Mr Choo Yee Kwan is a Chartered Banker, and is an Independent Non-Executive Director of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad and the Chairman of its Risk Committee. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and Nominations and Remuneration Committee of the Bank.
Mr Choo is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Danajamin Nasional Berhad since 2018. He is the Chairman of the Board Risk Committee and a member of the Board Underwriting Committee and the Board Investment Committee of the Company.
Mr Choo served the banking and risk management industry for 38 years prior to his retirement in 2014. His last position was as Country Chief Risk Officer for OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC). Before that, he was the Chief Risk Officer for Maybank Group and Group Chief Risk Officer for Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad. During his 14-year career at Maybank Group, he had served as Division Head for Credit Control, International Banking, Corporate Remedial Management, and Group Risk Management. He also served on the Corporate Debt Restructuring Committee set up under Bank Negara Malaysia.
Prior to Maybank, Mr Choo served the National Westminster Bank plc of the United Kingdom in the areas of Global Specialised Industries, and Group Credit Control. He also served on the University Malaya Medical Centre Ethics Committee from 2014 until 2015.
Mr Choo is currently serving on the Education Committee of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers and a Teaching Facilitator in the Asian Banking School.
Mr Choo holds honours degrees in economics and law from University of Malaya and University of London respectively, and is a Barrister-at-Law (of Lincoln’s Inn) following his call to the Bar of England and Wales in 1984.