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Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Teh Hong Piow, aged 90, male, began his banking career in 1950 and has 70 years' experience in the banking and finance industry.

He founded Public Bank in 1965 at the age of 35. He was appointed as a Director of Public Bank on 30 December 1965 and had been the Chief Executive Officer of Public Bank since its commencement of business operations in August 1966. He was redesignated as Chairman of Public Bank with effect from 1 July 2002. He retired as Chairman of Public Bank on 31 December 2018. He was conferred the position of Chairman Emeritus and Adviser of Public Bank with effect from 1 January 2019.

Tan Sri Teh had won both domestic and international acclaim for his outstanding achievements as a banker and the Chief Executive Officer of a leading financial services group. Awards and accolades that he had received include:
  • Asia's Commercial Banker of the Year 1991
  • The ASEAN Businessman of the Year 1994
  • Malaysia's Business Achiever of the Year 1997
  • Malaysia's CEO of the Year 1998
  • Best CEO in Malaysia 2004
  • The Most PR Savvy CEO 2004
  • The Asian Banker Leadership Achievement Award 2005 for Malaysia
  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Financial Services in Asia 2006
  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2006
  • Award for Lifetime Achievement in Corporate Excellence, Dedication and Industry 2006
  • Asia's Banker of High Distinction Award 2006
  • The BrandLaureate Brand Personality Award 2007
  • ASEAN Most Astute Banker Award 2007
  • Lifetime Entrepreneurship Achievement Award 2007
  • The Pila Recognition Award 2007
  • Asian Banker Par Excellence Award 2008
  • Best CEO in Malaysia 2009
  • Asia's Banking Grandmaster 2010
  • Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2010 for Malaysia
  • Value Creator: Malaysia's Outstanding CEO 2010
  • The BrandLaureate - Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad Man of the Year Award 2010 - 2011
  • Best CEO (Investor Relations) 2011 for Malaysia
  • Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2011 for Malaysia
  • The BrandLaureate Premier Brand Icon Leadership Award 2011
  • Best CEO (Investor Relations) 2012 for Malaysia
  • Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2012 for Malaysia
  • Best CEO (Investor Relations) 2013 for Malaysia
  • Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2013 for Malaysia
  • BrandLaureate Banker of the Year Award 2012 - 2013
  • Best CEO (Investor Relations) 2014 for Malaysia
  • Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2014 for Malaysia
  • Banker Extraordinaire 2015 
  • Global Chinese Entrepreneur Lifetime Achievement Award 2015
  • BrandLaureate "Icon of Icons - The King of Banking"
  • Asia's Best CEO (Investor Relations) 2015 for Malaysia
  • William "Bill" Seidman Lifetime Leadership Achievement in Financial Service Industry Award 2015
  • Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2015 for Malaysia
  • Asia's Best CEO (Investor Relations) 2016 for Malaysia
  • Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2016 for Malaysia
  • Asia's Best CEO (Investor Relations) 2017 for Malaysia
  • Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2017 for Malaysia
  • The Greatest Malaysian Banker of All Time
  • Asia's Best CEO (Investor Relations) 2018 for Malaysia
  • The BrandLaureate Hall of Fame - Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 - Man of the Year
  • Grand Prix D'Excellence Brand Leadership Award in Banking
  • The Best of Best In Brand Leadership Award 2018 - Overall Championship
  • Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2018 for Malaysia
  • Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2019 for Malaysia
  • The BrandLaureate Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award as the Greatest Banking Icon of the Decade
Tan Sri Teh was awarded the Medal "For the Course of Vietnamese Banking" by the State Bank of Vietnam in 2002 for his contributions to the Vietnamese banking industry over the past years. Tan Sri Teh was conferred the Recognition Award 2007 by the National Bank of Cambodia in appreciation of his excellent achievement and significant contribution to the banking industry in Cambodia.

Tan Sri Teh was conferred the Royal Order of Monisaraphon, Commander by The Royal Government of The Kingdom of Cambodia in 2016, in recognition of his outstanding leadership and immense social economic contributions towards the progress and development of Cambodia over the last 24 years. He is the first Malaysian banker ever to receive the Royal Order.

Tan Sri Teh was awarded the "Medal for the Development of Vietnam Banking Industry" in 2017 by the State Bank of Vietnam in recognition for his manifold contribution to the construction and development of Vietnam's banking industry. Tan Sri Teh is the first foreign banker in Vietnam to be awarded this medal.

