Board of Directors

YBHG. TAN SRI DATO’ SRI DR. WAN ABDUL AZIZ BIN WAN ABDULLAH

  Non-Executive Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Member of Credit Committee of the Board
  • Member of Group Nomination & Remuneration Committee
 

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah, was appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman/Independent Non-Executive Director 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 Institute 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 Sime Darby Berhad and GOM Resources Sdn. Bhd. He is also a Board Member of Permodalan Nasional Berhad. RAM Holdings Berhad, Sabah Economic Development and Investment Authority (SEDIA) and RAM Rating Services Berhad.

YBHG. DATUK WAN AZHAR WAN AHMAD

  Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Member of Group Risk Management Committee
  • Member of Group Audit & Examination Committee
  • Member of Credit Committee of the Board
 

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 was the Chief Executive Officer of Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (CGC) from 1997 until his retirement in December 2014. He began his career in banking as a Loans Executive of Hong Leong Bank in 1985 and left the bank as Head of Branches Operations in 1993. He then joined CGC as Head of Credit. In 1995, he was promoted to Assistant General Manager and subsequently to Chief Executive Officer in 1997. In year 2000, he was appointed to the Board of Directors and assumed the role of Managing Director.

 

One of the key highlights of his career was the transformation of CGC from a traditional credit guarantee provider into a market-driven and financially sustainable SME-support institution. He was then instrumental in the setting up of Credit Bureau Malaysia (CBM) where he was the Chairman of CBM for six years from 2008 to 2014. On the international front, he was also the Chairman of the Association of Development Financial Institutions for Asia Pacific region (ADFIAP) from 2012 to 2014. Upon his retirement, he was then appointed as Consultant to the World Bank from 2015 to 2016, undertaking projects relating to SME financing in the Middle East.

 

Datuk Wan Azhar is currently the Chairman of the Small Debt Resolution Committee at Bank Negara Malaysia. He is also the Chairman of Alliance Islamic Bank Berhad, Pembangunan Leasing Corporation Sdn Bhd, PLC Credit & Factoring Sdn Bhd, BI Credit & Leasing Berhad, Global Maritime Ventures Berhad and SME Growth Acceleration Fund Sdn Bhd. He also serves on the Board of Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad and Board of Trustee of NAMA Foundation.

 

YBHG. DATUK SERI HASHMUDDIN MOHAMMAD

  Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Member of Credit Committee of the Board
  • Member of Group Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Datuk Seri Hashmuddin Mohammad was appointed to the Board of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad on January 23, 2017. He holds a Master of Arts in Procurement and Acquisition Management from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. He also holds a Certificate in Purchasing and Supply Management from the Northern Territory University, Australia, a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Anthropology and Sociology from the University of Malaya, Malaysia and a Diploma in Public Administration from the National Institute For Public Administration (INTAN), Malaysia.

 

Datuk Seri Hashmuddin has more than 30 years of experience specialising in procurement and has been serving the Government of Malaysia since 1984. He began his career as an Assistant Secretary, Planning Division in the Ministry of Information and was transferred to Contract and Supply Division, Ministry of Finance (MOF) in 1986. He undertook various positions in the Government Procurement Division until he was appointed as Under Secretary of the Division (2012-2015). He was then promoted as Deputy Secretary General (Management) MOF (December 2015-March 2018).

 

Datuk Seri Hashmuddin currently sits on the Board of UDA Holdings Berhad and Bukit Bintang City Centre Development Sdn Bhd.

ENCIK MUSA ABDUL MALEK

  Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Chairman of Credit Committee of the Board
  • Member of Group Audit & Examination Committee
  • Member of Group Risk Management Committee
  • Member of Group Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Encik Musa Abdul Malek was appointed to the Board of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad on February 13, 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from the University of Ohio/Institute Technology of Mara, Malaysia.

 

Encik Musa, a seasoned banker, began his banking career at HSBC Group in 1979. During his 31 years career with HSBC Group, he held various management positions in various departments/functions including Credit, Debt Origination of Debt Capital Market in Hong Kong, Corporate Relationship, Islamic Banking and Bumiputera Unit, Business Development and Product Development and Management. He assumed the role of Deputy Managing Director of HSBC Amanah Malaysia (the Islamic window of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad) and subsequently appointed as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer in 2008.

 

He then joined Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad in 2010 as Deputy Chief Executive Officer. During the 3 years tenure in Bank Muamalat, he was responsible in managing the business functions of the Bank and to assist the CEO in other operational matters. Prior to his retirement in April 2016, Encik Musa was the Group Head of Islamic Banking Consumer Banking at CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad.

 

During his tenure in banking, Encik Musa had faced several challenges and succeeded in managing them, particularly during the three economic downturns, which affected the country.

He currently does not hold any directorships in other companies.

ENCIK SUFFIAN BAHARUDDIN

  Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Chairman of Group Audit & Examination Committee
  • Member of Group Nomination & Remuneration Committee
  • Member Credit Committee of the Board
  • Member of Group Risk Management Committee

Encik Suffian Baharuddin was appointed to the Board of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad on February 13, 2017. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

 

Encik Suffian held various senior positions in several transport and logistics companies within a Malaysian infrastructure conglomerate from 2010 to 2016, including as the Senior General Manager (Corporate Division) of Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd. His last position was as Director of Special Projects, Johor Port Berhad where he had been seconded to Penang Port Sdn Bhd from 2014 to 2016.

 

He was the Chief Executive Officer/ Managing Director of Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd (RapidKL) from 2008 to 2009. During his time at RapidKL, he was also a Director in Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad and served as a Vice Chairman and Executive Committee member of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Asia Pacific Division.

 

He was General Manager (Corporate Planning) at Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd from mid-2006 to 2008. Between end 1999 to mid2006, he served in various positions in Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) where the last position was as the Head of Finance of MAHB. From 1996 to 1999, he was with Renong Berhad where his last position was as Senior Manager of Finance. Encik Suffian began his career in the Corporate Finance Department of AmMerchant Bank Berhad in 1994

He currently does not hold any directorships in other companies.

MS TAN LYE SIM

  Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Chairman of Group Risk Management Committee
  • Member of Credit Committee of the Board

Ms Tan Lye Sim was appointed to the Board of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad on September 15, 2018. She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is an accomplished risk practitioner with more than 30 years of experience in financial institutions, securities houses, merchant and commercial banks and finance companies.

 

Ms Tan held various senior positions in financial institutions from 2005 to 2013, including as the Head of Treasury Compliance of RHB Bank Berhad, Group Chief Risk Officer of Alliance Financial Group, Chief Risk Officer of Hong Leong Bank, Director, and Head of Operational Risk Management of CIMB Investment Bank. Her last position was as Group Chief Risk Officer at Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad from 2013 to 2017. During her time there, Ms Tan developed overall risk management framework and policies for the respective banks. She also planned, led and implemented programs, processes and systems for effective group wide risk management.

 

Ms Tan began her career in the Foreign Exchange Department at the London branch of United Overseas Bank Ltd in 1984. She spent 13 years working in London and held various positions at Nikko Securities Co. (Europe) Ltd, Hill Samuel Merchant Bank Ltd and Fuji International Finance Ltd. Upon her return to Malaysia, Ms Tan joined MBf Finance Berhad as Head, Risk Management Dept./Treasury Settlements from 1997 to 2002. She then joined SAS Institute Sdn. Bhd. in 2002 as a Principal Risk Consultant for Enterprise Wide Risk Management solutions.

 

Ms Tan currently does not hold any directorships in other companies.

YBHG TAN SRI DR. RAHAMAT BIVI BINTI YUSOFF

  Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Chairman of Group Nomination & Remuneration Committee
  • Member of Group Audit and Examination Committee

Tan Sri Dr. Rahamat Bivi binti Yusoff was appointed to the Board of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad on October 1, 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Economics) (Honours) degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia and a Master of Economics from University of Western Michigan, USA. Tan Sri Dr. Rahamat also holds a Diploma in Public Administration from the Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) Malaysia and was conferred a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations from Australian National University.

 

She had served in the public service for 36 years, with vast experience in the fields of economy, finance and macroeconomic development. Her career began at the Ministry of Finance (MOF) as an Assistant Secretary in the Tax Division in 1981 followed by a stint as a Project Officer at the Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) from 1988 to 1991.

 

Tan Sri Dr. Rahamat then served as Assistant Director in the Macroeconomic and Evaluation Section of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) in the Prime Minister’s Department from 1991 to 1993. She was later promoted to the position of Principal Assistant Director in the same section from 1994 to 2000 and also held the same position in Section Industry and Services in 2001.

 

She was seconded to the Department of Industrial Development, The Energy Commission as Director in 2002. Tan Sri Dr. Rahamat returned to the EPU as Deputy Director in the Macroeconomic Section in August 2004 and in December the same year she was appointed as the Secretary of Economic Division at MOF. She continued to hold prominent positions at MOF through her promotion as Director of the Budget Division in 2008, and as Deputy Secretary General (Systems and Controls) in 2011. Tan Sri Dr. Rahamat then returned to the EPU as Director General from 2011 to June 2017.

 

Tan Sri Dr. Rahamat is currently the Chairman of Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation (PIDM) as well as the Co-chair of Malaysia Thailand Joint Authority (MTJA). She also sits on the Board of IOI Corporation Berhad and Ekuiti Nasional Berhad (EKUINAS). Tan Sri Dr. Rahamat is on the Advisory Panel of PNB Research Institute and Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI).