Board of Directors


  Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Wan Mohd Fadzmi bin Che Wan Othman Fadzilah was appointed to the Board of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad on April 25, 2019. He graduated with a Bachelor of Construction Economics from RMIT University Australia. He has attended the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States of America and the Senior Executive Finance Program at Templeton College, University of Oxford. He is also a Chartered Banker at the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) and Chartered Professional in Islamic Finance (CPIF).


Dato’ Wan Mohd Fadzmi is a professional banker with over 25 years of experience in domestic and international banking. His career began in Melbourne, Australia as a Cost Estimator with Peter Slattery & Co in March 1986. Upon his return to Malaysia in 1988, Dato’ Wan Mohd Fadzmi joined Malayan Banking Berhad (MBB) and held various positions at MBB’s head office until December 1994.


In December 1994, Dato’ Wan Mohd Fadzmi moved to MBB’s London branch as its Credit & Marketing Manager. This was followed by his appointment as General Manager/Country Head of the London branch in September 1999 where he was responsible for the UK operations. Dato’ Wan Mohd Fadzmi then spent three years as MBB’s New York General Manager/Country Head and had the overall responsibility for the New York City branch’s banking operations. Dato’ Wan Mohd Fadzmi then returned to the head office in Malaysia to helm Overseas Operations in November 2005 before leaving for the republic of China in September 2006. He spent the following four years as the General Manager/Chief Executive of MBB’s Hong Kong branch.


Thereafter, he joined RHB Bank as Director, Global Business Banking Strategic Business Group in July 2010 where he was responsible for RHB’s international banking operations comprising of branches in Singapore, Thailand and Brunei Darussalam.


Dato’ Wan Mohd Fadzmi was then appointed as the President/Chief Executive Officer of Bank Pertanian (M) Berhad (Agrobank) in July 2011 until August 2017 and was fully responsible for leading Agrobank’s full operations via 188 outlets in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.


Dato’ Wan Mohd Fadzmi has received many accolades in his career including Outstanding CEO 2017 from Association Development Financial Institution in Asia Pacific (ADFIAP) in Macau, China and CEO of the Year at the Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia.


He currently sits as Director of CCM Berhad, Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Berhad and Chairman of Sedania Assalam Capital Sdn Bhd. He is also an Executive Committee (EXCO) Member of Suria Strategic Energy Resources Berhad.



  Independent Non-Executive Director

Ariff bin Rozhan was appointed to the Board of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad on May 10, 2019. He holds an LLB (Hons) from Reading University, Berks, England and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


Ariff has practiced law for nearly 30 years. He began his career in 1989 at an international city law firm in London, and thereafter, practiced as a Barrister in London, England, where he was instructed as Counsel at various levels of the Judicial System in England and Wales. He is also an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.


He returned to Malaysia in 2004 and joined Zaid Ibrahim & Co (ZICO), where he managed the firm's Dispute Resolution department and was on the Executive Committee until April 2015. He then founded Ariff Rozhan & Co in April 2015 and is its Managing Partner. Ariff set up the Chambers of Ariff Rozhan in London, England, from where he recommenced his practice as a Barrister. Ariff has also been authorised by the Bar Council of England & Wales to "Conduct Litigation" and is registered to accept instructions via Direct Access.


Ariff has experience in conducting cases in complex claims and disputes, in a wide range of fields including arbitration, corporate and commercial disputes, insurance and reinsurance, banking, administrative, insolvency, construction and contractual matters. He also has extensive experience in cases where forensic investigation is required. His clients include both local and international banks, major local and international corporations, statutory bodies and local authorities.


He is currently the Managing Partner of Ariff Rozhan & Co and a Director of Pan Malaysia Corporation Berhad.



  Independent Non-Executive Director

Puan Norazilla Md Tahir was appointed to the Board of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad on 14 August 2020.  She has more than 25 years’ experience in financial management, notably in Financial Institution and Capital Market.


Prior to her appointment as Director of BPMB, Puan Norazilla was the Chief Financial Officer of Cagamas Berhad for a total of 9 years from when she first joined in 2009. She spearheaded the financial leadership of the Group and was responsible for upholding strong financial management and governance while providing timely, accurate and reliable financial information and enhancing internal control.


Apart from Cagamas, Puan Norazilla held other CFO/Head of Finance positions at three Islamic banking institutions, namely RHB Islamic Bank Berhad, Asian Finance Bank Berhad and the Al Rajhi Banking and Investment Corporation (Malaysia) Berhad.


Besides banking, Puan Norazilla is also experienced in fast moving consumer goods, having been involved in sales logistic chain management while at L’Oreal Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Universal Music Sdn Bhd.


Puan Norazilla is a graduate of the University of Stirling, Scotland, a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).  She is passionate about coaching and mentoring and her volunteer work includes the coaching of undergraduates at UiTM INTEC.