RHBCap appoints Khairussaleh Ramli as new group CEO, MD

Khairussaleh Ramli appointed RHB Banking Group CEO and MD

RHB Capital Bhd (RHBCap) has appointed Khairussaleh Ramli as its new chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD) and group CEO and group MD of the RHB Banking Group.

Khairussaleh, 46, will assume his roles effective May 5, 2015.

RHBCap said in a stock exchange filing that it has obtained the central bank’s approval for the appointment and that Khairussaleh will be taking over from Kellee Kam Chee Kiong, who will be leaving the RHB Banking Group soon.

“We are confident his in-depth understanding of the financial services industry, together with his extensive management experience, will steer RHB Banking Group towards achieving its aspiration to be a leading multinational financial services group, not only in Malaysia but also within the region,” said RHBCap chairman Khadar Merican.

Khairussaleh joined the group in December 2013, as deputy group MD and MD of RHB Bank Bhd. He will continue to hold his position as RHB Bank MD, along with his new appointments.

On Kam’s departure, Khadar said, “RHB Banking Group would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation to Mr Kellee Kam for his outstanding service, dedication and able leadership, including charting the course of the RHB Banking Group over a span of more than 10 years to where we are today, and our achievements thus far. Whilst we are sad to see such a dynamic leader leave our organisation, we wish him every success for the future.”

Khairussaleh has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services and capital markets industry.

He was previously the president-director of PT Bank Internasional Indonesia Tbk, which is 98.31%-owned by Malayan Banking Bhd.

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In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

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