KUALA LUMPUR, 29 September 2020 – Affin Hwang Capital announced today, the appointment of Mona Suraya Kamaruddin (“Mona”) as its Group Managing Director with effect from 29 September 2020.
Mona brings with her 29 years of experience in the capital markets, specialising in Malaysian equities, which includes close to nine years in Equity Research and 20 years in Equity Sales.
Prior to joining Affin Hwang Capital, Mona was the Country Head and Managing Director at Nomura Securities Malaysia. Mona and her team at Nomura were instrumental in establishing and growing the firm’s Malaysian equities franchise from the ground up over the past 11 years. Before joining Nomura, Mona was Vice President, Institutional Sales at JPMorgan Securities Malaysia.
She began her career in the capital markets in 1991 as an investment analyst in various financial institutions which include Arab Malaysian Securities, Standard Chartered Securities Malaysia and Crosby Securities Malaysia. She also served as Head of Research at MGI Securities Malaysia.
Mona holds a BSc (Econs) in Accounting from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.
The Bank is confident that her appointment will take the organization into the next chapter of growth, and build further on its successes, by staying true to its promise to “Out Think. Out Perform.” for their clients.
“I am delighted to join Affin Hwang Capital as its Group Managing Director and consider it an honour to be entrusted by the Chairman, Board of Directors and senior management to steer the Bank. I look forward with great enthusiasm to working with everyone, and together pave the way for the Bank towards achieving greater growth and success,” said Mona.
“Affin Hwang Capital is a unique investment banking group with an illustrious history, that has consistently stood out as one of the leading names in the local financial industry,” she added.
Mona continued to say, “These are challenging times, and I believe it is all the more important for us to focus on our stakeholders, to emerge stronger together. We value our clients and thank them for their support and look forward to partnering with them in pursuing their financial aspirations.”