BNP Paribas Asset Management has appointed Daniel Choong as chief executive officer for Malaysia, subject to regulatory approval. He succeeds Angelia Chin-Sharpe, who relocated to Singapore last August following her appointment as the firm’s Singapore CEO. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Choong will report to Chin-Sharpe.
As the Malaysia CEO, Choong will be responsible for accelerating and strengthening the firm’s local business interests, while driving its sustainable solution offerings across the market’s client groups.
With over 26 years of experience in financial services and investment management, Choong has an excellent knowledge of institutional client segments across conventional and Islamic businesses.
He has held senior roles in various financial firms in Singapore and Malaysia, including ABN AMRO Asset Management (Singapore), and Nomura Islamic Asset Management (Malaysia). He was most recently managing director and head of distribution for abrdn Malaysia, where he oversaw the overall management of the firm’s local set-up, and the business development team across the institutional and wholesale client segments for Malaysia and parts of Southeast Asia.
Choong holds a bachelor of business, majoring in economics and finance, from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia. He was also a participant in the Malaysia National Key Economic Area labs for the Economic Transformation Programme in 2010, an initiative championed by the Malaysian prime minister.