Nora Abdul Manaf

Group Chief Human Capital Officer


Nora Abdul Manaf, is Group Chief Human Capital Officer, Maybank. Aside from leading the People Transformation Programme of the Maybank Group since 2009, Nora is also actively engaged in the country’s financial and business employers’ circles in her roles which include Chairman of the MCBA (Malayan Commercial Banks’ Association), Chairman of the Human Resource Management and Development Group (HRMDG) under the sponsorship of IBBM and BNM (Bank Negara Malaysia) and Vice-President and Council Member of the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF). Nora was appointed for a second term as a Council Member of the country’s National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC). In 2013, Nora was inducted into the Global HR 50 World Top 50 Human Resource Professionals.

Nora is very active in the corporate and financial circles for her thought leadership. Recently, she was appointed as a member of the Advisory Committee for UUM Master of Science (Finance) and Advisory Council Member (Financial Services Sector) under the Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera.

Nora is a qualified Chartered Accountant, and is registered with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). Nora also holds a post-grad certification in Human Resource Development from Cornell University, and is a Gallup Strengths Level II Coach.

Nora accepts a few speaking invitations annually, and has presented in forums in Malaysia, UK, Japan, India, Singapore, Indonesia, China and Hong Kong. Nora was invited to be one of the Faculty speakers at the 28th Top Management Forum on Corporate Strategies for Driving Sustainability in the Asia-Pacific, organized by the APO in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and the Japan Productivity Center. This was held at the Kyoto International Conference Center in Kyoto. She also was a Faculty member for a Next50 HR Professionals Programme conducted at Unilever’s Four Acres, UK.