Board of Directors

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Teh Hong Piow, aged 90, male, began his banking career in 1950 and has 70 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 retired as Chairman of Public Bank on 31 December 2018. He was conferred the position of Chairman Emeritus and Adviser of Public Bank with effect from 1 January 2019.
 
Tan Sri had won both Malaysian 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 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 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 Rcognition Award 2016 for Malaysia
  • Asia’s Best CEO (Investor Relations) 2017 for Malaysia
  • Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2017 for Malaysia
  • The Greatest Malaysian Banker of All Time
  • The BrandLaureate Hall of Fame- Lifetime Achievement Award  2018- Man of the Year
  • Grand Prix D’Excellence Brand Leadership Award in Banking
  • The Best of Best in Brand Leadership Award 2018-Overall Championship
  • Asia Best CEO (Investor Relations) 2018 for Malaysia
  • Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2018
  • Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2019
  • The BrandLaureate Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award as the Greatest Banking Icon of the Decade  
Tan Sri Teh was awarded the Medal “For the Course of Vietnamese Banking” by the State Bank of Vietnam in 2002 for his contribution 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 excellence 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 25 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, Malaysia 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 directorship in other public companies within the Public Bank Group are as Chairman of Public Mutual Bhd, Public Financial Holdings Ltd, Public Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd, Public Bank Vietnam Ltd and several other subsidiaries of Public Bank, and as Director of Public Investment Bank Bhd and Public Islamic Bank Bhd. His directorship in other public companies are as Chairman of LPI Capital Bhd and Lonpac Insurance Bhd.
Dato' Mohammed Najeeb bin Abdullah, aged 66, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of Cambodian Public Bank on 5 June 2018.
 
Dato' Mohammed Najeeb has a total of 41 years' experience in the Malaysian Banking industry. He had 9 years' experience in branch banking with another major bank in Malaysia, before joining Public Bank in 1983 as a Senior Officer and was promoted to Branch Manager in 1985 and subsequently to Senior Manager in 1995 whereby he was responsible for branches business development. He was the Head of Islamic Banking Division of Public Bank before he was transferred and appointed as the General Manager of Public Islamic Bank, the Islamic banking subsidiary of Public Bank, in November 2008.
 
Dato' Mohammed Najeeb resigned from Public Islamic Bank when he was appointed as a Senator of the Parliament of Malaysia in April 2010.
 
Dato' Mohammed Najeeb holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration (Accounting and Finance) from Charles Darwin University, Australia. He also holds a Diploma in Marketing from Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom.

 

Dato’ Chang Kat Kiam, aged 65, holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and was appointed as a Director of Cambodian Public Bank on 11 August 2009.

 

He has been with Public Bank since 1975 and is experienced in all aspects of banking having managed branches and banking business portfolio in Head Office. Dato’ Chang was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of Public Bank in 2006 and redesignated as Senior Chief Operating Officer in October 2013. He was appointed to his present position as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Public Bank in January 2016.

 

His directorships in other public companies in the Public Bank Group are as Director of Public Financial Holdings Ltd, Public Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd, Public Finance Ltd, Cambodian Public Bank Plc, Campu Lonpac Insurance Plc, Campu Securities Plc, CPB Properties Co., Ltd, Public Bank Vietnam Ltd and AIA PUBLIC Takaful Bhd.

Mr. Quah Poh Keat, aged 67, was appointed as a Director of Cambodian Public Bank on 11 August 2009.
 
He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Public Bank, the parent company from July 2008 until his appointment on 1 October 2013 as Deputy Chief Executive Officer II. Mr Quah was re-designated as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Public Bank on 28 November 2013. He retired as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Public Bank on 31 December 2015.
 
He is a Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Taxation and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants; and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
 
He was a partner of KPMG, Malaysia since October 1982 and appointed Senior Partner (also known as Managing Partner in other practices) in October 2000 until 30 September 2007.
 
He retired from the firm on 31 December 2007. He is experienced in auditing, tax and insolvency practices and had worked in Malaysia and United Kingdom; his experiences include restructuring, demergers and privatisation.
 
His directorships in other companies are as Director of Public Mutual Bhd, Public Financial Holdings Ltd, Public Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd, Cambodian Public Bank Plc, Campu Lonpac Insurance Plc, Campu Securities Plc, and other subsidiaries of Public Bank Bhd. His directorships in other public companies listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad include Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, Paramount Corporation Berhad and Malayan Flour Mills Berhad.

 
Dr. Ghanty Sam Abdoullah, aged 79, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Cambodian Public Bank on 27 June 2014.

Dr. Ghanty Sam Abdoullah has 17 years' experience in the banking and finance industry.
 
Dr. Ghanty Sam Abdoullah holds a PhD. in Business Administration (International Business and Finance) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA). He also holds a Master's degree in Business Administration in Finance, Investment and Banking, and also a Master's degree in Science, International Business and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA). He is a member of Kampuchea Certified Public Accountants and Auditors.
 
He is presently a Member of Board of Directors of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC), and the Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia, and he is also an Advisor to the National Accounting Council, Regulator of the Cambodian Accounting Standard.

 

Mr. Ong Ming Teck, aged 59, male, was appointed as an Executive Director of Cambodian Public Bank on 26 April 2021.


 

Mr. Ong Ming Teck holds a Bachelor of Business (Business Administration), AMIM, DBFS and CCP. He has a total of 38 years service with the Public Bank Group.  He held several key positions in Public Bank prior to his appointment as Deputy General Manager of Cambodian Public Bank on 10 July 2008. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 11 January 2021.

 

His directorship in other public companies within the Public Bank Group are Campu Securities Plc. and CPB Properties Co., Ltd.