KUALA LUMPUR (July 27): AMMB Holdings Bhd’s group CEO Datuk Sulaiman Tahir can perhaps finally catch his breath, having now made notable progress in his four-year ‘Top 4’ plan to put the group on a stronger and more sustainable growth path.
But there is still much to do, and he is not ready to slow down.
In an interview with The Edge, Sulaiman speaks about what AMMB – better known as the AmBank group - has achieved so far, and what else needs to be done. He is clearly passionate about the task of transforming the country’s sixth largest lender by assets.
His Top 4 plan comes to an end this financial year ending March 31, 2020 (FY2020).
Already, discussions are underway for the group’s next four-year plan.
“It hasn’t been easy, but we’ve finally built up the infrastructure, got the right people in charge, got the processes in place. The foundation has been laid, so now, it’s time for us to really push our areas of focus [identified under the Top 4 plan]. The next four years will be about cranking up the growth in these areas,” he says.
The Edge Malaysia weekly, in its cover story, has Sulaiman talking about that and the challenges that lie ahead.
In our accompanying stories, he says AmBank is considering venturing into the region via digital banking. He also says it has been business at the group despite it having recently come under the media glare, as former staff testify in the ongoing trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in relation to misappropriation of funds at SRC International Sdn Bhd.