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Board of Directors

Board of Directors of Bursa

Board of Directors

BODs 2016: Tan Sri Amirsham

Tan Sri Amirsham bin A Aziz

Chairman, Public Interest Director* and Independent Non-Executive Director

Tan Sri Amirsham bin A Aziz
Nationality/Age Malaysian / 67
Date of Appointment 1 March 2015
Length of Service
(as at 31 January 2018)
2 years 11 months
Academic / Professional Qualification(s)
  • Bachelor of Economics (Hons), University of Malaya Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Member)
Present Directorship(s)

Listed Entity:

  • CapitaLand Limited, Singapore

Other public companies:

  • Petroliam Nasional Berhad
  • RAM Holding Berhad
  • Samling Global Limited, Bermuda
Present Appointment(s)
  • Chairman, Financial Services Talent Council
  • Chairman, Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn Bhd
Past Directorship(s) and/or Appointment(s)
  • Chairman, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) (29 May 2012- 2 June 2018)
  • Director, Lingui Development Berhad (2011-2014)
  • Director, CapitaMAll Limited, Singapore (2011-2014)
  • Chairman, National Economic Advisory Council (2009-2011)
  • Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (2008-2009)
  • President & Chief Executive Officer, Malayan Banking Berhad (1994-2008)


BODs 2016: Datuk Seri Tajuddin

Datuk Seri Tajuddin bin Atan

CEO, Non-Independent Executive Director

Datuk Seri Tajuddin bin Atan
Nationality/Age Malaysian / 58
Date of Appointment 1 April 2011
Length of Service
(as at 31 January 2018)
6 years 10 months
Academic / Professional Qualification(s)
  • Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness), Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Master of Business Administration, Ohio University
  • Fellow Chartered Banker, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers
  • Honorary Degree of Doctorate in Finance, University Putra Malaysia.
Present Directorship(s)

Listed Entity:

  • Nil

Other public companies:

  • Bursa Malaysia Berhad Group
  • Chairman, Yayasan Bursa Malaysia
  • Capital Market Development Fund
  • Securities Industry Development Corporation
Present Appointment(s)
  • Member, Executive Committee of Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre
  • Member, Financial Reporting Foundation
Past Directorship(s) and/or Appointment(s)
  • Group Managing Director, RHB Capital Berhad and Managing Director, RHB Bank Berhad (2009-2011)
  • Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia (2008-2014)
  • Member, SME Corp Malaysia (2008-2013)
  • President/Group Managing Director, Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad (2007-2009)
  • CEO, Bank Simpanan Nasional (2004-2007)
  • Managing Director, Chase Perdana Berhad (2001-2004)


BODs 2016: Johari Abdul Muid

Johari bin Abdul Muid

Public Interest Director* and Independent Non-Executive Director

Johari bin Abdul Muid
Nationality/Age Malaysian / 60
Date of Appointment 1 April 2016
Length of Service
(as at 31 January 2018)
1 years 10 months
Academic / Professional Qualification(s)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (Fellow Member)
Present Directorship(s)

Listed Entity:

  • Nil

Other public companies:

  • Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad
  • Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation (Malaysia) Berhad
Present Appointment(s)
  • Director, Nomura Asset Management Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • Director, Nomura Islamic Asset Management Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • Investment Panel Member, Kumpulan Wang Amanah Pencen
Past Directorship(s) and/or Appointment(s)
  • Managing Director, RHB Bank Berhad (November 2011-November 2013)
  • Director, RHB Bank Berhad (April 2005-July 2013)
  • Director, RHB Capital Berhad (April 2005-November 2011)
  • Director, RHB Islamic Bank Berhad (January 2008-November 2011)
  • Director, RHB Investment Bank Berhad (April 2005-January 2008)
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Employees Provident Fund (2007-2011)
  • Chief Investment Officer, Employees Provident Fund (2004-2006)
  • Chief Investment Officer, ValueCap Sdn Bhd (2003-2004)
  • Institutional Sales, CIMB Securities Sdn Bhd (1994-2002)
  • Treasury Division, Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad (1983-1994)
  • Money Market Dealer, Asian International Merchant Bankers Berhad (1981-1983)


BOD 2017: Datin Mariam Prudence Yusof

Datin Mariam Prudence binti Yusof

Public Interest Director* and Independent Non-Executive Director

Datin Mariam Prudence binti Yusof
Nationality/Age Malaysian / 65
Date of Appointment 19 February 2017
Length of Service
(as at 31 January 2018)
11 1/2 months
Academic / Professional Qualification(s)
  • BA (Hon) University of Malaya
Present Directorship(s)

Listed Entity:

  • C.I. Holdings Berhad

Other public companies:

  • Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad
  • Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Clearing Berhad
Present Appointment(s)
  • Chairman, SISMA Group of Companies
Past Directorship(s) and/or Appointment(s)
  • Executive Director, Equity Market of MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd (formerly known as MIDF Sisma Securities Sdn Bhd) (1997-2007)
  • Member, Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange Committee (KLSE) (2002-2004)
  • Director, Labuan International Financial Exchange Inc. (LFX) (2002-2004)
  • Director, Securities Clearing Automated Network Services Sdn Bhd (SCANS) (2002-2004)
  • Director, Research Institute & Investment Analyst Malaysia (RIAM) (2002-2004)
  • Trustee, Bumiputera Training Fund of the Securities Commission (SC) (2002-2004)
  • Chairman, Membership Committee of the KLSE (2002-2004)
  • Chairman, Association of Stockbroking Companies of Malaysia (2002-2003)
  • Director (Corporate Nominee), PB Securities Sdn Bhd (1990-1997)
  • Dealer Representative, HA Securities Sdn Bhd (1984-1990)
  • Human Resource & Organizational Development with multinational companies (1974-1984)


BODs 2016: Datuk Karownakaran

Datuk Karownakaran @ Karunakaran Ramasamy

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Karownakaran @ Karunakaran Ramasamy
Nationality/Age Malaysian / 67
Date of Appointment 28 March 2013
Length of Service
(as at 31 January 2018)
4 years 10 months
Date of Last Re-election 31 March 2016
Academic / Professional Qualification(s)
  • Bachelor of Economics (Hons) in Accounting, University of Malaya
Present Directorship(s)

Listed Entity:

  • Malayan Banking Berhad
  • IOI Corporation Berhad
  • Chairman, Integrated Logistics Berhad

Other public companies:

  • Chairman, Etiqa General Insurance Berhad (formerly known as Etiqa Insurance Berhad)
  • Chairman, Etiqa Life Insurance Berhad
  • Chairman, Etiqa International Holdings Berhad
  • Chairman, Maybank Ageas Holdings Berhad
Past Directorship(s) and/or Appointment(s)
  • Chairman, Etiqa Family Takaful Berhad (formerly known as Etiqa Takaful Berhad) (2016-2017)
  • Director, Maybank (Cambodia) PLC (2012-2017)
  • Director, Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad (2012-2016)
  • Director, Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad (2011-2014)
  • Director, Maybank Investment Bank Berhad (2009-2014)
  • Director-General, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) (2004-2008)
  • Deputy Director-General, MIDA (2001-2003)
  • Director, Industrial Promotion Division overseeing 16 MIDA overseas offices (1996-2000)
  • Director, MIDA in Singapore, Germany and London (1978-1995)


BODs 2016: Datuk Chay Wai Leong

Datuk Chay Wai Leong

Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Chay Wai Leong
Nationality/Age Singaporean / 54
Permanent Resident of Malaysia
Date of Appointment 28 March 2013
Length of Service
(as at 31 January 2018)
4 years 10 months
Date of Last Re-election 29 March 2017
Academic / Professional Qualification(s)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, National University of Singapore
Present Directorship(s)

Listed Entity:

  • Nil

Other public companies:

  • Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad
  • Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Clearing Berhad
  • K & N Kenanga Holdings Berhad
  • Kenanga Vietnam Securities Joint Stock Corporation
  • Securities Industry Development Corporation
Present Appointment(s)
  • Group Managing Director, Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad
Past Directorship(s) and/or Appointment(s)
  • Executive Director, Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad (May 2011- January 2017)
  • Managing Director, RHB Investment Bank Berhad and Director of Corporate & Investment Banking, RHB Banking Group Berhad (2006-2011)
  • Country Head, Malaysia and Head of Reginol Organization for Southeast Asia, Standard Bank Group (2002-2006)
  • Director, Head of Investment Banking Malaysia, JP Morgan Chase Bank (2000-2002)
  • Director of Investment Banking, Jardine Fleming in Hong Kong (1990-2000)
  • Senior Investment Analyst, Bankers Trust Brokerage in Singapore (1987-1990)


BODs 2016: Ghazali Hj Darman

Ghazali Haji Darman

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ghazali Haji Darman
Nationality/Age Malaysian / 53
Date of Appointment 28 March 2013
Length of Service
(as at 31 January 2018)
4 years 10 months
Date of Last Re-election 29 March 2017
Academic / Professional Qualification(s)
  • Bachelor of Accounting, University of Canberra
Present Directorship(s)

