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Encik Mohamed Raslan Abdul Rahman

Chairman, Malaysian Accounting Standards Board

Encik Raslan, a graduate of University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce, is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, former Vice President and Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), former Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and has chaired its disciplinary and investigation committees, and Associate Member, Malaysian Institute of Cooperative & Management Auditors (ICMA). Encik Raslan was an EXCO member and Treasurer of TI-Malaysia. He was a partner in KPMG from 1994 to 2018, carrying out audit and advisory work. Encik Raslan was also the Managing Partner in KPMG from 2010 to 2013.

 

Datuk Saat bin Esa

Accountant General of Malaysia, Accountant General’s Department of Malaysia

Datuk Saat bin Esa has been appointed as Accountant General of Malaysia on 16 October 2017. He holds directorship in Water Asset Management Company, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, Retirement Fund Incorporated, and the Public Sector Home Financing Board.

He began his career as an accountant in the government sector since 1983. He has extensive experience in serving various ministries and government agencies including Ministry of Home Affair, Ministry of Education, Bintulu Port Authority, Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) and Selangor State’s Treasury.

Datuk Saat bin Esa holds a Bachelor with Honour Degree in Accounting. He also has Master of Business Administration from Universiti Putra Malaysia and Aix-Marseille University, France, respectively. He is a Chartered Accountant (CA) of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

 

Dato’ Mohamed Rafique Merican Bin Mohd Wahiduddin Merican

Group Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Banking, Maybank

Chief Executive Officer, Maybank Islamic Berhad

Dato’ Mohamed Rafique Merican is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Banking, Maybank and Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Islamic Berhad effective from 1 July 2016.

As the Group Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Banking, Maybank and Chief Executive Officer, Maybank Islamic Berhad, Dato’ Rafique plays a leading role in managing and overseeing the overall Islamic banking franchise of Maybank Group and ensures that it operates on a parallel platform, leveraging on the Group's resources. At present, his responsibilities include formulating business strategy for the Group’s Islamic Banking business including Maybank Islamic’s products development and delivery, marketing support, risk and Shariah-compliance management as well as spearheading the expansion of Group Islamic Banking within ASEAN and globally.

Dato’ Rafique was previously the Group Chief Financial Officer of Maybank Group from June 2012 till June 2016.

Dato’ Rafique has more than 25 years of experience in the corporate sector, including 5 years as Chief Financial Officer of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and Malakoff Berhad. Prior to joining TNB in 2009, he served at Radicare (M) Sdn Bhd, the facilities management concessionaire for hospitals as its Chief Operating Officer initially and subsequently as its Chief Executive Officer. He also held corporate finance and advisory roles with Amanah Capital Group and Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad in the early part of his career.

Dato’ Rafique is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom; Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Alumni of the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.

Currently, Dato’ Rafique serves as President Commissioner of PT Bank Maybank Syariah Indonesia; Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of ETIQA Family Takaful Berhad; Executive Director of ETIQA General Takaful Berhad; Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd; Council Member of the Association of Islamic Bank Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM); Member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB); Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM); Member of the Executive Committee of the Asian Institute of Finance (AIF); Member of the Asian Institute of Finance-IBFIM Board of Trustees and Council Member of the CNBC Global CFO Council.

 

Datuk Tong Poh Keow

Executive Director & Group Chief Financial Officer, Sime Darby Property Berhad

Datuk Tong, 63, is presently the Executive Director and Group Chief Financial Officer of Sime Darby Property Berhad. She was previously the Group Chief Financial Officer of Sime Darby Berhad (SDB), a position she held for 9 years from June 2008 until November 2017, following the pure play listing of Sime Darby Property Berhad.  SDB is a Malaysia-based diversified multinational involved in key growth sectors, namely plantation, property, motors, industrial equipment, energy and utilities and healthcare. 

Datuk Tong also spent 24 years with Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad (KGB) in various senior finance positions including as Chief Finance Officer prior to the merger of SDB, KGB and Golden Hope Plantations Berhad in 2007. After the merger, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Plantation Division of SDB before her appointment as SDB’s Group Chief Financial Officer in June 2008.

Datuk Tong is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).  She was also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, United Kingdom until her resignation in 2017.

She has been a member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board since 2013.

 

Encik New Kheng Chee

Chief Financial Officer, Prudential BSN Takaful Berhad

Encik New Kheng Chee joined the Prudential group in 2008 and has served various roles within the group, including Regional Financial Controller of Prudential Corporation Asia/Prudential Services Asia Sdn Bhd and Director of Finance of Prudential BSN Takaful Berhad. He is the current Chief Financial Officer of Prudential BSN Takaful Berhad. Prior to this, he worked for Ernst & Young Malaysia, specialising in audit and assurance engagement for life and general insurance businesses.

Kheng Chee holds a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He was a participant in ICAEW’s Financial Talent Executive Network (F-TEN) Asia in 2014.

