Management team

Board of Directors of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad

Datuk Kamaruddin Bin Taib

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Datuk Kamaruddin was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Bank on 1 April 2022. He was previously appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2022. He is a member of the Risk Committee and Audit Committee of the Bank.

Datuk Kamaruddin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of Salford, United Kingdom.

Datuk Kamaruddin was the Chairman of DNV Malaysia Sdn Bhd (formerly known as DNV GL Malaysia Sdn Bhd), part of the Global DNV GL Group. He has been with the DNV GL Group since 1995, and was a substantial shareholder until December 2016. He retired as the Executive Chairman in June 2017. He retired from the Board in November 2021.

Datuk Kamaruddin has significant experience in investment banking, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions. His career started in 1980 with a leading Investment Bank in Malaysia. Subsequently, he served as a Director of several private companies and companies listed on Bursa Malaysia. He has personal experience in listing several companies on Bursa Malaysia. Apart from his vast experience of serving on the board of companies listed on Bursa Malaysia, his experience included serving on the board of companies listed on the Stock Exchange of India as well as listed on Nasdaq.

Datuk Kamaruddin is currently the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Malaysian Life Reinsurance Group Berhad, RAM Holdings Berhad, RAM Rating Services Berhad and FIDE Forum. He is also a Director of Great Eastern General Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad, Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad and Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad.


Dato’ Omar Siddiq Bin Amin Noer Rashid

Non-Independent Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Dato' Omar was appointed as the Non-Independent Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 31 March 2022.

Dato' Omar graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Prior to his appointment to HSBC Malaysia, Dato' Omar was the Deputy CEO, Malaysia and CEO, Group Wholesale Banking at CIMB Group Holdings Berhad. Before that, he has held other senior leadership roles including Group Chief Operating Officer at CIMB Group Holdings Berhad, Head of Group Wholesale Banking at RHB Bank Berhad, Executive Director/Group Chief Financial Officer at Malaysia Airlines Berhad and Executive Director in the Investments Division at Khazanah Nasional Berhad.

Dato' Omar is a Non-Independent Executive Director of HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad and a Director of British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce Berhad. He is also the Chairman of Special Committee for the Iron and Steel Industry in Malaysia – Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry of Malaysia.


Surendranath Ravi Rosha

Non-Independent Executive Director

Surendra Rosha was appointed as Non-Independent Executive Director of the Bank on 5 January 2023.

Mr Rosha holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is a member of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance and a member of Advisory Board of the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University.

Mr Rosha is Co-Chief Executive of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited alongside David Liao. He is also a member of HSBC’s Group Executive Committee and serves as an Executive Director on the Board of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. He sits on the board of other entities within the HSBC Group, including Non-Executive Director of HSBC Global Asset Management Limited.

Mr Rosha joined HSBC as a graduate trainee in 1991 and has since held several senior positions within the Global Banking and Markets, including Head of Global Markets in Indonesia in 2005 and Head of Institutional Sales, Asia-Pacific in 2007. He was appointed Chief Executive, HSBC India from 2018 to 2021. Prior to that, he was Head of Financial Institutions Group (FIG) for Asia-Pacific.


Choo Yoo Kwan @ Choo Yee Kwan

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Choo was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Bank on 11 February 2016. He is Chairman of the Risk Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Nominations and Remuneration Committee of the Bank.

Mr Choo has honours degrees in economics and law from University of Malaya and University of London respectively, and is a Barrister-at-Law (of Lincoln’s Inn) following his call to the Bar of England and Wales in 1984.

He retired in July 2014 after having served the banking and risk management industry for 38 years. His last position was as Country Chief Risk Officer for OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC), having first joined the OCBC Group in December 2007.

Prior to joining OCBC, he was the Chief Risk Officer for Maybank Group and Group Chief Risk Officer for Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad. During his 14 years career at Maybank Group, he had served as Division Head for Credit Control; International Banking; Corporate Remedial Management; and Group Risk Management. He also served on the Corporate Debt Restructuring Committee set up under Bank Negara Malaysia. Before starting his career with Maybank, he had worked for the National Westminster Bank plc of the United Kingdom in the areas of Global Specialised Industries; and Group Credit Control.

