Board of Directors


  Non-Executive Chairman/Non-Independent Non Executive Director


Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah, was appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman of BPMB on December 1, 2012. He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Malaya, Master in Philosophy (Development Studies) from the Istitute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK and obtained a Ph.D.(Economics) from the School of Business and Economic Studies, University of Leeds, UK. He also attended the Advance Management Program at Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Boston USA.


Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Wan Abdul Aziz has spent more than 37 years in public service with vast experience in the banking and economic sectors. He served in various capacities in the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department and the Ministry of Finance. He was appointed as an Alternate Executive Director of World Bank Group in Washington DC, USA (on secondment by the Government of Malaysia) representing South East Asia Group from 1998 to 2001. He was also appointed as the Executive Director of the Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah from 2008 to 2013. In 2007, he was appointed as Secretary General of Treasury in the Ministry of Finance. He retired from the public service on May 23, 2008 and subsequently continued to serve as Secretary General of Treasury until August 23, 2012.


Currently, he is the Chairman of Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad and Group, Sime Darby Motors Sdn. Bhd, Pembinaan BTL Sdn. Bhd and GOM Resources Sdn. Bhd. He is also the Deputy Chairman of Sime Darby Berhad and a Board Member of Permodalan Nasional Berhad, and Ram Holdings Berhad.


  President/Group Managing Director

Encik Mohammed Rafidz was appointed as President/Group Managing Director of BPMB on June 15, 2015. He holds a BSc Economics from the City University, London, United Kingdom and an MBA from Manchester Business School, Manchester, United Kingdom. He has over 25 years of experience in financial services and capital markets industry. His formative years as a banker started when he joined Bumiputera Merchant Bankers and later Amanah Merchant Bank during the 1990s.


He had held senior and leadership positions in established and leading Malaysian financial institutions including Director of Corporate Finance in CIMB, Head of Strategic Assets in CIMB, Country Head of CIMB-GK Securities in Thailand and Head of Investment Banking in RHB Investment Bank. In 2011 Encik Mohammed Rafidz was appointed as the CEO of Alliance Investment Bank. Immediately prior to joining Bank Pembangunan, he was the Deputy CEO and Head of Corporate Investment Banking at MIDF Amanah Investment Bank.


He currently sits on the Boards of SME Growth Acceleration Fund Sdn Bhd, Global Maritime Ventures Berhad and Pembangunan Leasing Corporation Group.


  Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Engku Nor Faizah Engku Atek, was appointed to the Board of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad on December 1, 2014. She holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Malaya and has attended a number of courses and seminars related to her work in the public sector, including the Government Legal Adviser’s Course at the Institute of Advance Legal Studies in the UK sponsored by the British Council, Seminar on Industrial Property in Strasbourg and Munich sponsored by the European Union and Legislative Drafting Institute at the University of Loyola and Tulane, in the USA.


Datuk Engku Nor Faizah is currently the Solicitor General of Malaysia. She has over 30 years of experience in the public sector. She started her career at the Attorney General's Chambers ('AGC') in 1983 and has held various positions in AGC, including Deputy Solicitor General, Parliamentary Draftman, Senior Federal Counsel and Deputy Public Prosecutor. She was also the State Legal Adviser of Negeri Sembilan from 2003 to 2004 and State Legal Adviser of Perak from 2004 to 2007.


As Solicitor General she oversees, amongst other responsibilities, the work of the Advisory Division, Drafting Division, Law Reform and Revision Division and International Affairs Division at AGC. She has been involved in the drafting and/or approving of numerous legislation including the Central Bank of Malaysia Act 2009, the limited Liability Partnerships Act 2012, the Netting of Financial Agreements Act 2015, the Special Measures Against Terrorism in Foreign Countries Act 2015, the Malaysian Airline System Berhad (Administration) Act 2015 and the Malaysian Aviation Commission Act 2015.


  Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Ir. Haji Mohamad Husin, was appointed to the Board of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad on May 2, 2015. He graduated with a B. Sc (Hons) of Civil Engineering from University of Southampton, England in 1977 and M.Sc. Civil Engineering from University of Pittsburgh, USA.


After graduation, he started his career as a Water Engineer in Public Works Department (JKR). He had served the department for 35 years in various capacities including District Engineer, Assistant Director, State and Branch Director. He was the Director of Roads before he was promoted to the post of Deputy Director General, which he held in 2007 until his retirement in 2013.


During his career in Government service, he was also active in the road engineering and civil engineering fraternities and served in various capacities in organizations and societies such as Road Engineering Association of Malaysia, Intelligent Transportation System and Institution of Engineers.


He also sits on the Board of Pembangunan Leasing Corporation Group, Sarawak Hydro Sdn Bhd, Johawaki Holdings Sdn Bhd, Bridgex Sdn Bhd and Group, Laluan Bina Sdn Bhd and PT (MKC)-Indonesia.


  Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Capt. Haji Ahmad Othman, was appointed to the Board of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad on May 2, 2015. He holds a Certificate of Competency, Deck Officer Class 1 (Master Mariner), UK (1982) and Ordinary National Certificate in Nautical Science from Riversdale College, Liverpool, UK (1975).


He began his career as a Mariner at Blue Funnel Line in Liverpool (later known as Ocean Fleets Ltd) and later served with Straits Steamship of Singapore. He joined Marine Department Peninsular Malaysia (now known as ‘Marine Department Malaysia’) in 1983 and served the Marine Department for 30 years in various capacities. During his career with the Marine Department, he was also the Chairman of Light Dues Board Peninsular Malaysia and Central Mercantile Marine Fund from 2006 until 2014. He retired in October 2014 as the Director General of Marine Department Malaysia.


He currently sits on the Board of Global Maritime Ventures Group.


  Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Wan Azhar Wan Ahmad, was appointed to the Board of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad on May 2, 2015. He holds a Master in Business Administration (International Business) from the National University of San Diego CA, USA (1985) and obtained his Bachelor in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Pacific, Stockton CA, USA (1983).


Datuk Wan Azhar started his career with Hong Leong Bank Berhad in 1985. He joined Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (CGC) as a Manager following his appointment by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in 1993. In 1995, he was promoted to Assistant General Manager and subsequently to GM/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 1997. He was later appointed to the Board of Directors of CGC as Managing Director in 2000. He retired as CGC President & CEO in 2014.


He was directly involved in the transformation of CGC from a traditional credit guarantee provider into a market-driven and financially sustainable SME – support institution, and was also instrumental in the setting up of Credit Bureau Malaysia (CBM) where he was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman for 6 years.


He is currently sits on the Board of Pembangunan Leasing Corporation Group, Global Maritime Ventures Berhad, Bina Darulaman Berhad, Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad, Alliance Islamic Bank Berhad, NAMA Foundation and also the Chairman of BNM’s Small Debt Resolution Committee (SDRC).