Jeffrey Chew Sun Teong
Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom Fellow of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants
Mr Jeffrey Chew, a Malaysian, aged 54, joined Paramount on 1 July 2014 as its Group CEO and was appointed to the Board on 8 June 2015.
He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1987 and thereafter, joined Citibank Berhad in 1991, leaving as General Manager of Commercial Banking.
In 2003, he joined OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC) as Head of SME Businesses, and was subsequently promoted to Head of Business Banking. He was then appointed Director and CEO of OCBC in August 2008, a position that he helmed for six years. During his tenure at OCBC, he also served as a Director of Credit Bureau (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad and OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad.
As the Group CEO of Paramount, Mr Chew is responsible for the management of the Group’s businesses and ensures that the Group’s businesses deliver consistent shareholder value.
Under his management, Paramount has experienced consistent revenue growth over the past five years. It has also garnered numerous awards, including the “Highest Returns to Shareholders Over 3 Years” for the Property Sector at The Edge Malaysia Centurion Club Corporate Awards 2019. Paramount also rose to 13th place in 2019 for The Edge Property Excellence Awards rankings, up from 25th place in 2014.
Mr Chew was on the Advisory Committee of ACCA Malaysia up to 2017. He is currently an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Asian Banking School and a member of the Small Debt Resolution Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia.