World Capital Markets Symposium

Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir

Group Head of Global Banking, Maybank Group, Malaysia

Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir is the Group Head of Global Banking for Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) Group and is responsible for global wholesale banking operations throughout the 20 countries where the Bank has a presence.

Amirul started his career in the audit division at KPMG Plc. in London, before joining Citigroup in Singapore and Hong Kong as Vice President of Citigroup Global Markets (formerly Schroders Investment Banking) between 1997 and 2004, where he worked on various investment banking assignments across Asia. After Citigroup, he became an Executive Director and shareholder of boutique financial advisory firm BinaFikir, until the firm was acquired by Maybank Investment Bank Bhd (formerly Aseambankers Bhd), the investment banking arm of Maybank. Subsequently, Amirul became Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking at Maybank Investment Bank.

In this role, he was instrumental in reviving the bank’s leadership in the equity capital markets and advisory functions. Amirul has also held senior management positions in various non-banking entities, including Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), the country’s largest fund management company, where he was tasked with reviewing PNB’s portfolio of strategic investments and developing strategies for value enhancement. Most recently he served as Group Managing Director of Chemical Company of Malaysia Bhd (CCM), a government-linked company. Amirul left CCM to rejoin the Maybank Group in October 2014 as Group Head of Global Banking.

He has a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Economics (Accounting and Finance) from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales, and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.