Tan Sri Datuk Zainun Ali was appointed as Malaysia Airports’ Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman on 17 February 2023. She previously served the same role from 18 January 2019 to 11 August 2020.
Prior to venturing into the corporate world, Tan Sri Datuk Zainun amassed an extensive experience in the judiciary field through her involvement as a member of the Malaysian Judiciary, retiring as a Federal Court Judge in 2018. Her stellar career on the Bench saw her handing down several landmark judgments which have impacted Malaysian jurisprudence.
She holds a Masters in Law Degree from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
At present, Tan Sri Datuk Zainun Ali is a Director of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), a Director with Allianz Malaysia Berhad (AMB) and a Consultant in the legal firm of Zain & Co .
She also sits as a judge in the Administrative Tribunal of the Islamic Development Bank of Jeddah and is a registered arbitrator at the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC). Tan Sri Datuk Zainun also sits on the Advisory Board of the United Nations (UN) Global Judicial Integrity Network, and is the Deputy Chairman of the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC).
Dato’ Iskandar Mizal Mahmood was appointed as Malaysia Airports new Managing Director on 25 October 2021.
Dato' Iskandar is a corporate leader with over 32 years of experience and had served several companies from multinationals to GLCs, in multiple sectors, of which 18 years were in leadership positions. He had previously served Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) as General Manager (1999-2003) where he had led the Initial Public Offering (IPO) and listing of MAHB on Bursa Malaysia. His portfolio in MAHB had included Finance, Corporate Finance, Business Development, and Investor Relations. He was also involved in international ventures including taking over the operations of India's Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport and as Board Member of Cambodia's Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports.
Dato’ Iskandar also has postal and logistics background having served as Group CEO of Pos Malaysia Berhad (2013-2015). He specialises in turnaround initiatives and was involved in the turnaround of several GLCS. He also led Media Prima Berhad's turnaround from 2019 to 2021 (2019-2020 as Group Executive Director, and 2020-2021 as Group Managing Director). He was involved in the technology sector as founding CEO of Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation Sdn Bhd and Chairman of Malaysian Bio-XCell Sdn Bhd (2005-2011). He had also served on boards of technology sector public listed companies, i.e. Theta Edge Berhad (Chairman 2017-2019, Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) 2019-2021) and Globetronics Technology Berhad (INED 2012-2021). He was also Managing Director of Manipal Education Malaysia Sdn Bhd (2011-2013).
Dato' Iskandar sat on Lembaga Tabung Haji Investment Panel (2016-2018) and had served leading financial institutions including Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad and Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad (1991-1999). He began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co in 1989.
Datuk Johan Mahmood Merican was appointed to the Board of Malaysia Airports as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 29 June 2022.
Datuk Johan is currently the Deputy Secretary General (Policy), Ministry of Finance (MOF), Malaysia. Prior to assuming his current position, he was the Director of the National Budget Office, MOF, a position he held from June 2018 to March 2022.
Datuk Johan was also appointed as the Deputy Director General (Human Capital) of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) in June 2016, where he was responsible for planning and overseeing initiatives relating to human capital. He also heads the Civil Service Delivery Unit and the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) unit.
Prior to the above appointments, Datuk Johan was the Chief Executive Officer of Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp) since its inception in January 2011 where he was responsible for driving public-private partnerships to meet the nation’s talent needs. Between 2004 and 2010, Datuk Johan served as the Principal Private Secretary to the minister in the Ministry of Finance and EPU.
Before joining the civil services, Datuk Johan was in the private sector for 9 years specialising in corporate finance and accounting roles at MRCB, Sime Darby and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Datuk Johan holds a bachelor’s degree of Economics (First Class) from the University of Cambridge, UK. He is also an Associate Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, London
Dato’ Normah Osman was appointed to the Board of Malaysia Airports as a Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director on 26 April 2021. She began her career with the Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI) in 1995 and has served various positions in MITI until 2018. In July 2018, she was appointed as Deputy Secretary-General (Policy) in the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and in January 2019, she was appointed as Division Secretary in Policy Planning and Coordination Division of Ministry of Education Malaysia.
Currently, she is the Deputy Secretary-General (Policy) of the Ministry of Transport.
Dato’ Normah holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, a Diploma in Public Administration from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) and a Masters in Arts (Management) from Claremont Graduate University, California, United States of America.
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.
Puan Rohaya Mohammad Yusof, aged 56, was appointed to the Board of MAHB as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 October 2021.
Puan Rohaya Mohamad Yusof is the Chief Investment Officer of Employees Provident Fund (EPF), appointed in January 2020. She joined the EPF's Investment Division as Head of Corporate Finance in 2008 and was appointed as Head of Capital Market Department in 2011, overseeing global and domestic fixed income. In August 2017, she was appointed as Head of Private Market, whose primary function is to invest in private equity, infrastructure, global and regional real estates.
She started her career with Arthur Andersen & Co as a Senior Financial Consultant in the Audit Division. In 1990, she joined Maybank Investment Bank (previously known as Aseambankers) and was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President, Corporate Investment Banking in 2005.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of Projek Lebuhraya Usahasama Berhad, United Plantations Berhad and Yinson Holdings Berhad.
She was appointed as a Chairman of Institutional Investors Council Malaysia (IIC) since January 2020 and she is currently a Board of Trustees, Yayasan Khazanah.
Puan Rohaya Mohammad Yusof graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accountancy) from Australian National University, Canberra, Australia and she is an Associate Member of CPA, Australia.
Senior Independent Non-Executive
Datuk Azailiza Mohd Ahad was appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of Malaysia Airports on 8 November 2016 and as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 October 2022. She is a member of Board Audit Committee, Board Nomination & Remuneration Committee, Board Finance & Investment Committee and the Chairman of Whistleblowing Independent Committee of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad.
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.
TAN SRI MOHAMAD SALIM FATEH DIN
Tan Sri Mohamad Salim Fateh Din joined the Board of Malaysia Airports as Independent Non-Executive Director on 25 July 2022.
Tan Sri Mohamad Salim is currently the Executive Vice-Chairman of Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB). He was previously the Group Managing Director from September 2013 until July 2018. Prior to joining MRCB, Tan Sri Mohamad Salim was the founder and Group Managing Director of Gapurna Sdn Bhd, a major player in the construction, property investment and development sector.
He was also a pioneer in developing green building concept in Malaysia, delivering major landmark developments such as the new, award-winning regional headquarters for Shell - Menara Shell at KL Sentral, and the PJ Sentral Garden City.
Tan Sri Mohamad Salim was also instrumental in spearheading various developments in leading oil and gas companies such as Shell, Esso, BP and Caltex. He was also behind the modernisation and re-design of distribution centres for a major hypermarket retailer.
He has also contributed his expertise as a Non-Executive Chairman of Giant Malaysia, Non-Executive Chairman of British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Berhad, and Chairman of the Malaysia-Pakistan Business Council.
Further, he is also serving as a member of the Consultation and Corruption Prevention Panel under the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission, and as a Member of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) from 2010 to 2014. He was reappointed to the same position at MCMC on 1 January 2022, and he was also appointed the interim Chairman of MCMC effective June 2022.
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.
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.
Madam Cheryl Khor Hui Peng joined the Board of Malaysia Airports as Independent Non-Executive Director on 25 July 2022.
Madam Cheryl has more than 24 years of experience covering financial, operational, and internal audits, as well as in governance, controls, sustainability and risk assessments across a broad range of industries.
She started her career as a financial auditor and a chartered accountant at Ernst & Young in 1998. By 2013, she joined Deloitte and led the Risk Advisory practices. She was then appointed as the Managing Director in 2014. During her tenure with Deloitte, she held various leadership positions including being elected to the Deloitte Southeast Asia Board of Directors and was recognised as the Asia Pacific Accounting and Internal Control Leader.
Madam Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from University Putra Malaysia. She is a Fellow and Faculty Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia where she conducts training for directors on various board and governance topics across all industries. She is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Malaysia Association of Risk and Insurance Management.