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Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Teh Hong Piow, aged 87, male, began his banking career in 1950 and has 67 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 re-designated as Chairman of Public Bank and Chairman of Public Bank Group with effect from 1 July 2002. He serves as Chairman of the Board Executive Committee and the Group Human Resource Committee.

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
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 Investment Bank Bhd, Public Mutual Bhd, Public Islamic Bank Bhd, Public Financial Holdings Ltd, Public Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd and Cambodian Public Bank Plc, and several other subsidiaries of Public Bank. His directorships in other public companies are as Chairman of LPI Capital Bhd and Lonpac Insurance Bhd.

Tan Sri Dato' Sri Tay Ah Lek, aged 74, male, has 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, Public Islamic Bank Bhd and Public Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd. His directorships in other public companies are in Cagamas Holdings Bhd, ASEAN Finance Corporation Ltd and Ombudsman for Financial Services (formerly known as Financial Mediation Bureau).

Dato' Sri Lee Kong Lam, aged 75, male, has 49 years' experience in the banking and finance industry. He joined Public Bank in November 1996 as General Manager and was subsequently appointed Senior General Manager in 1997 and Executive Vice-President in 1998. He was appointed as an Executive Director of Public Bank on 28 November 2001 and was re-designated as Executive Director/Deputy Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 October 2013. He was re-designated from Executive Director/Deputy Chief Executive Officer to Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Public Bank with effect from 28 November 2013, following his retirement as Executive Director/Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Public Bank with effect from 28 November 2013. He was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of Public Bank with effect from 1 September 2015. He is the Chairman of the Credit Risk Management Committee, and is a member of the Nomination Committee, the Remuneration Committee, the Risk Management Committee and the Compliance Committee.

Prior to joining Public Bank, he was with Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and was involved primarily in the supervision and examination of banking institutions. He retired in August 1996 as the Head of BNM's Examination Department and as a member of BNM's Management Committee.

He is a Fellow of CPA Australia and the Chartered Institute of Bankers, United Kingdom; and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

His directorships in other public companies in the Public Bank Group are as Director of Public Mutual Bhd, Public Bank (L) Ltd, Cambodian Public Bank Plc, Campu Lonpac Insurance Plc and Campu Securities Plc.
Tang Wing Chew, aged 72, male, was appointed as a Director of Public Bank on 29 March 2011. He serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Nomination Committee, the 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 50 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 and Public Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Lai Wan, aged 74, male, was appointed as a Director of Public Bank on 26 April 2012. He serves as the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee. He is a member of the Audit Committee, the Risk Management Committee and the Compliance 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 43 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 and Public Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd and as Director of Public Bank (L) Ltd.
Lai Wai Keen, aged 62, 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 Committee, the 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 59, female, was appointed as a Director of Public Bank on 29 April 2014. She serves as the Chairperson of the Compliance Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee, the Nomination Committee, the Risk Management Committee and the Credit 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.