Board of Directors

Board of Directors of Areca Capital Sdn Bhd

Our Board of Directors plays an active part in the affairs of Areca and the funds under our management. The Board meet at least once every quarter to receive recommendations and reports on investment activities from the investment committee of the funds and the senior representatives of Areca. The Board of Directors also assume the role and functions of the audit committee to ensure the effectiveness of the Company’s system of internal control and a risk management process is in place and functioning.


Independent Directors
  • Raja Datuk Zaharaton binti Raja Dato’ Zainal Abidin

    (Independent Director & Independent Investment Committee Member)
    Qualifications: Masters in Economics (University of Leuven, Belgium), Bachelor of Economics (University of Malaya) 
    Experience:She has served the Government of Malaysia in various capacities in the economic sphere for 36 years.


  • Dr. Junid Saham

    (Independent Director & Independent Investment Committee Member)
    Qualifications: Bachelor and Master Degree in Economics (University of Canterbury, New Zealand), Doctor of Philosophy (Economics) (University of Hull, UK)
    Experience: He has a total of more than 45 years of work experience in audit, banking corporate finance and investment management.


Non-Independent Directors
  •  Danny Wong Teck Meng

    (Non-Independent Director, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer)
    Qualifications:  Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)(UK), member of Financial Planning Association of Malaysia, CFP CERT TM
    Experience:He has more than 30 years experience in stock broking, asset management and unit trusts. Mr Wong is currently on the board of the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia, FIMM.

  • Edward Iskandar Toh

    (Non-Independent Director, Executive Director/Chief Investment Officer)
    Qualifications: Bachelor of Business Studies degree (Curtin University, Australia), member of Financial Planning Association of Malaysia, CFP CERT TM
    Experience: He has over 30 years of experience in the fixed income markets.

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