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Gilbert Kohnke Group Chief Risk Officer at Maybank Group


Mr Gilbert Kohnke is the Group Chief Risk Officer (GCRO) of Maybank Group, one of the largest banking groups in ASEAN. As GCRO and Group Executive Committee member, he has group oversight responsibility for the full spectrum of risk.

Prior to joining Maybank, Gilbert was most recently the Group Chief Risk Officer of Danske Bank Group and prior to that with OCBC Bank Group, where he had a proven record of implementing extensive organization-wide risk transformations. Gilbert has over 30 years of broad based, global banking experience, working in Asia, Europe, North America and Scandinavia.

He holds a Master of Business Administration (International Finance and Cross-Cultural Management) from the University of Hawaii. He was awarded the IBF Distinguished Fellow, Risk Management by the Institute of Banking and Finance (2010), Risk Manager of the Year by both Asia Risk (2012) and The Asian Banker (2013) for his contributions to the industry.