Mr. Koh Boon Huat
Non-Executive and Independent Director
Mr. Koh Boon Huat was appointed as an Independent and Non-Executive Director on 18 February 2019. Mr. Koh is currently the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of both the Audit and Nominating Committee.
Mr. Koh has 40 years of experience in the banking and finance industry. Mr. Koh has extensive knowledge and expertise in banking operations, credit and marketing, compliance, collections and recovery. He commenced his career in October 1974 as a Clerk in Malayan Banking Berhad, Batu Pahat. Mr. Koh was an Officer of Arab-Malaysian Finance Bhd., Batu Pahat in 1985, before he joined First Malaysia Finance Berhad, Batu Pahat, in 1988 where he was a Credit Officer. He subsequently left as an Acting Branch Manager, and joined MBf Finance Berhad, Pontian in 1991 and MBf Finance Berhad, Batu Pahat in 1993 as a Branch Manager.
Between 1995 and 1996, Mr. Koh was the Personal Assistant to the managing director of S.P.I. Holdings Sdn. Bhd., Batu Bahat. He subsequently re-joined the banking industry as a Branch Manager for Oriental Bank Berhad, Batu Berendam in 1997 and Phileo Allied Bank Berhad, Batu Pahat from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Koh was the Branch Manager of United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, Kluang from 2001 to 2002 and Branch Manager of United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad Batu Pahat from 2002 to 2008. He last held the position of Area Manager with United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, South Area Centre from November 2008 to June 2016, where he was responsible for managing eight branches in Johor and Melaka with a staff force of over 400 employees.
Mr. Koh Boon Huat obtained his Diploma in Management from the Malaysian Institute of Management in 1998, and in 2006, he graduated with a degree in Management (Honours) from Multimedia University. He was a committee member of Johor State Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers Advisory Council between August 2011 and June 2016.