Board of Directors 

  • Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Teh Hong Piow
  • PSM, SSAP, SPMJ, SIMP, SSIJ, DSAP, DPMJ,
    Datuk Kurnia Sentosa Pahang, JP
    Hon LLD (M'sia), FIBM (M'sia), FCIB (UK),
    FCIS (Aust), FCMI (UK), FICM (UK), FInstAM (UK)

     
    The Founder and Chairman of Public Bank (PBB), the parent company, began his banking career in 1950 and has 67 years' experience in the banking and finance industry. 

    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.

    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, Public Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd, Cambodian Public Bank Plc and several other subsidiaries of Public Bank, and as Director of Public Investment Bank Bhd. His directorships in other public companies are as Chairman of LPI Capital Bhd and Lonpac Insurance Bhd.
  • Independent Non-Executive Chairman
  • Dato' Mohammed Najeeb bin Abdullah
  • DSNS, DNS, KMN, ANS, PMC
    MBA (Aus), CIM (UK)


    Dato’ Mohammed Najeeb bin Abdullah is an MBA graduate of the University of Charles Darwin, Australia and also a graduate from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. He has more than 35 years of experience in both conventional and Islamic banking.

    He started his career in banking with a local bank and later worked in Public Bank/Public Islamic Bank for over 27 years. Through the years he has built an exciting and successful career in banking, attaining a top management position.

    In April 2010, Dato’ Mohammed Najeeb was appointed as a Senator of the Upper House of Parliament, by the Government of Malaysia for a 3-year term. As a Senator he participated in many local and international forums and conferences. In October 2012, he led a Senatorial delegation to the United Nations 67th General Assembly, New York, where he presented Malaysia’s two policy statements at the Second Committee Meeting on Economics and Financial.

    Dato’ Mohammed Najeeb is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Public Mutual Berhad, Cambodian Public Bank Plc, Campu Lonpac Insurance Plc, AIA Public Takaful Berhad and PB Trustee Services Berhad. He is also a Director of Ambienz Holidays Sdn Bhd and a member of  Board of Trustee for Yayasan Negeri Sembilan.
  • Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Tan Sri Dato' Sri Tay Ah Lek
  • PSM, PJN, SSAP, DIMP, KMN
    MBA (Henley), FIBM (M'sia), F Fin (Aust)


    With 56 years' experience in the banking and finance industry, he was appointed as an Executive Director of Public Bank on 18 June 1997 and was re-designated 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.

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

  • Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Prof Dato' Dr. Mahmood Zuhdi bin Haji Ab Majid
  • DPSK (Kelantan),
    PhD. (Universiti Malaya),
    Dip. Edu ('Ain Syams),
    Master in Philosophy (Kent, England),
    Master in Shariah (Al-Azhar),
    B. Shariah (Yayasan Pengajian Tinggi Kelantan)


    Possesses appropriate professional qualifications and wide experience, knowledge and expertise in Shariah and Islamic Finance. He was appointed as the Chairman of Shariah Committee of PIBB on 1 November 2008. Dato’ Dr. Mahmood Zuhdi is a well known Shariah scholar and is also the Chairman of the Shariah Committee for AIA PUBLIC Takaful Berhad.

  • Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Mr Vasantha Kumar Tharmalingam
  • B. Sc (London), FRICS (UK), FISM


    Possesses vast experience and expertise as a real estate valuer and Property Consultant for more than 40 years in the finance industry. Mr Kumar is a registered Real Estate Valuer and Property Consultant. He is currently the Senior Advisor to AREA Management Sdn Bhd.