Tan Sri Datuk Zainun Ali
Tan Sri Datuk Zainun Ali was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of MAHB on 18 January 2019.
She held various positions in the Legal and Judicial Service throughout her career since 1976. Before her elevation to the Bench, she was appointed the Registrar of Companies in October 1990 and the Chief Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia in November 1994. She was then appointed as the Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in August 1996 and was elevated to the Court of Appeal Bench in July 2007. On 4 April 2012, she was appointed to the Federal Court Bench, where as a judge in the apex court, she contributed immensely to Malaysian Jurisprudence in several landmark judgments.
In recognition of her outstanding public service, Tan Sri Datuk Zainun Ali was awarded Kesatria Mangku Negara (KMN) in 1991, Setia Mahkota Johor (SMJ) in 2001, Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN) in 2002 and Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) in 2015.
In addition, she has been a member of the Board of Advisory of the University of Malaya’s Faculty of Law, Board of Studies at Ahmad Ibrahim Kuliyyah of Law, International Islamic University and Judicial & Legal Services Association (JALSOA).
Tan Sri Datuk Zainun Ali graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from the University of Malaya and thereafter, obtained her Masters of Law from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Tan Sri Datuk Zainun Ali is now a member of the Advisory Board of the United Nations Global Judiciary Integrity Network. She is among ten (10) members from the judicial fraternity worldwide appointed to the network based on their active engagement in advancing judicial integrity.
She is also a Director of Permodalan Nasional Berhad.
Datuk Siti Zauyah Md Desa
Datuk Siti Zauyah Md Desa, Malaysian, aged 59, was appointed to the Board of MAHB as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 17 October 2018. Datuk Siti Zauyah holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying from University of Reading, United Kingdom, a Diploma in Administration from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) and a Master in Business Administration (International Banking) from University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
Datuk Siti Zauyah started her career as a Quantity Surveyor with the Public Works Department in 1982, and later moved on to hold several other positions with a higher learning institution and several private sectors before pursuing her Diploma in Public Administration from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN). Upon graduation, she joined the Ministry of Finance Malaysia (MOF) and served in the Contract Management Division as Assistant Secretary from 1989 to 1993 before pursuing her Master in Business Administration (International Banking) at University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
She continued to serve as Assistant Secretary with the Tax Division and Finance Division at MOF before being promoted as Principal Assistant Secretary in 2001. In 2003, she was seconded to the Asian Development Bank, Manila as Directors Advisor until August 2006. Upon her return, she continued her service with MOF and was appointed Deputy Secretary (Economy), Investment, MOF (Inc.) & Privatisation Division in April 2008. She was promoted as Under Secretary, Loan Management Division in November 2012 and later assumed the position of Under Secretary, Government Investment Company Division on 13 January 2014. On 12 December 2014, she was promoted as the Director of National Budget Office and on 2 February 2016, was further promoted to her current position as Deputy Secretary General (Policy), Ministry of Finance.
Datuk Siti Zauyah is currently the Deputy Secretary General (Policy) at the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia. She sits on the board of various government and non-government related organisation such as Johor Corporation, Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad, Employees Provident Fund, National Trust Fund, Retirement Fund (Incorporated), Pengurusan Aset Air Berhad, Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad and Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS).
Dato’ Jana Santhiran A/L Muniayan
Dato’ Jana Santhiran A/L Muniayan, aged 52, was appointed to the Board of MAHB as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 14 June 2019. Dato’ Jana Santhiran is currently the Deputy Secretary General (Management) of the Ministry of Transport, Malaysia. At present, he sits on the boards of Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB), Lembaga Pelabuhan Johor and Lembaga Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas. He had previously served on the boards of Lembaga Pelabuhan Kemaman dan Lembaga Pelabuhan Kuantan.
Dato’ Jana Santhiran has been in the Malaysian public service for 25 years where he started as an Assistant Director of the Ministry of Rural Development in 1995. After a year, he joined the Ministry of Education (MOE) as the Assistant Secretary in the Development Division and was later promoted to the position of Principal Assistant Secretary in 2003.
During his service with the MOE, he also served as the Project Manager for Education Projects in Malaysia under the Asian Development Bank and World Bank.
Dato’ Jana Santhiran then joined the Policy and Strategic Planning Unit, Ministry of Housing and Local Government as the Principal Assistant Secretary. He was then promoted as the Secretary of Tribunal for Homebuyer Claims in September 2007. In the following year, he was promoted as the Director of Abandoned Projects Rehabilitation Division, Ministry of Housing and Local Government.
