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.

FINCO Board of Directors

The FINCO Board represents the financial industry and is instrumental in encouraging FINCO to set expansive goals and yet ensure that all initiatives are carefully executed and measured for impact. With their guidance, FINCO has balanced expansion and impact to create the best outcomes for the children and youth of Malaysia.


Tan Sri Azman Hashim

Chairman, AmBank Group

Datuk Abdul Farid Alias

Group President & CEO, Maybank

Mr. Abu Hassan Alshari Yahaya

Assistant Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

Dato' Sulaiman Mohd Tahir

Group CEO, AmBank Group

Mr. Gan Leong Hin

CEO, Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad

Mr Usman Ahmed

CEO, Citi Malaysia

Mr. Aria Putera Ismail

Chairman, Association of Development Finance Institutions of Malaysia Group President & CEO, SME Bank

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

Mr. Fad'l Mohamed

Deputy Chairman, Malaysian Investment Banking Association CEO, Maybank Investment Bank

Mr. Muhammad Fikri Mohamad Rawi

Chairman, Malaysian Takaful Association CEO, Sun Life Malaysia Takaful

Mr. Antony Lee Fook Weng

Chairman, Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia CEO, AIG Malaysia Insurance

FINCO Steering Committee

The Steering Committee plays an important advisory role for FINCO operations and is currently chaired by Mr. Syed Anuar Syed Ali of AmBank Group and is the conduit through which communications are managed with all 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)

Mr. Mohd Prasad bin Hanif
Secretary General
Assoc. of Development Finance Institutions of Malaysia (ADFIM)

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 FINCO Backbone is responsible for the development and implementation of FINCO’s strategy. They oversee the day to day operations of the organisation and report to and take guidance and direction from 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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