Our Board of Directors play an active part in the affairs of Areca and the funds under our management. The Board meets 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

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

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 39 years of work experience in audit, banking and finance as well as general management work experience.

Non-Independent Directors

Danny Wong Teck Meng

Qualifications: Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)(UK), member of Financial Planning Association of Malaysia, Certified Financial Planner (CFP).  

Experience:He has more than 25 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

Qualifications: Bachelor of Business Studies degree (Curtin University, Australia), member of Financial Planning Association of Malaysia, Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

Experience:He has over 27 years of experience in the fixed income markets.