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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the activities of the company. The Board comprises two independent directors and three non-independent directors, who have extensive experience and provide both local and global management perspectives in business issues. Their appointments have been duly approved by the Securities Commision.




Independent Director

Khoo Chuan Keat
Independent director, non-executive director

Khoo Chuan Keat
Independent director, non-executive director

Khoo Chuan Keat was appointed as independent, non-executive director of Eastspring Investments Berhad on 15 October 2015. He has extensive experience in the fields of taxation and business consulting as well as audit and accounting having spent more than 42 years in the profession, including 8 years in London, UK. He was previously a partner or senior executive director and tax leader in PricewaterhouseCoopers, Malaysia; chief executive officer of PwC E-Tax.com Sdn Bhd and company secretary of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Group of Companies. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, UK and Chartered Institute of Taxation, UK, winning achievement awards in both Institutes.  He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK; Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He is also a director of the Malaysian Youth Orchestra Foundation; independent non-executive director of a Malaysian public listed company as well as director in a number of private companies.

Iskander bin Ismail Mohamed Ali


Iskander Ismail was appointed as the independent director of the Manager on 14 June 2013. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He was formerly the executive director and Chief Executive Officer of Kenanga Fund Management Berhad. Having worked in the fund management industry since 1982, he had previously held various senior management roles in the fund management division/subsidiary of Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad and MIDF Berhad, where he was also a director of several MIDF subsidiary companies. He was the first (and for a few years thereafter) chairman of the Malaysian Association of Asset Managers, which he helped establish in November 1996. He served on the Capital Market Advisory Council and was a member of the Bursa Malaysia Berhad listing committee and of the Institutional Shareholders’ Pro Tem committee under the Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group. He is an independent director of a Malaysian public listed company. He also sits on the board of trustees of a local educational foundation.

Non-Independent Director

Raymond Tang Chee Kin
Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer

Raymond Tang Chee Kin
Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer

Raymond is chief executive officer  and also sits on the Board of Directors of Eastspring Investment Berhad. As CEO, he is responsible for the growth strategy of the business in Malaysia as well as overseeing local investment performance.

He brings with him almost 30 years of industry experience and has worked for nearly 20 years in senior positions in the asset management industry including Head of International and Institutional Business and Chief Investment Officer, Asean Region for CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad. Previously, he was the Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer at CMS Dresdner Asset Management Sdn Bhd. He also worked as a fund manager at SBB Asset Management Sdn Bhd and Investment Executive at CIMB Securities Sdn Bhd, and commenced his career in the investment industry at RHB Asset Management Sdn Bhd.

Currently, he is the Chairman of Malaysian Association of Asset Managers (MAAM) and Chairman of FTSE Bursa Malaysia Index Advisory Committee. He is a Director of the Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Center (SIDREC) and also an invitee in the Executive Committee of Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC).

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of England and he obtained his Capital Markets Services Representative’s Licence in 1997 from the Securities Commission Malaysia.

Julian Christopher Vivian Pull


Julian Christopher Vivian Pull or Ted Pull is Chief Operating Officer for Prudential's fund management business in Asia. He is responsible for the company's finance, business strategy, risk management, operations and IT functions. He works closely with both regional support teams and venture management on the planning and delivery of business strategy, and is responsible for the financial management of the division. In addition, he sits on the Board of a number of Prudential's Asian asset management companies. Since joining Prudential Corporation Asia in 2000, Ted has been a core member of the regional management team driving the expansion of the Asian funds business. He was instrumental in the strategic planning of new operations in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, China, Vietnam and UAE, all of which have seen vigorous growth while cementing a solid platform for scalability. Originally from London, Ted holds a B. Sc. in Economics from University College London and an MBA in Investment and Finance. Ted has been appointed as our Director on 8 October 2007 bringing along with him 20 years of management experience in Asia, including a number of regional leadership roles based in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Michele Bang


Michele Bang joined Eastspring Investments, the Asian asset management business of Prudential plc, as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, in November 2013. She is responsible for all aspects of client relationship management, business development, product and marketing for the wholesale and institutional businesses. In addition, Michele is responsible for managing Eastspring’s local business units, along with the Eastspring Executive Committee. She works closely with the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Country CEOs in setting the overall strategy and direction of business, and is a member of the Eastspring Investments Executive Committee.

Before joining Eastspring Investments, Michele worked at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management where she held a number of senior leadership roles and board seats in Asia.

Michele has over twenty-four (24) years of experience working for global financial institutions and was voted among the Top 25 ‘Most Influential Women in Asset Management’ in Asia Pacific by Asian Investor. Michele holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations & Japanese Studies from Cornell University, NY and a Diploma in International Relations from London School of Economics, England.

 


Eastspring Investments Berhad is an indirect subsidiary of Prudential plc, a company incorporated in the United Kingdom. Neither Eastspring Investments Berhad nor Prudential plc is affiliated with Prudential Financial Inc, a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America.
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