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