In December 2014, he was promoted as the Under Secretary, Administration and Finance Division, Ministry of Transport. Later, he served the Ministry of Finance as Senior Deputy Director, National Strategic Unit from May 2016 until September 2018.
Dato’ Jana Santhiran is a holder of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree and a Master in Management from University of Malaya. He also holds a Diploma in Public Administration from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN).
Wong Shu Hsien
Wong Shu Hsien was appointed to the Board of MAHB as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 7 March 2019. She is a member of Board Audit Committee, Board Nomination & Remuneration Committee and Board Finance & Investment Committee of MAHB.
Shu Hsien joined Khazanah Nasional Berhad in February 2005 from BinaFikir Sdn Bhd. Previously, she worked in a private equity firm called Emerging Markets Partnership, the Principal Adviser to AIG Infrastructure Fund II. She is currently a Director of Investments at Khazanah Nasional Berhad. Shu Hsien sits on the Board of Directors of UEM Group Berhad, PLUS Malaysia Berhad and Projek Lebuhraya Usahasama Berhad.She holds a Degree in Economics from Cambridge University and a Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also a Charted Financial Analyst.
Hajah Jamilah Dato’ Hashim
Hajah Jamilah Dato’ Hashim was appointed to the Board of MAHB as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 June 2017. She is currently a member of Board Procurement Committee and Board Risk Management Committee of MAHB. She is also the Chairman of MAB Agriculture - Horticulture Sdn Bhd.
Puan Jamilah graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from the California State University, USA and Masters in Science (Physical Chemistry) from University of Denver, USA. She also attended the Executive Education at Penn State University, USA, MINDA, Razak School of Government, London Business School and IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland).
Hajah Jamilah has over 32 years of experience in Operations and Strategic Management. She began her career as a researcher in the Solar Energy Research Institute, USA. She joined Goodyear Malaysia (in 1985), one of the world’s top tyre manufacturing company and served for 21 years in various capacities including as a Chief Chemist, Manufacturing Director, and Regional Business Process Improvement Director for Asia Pacific. She served as a Board member of Goodyear Malaysia Berhad from 2003 to 2005 along with playing an active role as the President of Women-in-Leadership in Asia Pacific movement.
She possesses an excellent track record of successfully implementing best business practices aimed at continuously improving efficiency, reducing operating costs whilst increasing productivity and leveraging expertise in global best practice and innovation. During her tenure at Goodyear Asia Pacific, she successfully led the design and implementation of Lean Six Sigma in the 11 Goodyear companies in addition totraining and developing 20 Lean Six Sigma Specialists throughout the region.
Hajah Jamilah is currently a Director in Khazanah Nasional Berhad heading the Support Operations and Corporate Development Unit. She first joined Khazanah in 2006 from Goodyear Asia Pacific before leaving to serve at Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad as a Director of the Strategic Management and Transformation Division in 2009. She then rejoined Khazanah in 2011. In Khazanah, she was key in establishing Khazanah Local and Foreign Offices, Business Continuity Infra and Corporate Development Unit to support start-ups and KLCs. She is also instrumental in raising the operation standard of Khazanah’s support services (e.g. Operational Excellence, Corporate Development, ICT, Administration, Procurement, and Safety & Security) to world class standards.
She is currently also a Director of Blue Archipelago Berhad.
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Datuk Seri Yam Kong Choy
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Datuk Seri Yam Kong Choy was appointed to the Board of MAHB as an Independent NonExecutive Director on 1 December 2013 and was subsequently appointed as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 2 November 2016. He is a member of Board Nomination & Remuneration Committee, Board Finance & Investment Committee and Chairman of Board Risk Management Committee of MAHB. He is also the Chairman of Malaysia Airports (Niaga) Sdn Bhd and a Board member of KLIA Aeropolis Sdn Bhd and K.L. Airport Hotel Sdn Bhd.
Datuk Seri Yam had an illustrious career spanning more than 35 years in the construction, real estate and corporate sectors with the last 12 years until 2008,helming two different award winning public listed property companies as their Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director. Datuk Seri Yam was voted the “CEO of the Year 2002” for Malaysia by American Express Corporate Services and Business Times.
Trained as a building engineer in the United Kingdom with various companies and the British Civil Service, Datuk Seri Yam is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and also qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building after his graduation in Building and Management Studies from University of Westminster, London. Upon his return to Malaysia, he had served in various large companies, such as Landmarks Berhad, Peremba Malaysia, Country Heights Holdings Berhad and Sunrise Berhad and was actively involved in the development of hotels, resorts, shopping malls, golf courses, international schools, residential and mixed developments in Malaysia, Australia, United Kingdom, Mauritius and South Africa.
