ASEAN's Top 25 Most Influential People in the Financial Markets

2012-11-15 09:00 1166

Profiled In November's Issue of Alpha Southeast Asia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Southeast Asia published in its November issue a list of the most independent banking, investment and corporate board-level executives in the private sector across the ASEAN region.

Following an intensive eight-month evaluation period that consisted of an internal review of just over 60 key personalities from across the region, as well as a wide-ranging peer survey, a final shortlist of banking and corporate dynamos was whittled down to the Top 25 Most Influential People in Southeast Asia.

The list includes individuals who are likely to have a high impact on the next decade's financial markets and yield a major influence through their opinions, actions and business decisions. Profiles allude to a more personal side and illustrate how these extraordinary individuals, are in fact not very different from the people they lead. Many are golf enthusiasts; one is a frustrated architect, while another is a tap dancer, and yet another harboured aspirations to join the priesthood.

This cover-story feature gives readers an insight to their most admired organisation, most essential read, favourite weblink, most respected journalist, important recommended book and post retirement plans.

"We have selected individuals who we think can spark off a chain reaction, shape events that will put their mark on history, or stand the testament of time," said Siddiq Bazarwala, Publisher, Alpha Southeast Asia.

Eight Power-Players from Malaysia on the Top 25 List:

  • Nazir Razak, Group CEO, CIMB Group
  • Terence Wong, Head of Malaysia Research, Equities Research, CIMB Investment Bank
  • Robbert-Jan Voogt, Group Head, CIMB Private Banking
  • Kong Sooi Lin, Deputy CEO, CIMB Group
  • Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia
  • Yvonne Chia, Group CEO, Hong Leong Bank
  • Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, CEO, Maybank Investment Bank
  • Abdul Farid Alias, Deputy President & Head, Global Wholesale Banking, Maybank


Published 10 times a year - Alpha Southeast Asia Magazine is the only institutional investment magazine focused on Southeast Asia's financial markets, written for investors and corporates. In short, Alpha Southeast Asia is a powerful platform for companies based in the region interested in stating and making their investment case directly to global investors.

Source: Alpha Southeast Asia