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Tan Sri Dato’ Azman bin Hj. Mokhtar
Managing Director

Tan Sri Dato’ Azman bin Hj. Mokhtar was appointed as Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional in June 2004.

Between 1994 and 1998, he was Director and Head of Research for Union Bank of Switzerland in Malaysia. Between 1998 and 2000, he was Director and Head of Research at Salomon Smith Barney in Malaysia. From 2002 until May 2004, he was the Managing Director of BinaFikir Sdn. Bhd.

He graduated with distinction in M. Phil in Development Studies from Darwin College, Cambridge University, United Kingdom as a Chevening scholar. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder. He also holds a graduate diploma in Islamic Studies from the International Islamic University Malaysia.

Ben Chan
Executive Director, Investments

Ben Chan joined Khazanah in June 2005 as Director of Investments and was appointed Executive Director of Investments in April 2008.

Between 1992 and 1996, Ben researched the China and Hong Kong markets with Cazenove & Co and ING Barings in Hong Kong, where he was the Head of China Research. He returned to Malaysia in 1996 and served as Director of Research with several investment houses, covering the Malaysia and Singapore markets.

He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with merit) from the University of New South Wales.

Joseph Dominic Silva
Executive Director, Investments

Joseph Dominic Silva joined Khazanah in August 2008 as Director of Investments. He was appointed Executive Director of Investments in May 2010. He is currently Head of Investments.

Prior to joining Khazanah, he spent 18 years in the banking sector, 12 of which were spent with ABN AMRO Bank in regional and international roles across the areas of relationship management, structured finance, capital markets, risk and portfolio management and strategic business development. Prior to ABN AMRO Bank, he worked with a major Japanese financial group in Asia within the Corporate Finance division.

A finance graduate from University of Wales, he completed his Senior Management Program at Henley Management College, UK.

Dato’ Noorazman Abd Aziz
Executive Director, Investments

Dato’ Noorazman joined Khazanah as Executive Director of Investments in May 2010 after having spent two-and-a-half years as Managing Director of Fajr Capital Ltd, a Khazanah investee company.

Prior to this, he had exposures in international banking and finance through stints at Citigroup, Bank Islam, Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange and Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority (LOFSA).

He is a practicing member of the Association of Chartered Islamic Finance Professionals (ACIFP) and holds a BSc in Finance from Louisiana State University, USA.

Mohd Izani Ashari
Executive Director, Special Projects, Managing Director’s Office

Mohd Izani Ashari joined Khazanah in April 2009. At Khazanah, he leads the work on the GLC Transformation Program, and has been pivotal in the initial development which forms the foundation of the Government Transformation Program.

He has 26 years of working experience mainly with multi-nationals and large companies including Shell, Maybank, Sime Darby, Petronas and Malaysian Airline System, covering six different industries. He spent 16 years of his career in organisation transformation / reengineering where he played a significant role.

He holds a Masters Degree in Construction Management from Reading University, UK and Bachelor’s Degree in Quantity Surveying from John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.

Jiv Sammanthan
Executive Director, Managing Director’s Office

Jiv Sammanthan joined Khazanah in June 2010 as Director in the Managing Director’s Office. He was appointed as Executive Director at the Managing Director's Office in June 2011.

Prior to Khazanah, Jiv spent 18 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) both in London and Kuala Lumpur. He was a founding partner of the PwC Performance Improvement Consulting practice in Kuala Lumpur.

He holds a degree in Commerce from the University of Birmingham, England and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Datuk Hisham Hamdan
Executive Director, Investments

Datuk Hisham Hamdan joined Khazanah as Executive Director of Investments in April 2011. He also assumed the role of Head of Division of Khazanah Research and Investment Strategy ("KRIS"), on 1 September 2013.

He was formerly with Sime Darby where he served for over six years and assumed several senior positions, covering strategy and business development, healthcare, energy & utilities and special projects. Datuk Hisham Hamdan also has 12 years of capital markets experience in equity research and investment banking. He started his career as a process engineer in the US.

He holds two degrees in Chemical Engineering and Industrial Management from Purdue University, in the US. He has also attended the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Programme.

Kenneth Shen
Executive Director, Investments

Kenneth Shen joined Khazanah as Executive Director of Investments in July 2011.  

Prior to joining Khazanah, he was based in Doha with Qatar Investment Authority where he most recently was Advisor to the CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Qatar Holding LLC.  In addition, he had responsibility for QIA’s direct investments in public and private companies as well as its investments in private equity, special situations and venture capital funds.  Prior to that, he was based in Hong Kong with Salomon Brothers Inc and its successor companies where his most recent role was Co-Head, Corporate Finance at Citigroup Global Markets Asia Limited.  Prior to Salomon Brothers, he was with Lehman Brothers in Lehman’s Merchant Banking and Principal Investments Groups in New York.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (magna cum laude) in East Asian Languages and Civilisations (Japanese) and Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.  In addition, he has completed studies at Keio University.

Tengku Dato’ Sri Azmil Zahruddin bin Raja Abdul Aziz
Executive Director, Investments

Tengku Dato’ joined Khazanah as an Executive Director of Investments in October 2011. His main role is overseeing new investments and divestments in sectors within his portfolio.

Prior to joining Khazanah, he was the Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airlines.  He joined Malaysia Airlines as Executive Director / Chief Financial Officer in August 2005 after having served as a Non-Executive Board Director since August 2004. Before that, he was the Chief Financial Officer and then Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad. He was also with PricewaterhouseCoopers in their London and Hong Kong offices where he was in the Audit and Business Advisory Services division, specialising in financial services.

He holds a first class degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He is a Chartered Accountant and an associate member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also an Associate of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, United Kingdom.

Shahazwan Harris
Executive Director, Investments

Shahazwan Harris joined Khazanah in 2005 as Senior Vice President, Investments, and currently holds the position of Executive Director of Investments. He is actively involved in Sustainable Development investments and various other sectors in Khazanah.

He started his career at Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and had previously worked as a Consultant in PA Consulting and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) covering the South-East Asia region.

He has an MBA from MIT Sloan, US (2009); MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK (1995); and a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Warwick University, UK (1994).

Mohd. Izani Ghani
Executive Director / Chief Financial Officer

Mohd Izani Ghani joined Khazanah in March 2005 and was appointed Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in May 2010 and was subsequently promoted to Executive Director on 1 October 2012. He is also Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad.

At Khazanah, he was deeply involved in the issuance of the world's first exchangeable sukuk for USD750 million in 2006, followed by other landmark exchangeable sukuks in 2007 and 2008. Prior to Khazanah, he was with Putrajaya Holdings Sdn. Bhd. and Renong Group.

He graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with BSc (Economics) specialising in Accounting and Finance. He subsequently pursued his professional accounting qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and admitted to fellowship in 2000. He is also a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Ahmad Farouk Mohammed
Executive Director, Investments

Ahmad Farouk Mohammed joined Khazanah in early 2006, and was appointed Director in the Managing Director's Office in 2009. He was subsequently promoted to Executive Director on 1 October 2012.

Prior to joining Khazanah, Farouk worked in a strategic advisory firm in Kuala Lumpur. He started worked in risk analysis in London, and then returned to Kuala Lumpur to serve his apprenticeship in an actuarial consultancy in Kuala Lumpur, where he advised major life and general insurers and takaful operators in Malaysia and the region.

He read Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.

Dato' Charon Wardini Mokhzani
Executive Director, Managing Director's Office

Dato' Charon joined Khazanah in November 2013 as an Executive Director, Managing Director's Office. He will be appointed as the Managing Director of the newly established Khazanah Research Institute.

A former investment banker and lawyer, he joined Khazanah from the CIMB Group where he headed investment banking globally for the group as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Investment Banking, CIMB Group and the Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Investment Bank. Prior to that he was the Managing Partner of Messrs. Zaid Ibrahim & Co. He has also been in corporate finance at Rashid Hussain Securities and an advocate and solicitor at Shearn Delamore & Co.

Dato' Charon read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Balliol College, University of Oxford and Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is a non-practising barrister of the Middle Temple and advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.

Zaida Khalida Shaari
Executive Director
, Investments

Zaida Khalida Shaari joined Khazanah in January 2007 as a Senior Vice President of Investments. She was appointed as Director of Investments in April 2009 and currently serves as Executive Director, Investments.

Prior to joining Khazanah, she was Company Secretary and Head of Legal at Permodalan Nasional Berhad, after having been in legal practice for several years. She is a barrister-at-law and a member of Gray's Inn, London, having graduated with LLB (Hons) from University of Warwick, United Kingdom. She also holds Masters in Business Administration from University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom.

Ahmad Zulqarnain Onn
Executive Director
, Investments /
Head of Strategic Management Unit, Managing Director’s Office

Ahmad Zulqarnain joined Khazanah in May 2014 as an Executive Director of Investments. He was then appointed as the Head of Strategic Management Unit in January 2015. Previously, he was CEO of Danajamin Nasional Berhad. He has over 18 years in both the banking and corporate sectors, including tenures with UBS Warburg, Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad, CIMB Group and Symphony Group. He graduated in Economics from Harvard University.

Rohayati Othman
Director / Chief Risk Officer
, Managing Director's Office

Ati Othman joined Khazanah in January 2009 and currently holds the position of Director, Managing Director's Office and Chief Risk Officer. At Khazanah, Ati is responsible for Khazanah's Governance & Risk Management Framework and its component parts, the formulation and execution of risk management strategies as well as compliance matters.

Ati started her professional career in KPMG's Audit & Assurance Division and then the Risk Consulting practice of Arthur Andersen in London, UK, specialising in financial markets, internal audit, corporate governance and enterprise-wide risk management. She left Arthur Andersen to join Barclays Capital in 2002 in a similar capacity.

She graduated from Lancaster University, UK with a BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and an Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP).

Mohamed Nasri Sallehuddin
Executive Director, Corporate & Support Services, and Head, Legal

Mohamed Nasri Sallehuddin is currently Executive Director of Corporate & Support Services at Khazanah Nasional Berhad. He also heads the Legal unit.

Nasri holds an LLB (Hons) degree from Aberystwyth University (Wales) and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde Business School.

He was called to the degree of an Utter Barrister by the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn in 1995 and admitted to the High Court of Malaya as an advocate and solicitor in 1996. Prior to joining Khazanah in 2009, Nasri was a partner with a leading law firm in Malaysia, advising clients on corporate law and the legal aspects of corporate restructuring, take-overs and mergers.

Latifah Daud
Director of Strategic Human Capital Management

Latifah Daud joined Khazanah Nasional on 1 April 2015 and leads the Strategic Human Capital Management Division.  She has over 20 years Human Resources track record in multinational companies.

Prior to joining Khazanah, Latifah was a Senior Staffing Director for Honeywell Inc., based in Shanghai, China for over seven years. In this role, Latifah helped Honeywell in their strategic expansion in High Growth Regions covering specific assignments in Greater China, India, Japan, Korea, Australia and South East Asia.  She was also responsible for supporting talent acquisition for Global Honeywell Technology Solutions function with operations in Bangalore, Shanghai and Brno, Czech Republic.

From 1994 to September 2007 Latifah worked in various HR functions in Motorola/Freescale Semiconductor. Prior to that, she worked in a consulting firm in Singapore, Hatibudi Nominees/Renong Group and Arab Malaysian Bank in KL.  Latifah holds a Masters in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Management.