(Director of Portfolio Investment)
James received his professional and career training as a Chartered Accountant in Australia after completing his university education with a B Commerce (Hons.) degree and later an MBA degree from the University of Western Australia. He left the accounting profession after six years for a career in the securities industry. In 1988, he returned to Malaysia to take up a position as Head of Research in CIMB Securities where he later headed the implementation of the Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange and managed the futures operations for CIMB Futures.
James has more than 20 years of experience in the Malaysian capital market. His previous roles include Chief Executive Officer of SBB Securities Sendirian Berhad (1996 – 2007) and Senior Director, Equities Broking at Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad (2007 to August 2010). He was a member of the Management Committee of the Association of Stockbroking Companies Malaysia.