A wealth of experience

The Principal Asset Management Berhad Board of Directors and Senior Management represent a diverse array of industries and credentials, as well as an overarching commitment to community involvement.

Our leaders strive to uphold our history of ethics and integrity, creating a top-down commitment to corporate responsibility and driving our mission to help people and businesses achieve financial security and success.

Board of Directors

    Pedro Esteban Borda

    Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

    He is Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President for Principal International. He is also a Non-Ind…

    Thomas Cheong

    Alternate Director

    Thomas Cheong joined Principal Financial Group (PFG) in January 2015 to lead Principal's operations in North A…

    Effendy Shahul Hamid

    Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

    Effendy is responsible for the development of CIMB Group’s new and disruptive revenue and value creation…

    Chong Chooi Wan

    Alternate Director

    Ms Chooi Wan, currently attached to CIMB Group as Director of Group Ventures and Partnerships, graduated from…

    Juan Ignacio Eyzaguirre Baraona

    Non-Independent Executive Director

    Juan has 30 years of experience in various senior positions in asset management, banking, insurance and fund m…

    Munirah Khairuddin

    Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia

    Munirah joined Principal Asset Management Berhad  in November 2006 and was later appointed as Deputy CEO…

    Paul Wong Chee Kin

    Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director

    Paul Wong was appointed as Group Chief Operations Officer on 1 October 2018 with key focus in strategizing and…

    Wong Joon Hian

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Wong has been an independent non-executive director of Principal Asset Management Berhad since 22 August 2007.…

    Hisham Bin Zainal Mokhtar

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Hisham presently is an…

    Dato' Jaganath Derek Steven Sabapathy

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Dato' Jaganath Derek Steven Sabapathy (“Dato’ Jagan”) holds a Master of Arts degree majoring in Corporate Fina…

    Liew Swee Lin

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Swee Lin is a senior board level executive with more than 28 years of management experience in the Asean regio…

Management Team, ASEAN

Juan Ignacio Eyzaguirre Baraona

Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN

Juan has 30 years of experience in various senior positions in asset management, banking, insurance and fund m…

Uday Jayaram

Chief Operating Officer, ASEAN

Uday brings with him an accumulated experience of 30 years in the fields of audit, management consultancy, equ…

Dale Richard Ward

Chief Technology Officer, ASEAN

Dale Ward was appointed as the Chief Technology Officer, ASEAN in July 2018. Dale has nearly 20 years of exper…

Patrick Chang

Chief Investment Officer, Equities, ASEAN

Patrick brings with him over 19 years of extensive asset management experience and will now manage our investm…

Jesse Liew

Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, ASEAN

Jesse was appointed as Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income ASEAN in October 2018. He is an experienced Chie…

Paramjit Kaur Dhillon

Head, Legal and Company Secretarial, ASEAN

Paramjit Kaur Dhillon, has immense exposure and experience in practice as well as in in-house roles. She…

Management

  • Munirah Khairuddin

    Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia

    Munirah joined Principal Asset Management Berhad  in November 2006 and was later appointed as Deputy CEO…

  • Alberto Reyes

    Chief Financial Officer, Malaysia & Singapore

    Alberto Reyes is a strong finance professional with more than 22 years of working experience. He has a demonst…

  • Shirley Foo

    Head, Retirement Services, Malaysia

    Shirley Foo has been with the company since 2008 and has held several senior positions in the past including H…

  • Michael Tan

    Head, Corporate & Institutional Business, Malaysia

    Michael Tan was appointed as the Head of Corporate & Institutional Business in 2018. Prior to this, Michae…

  • Harry Leong

    Head, Intermediary Business and Retail Strategy, Malaysia

    Harry Leong was appointed as Head of Intermediary Business and Retail Strategy in April 2020 after having…

  • Grace Allison Toh

    Head, Agency and Business Development, Malaysia

    Grace Allison Teh was appointed as Head of Agency and Business Development in December 2016. Prior to that she…

  • Ben Quah Cheng Eng

    Head, Digital Sales, Malaysia

    Ben Quah was appointed as Head of Digital Sales in June 2019. He has more than 16 years of experience in Digit…

  • Chai Han Hsiang

    Head, Customer Experience, Malaysia

    Chai Han Hsiang was appointed as Head of Customer Experience in January 2020. Han Hsiang has more than 15 year…

  • Ong Ee Lyn

    Head, Human Resource, Malaysia & Singapore

    Ong Ee Lyn has more than 15 years of working experience in the human resources industry. Prior to joining Prin…

  • Sazulhisyam Samsuri

    Head, Information Technology, Malaysia & Singapore

    Sazulhisyam has over 20 years of working experience in the informatio…

  • Joanne Chin I Ling

    Head, Brand & Communication, Malaysia & Singapore

    Joanne Chin was appointed as Head of Marketing Communication in July 2020. She has 25 years of working experie…

  • Jacqueline Lai

    Head, Compliance, Malaysia

    Jacqueline Lai was appointed as Head of Compliance in 2014. Prior to that she was attached with CIMB Bank for…

  • Lim Khai Qi

    Head, Risk Management, Malaysia

    Lim Khai Qi joined Principal in 2017 as Head of Risk Management covering the ASEAN region for enterprise, oper…

  • Jessica Loh

    Head, Operations, Malaysia

    Jessica Loh was appointed as Head of Operations in August 2016. Prior to that she served as Head of Wealth Man…