Mr Chow Ying Choon was appointed to the Board on 19 August 2020. He holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the University of Malaya.
Mr Chow has 40 years of working experience of which 35 years were in the banking and financial services and the remaining 5 years in property development and hospitality industries. He began his professional career as a banking officer in D&C Bank Berhad (now RHB Bank Berhad) in October 1978. During his tenure with the bank, he held positions as the Head of Credit Supervision and Control, Head of Local Corporate and Head of Commercial Banking at Head Office.
In February 1995, Mr Chow joined EON Bank Berhad as the Head of Corporate Banking and was promoted through the ranks to Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Group Business and Investment Banking, responsible for commercial, corporate and investment banking businesses of the Group. In May 2011, upon the merger of EON Bank Berhad and Hong Leong Bank Berhad (“HLBB”), Mr Chow was appointed the Chief Operating Officer, Group Business and Corporate Banking, HLBB. He held the position until his retirement from HLBB in February 2014. During his banking career, Mr Chow held senior management positions with revenue and profit accountability and had developed and implemented business transformation strategies to continually drive business and revenue growth.
After retiring from banking, Mr Chow was involved in providing business and management guidance to companies in the property development and hospitality industries. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Chow was the Managing Director of Global Oriental Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad with its principal activities in property development and construction.
Mr Chow is a member of the Management Committee of the Company.