Profile of the Authority Members
1. Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz
Dr. Zeti is the Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia. She has a key role in the financial reform and the successful transformation of the Malaysian financial system into one of the most developed and resilient financial systems in an emerging economy.
Dr. Zeti chaired the Executive's Meeting of East Asia Pacific Central Banks Taskforce on "Regional Cooperation among Central Banks in Asia" to draw up the blueprint for financial cooperation in the region. She is currently the co-chair of the Financial Stability Board's regional consultative group for Asia with the Bank of Korea. She is a member of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Central Bank Governance Group and a founding member of the Asian Consultative Council for the BIS.
In Islamic finance, she is actively involved in the international development of Islamic finance. Dr. Zeti has been actively involved in the establishment of the Islamic Financial Services Board Council and the International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation. She also chaired the High-Level international "Taskforce on Islamic Finance and Global Financial Stability" initiated by the Islamic Development Bank. She was a member of the United Nations General Assembly Commission of Experts on Reform of the International Monetary and Financial System.
Dr. Zeti received her Bachelor Economics (Honours) from the University Malaysia and her PhD from University of Pennsylvania.
Datuk Oh is the Chairman of the Alliance Financial Group and Non-Executive Director of the various Board of public listed companies such as British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Berhad, IJM Corporation Berhad, IJM Plantations Berhad, Malayan Flour Mills Berhad, Dialog Group Berhad, Kumpulan Europlus Berhad and a trustee of UTAR Education Foundation. He was a partner of Coopers & Lybrand Malaysia and a government-appointed member of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (now known as Bursa Malaysia) as well as the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board.
Datuk Oh is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales. He was a council member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants from 1981-2002 and served as President from 1994- 1996.
Dato' Mohammed Azlan is the Chairman of D&O Green Technologies Berhad, SILK Holdings Berhad and Labuan IBFC Incorporated Sdn. Bhd. He is also a member of the board for Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Scomi Group Berhad, Employees Provident Fund and the Government Retirement Fund Inc. Investment Panel. He has held various key positions including that of Chief Executive of Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad, Group Managing Director of Amanah Capital Malaysia Berhad and Executive Chairman of Bursa Malaysia Berhad.
Dato' Mohammed Azlan holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (Australia). He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia, Malaysian Institute of Directors, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and Honorary Member of The Institute of Internal Auditors, Malaysia and member of The Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Datuk Ali is the Chairman of Jobstreet Corporation Berhad, Milux Corporation Berhad, Microlink Solutions Berhad, Privasia Technology Berhad and the Financial Reporting Foundation. He currently serves as a Board Member of Glomac Berhad, and a member of the Advisory Panel of the Companies Commission of Malaysia.
Datuk Ali was the Chairman of the Securities Commission of Malaysia (SC) from 1999-2004. During his tenure, he was elected chairman of IOSCO's Asia-Pacific Region Committee, trustee of AAOIFI and Force of Nature Aid Foundation and was also Advisor to the Sri Lanka Securities Commission for its capital market Blueprint. He was appointed as Adjunct Professor in the Accounting and Business Faculty, University of Malaya in 2008 and retired in August 2011 and was then appointed to the Advisory Board of the same Faculty.
Datuk Ali is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and is currently Honorary Advisor to ICAEW Malaysia, Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK) and the Malaysian Institute of Directors.
She is currently a Board member of the Inland Revenue Board, Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority, Malaysian Investment Development Authority, Halal Industry Development Corporation and an alternate Board member to the Secretary- General of Treasury of MOF in PETRONAS.
Dato' Siti Halimah holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Malaya and a Masters of Science (Demography) from the London School of Economics, United Kingdom.
Datuk Ranjit was appointed Executive Chairman of the Securities Commission of Malaysia (SC) effective April 2012. He was previously Managing Director of the SC and has over 20 years experience in the field of finance and securities regulation.
Datuk Ranjit is a member of the governing Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). He is also the Vice-Chairman of IOSCO's Emerging Markets Committee with 86 jurisdictions. Datuk Ranjit was a founding member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board and currently chairs the Securities Industry Development Corporation and the Capital Market Development Fund and is the Vice-Chairman of the Asian Institute of Finance.
Datuk 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 and is a fellow of CPA Australia. He has had prior working experience in Australia and Malaysia in academia, consulting and accounting.
7. Mr. Ahmad Hizzad Baharuddin
Mr. Ahmad Hizzad was appointed the Director-General of Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA) on 3 October 2011. He currently serves as director of the Board for Labuan IBFC Inc. Sdn Bhd, Labuan FSA Incorporated Sdn Bhd, Pristine Era Sdn Bhd, Financial Park (L) Sdn Bhd, Labuan Corporation and a member of the Audit Committee of Labuan Corporation. Mr. Ahmad Hizzad is also a Board Member of the International Islamic Financial Market in Bahrain.
Prior to his appointment in Labuan FSA, Mr. Ahmad Hizzad was the Director of Islamic Banking and Takaful Department in Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). He started his career in BNM in 1986 and has served in various departments in the Bank. Mr. Ahmad Hizzad holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America.
Mr. Mohd Naim is the Chief Executive Officer of the Companies Commission of Malaysia. He started off his career as a Legal Officer with Bank Pertanian Malaysia in 1984 before being appointed as Magistrate in 1985, and later as Senior Magistrate.
He has served in various positions in the Employees Provident Fund, such as the Senior General Manager of Legal and Contribution Department. Mr. Mohd Naim graduated with a LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Malaya.