Jeyaratnam Velupillai, a Malaysian, aged 63, was appointed to the Board of SHB as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 28 October 2010.
Mr Jeyaratnam is a CPA, CA and FIIAM with more than 30 years of experience in corporate and financial management in Malaysia and overseas. He trained with KPMG Peat Marwick in Kuala Lumpur and qualified as a CPA (Malaysia) in 1978. His vast experience in professional accounting covered various areas which include audit, taxation, insolvency and consulting. His area of specialisation was audit and consulting services to banks and financial institutions. Between 1986 and 1990, he served as the Chief Internal Auditor with United Malayan Banking Corporation (now part of RHB Bank).
Mr Jeyaratnam joined Renong (now known as UEM) Group in 1990 and was appointed as a Director of HBN Management on 1 January 1992. HBM Management is the management office of Renong Group. Whilst at HBN Management, Mr Jeyaratnam’s role covered overall consulting and monitoring responsibility relating to business plans and budget, financial performance, human resource and training, productivity and quality management and other corporate assignments. Subsequently in 1998, he joined MIT Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd as its Chief Executive Officer before leaving in 2008.