As CIO of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, Dato’ Arif oversees the full spectrum of Technology and Operations and is responsible for systems development, technology support and banking operations for the Bank’s retail and corporate banking businesses in Malaysia. His greatest achievement was in 2012 when he led a project that revamped the technological infrastructure of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia and successfully implemented a state-of-the-art core banking system. The project required Dato’ Arif’s skills in mobilizing over 1,000 employees across multiple geographies including Malaysia, India and Singapore. Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia currently employs more than 2,500 employees. Dato’ Arif is the Country Champion for Environment and oversees other sustainability initiatives at Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia. He lives in Kuala Lumpur since 2015 with his wife and three children. In his free time, he enjoys badminton, photography and theatre performances.