Datuk Seri Yam is currently appointed as a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Paramount Corporation Berhad and also an Independent Director of Sunway Berhad, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad, Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad, Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad and Government incorporated statutory body, Construction Industry Development Board. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Standard Chartered Foundation and is the Immediate Past President and Patron of the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association of Malaysia. He is the incumbent Chairman of InvestKL Corporation and an Independent NonExecutive Director of Kwasa Land Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF). Datuk Seri Yam had also established a private equity, corporate advisory and project management consultancy known as Impetus Alliance Advisors Sdn Bhd to provide advisory services to various companies in the region.
Datuk Zalekha Hassan
Datuk Zalekha Hassan was appointed to the Board of MAHB as an Independent NonExecutive Director on 1 January 2014. She is the Chairman of the Board Procurement Committee, and a member of Board Nomination & Remuneration Committee and Board Risk Management Committee of MAHB. She is also the Chairman of Malaysia Airports Consultancy Services Sdn Bhd.
She began her career in the Malaysian civil service in 1977, as an Assistant Director in the Training and Career Development Division of the Public Service Department. She continued to serve the Malaysian Government in several ministries including the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Welfare and the Ministry of National Unity and Social Development.
She later joined the Ministry of Finance (MOF) in 1997 as Senior Assistant Director of the Budget Division and continued to serve in various capacities including with the Government Procurement Division until her retirement in May 2011 as MOF’s Deputy Secretary-General (Operations).
She was also the Government Procurement Advisor, MOF, from June 2011 until June 2013.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from University of Malaya. In 2006, she attended the Advance Management Program at Harvard Business School, Harvard University, USA.
She is presently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Telekom Malaysia Berhad and a member of the Audit Committee of PKNS.
Rosli Abdullah was appointed to the Board of MAHB as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2014. He chairs the Board Audit Committee and is a member of Board Procurement Committee and Board Risk Management Committee of MAHB. He is also the Chairman of Audit and Risk Committee of Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport Investment Development and Operation and LGM Airport Operation Trade and Tourism Inc, Chairman of KLIA Aeropolis Sdn Bhd and a Board member of Malaysia Airports Consultancy Services Sdn Bhd, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport Investment Development and Operation Inc. and LGM Airport Operation Trade and Tourism Inc.
He has held various positions in the public and private sectors such as the Accountant General’s office at the State and Federal treasury departments, Ministry of Finance; Chief Accountant in the Ministry of Works and Ministry of Education. He was attached to the Public Services Department and was Chief Accountant at the Government’s Pension Department and Secretary to the Teachers Provident Fund from 1989 to 1991.
He was appointed as Bursar of Universiti Putra Malaysia from 1991 to 1993 and Director of Corporate Services at the Accountant General’s Department from 1993 to 1994. He was the Financial Controller/ General Manager of Finance at Kuala Lumpur International Airport Berhad from 1994 to 1996 before joining Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd from 1996 to 2008 as Senior General Manager.
He obtained a Bachelor in Economics (Honours) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting from University of Malaya. He also holds a Master in Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
He is a Chartered Accountant, member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and had formerly served as a Council Member, Chief Executive Officer and as Registrar of MIA.
He is currently the Chairman of i-VCAP Management Sdn Bhd and sits on the Boards of Dagang NeXchange Berhad and Capitaland Malaysia Mall REIT Management Sdn Bhd.
Dato’ Ir Haji Mohamad Husin
Dato’ Ir Haji Mohamad Husin was appointed as an Independent NonExecutive Director of MAHB on 15 August 2016. He is a member of Board Procurement Committee, Board Audit Committee and Board Finance & Investment Committee of MAHB. He is also the Chairman of Urusan Teknologi Wawasan Sdn Bhd and a Board member of KLIA Aeropolis Sdn Bhd.
After graduation, he started his career as a Water Engineer in Public Works Department (JKR), Ministry of Works. He had served JKR for 35 years invarious capacities including as a District Engineer, Assistant Director, State and Branch Director, respectively. 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 the government service, he was involved in the construction of development projects, and maintenance of government facilities, mainly involving roads, buildings, ports and airports.
He was also active in the road engineering and civil engineering fraternities and served in various capacities in organisations and societies such as Road Engineering Associations, Intelligent Transportation System and Institute of Engineers.
Dato’ Ir Haji Mohamad holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Civil Engineering from University of Southampton, UK and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Pittsburgh, USA.
Currently he also sits on the Boards of Johawaki Holdings Sdn Bhd and Bridgex Sdn Bhd and companies related to these groups.
Datuk Azailiza Mohd Ahad
Datuk Azailiza Mohd Ahad was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of MAHB on 8 November 2016. She is a member of Board Audit Committee, Board Nomination & Remuneration Committee, Board Finance & Investment Committee and the Chairman of Whistleblowing Independent Committee of MAHB.
Datuk Azailiza had served as the Special Envoy of the Government of Malaysia from April to July 2016.
From November 2014 to April 2016, Datuk Azailiza served as the Solicitor General of Malaysia assisting the Attorney General in the performance of his statutory duties, in particular in advising the DYMM Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the Cabinet and Ministers on legal matters. Prior to this appointment, Datuk Azailiza was the Deputy Solicitor General 1 (Advisory Sector) from April 2012 to October 2014. Datuk Azailiza contemporaneously served as Acting Director to the International Centre for Law & Legal Studies, a research institution attached to the Attorney General’s Chambers from July 2011 to April 2016.
From October 2005 to April 2012, Datuk Azailiza was the Head of the International Affairs Division, Attorney General’s Chambers where she had also previously served as Deputy Head from July 2003 until October 2005 and before that as Deputy Head of Advisory and International Division from April 2002 to June 2003. She was also the Head of International Unit II in the Advisory and International Division from 2001 to 2002.
Datuk Azailiza served as Senior Federal Counsel at the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department from 1992 to 2000, Senior Assistant Registrar at the Kuala Lumpur High Court from 1989 to 1992 and Magistrate in Melaka from 1985 to 1989.
Datuk Azailiza has a Bachelor of Laws from Universiti Malaya and has over 30 years of experience in legal work relating to domestic and international matters. Datuk Azailiza is currently a legal practitioner attached to Messrs. Gani Patail Chambers (GPC).
Datuk Azailiza also sits on the Board of FELCRA Berhad.
Mr. Ramanathan Sathiamutty was appointed to the Board of MAHB as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2019. He began his career as a system engineer at IBM Corporation Malaysia and was subsequently appointed as the Managing Director for IBM Malaysia in January 2010. His career at IBM spanned 24 years and he was involved in the telecommunications, utilities, media and entertainment sectors.
Throughout his tenure at IBM, he managed the venture capital portfolio, where he was based in Japan. He also led a team to develop strategies on software acquisitions in the USA and served as the managing partner for delivery at one of the largest telecommunications companies in India.
He subsequently took on assignments in Korea as part of IBM Korea's senior leadership team after which he went to Singapore to be part of the ASEAN leadership team. He is a sought after speaker and was engaged to speak at the ASEAN Leadership Exchange, 9th ASLI Leadership Forum and the 16th Malaysian Banking Summit.
He has significant experience in digital transformation, operation, strategic planning, strategic acquisition and talent development. He also has a proven track record in achieving positive results by developing a strong internal team, strategic business alliances, identifying new markets and developing agile business processes as well as proven success with developing people, driving growth and market share while controlling expenses.
He is currently the Advisor to Chief Executive Officer at Celcom Axiata Berhad. Prior to the said position, he had served Celcom Axiata Berhad as Chief Transformation Officer from 2016.
Alternate Director to Datuk Siti Zauyah Md Desa
Dato’ Dr. Amiruddin Muhamed
Alternate Director to Datuk Siti Zauyah Md Desa
Dato’ Dr. Amiruddin Muhamed was appointed to the Board of MAHB as Alternate Director to Datuk Siti Zauyah Md Desa on 13 March 2019.
He is currently the Deputy Under Secretary (Strategic and General) of the Government Investment Division of the Ministry of Finance. Before he was appointed to the position in August 2018, he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Majlis Agama Islam dan Adat Melayu Perak (MAIPk), a position which he had held from 2014.
Prior to that, he held several positions in the Ministry of Finance, beginning with the Accountant General Department where he was the Assistant Director. He then moved to the Investment, MKD (Inc) and Privatisation Division where he was the Senior Principal Assistant Secretary. Among his tasks was to manage the corporatisation and privatisation activities of agencies under the jurisdiction of specific Ministries. He later moved to the Strategic Investment Division.
Dato’ Dr Amiruddin holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting and Finance from Durham University in the United Kingdom. He has a Master of Economics (Economic Development) and Bachelor of Accounting (Hon.) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.