In recognition of his contributions to society and the economy, he was conferred the Doctor of Laws (Honorary) from University of Malaya in 1989.

Tan Sri Teh was conferred The Honorary Doctor of The University by The Board of Directors and The Academic Senate of Sunway University on 28 January 2019, in recognition of his distinction as one of the leading bankers of Malaysia, having founded and overseen the evolution of Public Bank into a modern and integrated financial institution, and for his outstanding contribution to the growth of the financial services industry of Malaysia.

He had served in various capacities in public service bodies in Malaysia; he was a member of the Malaysian Business Council from 1991 to 1993; a member of the National Trust Fund from 1988 to 2001; a founder member of the Advisory Business Council since 2003; and is a member of the IPRM Accreditation Privy Council.

He is an Emeritus Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Management and is a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers; the Chartered Institute of Bankers, United Kingdom; the Institute of Administrative Management, United Kingdom; and the Governance Institute of Australia.

His directorships in other public companies within the Public Bank Group are as Chairman of Public Mutual Bhd, Public Financial Holdings Ltd (a public company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong), Public Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd, Cambodian Public Bank Plc and several other subsidiaries of Public Bank, and as Director of Public Investment Bank Bhd and Public Islamic Bank Bhd. His directorship in other public company is as Chairman of LPI Capital Bhd (a public company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd).
Lai Wan, aged 77, male, was appointed as a Director of Public Bank on 26 April 2012. He was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of Public Bank on 26 September 2017. He was redesignated as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Public Bank with effect from 1 January 2019. He is a member of the Audit Committee, the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, the Risk Management Committee, the Compliance Committee and the Credit Risk Management Committee.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics from the University of Malaya. He is an Associate of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.

Mr Lai has 46 years of experience in the banking and finance related industries. He had served Bank Negara Malaysia for 20 years and the last position held before his resignation in 1985 was as the Deputy Manager, Bank Examination and Internal Audit Department.

Mr Lai had working experience in three finance companies from 1985 to 1994 where he had held senior management positions.

Mr Lai was appointed the President/Chief Executive Officer of a Malaysian bank in 1997 until his retirement on 31 December 2000.

Upon retirement from full time employment, Mr Lai continued to be engaged in finance related industries through his directorships in various companies.

His directorships in other public companies within the Public Bank Group are as Co-Chairman of Public Financial Holdings Ltd (a public company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong) and Public Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd and as Director of Public Bank (L) Ltd.

Tan Sri Dato' Sri Tay Ah Lek, aged 77, male, has 59 years' experience in the banking and finance industry. He was appointed as an Executive Director of Public Bank on 18 June 1997 and was redesignated as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 July 2002. He joined the Public Bank Group as a pioneer staff in 1966. He was the Executive Vice-President of Public Bank from 1995 to 1997 and prior to this appointment, he was the Executive Vice-President of the former Public Finance Berhad. He is a member of the Board Executive Committee. He is the Chairman of the Credit Committee, the IT Steering Committee, the Assets & Liabilities Management Committee, the Share Investment Committee, the Operational Risk Management Committee, the Business Continuity Management Committee, and the Losses and Claims Committee, and is a member of the Group Human Resource Committee.

He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Henley, United Kingdom and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is an Emeritus Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Management, a Fellow, Chartered Banker, of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, and is a Fellow of CPA Australia and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

He is presently the Chairman of the Association of Hire Purchase Companies Malaysia and is a Member of the Steering Committee and the Service Provider Consultative Group of the National Payments Advisory Council, and the Economic Action Council.

His directorships in other public companies in the Public Bank Group include as Director of Public Investment Bank Bhd, Public Mutual Bhd, Public Islamic Bank Bhd and Public Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd. His directorships in other public companies are in Cagamas Holdings Bhd and Ombudsman for Financial Services.

Tang Wing Chew, aged 75, male, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Public Bank on 29 March 2011. He was re-designated as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 29 March 2020 upon reaching the maximum 9 years tenure as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, the Risk Management Committee and the Compliance Committee.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Malaya.

