Dato’ Dr. R. Thillainathan 2017-11-27T14:33:28+08:00

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Dato’ Dr. R. Thillainathan

Dato’ Thillainathan is a Board Member of University Malaya and was a member of the Majlis Perundingan Ekonomi Negara Kedua (MAPEN II).


Dato’ Dr. Thillainathan is a Board Member at the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs. He served as the Executive Director of Genting Berhad until July 30, 2007 and has over ten years of experience in the banking industry.
Dato’ Dr. Thillainathan has served as General Manager of the Arab Malaysian Merchant Bank, General Manager and Joint Managing Director of Bank Pusat Kerjasama Bhd. as well as General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of Bank Buruh (Malaysia) Bhd. He has also been part of various national task forces, advisory panels and consultative councils including the National Economic Panel from 1982 to 1987, the Anti-Recession Task Force from 1986 to 1987, Task Force on Capital Market Development from 1988 to 1991, Investment Panel of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) from 1988 to 2001, National Economic Consultative Council in 1990 and the Majlis Perundingan Ekonomi Negara Kedua (MAPEN II) from 1999 to 2000.
He has been an Independent Non Executive Director at Genting Berhad since July 2009. He serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Allianz Malaysia Berhad and has served on an Independent Non-Executive Director of Petronas Dagangan Bhd and Bursa Malaysia Bhd.
He was an Associate Professor at University Malaya from 1977 to 1979 and President of the Malaysian Economic Association from 1996 to 2002. Dato Dr. Thillainathan was a Member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board, the Capital Market Advisory Council and the Taxation Committee in the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers Malaysia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Malaya in 1968, a Master and Doctorate of Economics from the London School of Economics.