Dato’ Kong Sooi Lin (‘Dato’ Kong’), a Malaysian, aged 58, was appointed to the Board of AMMB Holdings Berhad (‘AMMB’) on 30 October 2019 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. She has also been appointed as a Member of the Risk Management Committee of AMMB.
Dato’ Kong holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from University of New South Wales. She is also a Chartered Banker of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB), Chartered Accountant of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a Certified Practising Accountant of Australia (Fellow).
Dato’ Kong has more than 30 years of investment banking experience with an extensive equity and debt transaction expertise, having advised on numerous highly profiled and industry-shaping corporate exercises in Malaysia and Asia Pacific.
Dato’ Kong was the Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Investment Bank from March 2016 to March 2019, where her primary focus was to lead and sustain the growth of investment banking business in terms of revenue, profit and innovation. Prior to this, she was the Regional Head of Investment Banking of CIMB for the ASEAN Region.
During this period, her scope of responsibilities included being the Group Head of Private Banking where her responsibility was to helm CIMB’s Private Banking business by building greater linkage between the business units across various geographies with the aim of growing Assets Under Management (AUM) and profitability.
Dato’ Kong is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of AmInvestment Bank Berhad, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMMB. She is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Eco World International Berhad and a Director of Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad.