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Board of Directors

 

DATO' MUSTAPHA BIN BUANG

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

DATO’ MUSTAPHA BIN BUANG has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Agrobank on 12 November 2020. Currently, he serves as the Managing Director of Asian PAC Holdings Berhad since January 2001.

Dato’ Mustapha Buang started his career as an Economic Planner with the Johor Economic Development Corporation upon his graduation in 1972.  He then joined the financial industry in 1974 and holds a senior management position for 16 years.

At present, he holds directorships in several private limited companies, and sits as Committee Member of Board of Trustee and as Trustee/Board in a few non-profit organisations in Malaysia.

He also holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from University Malaya.

 

 

 

MRS ZARINA ZAKARIA

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

PUAN ZARINA ZAKARIA  was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Agrobank on 6 April 2020. Currently, she serves as the Deputy UnderSecretary of International Division, Treasury of the Ministry of Finance (“MOF”) since 2017.

Puan Zarina Zakaria holds various posts in the past such as Principal Assistant Secretary, Government Investment Companies (“GIC”) Division, Treasury, MOF and Principal Assistant Director, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Division, Ministry of International Trade and Industry. Her current position in International Division involves developing and coordinating national position on Malaysia’s participation in multilateral development banks and financial ministerial process in international organisations. Her past working experiences include developing policies for Minister of Finance (Incorporated) (“MOF Inc.”) and State–Owned Enterprise (“SOE”) in Malaysia. She also involved in developing and coordinating national position pertaining to MOF Inc. and SOE in free trade agreements (“FTAs”) negotiations. She was also in charge of issues on governance relating to SOEs and government involvement in SOE in Malaysia.

She holds a Bachelor of Political Science from University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA and graduated with Master of Applied Economics (International) from University of Adelaide, Australia. She has previously served on the Board of Directors of Ninebio Sdn Bhd, Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd and Institut Jantung Negara Sdn Bhd.

 

 

 

TUAN HAJI IBRAHIM HASSAN

Independent Non-Executive Director

TUAN HAJI IBRAHIM HASSAN was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Agrobank on 1 March 2017.

Tuan Haji Ibrahim obtained his Bachelor of Economics (Hons.) from University Malaya in 1978.

He began his career as Head of Treasury for Hong Kong, New York and London Branch of Maybank from 1983 until 1991. In 1991, he was appointed as Senior Manager treasury operations for Maybank Group prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Discount from year 1996 until 1998. Tuan Haji Ibrahim was responsible in developing policies and guidelines pertaining to market risk management when he was appointed as the Assistant General Manager for Maybank Group Market Risk Division. He held position of General Manager International Banking Division of Maybank from 2001 until 2006. He was subsequently appointed as Executive Vice President Islamic Banking Maybank and was responsible for establishing the Islamic banking subsidiary in 2006.

In 2008, Tuan Haji Ibrahim was appointed as Chief Executive Officer Maybank Islamic Berhad for a period of three years. He was then appointed as President Director of Maybank Shariah Indonesia, Jakarta from 2011 until 2013. He was a Managing Director of RHB Islamic Bank Berhad from 2013 until 2016.

In accordance with the Development Financial Institutions (Amendment) Act 2015 and also Guidelines on Corporate Governance for Development Financial Institutions issued by Bank Negara Malaysia (“BNM”), Tuan Haji Ibrahim has fulfilled the “fit and proper” criteria as outlined in the First Schedule of Development Financial Institutions Act.
Presently he is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Alliance Islamic Bank Malaysia Berhad.

 

 

 

PUAN FAIZAH ABDULLAH

Independent Non-Executive Director

PUAN FAIZAH ABDULLAH was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Agrobank on 18 April 2017.

Puan Faizah Abdullah has obtained her Bachelor of Science in Finance from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA in 1985 and Diploma in Business Studies from Institute Technology of MARA in 1981.

She began her career as a Head, Commercial Bank of Maybank in Selangor and Negeri Sembilan Region from 1993 until 2004. In 2004, she was appointed as a Head, Regional Business prior to her appointment as Head, Product Development, Business Banking in 2006 who responsible in representing the bank to conduct due diligence prior to overseas acquisitions and had developed the first Collateral Management Arrangement (“CMA”) to be offered by a local bank. Puan Faizah Abdullah was responsible for the growth on Small Medium Enterprise business and approval of various categories of loans, write-off and interbank limits when she was appointed as Head, Small Medium Enterprise, Business Banking of Maybank in 2008. She holds position of Head, Small Medium Enterprise, Community Financial Services Sector from 2010 until 2012.

Presently, she is a panel member for Financial Accreditation Agency (“FAA”) and Jawatankuasa Teknikal Penilaian Standard (“JPTS”). She is also a trainer at Maybank Academy who responsible to train officers and managers at basic, intermediate and advance level in areas of credit, credit operation and business development.

In accordance with the Development Financial Institutions (Amendment) Act 2015 as well as Guidelines on Corporate Governance for Development Financial Institutions issued by Bank Negara Malaysia (“BNM”), Puan Faizah Abdullah has fulfilled the “fit and proper” criteria as outlined in the First Schedule of Development Financial Institutions Act.

 

 

 

 

DATIN SETIA SHAHARIAH HASHIM

Independent Non-Executive Director

YBHG DATIN SETIA SHAHARIAH HASHIM was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Agrobank on 1 July 2016.

She was a Bank Negara Malaysia scholar and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Stirling, UK and Bachelor of Economics (Hons.) from University Malaya. She has also attended a course on Financial Institutions for Private Enterprise Development at the Harvard University, USA.

Datin Setia Shahariah has more than 30 years of experience in the area of policy formulation for the development, regulation and supervision of financial institutions, particularly the development financial institutions (DFIs). She has also been extensively involved in policy formulation for the development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

She began her career in 1979 at the Exchange Control Department of Bank Negara Malaysia. She has served in various Departments in Bank Negara Malaysia, including Bank Regulation Department. Her last position in Bank Negara Malaysia was as a Deputy Director of Development Finance and Enterprise Department.

 

 

 

PUAN AZIZAH BINTI ABDUL RAHMAN

Independent Non-Executive Director

PUAN AZIZAH ABDUL RAHMAN was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Agrobank on 1 July 2016.

She is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA UK) and also a Member of Malaysia Institute of Accountants (MIA).

She began her career in 1981 at Antara Steel Mills Sdn. Bhd. which is a subsidiary of Johor Corporation as an Accountant and later was appointed as the General Manager-Finance and Corporate Division. In 2000, she was appointed as a General Manager-Finance and later as Chief Financial Officer in Johor Corporation before being appointed as the Director of Integrated Poultry and Food Manufacturing of QSR Brands/ KFC Holdings Malaysia Berhad. She retired in August 2012.

At present she is also an Independent Non-Executive Director at AWQAF Holdings Berhad.

 

 

 

MR. ABDUL RAHIM ABD HADI

Independent Non-Executive Director

MR. ABDUL RAHIM ABD HADI was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Agrobank on 9 January 2018.

Mr Abdul Rahim obtained his Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) from International Islamic University Malaysia in 1991.

He began his career in 1992 as a Legal Assistant at Messrs. Paul Chong & Kraal, Kuala Lumpur who was responsible in handling banking litigation portfolio for most major banks and financial institutions.

In May 2002, Mr Abdul Rahim established Messrs. Rahim Hadi & Soraya Yong. The said Firm later embarked on an amalgamation exercise on 30 April 2009 which subsequently saw the merger and formation of Messrs. Rajes Hisham Rahim & Gopal

Mr Abdul Rahim is currently the partner in charge for the Firm’s entire banking litigation and special projects portfolio. Apart from handling banking related cases he also handles general litigation matters involving land and company disputes.

In accordance with the Development Financial Institutions (Amendment) Act 2015 and also Guidelines on Corporate Governance for Development Financial Institutions issued by Bank Negara Malaysia (“BNM”), Mr Abdul Rahim has fulfilled the “fit and proper” criteria as outlined in the First Schedule of Development Financial Institutions Act.

 

 

 

DATUK DR. AHMAD KUSHAIRI BIN DIN

Independent Non-Executive Director

DATUK DR. AHMAD KUSHAIRI BIN DIN was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Agrobank on 17 November 2020.He holds a Bachelor degree in Agricultural Science (Agronomy) from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 1985 and graduated with Master of Science (Genetics) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1992 and Master of Science (Agronomy) from Louisiana State University, USA in 1995. He obtained his Doctoral of Philosophy (PhD) in Genetics from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1998.

Datuk Dr. Kushairi served the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (“MPOB”) since its establishment in 1979 until he retired as Director-General in 2019. He had vast experiences, skills and knowledge, which amongst others are in management of organisation, oil palm breeding, quantitative genetics, seed production, plantation management and management of research. Datuk Dr. Kushairi received numerous awards and honours from MPOB, national and international organisations including Gold Medal Research Award, Director General’s Science Excellence Challenge Trophy, Best Publication Award and Innovation Award. As a subject matter expert, he provided consultancy in oil palm breeding, seed production and ortet selection.