About Us

The Financial Industry Collective Outreach (FINCO) is a collaborative initiative pioneered by all financial institutions in Malaysia with the support of Bank Negara Malaysia. The collaboration was established in 2017 with the big goal to provide underprivileged children and youth with the guidance and educational tools they need to achieve their life goals.

FINCO is the largest collective impact initiative in Malaysia. While financial institutions have a long history of supporting the community through individual events, programmes and charitable donations, FINCO was the industry’s first joint initiative to tackle pressing social issues in an effective and sustainable manner. By coming together to design and deliver programmes, the financial institutions in Malaysia can have a greater impact on society. FINCO’s initial focus areas are increasing access to opportunities for underprivileged children through mastering English and cultivating life aspirations through exposure to global careers and personal development opportunities. In order to achieve this, FINCO has developed two flagship programmes – FINCO Reads and FINCO Mentor.

As it expands, FINCO strives to design and execute its programmes for long-term impact. FINCO works closely with strategic partners and stakeholders to ensure the sustainability and scalability of each programme it rolls out.

The Board

FINCO’s Board of Directors is comprised of the President or Chairperson of financial industry associations The Association of Banks Malaysia (ABM), Association of Islamic Banking and Financial Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM), Malaysian Investment Banking Association (MIBA), Malaysian Takaful Association (MTA), Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) and Persatuan Insurans Malaysia (PIAM) as well as the CEOs of the five founding organisations of AmBank, Bank Negara Malaysia, Citi Malaysia and Maybank with FINCO members CIMB and Standard Chartered.


Tan Sri Azman Hashim

Chairman, AmBank Group

Dato' Sri Abdul Farid Alias

Group President & CEO, Maybank

AG. Abu Hassan Alshari Yahaya

Assistant Governor
Bank Negara Malaysia

Dato' Sulaiman Mohd Tahir

Group CEO, AmBank Group

Mr. Lim Eng Seong

CEO, Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad

Mr. Usman Ahmed

CEO, Citi Malaysia

Dato' Adissadikin Ali

President, Association of Islamic Banking and Financial Institutions Malaysia
Managing Director & CEO, RHB Islamic Bank

Ms. Loh Guat Lan

President, Life Insurance Association of Malaysia
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Hong Leong Assurance

Dato' Fad'l Mohamed

Deputy Chairman, Malaysian Investment Banking AssociationCEO, Maybank Investment Bank

En. Elmie Aman Najas

Chairman, Malaysian Takaful Association CEO, AIA Public Takaful Bhd

Mr. Antony Lee Fook Weng

Chairman, Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia
CEO, AIG Malaysia Insurance

Dato' Abdul Rahman Ahmad


Mr. Abrar A. Anwar

Managing Director & CEO
Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Bhd

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee (SC) includes representatives from the financial industry associations, founding organisations and FINCO members. The SC plays an important advisory role for FINCO operations, and is the conduit through which communications are managed with our member organisations.

Mr. Mohd Izad Zainul
Bank Negara Malaysia

Mr. Syed Anuar Syed Ali
Exec VP of Group Corporate Comms & Marketing
AmBank Group

Mr. Prakash Mukherjee
Head of Group Corporate Affairs
Maybank Group

Ms. Fiona Liao
Head of Brand, Marketing
Prudential Assurance Malaysia Bhd

Ms. Celina May Benjamin
Director of Corporate Affairs
Citibank Malaysia

Ms. Kalpana Sambasivamurthy
Executive Director
The Assoc. of Banks in Malaysia (ABM)

Ms. Ratna Sha’erah Kamaludin
Executive Director
Assoc. of Islamic Banking and Financial Institutions in Malaysia

Mr. Mark O’ Dell
Chief Executive Officer
Life Insurance Assoc. of Malaysia (LIAM)

Ms. Pauline Wong
Executive Director
Malaysian Investment Banking Assoc. (MIBA)

Mr. Azli Munani
CEO/Executive Secretary
Malaysian Takaful Assoc. (MTA)

Mr. Zainudin Ishak
President & CEO of Malaysian Reinsurance Bhd
Representing Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia (PIAM)

Ms. Luanne Sieh
Head of Group Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility
CIMB Group

Ms. Jennifer Kang
Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing – Malaysia
Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad

The Backbone

The Backbone is responsible for the development and implementation of FINCO’s strategy. They oversee the day-to-day operations of the organisation, reporting to the FINCO Board and Steering Committee.

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Clare Walker
Chief Executive Officer
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Liew Siew Hui
Programme Director
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Anne Marie Tan
Programme Manager
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Malina Shamsudin
Communications & Events
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Tan Kok Hwa
Accounts & Operations Assistant