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TAN SRI AZLAN ZAINOL

Chairman, Financial Reporting Foundation

Tan Sri Azlan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a Member of The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a Fellow, Chartered Banker and a former Council Member of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.

Tan Sri Azlan was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Employees Provident Fund Board until his retirement in April 2013. He has more than 29 years of experience in the financial sector, having been appointed as the Managing Director of AmBank Berhad and prior to that, as the Managing Director of AmFinance Berhad.

Tan Sri Azlan's other directorships in public companies include RHB Banking Group (Chairman), Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (Chairman), Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited (Singapore), Eco World International Berhad (Chairman) and RHB Hong Kong Limited. He is also a trustee of Yayasan Astro Kasih and OSK Foundation.

 

ENCIK HAZIM JAMALUDDIN

Deputy Undersecretary, Ministry Of Finance

Encik Hazim bin Jamaluddin is currently Deputy Undersecretary, Strategic Investment Division at the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia. His work involves financial market, capital market and management of funds. Before that, also at Ministry of Finance, he was Chief Senior Assistant Secretary in the financial market and market loan at the same division.

He graduated from Indiana State University, USA with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management in 1984. He then furthered his studies at the City University, USA in 1986 with a Master of Business Administration.

He began his career in 1989 as Assistant Secretary at the Ministry of Finance and moved on to the Ministry of Health in 1996. After serving in a number of other ministries in various capacities, he then moved back to the Ministry of Finance in 2011.

He is also a Board member of Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad (MAVCAP), Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia) and Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM).

 

ENCIK DONALD JOSHUA JAGANATHAN

Assistant Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

Encik Donald Joshua Jaganathan is the Assistant Governor responsible for Bank Negara Malaysia’s supervisory function comprising the Financial Conglomerates Supervision, Insurance and Takaful Supervision and Banking Supervision Departments as well as the Specialist Risk Unit. Prior to his current position, he held the position of director in several departments within the Bank including Insurance Supervision, Banking Supervision, Insurance Regulation, Financial Surveillance, Strategic Management and Finance. He also had international work experience by way of appointment as a Banking Supervision Adviser to the Central Bank of Seychelles and Central Bank of Namibia between 1994 to 1998.

Apart from being a member of BNM's Management Committee, he also serves as member of the Bank's Reserve Management Committee, the Financial Stability Committee and the Risk Management Committee.

Encik Donald graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) degree from the University of Malaya, is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a Chartered Accountant (CA). He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Cranfield School of Management, United Kingdom and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

He is a Fellow Chartered Banker (FCB) and is a Council Member of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers and the Chairman of its Education Committee. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Asian Banking School (ABS) and served previously as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Malaysian Insurance Institute.

 

TAN SRI DATO’ SERI RANJIT AJIT SINGH

Chairman, Securities Commission Malaysia

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ranjit Ajit Singh is the Executive Chairman of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC). He was previously Managing Director of the SC and has extensive experience in the field of finance and securities market regulation and has spearheaded many key initiatives in the development and reform of Malaysia’s capital market.

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ranjit was appointed the Vice-Chairman of the governing Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the global body of capital market regulators and was elected as the Chairman of IOSCO’s Growth and Emerging Markets Committee (GEM) which represents 94 countries. In 2014, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ranjit was appointed Chairman of the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF), a body tasked to spearhead market integration efforts within the region and comprises capital market authorities from ASEAN.

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ranjit chairs the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC), the Malaysian Venture Capital Development Council (MVCDC) and the Capital Market Development Fund (CMDF). He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Asian Institute of Finance and a member of the Board of the Labuan Financial Services Authority and the Financial Reporting Foundation, as well as a board member of the Malaysian Institute of Integrity (IIM).

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ranjit is trained as a financial economist and accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree and a Master of Economics degree in Finance from Monash University, Melbourne. He was also conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa by Monash University Melbourne. He is a fellow of CPA Australia and has worked in academia, consulting and accounting in Australia and Malaysia.

 

DATO' GUMURI HUSSAIN

Executive Chairman, Audit Oversight Board

Dato’ Gumuri, aged 70, is the Executive Chairman of Audit Oversight Board having been appointed to the position on 18 November 2016. He was a Board Member of Securities Commission from 2006 to 2016 and Non-Executive Director of Audit Oversight Board from 2012 to 2016.

Among other appointments held by Dato’ Gumuri during his 45 years of experience in audit, accounting, and corporate sectors were as a Senior Partner and Deputy Chairman of Governance Board of PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia, Chairman of SME Bank, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad, Non-Executive Chairman of Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad, Rangkaian Hotel Seri Malaysia Berhad, Non-Executive Director of Media Prima Berhad, Malaysia Airlines System Berhad, Sabah Bank Berhad and Metrod Berhad.

Dato’ Gumuri is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).

 

DATO' ZAHRAH ABD WAHAB FENNER

Chief Executive Officer, Companies Commission of Malaysia

Dato’ Zahrah Abd Wahab Fenner is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM). Prior to her appointment as CEO on 1 January 2015, she was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Services) (DCEO Services) a post she held since the establishment of SSM in 2002. While serving as the DCEO (Services), her portfolio comprised of the Corporate Development and Policy Division, the Corporate Resource Division, the Information Communication & Technology, the Compliance Division, the SSM Training Academy (COMTRAC) and the Corporate Communications Section.

Dato’ Zahrah who graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons.) degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and is a Chartered Accountant (CA). She is also a member of the Approval and Implementation Committee of the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) and a member of the Public Sector Accounting Committee of MIA for the term 2015/2016.

Dato’ Zahrah was appointed as a board member for the Certification of Certified Integrity Officers which is an appointment of two (2) years commencing from March 2015 and is also a member of the Financial Reporting Foundation (FRF) by virtue of her position as CEO of SSM. Further, Dato’ Zahrah is a member of the Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA), member of the Board of Trustees, National Welfare Foundation of Malaysia and the Audit Oversight Board (AOB). She was also the chairperson of the SSM Cooperative between 2011 and 2014.

Dato’ Zahrah began her career as an Advisor Accountant with the Royal Malaysian Customs and Excise Department and served the department from 1984 to 1992 where she advised on matters relating to the valuation and standard international practices of the open market. Dato’ Zahrah was attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the Principal Accountant from 1992 to 1995 and was responsible for the financial accounts and auditing of the Malaysian Embassies and High Commissions worldwide. Subsequent to that, she joined the Registrar of Companies in 1995 and served as the Chief Accountant until her appointment as DCEO (Services) in 2002.

 

DATUK SERI TAJUDDIN ATAN

Chief Executive Officer, Bursa Malaysia

Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Bursa Malaysia Berhad, a post he has held since April 2011; where he is entrusted to develop the exchange into an attractive and competitive marketplace in the region. He has more than 20 years experience in banking, covering credit, operations, treasury and investment banking both domestic and international. Prior to helming the Exchange, Datuk Seri Tajuddin was the Group Managing Director of RHB Capital Berhad and the Managing Director of RHB Bank Berhad, the President / Group MD of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia (Malaysia Development Bank) and CEO of Bank Simpanan Nasional (the National Savings Bank). His 17-year career with Bumiputra Commerce Bank included a stint at the bank’s New York branch. A dynamic leader with expertise in corporate restructuring, Datuk Seri Tajuddin also has the experience of managing various public listed companies in the areas of property development and construction, shipping and electronics.

Datuk Seri Tajuddin is a director of all the subsidiary companies within Bursa Malaysia Group, where he also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives and its subsidiary Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Clearing, as well as Chairman of the Board of Governors of Bursa Malaysia Foundation and Chairman of the Exchange Committee of Labuan International Financial Exchange. He also sits on the Board of the Securities Industry Development Corporation and is a member of the Executive Committee of Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre and the Financial Reporting Foundation.

 

DATO’ MOHAMMAD FAIZ AZMI

Executive Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Dato’ Faiz is the Executive Chairman of PwC Malaysia and was the leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Islamic Finance Team practice from 2007 to September 2012. He was also previously the Financial Services Leader for Malaysia.

Dato’ Faiz has over 30 years’ experience in the audit and business advisory services of financial institutions both in UK and Malaysia. He has also been involved in the audits of clients in the banking, healthcare, power and construction sectors. He has led a number projects relating to strategy, investigations and merger work both locally and internationally. He has also acted as the Administrator for a National Airline.

Dato’ Faiz serves on the boards of several professional bodies. Among others, he is the President of Malaysian Institute of Accountants, past Chairman of the Malaysia Accounting Standards Board, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, he is a member of The Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals and chairs the Asian-Oceanian Standard-Setters Group on Islamic Finance. He is also a member of the International Accounting Standards Board, Committee of Shariah-Compliant Instruments and Transactions Consultative Group. He currently sits on the Financial Reporting Foundation and is a member of the International Advisory Panel of Labuan International Business Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC).

Dato’ Faiz was educated in Malaysia and UK and read law at the University of Durham before being called to the English Bar. He is also a Liveryman of the city of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants England and Wales.

 

ENCIK MOHAMED RASLAN ABDUL RAHMAN

Chairman, Malaysian Accounting Standards Board

Encik Raslan, a graduate of University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce, is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, former Vice President and Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), former Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and has chaired its disciplinary and investigation committees, and Associate Member, Malaysian Institute of Cooperative & Management Accountants (ICMA). Encik Raslan was also an EXCO member and Treasurer of TI-Malaysia. He is a partner of KPMG since 1994 carrying out audit and advisory work. Encik Raslan was also the Managing Partner in KPMG from 2010 to 2013.