Mr Choo had served on the Education Committee of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers for 14 years, between 2000 and 2014; and was re-appointed to Education Committee in June 2016. He was appointed as a member of the University Malaya Medical Centre Ethics Committee for 2 years from 2014 to 2015. He is a Chartered Banker and currently serves as a member of the Board of Advisors, University Malaya, Faculty of Business and Economics.

He served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Danajamin Nasional Berhad from 2018 to 2023, and was a member of Finance Accreditation Agency Accreditation Council from 2019 to 2023. Currently, he is also an Independent Director of YTL Corporation Berhad.


Zuraida Binti Jamaluddin

Independent Non-Executive Director

Puan Zuraida was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Bank on 1 February 2022. She is a member of the Risk Committee and Nominations and Remuneration Committee of the Bank.

Puan Zuraida holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA.

Puan Zuraida has significant experience in the areas of Business Development, Consulting, Regulatory, Compliance, Stakeholder Engagement, Public Affairs and Corporate Communications. She began her career as a Systems Engineer with Mesiniaga Berhad and held several key positions before heading the Sales Division as its Director of Sales. She is currently the Chief Corporate Officer for Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB), after spending the last 7 years in the telecommunications industry. Prior to DNB, Puan Zuraida served as the Chief Corporate Officer and Chief Regulatory and Societal Development Officer at Celcom Axiata Berhad (CELCOM), until March 2021. She also served as a Board Member of several Celcom subsidiary companies.

Before joining Celcom, she was the Managing Director of Renoir Consulting (Malaysia) where she successfully grew Renoir’s presence and management consultancy business in Malaysia and Brunei across various sectors including Oil & Gas, Utilities, Telecommunications and Transportation & Logistics. Her other experience included being on the Executive Committee of the Malaysian Oil and Gas Services Council (MOGSC) and Ampang Puteri Hospital Planetree Advisory. She is an Alumni of the International Centre for Leadership in Finance (ICLIF) and INSEAD and has also participated in a Digital Transformation program with the IMD Business School.


Datin Seri Sunita Mei-Lin Rajakumar

Independent Non-Executive Director

Datin Sunita was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Bank on 29 May 2022. She is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee of the Bank.

Datin Sunita possesses a Legal degree (LLB (Hons), University of Bristol) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (England and Wales), which led to a career in investment banking. After 6 years in investment banking, she was invited by the Ministry of Finance Malaysia to manage the first government-owned foreign technology venture capital fund (Encipta Ltd).

Datin Sunita founded Climate Governance Malaysia, is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia, a member of the Global Advisory Board of Nottingham University's School of Business, the Advisory Panel of the UN Global Compact Malaysia’s Sustainability Center of Excellence, supports the CEO Action Network, an industry led initiative to increase sustainability and climate resilience, and promotes gender and generational diversity on boards with the 30% Club.

Datin Sunita is currently the Independent Chairperson of Bursa-listed Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad as well as an Independent Director of Bursa-listed Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad, MCIS Insurance Berhad and Zurich General Insurance Malaysia Berhad. She also serves as trustee of 6 charitable foundations.


Yoong Sin Min

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Yoong was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Bank on 1 March 2023. She is Chairman of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Risk Committee of the Bank.

Ms Yoong holds a Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons) from National University of Singapore. She has been admitted to both the Bars in Malaya and Singapore.

Ms Yoong is an experienced lawyer who commenced her legal career with Messrs Shook Lin & Bok in 1985 and became a partner of the firm in 1992. She was the co-head of the Dispute Resolution practice of the firm and also headed the Banking and Finance Litigation Department. On 1 January 2022, she became a consultant of the firm. She then retired from Messrs Shook Lin & Bok as of 1 August 2023.

She specialised in banking and finance, land, corporate, restructuring and insolvency matters as well as matters involving private debt securities. She was involved in many landmark legal cases in Malaysia and has been recognised by several established publications including Benchmark Litigation, Legal 500, Chambers Asia Pacific and Asialaw Profiles and was listed in Malaysia's Top 100 Lawyers by Asia Business Law Journal.

Ms Yoong was a member of the Financial Stability Executive Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia, set up under the Central Bank Act, 2009. She is also a council member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Malaysia (IPAM).