He has 53 years' experience in the financial services industry, ranging from research, management and project studies, training, mergers and integration, and stewardship of financial institutions. He joined Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in 1966 as an Assistant Economist in the Economic Research Department. During his 18 years of service with BNM, he also served as Manager (Penang Branch), Principal (BNM Staff Training Centre) and Manager (Operational Planning Division).

He had working experience in two finance companies, where he was the Chief Executive Officer and General Manager (Operations). Mr Tang had also served as an Executive Adviser and the Chief Executive Officer of an insurance company.

At Board level, he also served as an Independent Non-Executive Director in two general insurance companies and in a leasing and credit company.

His directorships in other public companies within the Public Bank Group are as Director of Public Bank (L) Ltd, Public Financial Holdings Ltd (a public company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong) and Public Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Lai Wai Keen, aged 65, female, was appointed as a Director of Public Bank on 29 May 2012. She serves as the Chairperson of the Risk Management Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee, the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Compliance Committee.

Ms Lai holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree in Business Administration from the University of Malaya and a LLB degree from the University of London.

She possesses extensive experience with Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia (PIDM), concentrated in senior management and project leader positions, including significant central banking assignments.

Ms Lai has over 20 years of banking regulatory experience with BNM, including in bank regulation, corporate communications, international negotiations and relations, deposit insurance systems and protection scheme for insurance policy holder.

She was seconded to PIDM as General Manager, Policy and International in 2005 until her retirement in January 2011.
Cheah Kim Ling, aged 63, female, was appointed as a Director of Public Bank on 29 April 2014. She serves as the Chairperson of the Compliance Committee and the Credit Risk Management Committee, and is a member of the Audit Committee, the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Risk Management Committee.

Ms Cheah holds a Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) degree from the University of Malaya and is also a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

She had served Bank Negara Malaysia for 32 years whereby she was involved in all aspects of banking regulation from formulation of policies/regulations/guidelines to the administration of different legislations governing financial institutions.

Ms Cheah was also involved in formulating and executing strategies and policies for payment systems, administering the legislations, oversight of the payment systems and payment instruments, development of the payment infrastructure to support developments in the financial system and promoted the migration to electronic payments.
Lee Chin Guan, aged 61, male, was appointed as a Director of Public Bank on 27 December 2018.  He is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, the Risk Management Committee and the Compliance Committee.

Mr Lee qualified as a Barrister-at-Law from the Middle Temple, United Kingdom in 1982.  He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Honours) from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology, England and Degrees in Law from Cambridge University, Oxford University and Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Mr Lee has 25 years of experience in legal matters, with 13 years of experience in legal practice, principally in commercial and corporate matters.

His directorships in other public companies within the Public Bank Group are as Director of Public Financial Holdings Ltd (a public company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong) and Public Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd. His directorships in other public companies are as Director of LPI Capital Bhd (a public company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd) and Lonpac Insurance Bhd.
Dato’ Mohd Hanif bin Sher Mohamed, aged 69, male, was appointed as a Director of Public Bank on 22 January 2019. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, and is a member of the  Risk Management Committee, the Compliance Committee and the Credit Risk Management Committee.
 
Dato’ Mohd Hanif holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Northland Open University, United Kingdom.
 
Dato’ Mohd Hanif has vast experience in corporate finance and consumer banking including strategic planning, risk management, rehabilitation and restructuring debts, property development, property investment and manufacturing and road maintenance including experience in Australia, United Kingdom, Pakistan and Oman.
 
He was the former Chief Executive Officer of Credit Corporation (Malaysia) Berhad, where he had served for over 26 years, and he had held various senior management positions including managing associate companies in Singapore (Credit Corporation Singapore Ltd) and Brunei (Credit Corporation Brunei Ltd).
 
He is presently the Chairman of Sivash Holdings Bhd and BRDB International Ltd.
 
His directorship in other public company within the Public Bank Group is as Director of Public Mutual Bhd.
 
Tham Chai Fhong, aged 63, was appointed as a Director of Public Bank on 1 June 2019.  She is a member of the Audit Committee, the Risk Management Committee and the Compliance Committee.
 
Ms Tham holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Mathematics from the University of Malaya and a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science from University of Malaya.
 
She possesses extensive experience in IT systems, capabilities and applications from her tenure of 26 years in IT functional areas in one of the largest banking groups in Malaysia.