 

DATO’ GAN AH TEE

Managing Partner, BDO

Dato’ Gan Ah Tee is the Managing Partner of BDO Malaysia and Regional Senior Partner of BDO ASEAN. Prior to these appointments, he was the Managing Director of the Financial Advisory Services Department at KPMG. A member of MIA, MICPA and ICAEW, he has over 35 years’ experience in auditing, corporate finance, restructuring and other advisory services.

Under Dato’ Gan’s oversight, his Audit and other colleagues have been guided to play active roles in technical working groups of MASB, professional bodies like MICPA and MIA as well as in the BDO International network. He also oversaw the roll-out of BDO’s proprietary audit process tool and methodology.

Dato’ Gan serves as both Council Member and Executive Committee member of MIA and MICPA, where he is also Chairman of their respective Insolvency Practice Committees. He has recently been appointed a Council Member of ICAEW in the UK and is the current Chairperson for the ICAEW Malaysia City Group. Dato’ Gan is also a Council Member and Immediate Past President of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Malaysia (IPAM).

On the academic side, Dato’ Gan is a member of the Advisory Council to the Faculty of Business & Accountancy, University Malaya as well as an Industrial Advisory Board member for the professional accountancy programmes at Sunway College. He regularly shares his knowledge through talks and seminars organised by statutory and professional bodies and various financial institutions both locally and regionally.

 

DATO’ AZMI MOHD ALI

Senior Partner, Azmi & Associates

Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali, is the Senior Partner of Azmi & Associates, a corporate and commercial-based law firm of close to 70 lawyers, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He holds LL.B Hons. (University of Malaya) and LLM in US & Global Business Law (Suffolk University, Boston).

He is an experienced corporate lawyer with extensive expertise in areas of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, cross-border transactions, corporate restructuring, project finance, privatisation, debt restructurings, energy, oil and gas. Prior to becoming a corporate lawyer in 1991, Dato' Azmi spent 6 years as an in-house counsel of PETRONAS. He was involved in projects of national importance for Malaysia such as gas sales agreements, production sharing contracts, joint development authorities and petrochemical projects.

His vast skills and experience in the areas of corporate law in Malaysia are well noted and acknowledged by various international publications including the Asia Law Profiles, Asia Legal Business and Legal 500. Every edition of Legal 500 for the past several years recognises him as a leading corporate lawyer in Malaysia. He has represented Malaysian companies in cross border transactions involving the US, UK, Germany, France, Japan, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Austria, Switzerland, Australia and many other countries.

He has been identified by the 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Asialaw Leading Lawyers survey as one of the most highly-acclaimed legal experts in the Asia-Pacific region. He has been regularly consulted by the World Bank in its annual surveys on nations’ competitiveness. He was named by ALB Magazine, as one of Asia’s 100 top ‘hottest’ lawyers of 2007, 2009 and 2010 categorised in ‘The Movers’ list.

He is presently a director for three listed companies, namely Sime Darby Berhad, Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad and Cliq Energy Berhad. He is also a director of Perbadanan Nasional Berhad (PNS), a Government-owned company providing finance for franchise business.

He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the International Islamic University of Malaysia’s Law Faculty for two years. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor of University Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Law Faculty. He is also certified arbitrator for the Panel of Conciliators and the Panel of Arbitrators of International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

 

DATO’ ABDUL RAHMAN AHMAD

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Permodalan Nasional Berhad

Dato’ Abdul Rahman Ahmad is currently the President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB). He is also the Non-Executive Chairman and Director of Ilmu Education Group Sdn Bhd, a leading integrated education group under Ekuiti Nasional Bhd (Ekuinas).

He was formerly a Director and the Chief Executive Officer of Ekuinas, a government linked private equity firm. Prior to joining Ekuinas, Dato’ Abdul Rahman was the Group Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of Media Prima Berhad (MPB), the leading integrated media investment group in Malaysia. He also held the post of Group Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB), a leading Malaysian conglomerate involved in property, construction and infrastructure.

Dato’ Abdul Rahman began his career at Arthur Andersen, London and later served as Special Assistant to the Executive Chairman of Trenergy (M) Berhad / Turnaround Managers Inc Sdn Bhd. He subsequently joined Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad, the country’s national asset management company as Unit Head and later went on to become Executive Director of SSR Associates Sdn Bhd.

Dato’ Abdul Rahman holds an MA in Economics from Cambridge University, United Kingdom and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He is currently also a non-independent Director of Icon Offshore Bhd, an Independent Director of Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata), and M+S Pte Ltd, a joint venture property company of Khazanah Nasional Berhad and Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited.