Abdul Farid Alias appointed new president and CEO of Maybank


KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Abdul Farid Alias, 45, has been officially appointed as Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank)’s president and chief executive officer, effective today.

Announcing this at a late afternoon media conference, the bank’s chairman  Tan Sri Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor said Farid was chosen based on three main criteria.

These include having a strategic mindset to enhance the bank’s performance and boost value creative, the ability to engage with the bank’s employees and external stakeholders, as well as the courage and confidence to lead the bank in the current and future business environment.

Farid, meanwhile, said he will continue to execute the bank’s 2015 strategic plan to fulfil its vision to  become a regional financial services leader by 2015.

The new Chief Executive Officer of Malayan Banking Berhad (MAYBANK), Datuk Abdul Farid Alias at the press conference to introduce the new CEO at Maybank Tower. NSTP/Farizul Hafiz Awang

Chairman of Maybank, Tan Sri Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor (left) with the new CEO and president of Maybank, Datuk Abdul Farid Alias (centre), and group chief financial Officer of Maybank, Mohamed Rafique Merican (right) at a press conference to introduce the new CEO at Maybank Tower. -- NSTP/Farizul Hafiz Awan

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