 

Encik Chan Hooi Lam

Partner, Head of Financial Services Assurance & Country Leader for Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS), Ernst & Young Malaysia

Encik Chan Hooi Lam has over 24 years of experience in providing assurance and advisory services, particularly in the financial services industry. He is the Head of Financial Services Assurance and the Country Leader for Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) of Ernst & Young Malaysia. His experience includes audits and specialised advisory work for large banking groups, investment banks, mortgage corporations, brokers, asset management companies, the integrated exchange and the deposits insurance corporation. Hooi Lam has advised clients on appropriate accounting treatment of various exercises including those involving issuances of financial instruments, structured financing, securitisation, economic hedging and hedge accounting, individual and collective impairment assessments, mergers and acquisitions, share-based payments, regulatory capital instruments, synthetic instruments and embedded derivatives, under conventional and Islamic principles, in Malaysia and overseas. He has also advised and assisted various clients on Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards (MFRS) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) conversion and implementation, including MFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures and MFRS 139 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement (the Malaysian equivalents of IFRS 7 and IAS 39), and the IAS 39 replacement standard i.e. IFRS 9 Financial Instruments.

A frequent speaker for seminars, conferences and training programmes, Hooi Lam has been the project manager for Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) Working Groups on financial instruments, an adjudicator for National Annual Corporate Report Awards (NACRA) and an examiner for professional qualification examination.

 

Encik Ahmad Shahrul Hj. Mohamed

Partner, Khairuddin Hasyudeen & Razi (KHR)

Ahmad Shahrul is the partner in charge of Khairuddin Hasyudeen & Razi (KHR)’s audit & assurance services department. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

A graduate in Accounting from Universiti Utara Malaysia in 1994, he started his career with Messrs. Azman, Wong, Salleh & Co. and later, Messrs. KPMG as a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Accountant.

Over the years, Shahrul’s extensive audit experience includes involvement with clients from various industries such as banking and financial institutions, insurance, stock broking, transportation and logistics, plantation, property development, trading and manufacturing. He was also involved in various corporate exercises including business advisory, share valuation, proposed initial public offering exercises, restructuring, due diligence and other investigative audit assignments as well as profit forecasts and projections.

Besides the above, he is also an active trainer. In 1999, he lectured at the Kuliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences of the International Islamic University of Malaysia. He has conducted several short courses for the public and corporate clients such as Telekom Malaysia Bhd on various accounting and financial subject matters.

Shahrul is presently a member of MIA’s Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB) since its inception in 2010. Shahrul is also a board member of Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) and Director of Perbadanan Perumahan Rakyat 1Malaysia (PR1MA).

 

Dr. Maliah Sulaiman

Professor of Accounting, International Islamic University Malaysia

Dr. Maliah Sulaiman, a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), is a Professor of Accounting at the Department of Accounting, Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She holds a PhD in Accounting from the University of Otago, New Zealand. Her research interests are in Islamic Accounting, Managerial Accounting as well as Environmental Accounting. On Islamic Accounting, she has written three books; Islamic Corporate Reporting: Between the Desirable and the Desired, Accounting for Islamic Banks and Principles of Islamic Accounting. She sits on various editorial committees both locally and abroad. At the international level, she sits on the ISO TC 207 working group on Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA). She is an executive council member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). At MIA, she chairs the Islamic Finance Committee as well as the MIA Qualifying Exams Committee. She was also the Dean of the Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, IIUM.

 

Encik Eugene Wong Weng Soon

Securities Commission Malaysia

Encik Eugene Wong is a Managing Director of Corporate Finance & Investments, Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) and is responsible for matters relating to Corporate Finance & Investments which covers IPOs, Private Debt Issuances, Collective Investment Schemes and Take-overs. He also oversees the SC’s ASEAN related initiatives as well as accounting matters.

Encik Wong currently serves as an Advisor to the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board and is a Board Member of the Audit Oversight Board. Encik Wong was previously a Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and previously Chairman of its Ethics Standards Board.

Encik Wong has worked for a merchant bank, a stockbroking firm and in the audit and corporate finance division of international accounting firms.

Encik Wong is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Fellow of CPA Australia.

Encik Wong has an Advance Diploma in Corporate Finance from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and holds a B. Comm. from the University of Melbourne.

 

Puan Jessica Chew 

Bank Negara Malaysia

Puan Jessica Chew is currently a Deputy Governor at Bank Negara Malaysia.  She has over 25 years of experience in financial sector supervision and regulation with the Bank. She is currently responsible for financial stability which covers the regulation and supervision of banks, insurance companies, payment systems and money services.

Jessica represents the Bank as an advisor member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board and Chair of the Board of the Finance Accreditation Agency.

Jessica holds a Chartered Banker qualification from the Chartered Banker Institute (Scotland), a Fellow Chartered Banker of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) and is an associate member of CPA Australia. She graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree majoring in accounting and finance.

 

Encik Yap Weng Seong

Companies Commission of Malaysia

Encik Yap Weng Seong is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom and a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He also holds the “Certification in Training” certificate awarded by Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment awarded by Management Consultancy International Pty Ltd, Australia.

Encik Yap started his career with an international professional firm specialising in audit, accounting and business advisory services. Thereafter he joined the Royal Malaysian Customs in the Licensing and Enforcement Sections before returning to the private sector as a Financial Controller where he gained valuable knowledge and skills in the areas of administration, finance and accounting. He subsequently joined the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (LHDNM) to further his career.

During his career with the LHDNM, he had wide exposure and knowledge in personal and corporate tax, tax audit, withholding tax and compliance tax at the Corporate Tax and Withholding Tax Sections. He was also appointed by LHDNM to conduct civil proceedings in Malaysian courts pursuant to the Income Tax Act 1967.

Encik Yap has more than 30 years of working experience in a wide range of industries and he is presently the Head of Regulatory Review and Development Section in the Regulatory Development and Services Division of Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM).