Mak Joon Nien

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad


MAK JOON NIEN was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Board member of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia on 18 August 2022. He is the first Malaysian CEO of the country’s first and oldest bank with a presence that dates back to 1875.

As CEO, Mak will drive the Bank’s business strategy and performance, oversee the country’s operations and take responsibility for overall corporate governance. A seasoned banker with deep experience in Investment and Corporate Banking, Mak has had a distinguished career, having spent more than 25 years with Standard Chartered.

Mak began his banking career with Standard Chartered Malaysia in 1997. In 2002, he joined the regional Corporate Advisory and Industries Coverage group in Singapore where he spent 15 years executing landmark Merger and Acquisition as well as Leveraged Finance transactions in the region. Subsequently, he assumed the Managing Director role for the coverage of Private Equity clients in the region. In 2017, Mak returned to Malaysia to take on the role of Country Coverage Head of Corporate, Commercial and Institutional Banking. Mak graduated with a Business degree from Bradford University and attained his Master’s degree from Imperial College London. He is also a Council member of the Association of Banks, Malaysia.