YM Tengku Zarina Tengku Chik
Chief Executive Officer, SIDC
Tengku Zarina brings with her over 27 years of global financial services experience both in corporate and international finance, taking in different business functions and markets. Having a core competency in corporate credit, she had in the past assumed a wide breath of roles in international banking, corporate banking, business development, banking operations, operational excellence and strategic transformation.
She has served in large financial centres including in the city of London, where she was the Country Head for Maybank operations in the UK from 2005 to 2013, and in Hong Kong where she was Maybank Hong Kong’s Deputy CEO in charge of corporate banking and business development from 2001 to 2005. She had served in Maybank New York and Maybank International Labuan for short term assignments in her early years with Maybank. Leveraging her diverse experience, she had taken on several strategic transformation roles, including Maybank’s Head of Operational Excellence for Global Banking where she led a significant initiative to streamline the ‘Know Your Customer’ value chain as well as enabling the Financial Institutions Group’s business. She was also appointed as a Supervisory Board member for Uzbek Leasing International in Uzbekistan from 2013 to 2015.