Malayan Commercial Banks’ Association held its 51st Annual General Meeting


Malayan Commercial Banks’ Association (MCBA) held its 51st Annual General Meeting on 11 September 2013 at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel.

The meeting started off with a formal welcoming address delivered by the President of MCBA, Puan Nora Manaf, who is also the Head of Group Human Capital, Maybank. She commended the EXCO members and other individuals who represented the banks in the Negotiating Teams which amicably concluded the collective agreement for the period 2012-2014 with three separate banking trade unions, namely, ABOM, SBEU Sarawak and SBEU Sabah.

The President also provided a brief on the economic scenarios and the industrial relations landscape affecting the banking industry. She urged member banks to remain focused on economy, nation and society building to ensure that the banking industry delivers the targeted results which are critical for uplifting the national economy under the Economic Transformation Programme or ETP and to continue to ensure bank employees, their families and the communities we belong to grow and prosper.

Puan Nora also reiterated the importance for member banks to strengthen their resolve to cooperate with and support each other and act as a collective in confronting industry-wide industrial relations challenges to bring about an outcome where everyone comes out a winner.

She also took the opportunity to welcome Mr. Samuel Tan of Bank of America Malaysia Berhad, Ms. Nikki Grant-Cook of Citibank Berhad, Puan Nik Ilyanan Mohamed of Deutsche Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and Encik Jamaludin Bakri of RHB Bank Berhad who have been appointed into HR leadership position in their respective Bank.

The Annual General Meeting was well attended by representatives of member banks. Among them were Mr. Cheah Syn Yeam, Head HR of OCBC Bank, Ms. Veronica Lai, Head HR of Royal Bank of Scotland Bhd and Heads of Industrial Relations of member banks.