Managing Director & Executive Director
Akmal Hassan is one of the three pioneering senior members in the establishment of AIIMAN Asset Management Sdn Bhd (“AIIMAN”). He took over the helm as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Director on 18 November 2010. Under his leadership, AIIMAN has grown its asset under administration (AUA) to RM23.5 billion as of 31 December 2020. Under his management, the business has since turned profitable.
As Managing Director of AIIMAN, Akmal is actively involved in all aspects of the business’ day-to-day management from leading the investment team, driving marketing strategies, building the business, to guiding the back office team. He believes in development through empowerment and synergy with a clear focus on delivering positive results, from investment performance, AUM growth, adding value to AIIMAN’s shareholders as well as contributing to the government’s push to develop Malaysia as the global international Islamic financial hub.
Akmal is the driving force behind the strong returns and low volatility performance of its investment portfolios as well as Affin Hwang Asset Management’s award winning Shariah unit trust funds. People and performance is the source of AIIMAN’s success today.
Prior to his current appointment, Akmal was the Chief Investment Officer at a subsidiary of a local Islamic Bank. He has more than 15 years experience in the investment management industry primarily in portfolio management, investment research and marketing strategy.
Akmal graduated from Oklahoma State University, USA with a degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance (BSc). He completed his Master in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Bakri Bin Jamaluddin
Chief Operating Officer
Bakri bin Jamaluddin joined AIIMAN Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. (“AIIMAN”) as the Chief Operating Officer in November 2016. He brings with him more than 20 years of work experience in financial and financial related industries, of which 15 years of his professional experience are in the capital market industry.
His responsibilities in AIIMAN encompass the overall planning, execution and administration of the company’s major functions inclusive of Corporate Affairs, Finance, Operations, Information Technology, Human Capital Management and Customer Relationship with the objectives of operational improvement and fiscal efficiency. Prior to joining AIIMAN, Bakri spent four years in Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) as the Vice-President/Country Compliance where he is responsible ensuring compliance by the BAML group of entities in Malaysia for activities related to investment banking, corporate banking, leasing, global markets, treasury services and offshore banking transactions.
Bakri holds a Bachelor of Laws from the International Islamic University Malaysia and was also admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1996.
Key Personnel overseeing AIIMAN
Dato’ Teng Chee Wai
Dato’ Teng Chee Wai was appointed as AIIMAN’s Non-executive Director on 18 November 2014. He is the founder of Affin Hwang Asset Management (“Affin Hwang AM”). Over the past few decades, he has built Affin Hwang AM to be the fastest growing independent investment management house in Malaysia with RM73 billion in assets under administration as at 31 December 2020.
In his capacity as Managing Director / Executive Director of Affin Hwang AM, Teng manages the overall business and strategic direction as well as the management of the investment team. His hands-on approach sees him actively involved in investments, product development, and marketing. Teng’s critical leadership and regular participation in reviewing and assessing strategies and performance have been pivotal in allowing the Company to successfully navigate the economically turbulent environment.
Teng’s investment management experience spans more than 20 years, and his key area of expertise is in managing absolute return mandates for insurance assets and investment-linked funds in both Singapore and Malaysia. In addition, Teng is also the Chairman of Bintang Capital Partners Berhad, Affin Hwang AM’s Private Equity subsidiary.
Prior to his current appointments, he was the Assistant General Manager (Investment) of Overseas Assurance Corporation (OAC) and was responsible for the investment function of the Overseas Assurance Corporation Ltd Group.
Teng began his career in the financial industry as an Investment Manager with NTUC Income, Singapore. He is a Bachelor of Science graduate from the National University of Singapore and has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Actuarial Studies from City University in London.
Shahrin Shaikh Mohd
Chief Compliance, Risk & Legal Officer (Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad)
Shahrin Shaikh Mohd joined Affin Hwang Asset Management as the Chief Compliance, Risk and Legal officer in January 2012 and brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the fund management, unit trusts and capital market regulatory framework. He is entrusted by the Board and Managing Director of the Company to supervise the overall implementation and communication of risk governance and compliance framework on top of overseeing legal matters, anti-money laundering initiatives and risk management for the company.
Shahrin began his career with the Securities Commission Malaysia where he spent more than 15 years in various capacities covering various areas such as reviewing corporate proposals (which includes Initial Public Offering, acquisitions, rights issues, unit trusts); review and development of policies and guidelines; as well as supervision and examination of unit trusts and fund management companies.
Shahrin’s experience include a stint at the Capital Market Authority of Saudi Arabia (CMA) where he acted as a consultant to the CMA in reviewing and enhancing the mutual funds regulatory framework in Saudi Arabia. Shahrin graduated with a double major in Accounting and Finance from the University of Warwick, England and had recently passed an AML certification with a distinction from Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB).