DATUK AZRULNIZAM BIN ABDUL AZIZ a Malaysian, male, aged 50. He was appointed as Chairman to the Board of Director of Pelaburan MARA Berhad effective 19 May 2020.
Azrulnizam graduated with a Bachelor in Marketing from the Wichita State University, USA before completing his Master of Business Administration at the University of Hartford, USA. In addition, he has also completed a Leadership Programme at Oxford University, UK and an Executive Education Programme at Harvard Business School, USA.
He had served as the Chief Executive Officer of two international banks, namely the Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation Malaysia Berhad (2012-2014) and the Standard Chartered Sa’adiq Berhad (2008–2011). Prior to that he served as the Vice President, Citibank Malaysia Berhad (1996-2005). Subsequently, he went on to hold other top positions among which as the Group Strategic Financial Advisor, Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) (2018-2019), a Director at Bintai KA Development Sdn Bhd (2017-2019) and an Executive Director, OCR Group Berhad (2016-2018).
Azrulnizam is presently an Independent Director of AmMetlife Takaful Berhad, and MBSB Bank Berhad as well as a Director of Goldina International Sdn Bhd, CR FinaCapital Sdn Bhd and PetroWangsa Sdn Bhd.
With over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Azrulnizam is well suited to drive business growth while maintaining high performance culture at Pelaburan MARA.
Datuk Che Murad Sayang Bin Ramjan joined the Board on 2 May 2019. He is currently the Deputy Secretary-General (Policy) of the Ministry of Rural Development, a position he holds since 2018.
Earlier he held the position of Deputy Secretary General (Management) under the Ministry of Home Affairs. He has brought his extensive experience working in the public sector over the last 23 years, in position ranging from Division Secretary, Management, Development and Finance, Ministry of Plantation and Commodity Affairs, Division Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs Division and Senior Division Secretary (Development and Procurement), Ministry of Home Affairs.
Datuk Che Murad Sayang holds a Bachelor of Communication from Universiti Sains Malaysia and Master of Arts (Safety Analysis) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
YBhg. Dato’ Khairil Anuar Aziz, 51, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of PMB on 30 October 2014. He is currently the Executive Director of MSM Malaysia Holdings Berhad.
He currently has directorship roles in Sinergi Perdana Sdn Bhd (a consortium formed by FELDA, the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA), Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (FELCRA), under the auspices of the Ministry of Rural & Regional Development and Prime Minister’s Department), Cadbury Confectionery Malaysia Sdn Bhd & MSM Malaysia Holdings and its Subsidiaries. He is also a Member of The Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) “Technical Promotion & Market Development Sub-Committee" by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)
He has no conflict of interest with the Company and does not have any family relationship with any other director or major shareholder of the Company. He has not been convicted for any offences within the past ten years.
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Dato' Zulfikri Osman currently is the Deputy Director General (Entrepreneurship) of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA).
Dato' Zulfikri’s education background is in Accounting. He also holds an MBA from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and the alma-mater of INSEAD, Executive Education.
Started his career with the national newspaper, The New Straits Times in 1989, he has then held various positions in the areas of entrepreneurship, education and investment in public sector.
He is also a member of Pelaburan MARA’s Audit Committee.