Bank Risk Manager of the Year – John Lee, Maybank

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John Lee, Maybank

An overhaul of existing risk practices over the past two years has helped Malaysia's Maybank transform from a domestic bank into a significant regional player within South-east Asia, among a growing list of Asean banks seeking to expand in the region.

Maybank is targeting 40% of pre-tax profit to come from international operations by 2015. As group chief risk officer, John Lee has been tasked with developing an appropriate risk framework to aid the expansion, while ensuring that risk limits are