Datuk Michael has built a distinguish track-record of over 32 years across the Southeast Asian region as a senior-level banker with extensive focus in strategic business transformation, risk management and corporate governance; organization and human capital development.
He is presently an Advisor to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Cambodia; where he led the development of the Strategic Frameworks for the SME Bank of Cambodia, the SME Sector Rejuvenation Initiative, and the Credit Guarantee Corporation of Cambodia, respectively.
Amongst his prior professional appointments, he was previously the CEO of Canadia Bank PLC, Cambodia; where he led the transformation of this local bank into a regional financial services group. Prior to Canadia Bank, he was the Group CEO of EON Bank Group, Malaysia. Under his leadership, the banking group was re-energized from being previously perceived as a non-descript player in the industry to being regarded as a rapidly growing universal commercial bank and one of the most talked about banking franchise in Malaysia.
He had also been the Worldwide Director for Banking Solutions with Hewlett Packard Worldwide; and prior to that, the Group Head of Consumer Banking for RHB Bank, Malaysia. Before he returned to Malaysia in 2004, he was a Managing Director with DBS Bank, Singapore for 17 years, serving in various senior management roles in both their Singapore and Thailand banking operations.
During his professional career, Datuk Michael had been involved in both the banking and technology industries; and have led businesses in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and China, respectively. He is presently a passionate advocate of digital transformation and innovation in the region’s financial services industry; serving in various advisory functions and roles.