best Project Financing Deal and the Blue Print Award. In his present regional debt origination role, Wynce has led ground-breaking transactions such as Garuda’s US$500 million sukuk and the Hong Kong government’s US$1 billion sukuk in 2015.

Wynce has a degree in Economics, specialising in banking and finance, from the University of London. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Ahmad Feizal Sulaiman Khan

Head of MARC's, 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.

Milly Leong Soek Yee

MARC Technical Director

Milly is MARC's Technical Director of Ratings who is responsible for the development of MARC’s rating methodology, as well as providing advice and interpretative guidance on rating methodology matters. She is also primarily responsible for developing new rating offerings, identifying and promulgating best practices within MARC’s rating function, and providing technical support for MARC’s affiliate rating agencies.

Milly has close to two decades of experience in the credit rating industry, spanning a wide array of industries and financing instruments. Milly was MARC’s Chief Rating Officer from 2007 through 2012. She is a certified CPA and holds accounting and MBA degrees from Monash University and Deakin University respectively.

Ong Eu Jin

Ong Eu Jin is a corporate partner of Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill. The firm’s Financial Services Practice Group, which he is a part of, actively advises on the structure and legal documentation of bond issuances. Prior to joining the firm, he was the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of a subsidiary of a financial services group for seven years, where he was actively involved in all aspects of the trusteeship and administration of bonds. He has seen a number of bond defaults and was involved in the recovery process against the issuers and the security parties. Eu Jin, a non-practicing solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School and a Master of Laws (International Banking and Finance) from University College London.

David Meow

David Meow is an expert trainer and consultant in financial accounting, corporate finance and financial risk management. He provides training courses and advisory services for government-related bodies, including Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), the Securities Commission (SC), and the Central Provident Fund of Singapore. He has also trained various international institutions and corporations. Besides training and consultancy, he plays the role of facilitator for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), the Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) programs in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong and Vietnam.

Nor Zahidi Alias

MARC Chief Economist

Nor Zahidi is MARC’s Chief Economist who oversees MARC’s macroeconomic research and analysis, focusing on domestic and major economies’ fiscal and monetary policy issues and economic outlooks. His insights provide sound macroeconomic perspectives for MARC’s credit ratings. Nor Zahidi’s research experience dates back to 1988 when he commenced his career with a market-research firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. In 1990, he returned to Malaysia to join The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad as a Senior Analyst. Thereafter, he was attached to the National Economic Action Council (NEAC) and was the Chief Economist of Alliance Merchant Bank Berhad and Kuala Lumpur City Securities Sendirian Berhad, as well as Head of Research/Economist at MCISZurich Insurance Berhad. Nor Zahidi earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics Policy and a Master of Arts in Economics from Boston University, Massachusetts, USA.