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Maybank Appoints Dr John Lee Hin Hock as New Singapore CEO

Maybank has appointed Dr John Lee Hin Hock who is currently Group Chief Risk Officer, as the new Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Singapore with effect from 1st December 2017.  He takes over from Datuk Lim Hong Tat, the current CEO of Maybank Singapore and Group Head of Maybank’s Community Financial Services (CFS).

” Maybank Singapore Appoints Dr John Lee as New CEO “

Dr John joined Maybank in 2011, holds Bachelor and PhD degrees in Economics from Monash University Australia. Prior, he held positions in financial services consulting and advisory, where he was a partner with KPMG Business Advisory for 13 years in Asia-Pacific. He was also with Amanah Merchant Bank and the Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange (KLOFFE).

Gilbert Kohnke will be appointed Group Chief Risk Officer, taking over from Dr John Lee.  Prior, he was Group Chief Risk Officer, Danske Bank AS, based in Denmark, OCBC Bank in Singapore, CIBC World Markets in New York, London and Singapore and Royal Bank of Canada in Canada.

Datuk Lim, current Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Singapore, will return to Malaysia to fully focus on the role of Group Head, CFS.


Group President & CEO Datuk Abdul Farid Alias:

“This is an ongoing process designed to strengthen the Group’s leadership team by bringing new ideas and further heightening the level of energy,” he said. “I welcome Gilbert into the Maybank Group, and believe that together with Dr John and Datuk Lim, their deep knowledge of the business and vast experience in banking will be invaluable to the Group.”

Source: Official Press Release


About Maybank


Maybank was established in 1960, and today is the largest company by market capitalisation on the Malaysian Bourse (Bursa Malaysia). It is ranked first among listed Malaysian companies and among the top 500 companies in the Forbes Global 2000 leading companies of the world. It has an international network of over 2,400 branches and offices in 20 countries and employing 45,000 employees.

  • Origin: Malaysia
  • Assets: US$165 billion
  • Revenue: US$5.44 billion
  • Employees: 45,000

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Updated on 8th August 2016


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