MFPC Appoints a New Line-up of Leadership

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Kuala Lumpur, 27th JUNE 2019 – Malaysian Financial Planning Council (MFPC), the body that represents financial planning and Shariah Financial Planning professionals and Financial Services Providers in the region with over 13,000 members has appointed Vincent Kwo Shih Kang as the new
president for the term 2019-2021 during the 7th Election that was conducted simultaneously during the Council’s 15th Annual General Meeting.

As a seasoned and trusted leader as Vincent Kwo is, MFPC has faith in him to lead the Council to greater heights. “He is uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization and accountability within MFPC, with a laser-focus on promoting financial planning.” The immediate past president, Michael
Kok Fook On also said, “I have tremendous confidence in his ability to align and prioritize MFPC’s vision and mission and ensuring operational excellence across the organization.”

Prior to this appointment, Vincent Kwo had a long history with MFPC from being a member since 2008 and also being a part of the National Council in 2009/2011 and 2017/2019. Outside of the MFPC’s, he has contributed and achieved numerous accolades in the finance industry such as beingthe Chairman of ASEAN Insurance Council (2013 – 2014), President of LIAM (2012 – 2015), Director of Malaysia Institute of Insurance (2012 – 2015), Director of Malaysia Rating Corporation Bhd (2012 –2016), Council Member of Professional Membership & Academy of Malaysian Insurance Institute Council and many more. Apart from that, Vincent Kwo was also elected as the President of MFPC in the year 2011/2013.

This year marks the 15th anniversary for MFPC since its inception in 2004 and it truly has come a long way.With a steady growth of qualified financial planners, MFPC continues to innovate and provide game-changing initiatives for financial literacy education.

Concurrent to Vincent Kwo’s appointment, Desmond Chong Kok Fei was elected as the new Deputy President of MFPC.With more than 15 years in the finance industry and also being a prominent resource person for financial education via the mass media, MFPC believes he will carry this
responsibility with great accountability.

Effective immediately, Vincent Kwo and Desmond Chong will assume responsibility with other newly elected office bearers and National Council member in the National Council for the term 2019-2021.