The Board of Directors of the Manager consists of six (6) members of whom two (2) of them are independent. The following is the profile of each of the Directors:
Dato’ Dr. Zaha Rina binti Zahari (“Dato’ Dr. Zaha Rina”) (Chairman / Independent Director) was appointed to the Board on 28 June 2021. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting and Finance from Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom (“UK”) and Master in Business Administration from University of Hull, UK.
Mr. Edmond Cheah Swee Leng (Independent Director) BA (Hons), A.C.A (England & Wales), CA (M), CFP, was appointed on 1 September 2014 and is a chairman of the investment committee. Mr. Cheah is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Mr. Gianni Fiacco (Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Strategy Officer / Non-Independent Director) CPA, CA was appointed to the Board on 9 March 2015. He is a Chartered Accountant (Ontario) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University of Toronto.
Ms. Vibha Coburn (Group Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director / Non-Independent Non-Executive Director) was appointed as a non-independent non-executive director of Manulife Investment Management (M) Berhad on 1 October 2020. She was also appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of Manulife Holdings Berhad and Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of Manulife Insurance Berhad on 1 October 2020.
Mr. Chong Soon Min (Jason) (Chief Executive Officer / Non-Independent Executive Director) joined Manulife Holdings Bhd’s asset management arm in February 2010 as Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director. Following the merger of Manulife Malaysia’s asset management and unit trust businesses in July 2012, known today as Manulife Investment Management (M) Berhad (MIMMB) previously known as Manulife Asset Management Services Bhd, Jason was the Chief Investment Officer/Managing Director. In May 2017 he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director.
Mr. Wong Boon Choy (Non-Independent Director) CA(M), CPA, CFP, was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2014. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the company from 1 September 2014 until 30 April 2017. Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MAAKL Mutual Bhd from May 2004 until June 2014. He also served as the Senior General Manager of Public Mutual (formerly known as KL Mutual) in 1988 to 2004. Mr. Wong has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in the Malaysian unit trust industry. Before joining KL Mutual, he was with an international accounting firm for eight years.