Ami Moris new CEO of Maybank Kim Eng Group

Datin Ami Moris has been appointed chief executive officer of Malayan Banking Bhd

KUALA LUMPUR: Datin Ami Moris has been appointed chief executive officer of Malayan Banking Bhd’s investment banking arm, Maybank Kim Eng Group (MKE), effective Monday.

Ami takes over from Datuk John Chong Eng Chuan, who has assumed the position of group CEO, community financial services, Maybank. 

She will be responsible for overseeing all of the investment banking, brokerage and derivatives businesses in Malaysia and across MKE’s regional platform.

Meanwhile, Fad’l Mohamed has been appointed as CEO, Maybank Investment Bank Bhd (Maybank IB), the Malaysian entity of MKE. He takes over from Chong.

Ami joined Maybank IB in 2009 as head, equity markets responsible for both the institutional and retail businesses. 

“Ami played a leading role in the successful acquisition, integration, and subsequent management of Singapore-based Kim Eng Holdings, which transformed Maybank IB from a single-market entity into one of Asean’s leading investment banks. 

 “Under her leadership, MKE became Asean’s largest equities franchise and was voted Best Broker in Southeast Asia for the last five consecutive years.

“In Malaysia, Ami guided the business from a Bottom 10 position to Top 3, while being consistently voted Best Brokerage in Malaysia,” Maybank said.

 Prior to her appointment as CEO, Maybank Kim Eng Group, Ami served as its chief operating officer from 2015, overseeing the functions of the office of the CEO, MKE.

Her role driving business strategy and management of the 10-country operating platform, covering Asean-6, Hong Kong, India, the UK and the US.  

Before joining Maybank IB, Ami was with Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd which she joined in 2001. 

 Ami holds a Masters in History and Philosophy of Social and Political Science as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics & Politics, both from University of Essex, UK.

As for Fad’l joined Maybank IB as deputy CEO in March 2015. He was primarily responsible for overseeing the investment banking and advisory business in Malaysia. 

He was part of the team under the leadership of Chong that was successfully recognised as Malaysia’s Best Investment Bank for the last four consecutive years.

 Fad’l began his career as a practising lawyer with Messrs Rashid & Lee before joining the Securities Commission in 1993. Thereafter, he moved to Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, an investment bank.

In 2004, Fad’l founded Maestro Capital Sdn Bhd, a licensed corporate finance adviser focusing on mergers and acquisitions, fund raising and initial public offerings. 

As managing director, he led the firm for more than 10 years prior to joining Maybank IB.

 Fad’l holds a Masters in Business Administration from Imperial College Business School and a degree in Law from the University of London.

 Maybank president and group CEO, Datuk Abdul Farid Alias, said:

“The appointments underscore the depth of internal talent within the Maybank family. 

“I am confident that Ami and Fad’l - both experienced practitioners with decades of capital markets knowhow - are well equipped to take Maybank Kim Eng to new heights and maintain its position as Asean’s pre-eminent investment bank.”

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