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RETAIL BANKING | Tony Chua, Malaysia
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Hong Leong Bank re-organises its management roster

The new line-up to prepare the lender to take advantage on growth opportunities in the country and region.

Hong Leong Bank Bhd (HLB) has announced a new top management line-up that sees three former EON Bank executives take up top managerial positions.

HLB said the new organisational structure aimed to create a more market-focused, customer-oriented, innovative and universal banking group positioned to capitalise on growth opportunities in the country and region.

“This new leadership team builds on the merger's growth ambitions for value creation which is why it is fundamentally organised around the market and the customer. We have organised ourselves to deliver on future successes and the growth agenda, in a way that best leverages our collective, diverse talents from both banking groups efficiently and productively,” said Yvonne Chia, who continues as group managing director and chief executive.

It has appointed Peter Chow, from EON Bank, as COO, group business banking, Moey Tan as COO, group consumer banking, and Hor Kwok Wai as COO, global markets. The group will be making appointments to the Islamic banking senior leadership team nearer to the time for the separate vesting process for Hong Leong Islamic Bank Bhd and EONCAP Islamic Bank Bhd.

The enlarged HLB has created the position of group branch strategic channels and transformation division with Alan Wee at its helm as COO. Richmond Liew, from EON Bank, has been appointed the COO of group branch customer service and operations.

Zulkiflee Hashim has been appointed COO, group strategic support.

View the full story in The Malaysian Star.

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