General Tan Sri Yaacob was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 28 October 1993. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors as well as a member of Board Risk Management Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Board Credit Review Committee.
General Tan Sri Yaacob served distinguishably in the Malaysian Armed Forces for 39 years prior to his retirement in 1993 as Chief of the Defence Forces.
Together with his present position at Affin Hwang Investment Bank, General Tan Sri Yaacob is also the Chairman of Mah Sing Group Berhad and Syarikat Permodalan Kebangsaan Berhad
General Tan Sri Yaacob graduated from the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.