Board of Directors

Chairman, Non-Executive Director
Ms. Lilian Tham was appointed as Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Eastspring Investments Berhad on 21 June 2021. Lilian joined Eastspring in January 2021 with responsibility for operations, technology, digital, data and administrative support, as well as other strategic growth and change initiatives. She is a member of the Executive Management Committee.

Prior to Eastspring, Lilian worked at Schroders for 26 years where, most recently, she was the Asia Pacific COO with oversight of Operations, Investment Services and Technology, Change and Innovation across the region.

Lilian held a variety of technology and operational roles during her time at Schroders, including COO for Singapore and Head of Operations & Technology for Asia Pacific.

She is a Fellow of the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore and actively volunteers her expertise in various industry associations and committees.
Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer
Khadijah Sairah Ibrahim (Sairah) was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Eastspring Al-Wara’ Investments Berhad (EAIB) effective 1 March 2019.

Sairah is responsible for the growth and development of Eastspring’s Islamic funds business in Malaysia.

Having worked in the industry for more than 20 years, Sairah has extensive experience in portfolio management and business development in the local asset management market in both conventional and Islamic firms. She joins us from RHB Islamic International Asset Management where she was Head of GLC and Public Sector. In this role, she was responsible in raising the assets under management for the institutional business of the firm with a focus on Islamic mandates, including the development of new partnerships in cross-border markets, including Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Prior to that, she has worked with Manulife Asset Management as Head of Portfolio & Investment Advisory responsible in enhancing the overall profile and assets under management of the company through engagement with various distribution channels. Previously, she was the Head of Unit Trust Sales & Marketing with AmanahRaya Investment Management and Head of Business Development with Meridian Asset Management.

She started her career with Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) Group, where she held various roles from equity research, fund management, unit trust operations and product development. She used to manage one of the largest funds of PNB, Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB) and also the shariah-compliant fund, Amanah Saham Didik (ASD).

Sairah holds an MBA (with distinction) in Finance from the University of Malaya, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia/PNBi, and a BBA (Transportation) from the MARA Institute of Technology.
Independent Director, Non-executive director
J. Campbell Tupling was appointed as an Independent Director of Eastspring Investments Berhad on 15 August 2019. He was formerly the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Principal Asset Management from 2008 to 2013. He is currently the South East Asia dealer for Caterham Cars and is focused on motorsports opportunities.

A Canadian, Tupling started his expatriate career in 1982 and worked for large finance multinationals in South America, Europe, the USA and Asia. His roles included audit, finance, CEO and regional positions.

In Malaysia he served as an elected member the board of the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia from 2011 to 2013 and was involved in the creation of the Private Pension Schemes. He also is currently the Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of a major international school.
Non-independent, Non-Executive Director
Raymond is the non-executive director for Eastspring Al-Wara’ Investments Berhad.

He brings with him almost 30 years of industry experience and has worked for nearly 20 years in senior positions in the asset management industry including Head of International and Institutional Business and Chief Investment Officer, Asean Region for CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad. Previously, he was the Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer at CMS Dresdner Asset Management Sdn Bhd. He also worked as a fund manager at SBB Asset Management Sdn Bhd and Investment Executive at CIMB Securities Sdn Bhd, and commenced his career in the investment industry at RHB Asset Management Sdn Bhd.

Currently, he is the Chairman of Malaysian Association of Asset Managers (MAAM) and Chairman of FTSE Bursa Malaysia Index Advisory Committee. He is a Director of the Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Center (SIDREC) and also an invitee in the Executive Committee of Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC).

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of England and he obtained his Capital Markets Services Representative’s Licence in 1997 from the Securities Commission Malaysia.