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Gilbert Kohnke

Advisor & Executive Coach of Maybank Group Risk Management

Gilbert Kohnke was the Group Chief Risk Officer for Maybank, one of the largest banking groups in ASEAN. He is now the Advisor and Executive Coach of Maybank Group Risk Management. He has over 30 years of experience in global financial institutions, with a proven track record of risk expertise. Before joining Maybank, he was the Group Chief Risk Officer for Danske Bank AS and OCBC Bank. He has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii, Manoa; a Bachelor of commerce (accounting) from the University Of Windsor, Canada; and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.


Gilbert is considered as a "Thought-leader" in digital transformations of risk functions and towards customer-centric financial services. He has a proven record of implementing organization-wide risk transformations in response to the emergence of non-traditional players, increasing regulations such as raising capital requirements, and the imperative to move towards a digital ecosystem. In Maybank, he continues the mission of Maybank becoming 'The Best Risk House Across Asia' with a new focus on value creation and innovation to address digital transformations, superior customer experience and regulatory requirements.

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