Listed Entity:

  • Nil

Other public companies:

  • Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
Past Directorship(s) and/or Appointment(s)
  • Commissioner for PT Praisindo Teknologi, Jakarta (2012-2015)
  • Advisor to Outsourcing Malaysia (2014-2015)
  • Head of Domain, DHL IT Services Sdn Bhd (2006-2010)
  • Partner, Accenture (1986-2006)
  • Director, Accenture Solutions Sdn Bhd (until 2006)
  • Director, Accenture Sdn Bhd (until 2006)


BODs 2016: Pushpanathan S.A. Kanagarayar

Pushpanathan A/L S.A. Kanagarayar

Independent Non-Executive Director

Pushpanathan A/L S.A. Kanagarayar
Nationality/Age Malaysian / 66
Date of Appointment 23 June 2014
Length of Service
(as at 31 January 2018)
3 years 7 months
Date of Last Re-election 31 March 2016
Academic / Professional Qualification(s)
  • Institute Of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (Member)
  • Malaysian Institute Of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) (Member)
  • Malaysian Institute Of Accountants (MIA) (Member)
Present Directorship(s)

Listed Entity:

  • IJM Corporation Berhad
  • IJM Plantation Berhad

Other public companies:

  • Asian Institute of Finance Berhad
  • Sun Life Malaysia Assurance Berhad
  • Sun Life Malaysia Takaful Berhad
Present Appointment(s)
  • Council Member, MICPA
  • Trustee, World Wildlife Fund Malaysia
  • Director, Malaysian Community Education Foundation
  • Project Chairman, the Insurance Standards Working Group of Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) on Malaysian Financial Reporting Standard 17.
Past Directorship(s) and/or Appointment(s)
  • Board Member MASB (2009-2015)
  • Honorary Secretary, Financial Reporting Foundation (2010-2015)
  • President, MICPA (2012-2014)
  • Council Member, MIA (2012-2014)
  • Partner, Messrs Ernst & Young (1983-2009)
  • Chairman, Adjudication and/or Organising Committees, National Annual Corporate Report Awards (2003-2009)
  • Chairman, MICPA's Financial Statements Review Committee and Project Chairman of the Insurance Standards Working Group of MASB on FRS 4 (2003-2007)
  • Member, International Federation of Accountants’ Developing Nations Permanent Taskforce (2004-2005)


BOD 2017: Datin Grace Yeoh

Datin Grace Yeoh Cheng Geok

Independent Non-Executive Director

Datin Grace Yeoh Cheng Geok
Nationality/Age Malaysian / 56
Date of Appointment 24 February 2017
Length of Service
(as at 31 January 2018)
11 months
Date of Last Re-election 29 March 2017
Academic / Professional Qualification(s)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Master of Laws (LLM), University of London
  • Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple
  • Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
Present Directorship(s)

Listed Entity:

  • Nil

Other public companies:

  • CIMB Bank Berhad
  • Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and it's clearing house (Bursa Malaysia Securities Sdn Bhd)
Present Appointment(s)
  • Member, Management Committee and Managing Partner, Shearn Delamore & Co.
  • Head, Corporate and Commercial Law Practice Group, Shearn Delamore & Co.
  • Head, Energy, Natural Resources & Green Technology Practice Group, Shearn Delamore & Co.
  • Member, Corporate and Commercial Law Committee of the Malaysian Bar Council
  • Member, Trade in Legal Services Committee of the Malaysian Bar Council
  • Board Member, ICC Malaysia
Past Directorship(s) and/or Appointment(s)
  • Member, Management Committee and Managing Partner, Shearn Delamore & Co
  • Head, Corporate and Commercial Law Practice Group, Shearn Delamore & Co
  • Head, Energy, Natural Resources & Green Technology Practice Group, Shearn Delamore & Co
  • Member, Trade in Legal Services Committee of the Malaysian Bar Council
  • Board Member, ICC Malaysia


Notes:
* appointed by the Minister of Finance in consultation with the securities commissions pursuant to Section 10(i)(a) of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 (CMSA)

Save as disclosed, the above Directors have no family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of Bursa Malaysia, have no conflict of interest with Bursa Malaysia, have not been convicted of any offence within the past 5 years.

Save for the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, all the Non-Executive Directors satisfy the criteria of an independent director as defined under Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad Main Market Listing Requirements, which include being independent of management, free from any business or other relationship which could interfere with the exercise of independent judgement, objectivity or the ability to act in the best interests of the Company, and also being independent of its major shareholders.