The 20th Malaysian Banking Summit

The Malaysian Banking Summit is an annual high-level Conference to feel the pulse of the Banking Sector – the lifeblood of the nation’s business community. The Summit also enables participants to discuss and evaluate key challenges, trends and opportunities in the Banking & Finance Industry. The Summit provides useful insights into the thinking of the Captains of the Banking Industry, as well as provide a timely platform for exchange of ideas, industry updates and knowledge for banking and finance professionals. This year is the 20th edition of the Annual Malaysian Banking Summit. ASLI in collaboration with the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers present to you this 20th edition of the Summit.


The Malaysian economy chalked up an impressive growth rate amidst global uncertainties last year. The economy is projected to grow at a healthy 5% this year. This economic robustness coupled with effective Bank Negara’s prudential oversight and industry compliance has made the Malaysian banking industry a solid consistent performer. Regular stress tests have borne up the healthy financial state of Malaysian banks. This year the banking sector will face new challenges.


Global economic uncertainties and the global slowdown will impact on the Banking Sector. Banks need to upgrade operational efficiency to save costs and deliver excellent customer service. New technologies, new trends and new players including fintechs will impact on traditional banking. Future banking is the new name of the game. Innovation will enhance banking competitiveness and service excellence. Hence the focus at this year’s Summit on the Future of Banks and the challenges and opportunities from bank transformation and innovation.


The 20th Malaysian Banking Summit will provide participants with timely updates and leadership conversations with leading players in the industry, including experts from The World Bank to focus on banking innovation and innovative leadership.



Tan Sri Azman Hashim
Chairman, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers & Chairman, AmBank Group


Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam
Corporate Adviser, Sunway Group / former CEO, Bank Buruh and former Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Finance


Jose de Luna
Lead Financial Sector Economist, The World Bank


Dr. Faris Hadad Zervos
Representative to Malaysia and Country Manager, The World Bank


Tan Sri Mohd Sheriff Kassim
Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia / President, Malaysian Economic Association and former Secretary-General, Ministry of Finance


Mrs. Nora Manaf
Group Chief Human Capital Officer, Malayan Banking Berhad


Mr. Pathik Gupta
Director, McLagan Singapore


Mr. Reza Ghazali
Managing Director, Korn/Ferry


Mr. Syahrunizam Shamsuddin
Chief Executive Officer, Touch & Go


Mr. Goh Peng Ooi
Chairman, Silverlake Axis Ltd


Mr. Michael Foong Seong Yew
Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer, Maybank


Mr. Anshu Nahar
Principal, A.T. Kearney Inc


Mr. Promod Dass
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, RAM Holdings Berhad


Ms. Sophia Lee
Co-Head, Financial Institutions Ratings, RAM Rating Services Berhad


Mr. David Hovenden
Managing Director, Southeast Asia, PwC Strategy& (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd


Ms. Seow-Chien Chew
Senior Partner, Bain & Company Malaysia Inc


Mr. Chow Sang Hoe
Managing Partner, Advisory / ASEAN & Malaysia, Ernst & Young Advisory Services Sdn Bhd


Mr. Freddy Loo
Executive Director, Ernst & Young Advisory Services Sdn Bhd


Mr. Chu Hong Keong
Former CIO cum Head of eBusiness, HSBC Bank Malaysia and former Head of HSBC Global Technology Centre in Malaysia


Mr. Tay Kay Luan
Chief Executive Officer, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers