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13 February 2006


Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new Executive Directors to its senior management ranks effective from 13 February 2006.

Mohammad Zainal Shaari has been appointed as Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer of Khazanah. He joined Khazanah in October 2004 as its Director in the Managing Director’s Office and Chief Risk Officer. Mohammad Zainal is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (“ICAEW”) and a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”) and was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Malaysia and subsequent to that he was Executive Director at BinaFikir. Mohammad Zainal will primarily be in charge of the operations and internal management of Khazanah, in addition to specific duties in investment management and monitoring, risk management and various strategy functions in the Managing Director’s Office.

Khazanah is also pleased to announce the appointment of Dato’ Zukri Samat as an Executive Director, Investments. Dato’ Zukri was previously Managing Director of Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad where he had served for over 7 years, starting as its General Manager, Operations in 1998. Prior to Danaharta, Dato’ Zukri had served various banking and financial institutions including Credit Agricole Indosuez Labuan, Commerce International Merchant Bankers and Public Bank. Dato’ Zukri holds a Masters in Business Administration from University of Hull, United Kingdom and Diploma in Accountancy from Universiti Institut Teknologi Mara, Malaysia (UITM). Dato’ Zukri’s role in the Investments Division will be primarily in the Restructuring and Reorganization and Monitoring and Management functions of various investee companies.

Ganen Sarvananthan has been appointed as Executive Director, Investments effective from 13 February 2006. Ganen joined Khazanah Nasional in October 2004 as a Director, Investments. He is a barrister-at-law and a member of Lincoln’s Inn, London, having graduated with LLB (Hons) from University College London, United Kingdom. Prior to joining Khazanah, he was Director, Equity Capital Markets at UBS Investment Bank, Hong Kong having previously served BS’ Investment Banking/Corporate Finance Departments in London and Singapore. Ganen’s duties in the Investment Division will be primarily in new investments and divestments in targeted sectors and geographies.

Khazanah is also pleased to announce the appointment of Abdullah Abdul Hamid as Executive Director, Investments. Over the last 27 years, Abdullah has held several senior positions in the financial services and management consultancy sector including as President/Chief Operating Officer of the Malaysian Exchange for Securities Dealing and Automated Quotation Berhad (“MESDAQ”) and as Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of turnaround and management consulting firm Turnaround Managers Inc..Abdullah had also previously held various management positions in United Engineers Malaysia, Permodalan Nasional Berhad, Ford Motor Company and IBM. Abdullah holds a Page Masters in Business Administration from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania as well as a Bachelor of Technology from Loughborough University of Technology, United Kingdom. Abdullah’s role in the Investment Division will be to primarily lead the Transformation Management Office that acts as the Secretariat of the Transformation Program for Government-Linked Companies.

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