Management Team

Maybank Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. ("Maybank AM Malaysia")

Ahmad Najib Nazlan
Chief Executive Officer
Ahmad Najib Nazlan was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Asset Management Group effective 1 July 2021. He is also the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Asset Management Malaysia, a role he assumed since April 2018.   

Najib was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Islamic Asset Management and has over 22 years of experience in the financial services industry covering portfolio and balance sheet management, credit ratings, structured products, private equity as well as Islamic Finance. He was previously the Malaysia CIO (fixed income and sukuk) of a global investment management firm and had served in various capacities at the Central Bank of Malaysia, an Islamic bank as well as global investment banks.  

Najib holds a bachelor's degree in business administration majoring in finance, and an M.B.A. with specialization in Islamic Finance from the International Islamic University of Malaysia, and is a CMSRL license holder and is also a member of the Financial Markets Association of Malaysia (FMAM, also known as the Persatuan Pasaran Kewangan Malaysia).
Syhiful Zamri
Chief Investment Officer
Syhiful Zamri was appointed as Chief Investment Officer of Maybank Asset Management (MAM) on 17 May 2021. Prior to this, Syhiful served as the Chief Investment Officer of Maybank Islamic Asset Management (MIAM) since 2015. He was responsible for overseeing investments across asset classes together with a team of fund managers at MIAM with their respective responsibilities to manage and monitor investments, in particular managing pension and institutional funds. He also assisted the Head of Regional Investment in the development of short-term and long-term investment strategies and policies for Maybank Asset Management Group. 

Syhiful has more than 18 years of experience in the fund management industry. He is well versed in debt restructuring, corporate turnarounds, and mergers and acquisitions. His strength lies in his insight to the power sector and toll roads where most debts for the sector were raised during his career as Senior Vice President of Research and Advisory in Kenanga Investors Bhd and Head of Fund Management Research RHB Investment Management.

He graduated with an Honours Degree from De Monfort University (UK) with Bachelor in Accounting and Finance. He is a holder of CMSRL license.
Norazlina Binti Abdul Rashid
Head of Compliance
Azlina has over 20 years of legal and compliance experience in financial institutions and regulatory boards. Her extensive legal experience includes heading the Corporate Affairs Department which consists of the Legal Unit, the Secretarial Unit and Quality Management Unit for RHB Units Trusts. She went on to lead the Legal, Compliance & Secretarial department of ING Funds Berhad and was instrumental in setting up the funds back in 2003. After that, she headed the asset management Group Compliance Department at CIMB Principal and held other key roles such as the Secretariat for the Principal Financial Group’s Risk Management Committee for CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management Berhad and also managed the compliance department of subsidiaries in Southeast Asia region within the CIMB Group.

Her regulatory experience began at Securities Commission Malaysia where she had a pivotal role in managing the Authorisation and Licensing Department for securities, derivatives and fund management including venture capital management corporation and all other regulated activities. Her role also included assessing licensing applications, monitoring of compliance with licensing requirements as well as formulation and implementation of new policies to enhance the efficiency and competitive edge of the Malaysian capital market. At CTOS, Malaysia's leading Credit Reporting Agency, she headed the legal, regulatory and compliance audit team where she manages the main regulators such as Registrar of Credit Reporting Agencies under the Ministry of Finance, Bank Negara Malaysia, Companies Commission of Malaysia and Commissioner of Personal Data Protection Act.

She holds a LLB (Hons) degree from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1997.
Amirul Hafiz Abdul Rahim
Head of Risk Management
Hafiz has had over 15 years of experience in risk management and assurance services and started his career at Ernst & Young Malaysia and Singapore before moving to PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia.

Prior to joining Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad, he was the Vice President at Khazanah Nasional Berhad where he spent 8 years in the Risk Management Unit overseeing the implementation of governance and risk management framework for Khazanah and its Regional Offices.

Hafiz is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom with a BSc in Applied Accounting.
Chen Fan Fai
Head of Investments, Unit Trust
Fan Fai was appointed as Head of Investments, Unit Trust for Maybank Asset Management Sdn Bhd in October 2018 and is responsible for leading the investment team overseeing the company’s unit trust funds. He was previously the Chief Investment Officer for EASTSPRING Investments Bhd. He led the investment management team at EASTSPRING and closely monitored the firm’s stable of investments.

Fan Fai has over 30 years of experience, having started his career as an analyst with UOB Asset Management Limited (Singapore). He has held senior investment positions in local and regional asset management companies and has served as chief investment officer with Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Bhd and as investments director in Kenanga Investors Berhad.

He holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia, an MBA degree from Loyola University of Chicago, USA, and Master of Science degree (Accountancy) from University of Illinois, USA. He obtained his Capital Markets and Services Representative’s license from the Securities Commission Malaysia in 2004.
Jennifer Lim
Head of Sales & Distribution
Jennifer joined Maybank Asset Management in March 2019 as Head of Sales & Distribution. She started her career as a Communications Executive, and subsequently spent 6 years in marketing and financial planning at Public Mutual Berhad. She has also worked as a tax consultant Ernst & Young Tax Services.

Prior to joining Maybank Asset Management Sdn Bhd, she was Head of Business Development & Marketing at UOB Asset Management (Malaysia) Berhad (UOBAM), where she grew the institutional business and pioneered the growth of its retail unit trust business.

Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing for investment products and services. She is a graduate of Universiti Utara Malaysia and holds a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) degree.

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