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Dato’ Ranita Mohd. Hussein
Dato’ Ranita is the Chairman of SIDREC. She is a legal consultant and is also a Member of the Advisory Council of Jurists of the Asia Pacific Forum for National Human Rights Institutions.


Prior to her present appointments, Dato’ Ranita has served as a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Hague, a Commissioner in the Human Rights Commission Malaysia (Suhakam), a partner of Skrine & Co in Kuala Lumpur and Brunei offices, a Judicial Commissioner in the High Court, Malaysia and an Adviser (now redesignated as Assistant Governor) to the Central Bank of Malaysia.

Where the capital markets are concerned, Dato’ Ranita served as a member of the Governing Committee of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange from 1997 to 2000 and as a director on the board of the Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange from 1999 to 2000.

 

Dato’ Ranita began her career in the Judicial and Legal Services, where, from 1969 to 1991, she served in various positions ranging from magistrate and Senior Federal Counsel at the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) and Foreign Investment Committee to Head of Advisory & International Division, Attorney General’s Chambers and Chief Parliamentary Draftsman later during her tenure.


Dato’ Ranita holds a LLB (Hons) from the University of Singapore.


Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hamad Kama Piah Bin Che Othman
Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman currently holds the position of President and Group Chief Executive of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB).

 

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hamad holds an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia, Masters of Philosophy from the University of Swansea, United Kingdom, and a Diploma in Statistics from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

 

He is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).  He is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) of the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia and Registered Financial Planner (RFP) of the Malaysian Financial Planning Council.  He is also a holder of the Capital Markets Services Representative License.

His working career spans over 30 years in the field of investment and unit trust management.  Prior to taking the helm at PNB on 1 February 1998, he undertook various responsibilities in various facets of investment management and corporate finance in PNB including as portfolio manager and head of corporate restructuring.


Besides sitting on the Board of PNB, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hamad is also a director of Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad, Pelaburan Hartanah Nasional Berhad, Amanah Mutual Berhad, Sime Darby Berhad, Sime Darby Property Berhad, Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad, and several other companies.


Dato’ Kok Wee Kiat
Dato’ Kok Wee Kiat currently sits on the Boards of Aluminum Company of Malaysia Berhad, Bata Malaysia Sdn Bhd and The Bank of Nova Scotia Bhd.


Dato’ Kok was formerly the Deputy Minister of Trade & Industry and Member of Parliament for Selandar from 1986-1990. He has also served as Co-Patron of Malaysian Canadian Business Council (1989-2010), Vice President of Malaysian Chinese Association (1985-1990), as well as President of Rotary Club of Petaling Jaya (1985).

Dato’ Kok Wee Kiat has been actively involved in various corporate responsibility activities. He has been the Honorary President of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Malaysia (now renamed Business Council for Sustainability & Responsibility Malaysia) since 1998 and Chairman of the Environmental Quality Council, Malaysia from 2000 until 2009. He sat on the Advisory Board to the Greening of Industry Network (GIN) from 2002 until 2005.

Dato’ Kok has also been selected to sit on the panel of judges for both the ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards, as well as StarBiz-ICR Corporate Responsibility Reporting Awards. Dato Kok has been the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Prime Minister's Hibiscus Award since its inauguration in 1996.

 

Dato’ Kok Wee Kiat holds a LLB (Hons) (Sing), and was one of the founding partners of Messrs Mah-Kok & Din.


Dato’ Halipah binti Esa
Dato’ Halipah currently serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of several public-listed companies, including MISC Berhad, Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad and KLCC Property Holdings Berhad. She also serves on the Boards of  Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation, Cagamas SME Bhd and Northport Bhd.


She was Chairman of Pengurusan Aset Air Bhd and had also served on the Boards of Petronas, FELDA, Employees Provident Fund, Pensions Trust Fund, Inland Revenue Board, Putrajaya Corporation, UDA Holdings Bhd and Malaysia – Thailand Joint Development Authority.

