Mr. Chu Hong Keong has been appointed as an Independent Director of CIMB Bank Berhad on 1 May 2019. He has also been appointed as Member of the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and the CIMB Technology Strategic Panel.
He graduated in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and started his career with the Telecommunications Authority of Singapore. He later joined HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd from 1981 up to his retirement in 2012. He was appointed on the Board of Malaysia Electronic Clearing (MyClear) Corp Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Bank Negara Malaysia from 2013 to 2017. He was also a Managing Director of Silverlake Group from 2012 to 2015.
Mr. Chu has over 30 years’ experience in banking and telecommunication industries and diverse expertise ranging from banking technology and operations, e-business, strategic and digital transformation to risk/fraud management, regulatory compliance review and quality reassurance as well as interbank clearing/payment standards and operating rules.
He has more than 15 years’ experience in international awards judging for technology-related innovations and start-ups. Leveraging this experience, he currently mentors Malaysian start-ups and entrepreneurs and had previously participated as an investor in ASEAN Business Angel Network’s investment forums for start-ups.
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