BOARD OF DIRECTORS
TAN SRI DR. SULEIMAN MOHAMED is currently the Chairman of UBB Amanah Berhad.
He holds a doctorate in Malay Literature from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and both his Master in Journalism and Bachelor in Communication Science from Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD), Indonesia. Prior to joining UBB Amanah B he was the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister Department, Deputy Minister of Information and Deputy Minister of Health of Malaysia.
Tan Sri Dr. Suleiman is also the former Chairman of UNITAR International University and was a member of the Board of Alliance Foundation Malaysia.
Currently, he is an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Xin Hwa Holdings Berhad, where he chairs both the Nominating and Remuneration Committees and is a member of the Audit & the Risk Management Committee.
He is a highly regarded public servant and as the Chairman of the UBB Amanah, he ensures the Company implements a high degree of corporate governance.
GEORGE VARUGHESE A/L K.O VARUGHESE studied law at Manchester University and thereafter was admitted into the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn in 1990.
With more than 25 years of experience Mr. Varughese has a wealth of experience in all aspects of the law. He obtained his Masters in Law (LLM) from University of Malaya in 1998. He is also a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (M.M.I. Arbs) and accredited Construction Industry Adjudicator with the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA). George Varughese speialises in Litigation, Corporate Arbitration, Adjudication and Criminal.
He is also an active member of the Bar Council of Malaysia having held many executive positions over the years and he was elected as the Malaysian Bar president 2017.
DATO' MURELIDARAN A/L M NAVARATNAM graduated from University of London in 1988 with LLB Honours. He is a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, London and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1989.
He was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1990. He started his career as a legal assistant with Messrs. Pregraves and Matthews in 1990, and later joined Messrs. Ghazi & Lim as a legal assistant. Having started his own legal firm in 2003, Dato' Murelidaran has been in legal practice in excess of two decades in total.
Dato' Murelidaran was a member of the Bar Council, Malaysia and Chairman of the Penang Bar from 2008 to 2011. He now serves as Independent Non-Executive Director at UBB Amanah.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
AIDA OTHMAN graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the University of Kent, UK, and was called to the Bar of the High Court of Malaya in 1999.
She has extensive experience in the banking and financial sectors having worked at MBF Finance Berhad, AMBank Berhad, and Public Bank Berhad, specialising in regulatory issues, corporate law, guarantees and contract law with Bank Negara Malaysia.
Aida oversees the company's general portfolio. As the CEO, she has lead a number of initiatives that continually strengthens the portfolio and contributes significantly to UBB Amanah's stability and growth. She has also enhanced the company's expertise in effective risk management and diversified trust services.
Aida leads a team of highly qualified and competent professionals in managing UBB Amanah Berhad.