 


She started her career with the Administrative and Diplomatic Services in 1973 in the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) of the Prime Minister’s Department. During her tenure in EPU, she held various senior positions including Director of Energy, Senior Director of Macroeconomics and Deputy Director General Macro Planning Division, rising to the position of Director General of EPU, the post she held when she retired from the Government in 2006.  She had also served the Ministry of Finance as the Deputy Secretary General.


Dato’ Halipah had also been a consultant to the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in advising the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on economic planning  and had also provided technical advice to planning agencies in Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and several African countries.


Dato’ Halipah holds a BA Hons (Econ), as well as a Master of Economics from the University of Malaya.


Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan
Dato’ Ambiga has been in legal practice for 30 years.  She is a founding partner of Sreenevasan, Advocates & Solicitors.

 

Dato’ Ambiga was the President of the Malaysian Bar from March 2007 to March 2009.  She was also a panelist of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration under the Malaysian Network Information Centre Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“MYDRP”) from 2006 – 2009.  She was the Vice President of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association in 2002.

Dato’ Ambiga is a Mediator on the Panel of the Bar Council, Malaysian Mediation Centre and has sat as an arbitrator.  She is also Co-Chairperson of the Bar Council Committee on Orang Asli Rights.  She is a member of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA), as well as the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA). She is currently the Co-Chairperson of Bersih 2.0, a civil society movement for free and fair elections. She is also a member of the executive committee of the Human Rights Organisation (HAKAM).


Dato’ Ambiga holds a LLB (Hons) from the University of Exeter, England. She is a recipient of the United States Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award for the year 2009. On 21st July 2011, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws (LLD) from the University of Exeter for her work in advancing human rights. On 23rd September 2011, she was conferred the “Chevalier” of the French Order of the “Légion d’Honneur” for her work in human rights.

(Resigned Sept 2013)


Dato’ Saiful Bahri bin Zainuddin
Dato’ Saiful Bahri is currently the Managing Director of Affin Investment Bank Berhad – Stockbroking Division. 

Dato’ Saiful Bahri holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics & Finance from Western Michigan University, USA in 1985.  He also attended the Global Leadership Development Programme at Stanford University, USA. Dato’ Saiful Bahri is a Board Member of Bursa Malaysia Berhad and also sits as a committee member of the Listing Committee Meeting and Nomination and Remuneration Committee Meeting of Bursa Malaysia Berhad. 

Dato’ Saiful Bahri is a member of the SC’s Securities Law Consultative Committee as well as the Financial Adviser to the State Government of Negeri Sembilan and member of Negeri Sembilan State Government Think Tank.  Dato’ Saiful Bahri also sits as the Board of Trustee for Bumiputera Dealer Representatives Education Fund (BDREF) and Bumiputera Training Fund (BTF).


Dato’ Saiful Bahri previously held positions which include the Executive Director, Dealing of Rashid Hussain Securities and CEO/Executive Director, Dealing of Fima Securities Sdn Bhd.


Dato’ Saiful Bahri was also with Heavy Industries Corporation of Malaysia (HICOM) attached to the Corporate Planning Division.  Dato’ Saiful Bahri was a former member of the Securities Market Consultative Panel of Bursa Malaysia Berhad.  He was also a committee member of Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan.

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Mr. Raymond Tang Chee Kin
Mr. Raymond Tang is the Regional Chief Investment Officer of CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad. He has been with CIMB-Principal since 1 October 2004. He has over 20 years of experience in the asset management business, managing both institutional and unit trust funds.

 

Prior to joining CIMB-Principal, Mr. Raymond Tang was the Chief Investment Officer / Executive Director of CMS Dresdner Asset Management from 1996 to 2004 and was jointly responsible in making regional asset allocation decisions within the Asia-Pacific ex-Japan. He began his career as an investment officer in RHB Asset Management in 1987 for 4 years, before moving on to CIMB Securities as an investment executive for 1 year. In 1992, he joined SBB Asset Management as a fund manager until 1996.

Currently, Mr Raymond Tang is the Chairman of Malaysian Association of Asset Managers (MAAM) and Chairman of FTSE Bursa Malaysia Index Advisory Committee. He is also an invitee in the Executive Committee of Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC).

 

Mr Raymond Tang is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of England and he holds a Capital Markets Services Representative’s License for fund management under CMSA.