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Our board structure is composed of five highly respected members committed to the goals of providing practical and relevant executive development and advisory services in the areas of leadership development and corporate governance.

Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz

Chairman

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Malaysia. Served as the Governor for 16 years and was with the Central Bank since 1985, in a career spanning several senior positions in the Bank in the areas of monetary and financial policies and reserve management.

During the height of the Asian financial crisis, Dr Zeti was appointed as Acting Governor on 1 September 1998, and led the Central Bank team to successfully implement the selective exchange controls to restore stability and promote economic recovery in Malaysia. Prior to her career in the Bank, Dr Zeti served in the South East Asian Research and Training Centre (SEACEN) from 1979 – 1984, conducting research in the area of financial policies and reform in the South-East Asian region. She has written extensively in the areas of monetary and financial economics, capital flows, macroeconomic management, financial reform and restructuring. She received her B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Malaya and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

In 2008, Dr Zeti was selected as one of the members of a special task force for the United Nations to examine reforms of the global market system. In 2009, Global Finance magazine named her as one of the world’s best central bank chiefs. In 2013, Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz was accorded “Grade A” among the heads of central banks for the tenth time by Global Finance magazine.

Tan Sri Dato’ Megat Zaharuddin

Tan Sri Dato’ Megat Zaharuddin was appointed as chairman of the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) on 27 July 2018

He was appointed as Director and Chairman of Maybank from 1 October 2009 to 31 March 2017.He built an outstanding career in the oil and gas industry for 31 years with the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies and was the Regional Business Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Shell Exploration and Production B.V. prior to his retirement in early 2004.

He was also the Chairman of Maxis Communications Berhad from 2004 to 2007, Etiqa Insurance & Takaful from January 2006 until February 2009, Malaysian Rubber Board from February 2009 to May 2010, Maybank Investment Bank Berhad from January 2010 until March 2016, PADU (Education Performance and Delivery Unit) from August 2013 until September 2016, Director of Maybank from July 2004 to February 2009, Director of the Capital Market Development Fund from January 2004 to January 2010 and Director of Woodside Petroleum Ltd, a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, from December 2007 to April 2011.

Datuk Shaik Abdul Rasheed Bin Abdul Ghaffour

Datuk Shaik Abdul Rasheed Bin Abdul Ghaffour was appointed as the Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia on 16 July 2016.

He is a member of BNM’s Management Committee as well as policy committees like the Monetary Policy Committee, Financial Stability Committee, Reserve Management Committee and Risk Management Committee. His career as a central banker includes serving at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC as the alternate executive director of the South East Asia Voting Group on the IMF Executive Board.

He also played a key role in the development and successful implementation of the Financial Sector Masterplan (2001-2010) and the formulation of the Financial Sector Blueprint (2011-2020). He was also involved in the regional co-operation initiatives during Malaysia’s Chairmanship of Asean including the endorsement of the Summary of Achievements of Asean Financial Integration and the development of the Asean Financial Integration Plan-Post 2015.

Dato’ Mohd Izzaddin Idris

Dato’ Izzaddin was the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Group Berhad from July 2009 until October 2018.

Dato’ Izzaddin has been the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Group Berhad for close to a decade beginning from his appointment in July 2009 until October 2018. A graduate of the University of New South Wales, Australia in 1985, Dato’ Izzaddin holds a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours in Finance and is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Over the past 30 years, Dato’ Izzaddin has garnered extensive experience in the fields of investment banking, financial and general management. He started his career at Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad with a secondment stint at London based Barclays Bank’s subsidiary investment bank subsidiary then, Barclays de Zoete Wedd Limited.

For the next 13 years beginning April 1996, Dato’ Izzaddin has held senior management roles in several of the largest and most established organisations in Malaysia, including as Chief Operating Officer of Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad, Chief Financial Officer of Ranhill Berhad, Senior Vice-President of Corporate Finance for Southern Bank Berhad and as Chief Financial Officer of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, before assuming the position of Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Group Behad in July 2009.

Mukhtar Malik Hussain

Mukhtar Malik Hussain, Group General Manager and Regional Head of Belt & Road Initiative – Asia Pacific at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd since 1 July 2018.

Mr. Mukhtar Malik Hussain, based in Hong Kong is currently HSBC Group General Manager and Regional Head of Belt & Road Initiative for HSBC Asia Pacific. Mr. Hussain is also a Non-Independent Executive Director of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad and HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad, and Director and Chairman of HSBC Bank (Singapore) Limited and Director of FIDE Forum.

Prior to this role, he was Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Malaysia, a position he held for close to a decade beginning December 2009.

A graduate of the University of Wales with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Mr. Hussain started his career in HSBC as a graduate trainee in 1982 and has worked in a number of businesses and geographies including the UK, the Middle East and North Africa.

After spending the initial decade of his career in the London offices of HSBC, he moved on to the Middle East where he held several key positions which included the position of Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Financial Services (Middle East) Limited from 1995 to 2003. It was at this time that he established the first foreign investment bank in Saudi Arabia for HSBC.

Returning to London in 2006, he assumed the role of Co-Head of Global Banking, Global Head of Principal Investments, Deputy Chairman of HSBC Bank Middle East Limited and Global Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Amanah before moving to Malaysia in 2009.

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