The Management Team

Meet our people

Our focus is on developing a long-term, sustainable, and rewarding relationship with all of our clients, based on a proper understanding of their specific needs. We are able to draw on the expertise of our highly trained and experienced management team.

Board of Directors

CHAIRMAN

Tan Sri Dr. Suleiman Mohamed

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MANAGING DIRECTOR

Aida Othman

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DIRECTOR

Dato’ Murelidaran M Navaratnam

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DIRECTOR

Dato’ George Varughese

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  • CHAIRMAN

    Tan Sri Dr. Suleiman Mohamed


    Tan Sri Dr. Suleiman Mohamed is the Chairman of UBB Amanah Berhad. He holds a Doctorate in Malay Literature from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and both his Doctorandus Degree in Journalism and Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Science are from the Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD), Indonesia. Prior to joining us at UBB Amanah Berhad, he sat as the:

    • Executive Member of the 42nd Commonwealth Parliament Conference (1996-1999)
    • Elected Member of Parliament (1986-2004)

    Tan Sri Dr. Suleiman has also held the following posts:

    • Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (1987-1995)
    • Deputy Minister of Information, Malaysia (1995-1999)
    • Deputy Minister of Health, Malaysia (1999-2004)

    Tan Sri Dr. Suleiman is the former Chairman of UNITAR International University and was a member of the Board of the Alliance Foundation, Malaysia. Currently, he is an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Xin Hwa Holdings Berhad, where he chairs the Nominating and Remuneration Committees and is a member of the Audit & the Risk Management Committee.

    Tan Sri is also the founder and Chairman of Koperasi Khazanah Suria (KL) Berhad since 2009, a Company that provides business consulting and promotes financial literacy, education and planning for its members. He is a highly regarded public servant and as the Chairman of UBB Amanah Berhad, he ensures the Company implements the highest degree of corporate governance in everything we do.

  • MANAGING DIRECTOR

    Aida Othman


    Aida Othman graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the University of Kent, UK, and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1999.

    She has had 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. She is also very familiar with Bank Negara Malaysia’s regulatory requirements and framework.

    Aida oversees the company’s general portfolio. As the CEO, she has led a number of initiatives that has continually strengthened our portfolio and she has contributed significantly to UBB Amanah Berhad’s stability and growth. She has also greatly enhanced the company’s expertise in having effective risk management and providing diversified trust services.

    Aida leads a team of highly qualified and competent professionals in ensuring that UBB Amanah Berhad remains a market leader in our field of endeavour.

  • DIRECTOR

    Dato’ Murelidaran M Navaratnam


    Dato’ Murelidaran M Navaratnam graduated from the University of London in 1988 with LLB (Honours) degree. 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 admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1990. He started his legal career as a lawyer with Messrs. Pregraves and Matthews in 1990, and later Messrs. Ghazi & Lim. He started his own legal firm in 2003 and has been running his own firm since. Dato’ Murelidaran M Navaratnam has been in legal practice in excess of two decades in total. During this time, he has served as a member of the Bar Council, Malaysia and Chairman of the Penang Bar Council from 2008 to 2011.

  • DIRECTOR

    Dato’ George Varughese


    Dato’ George Varughese graduated with a LLB(Hons) degree from the Manchester Metropolitan University, and was thereafter admitted into the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. He was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1990, and admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1991.

    In 1998, Dato’ George established Messrs George Varughese & Co (later rebranded as Messrs George Varughese in 2009). He had, in 1998, also obtained his Masters in Law (LLM) from the University of Malaya, and later became a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, a certified Sports Arbitrator (C.I.Arb), an accredited Construction Industry Adjudicator with the Asian International Arbitration Centre and a certified Mediator (C.I.Arb).

    Years of dedication to the profession and to the Bar Council saw Dato’ George rise to helm the Malaysian Bar as President from 2017 until 2019.

    In November 2019, Dato’ George was appointed as a Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Malaya, in which office he served at the High Court of Malaya in Penang until 2021.

    Thereafter, in 2022, Dato’ George returned to practice as a Consultant with Messrs George Varughese, where his vision continues to lend veracity and professionalism to the work of the firm’s most experienced and budding practitioners alike.