Dato’ Ahmad Pardas Senin

ahmad-pardasDato’ Ahmad Pardas Senin is the Chairman of Malaysian Directors Academy (MINDA) since June 2008. He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, a Chartered Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, and a Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc.

Dato’ Ahmad Pardas had more than 40 years experience in the corporate sector, including more than 20 years at board level. He retired as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of UEM Group Berhad in June 2009, after having served the UEM Group for more than 17 years. During his tenure at UEM Group, he had held various key positions including as Managing Director of UEM World Berhad, Renong Berhad, TIME Engineering Berhad, TIME dotCom Berhad, EPE Power Corporation Berhad, and had also served as Director & CEO of Silterra Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Prior to UEM Group, he worked for the BAT Group for more than 17 years, including a 3-year stint at their London office. His last position in BAT Group was as the Financial Controller of Malaysian Tobacco Company Berhad.

He had also served on the board of Sime Darby Energy Sdn Bhd, PLUS Expressways Berhad, UEM Land Holdings Berhad, UEM Builders Berhad and Costain Group plc (UK), Faber Group Berhad, Pharmaniaga Berhad, Opus Group Berhad, UEM Environment Sdn Bhd, The Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), and Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK).

Dato’ Ahmad Pardas is currently also the Chairman of Desaru Development Corporation Sdn Bhd and Desaru Development Holdings One Sdn Bhd, and member of the Board of S P Setia Berhad, Themed Attractions Resorts and Hotels Sdn Bhd, Sime Darby Industrial Holdings Sdn Bhd and Silterra Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Muhamad Rais bin Abdul Karim

muhamad-raisTan Sri Datuk Dr. Muhamad Rais bin Abdul Karim is a graduate of Universiti Malaya, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours, 2nd Upper) in Malay Studies in 1969 and a Diploma in Public Adminstration in 1972. Following his education at Universiti Malaya, Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Muhamad Rais continued his studies at the University of Southern California, United States of America, obtaining a Masters of Public Administration in 1976. He culminated his education by obtaining a Ph. D. in Developmental Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, United States of America, in 1985.

Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Muhamad Rais has 38 years of working experience in government service and has headed several divisions in government related to the operations of public administration. His postings also include leading Steering and Implementation Committees. Apart from MINDA, he is also currently Chairman of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Goodyear Malaysia Berhad. He is also a Director of MyEG Services Berhad and Hon Treasurer of PERKIM.

Datuk Azzat bin Kamaludin

azzat-kamaludinDatuk Azzat graduated from Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) in 1968 and a Bachelor of Law in International Law (Honours) in 1969. He was admitted to the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, London and called to the Degree of the Utter Bar in 1970.

Datuk Azzat spent the 1970s in government service, holding several overseas postings. As of November 1979, Datuk Azzat has been a partner of the legal firm, Messrs Chua Brothers, Azzat & Izzat Advocates & Solicitors (now known as Azzat & Izzat). He was a member of the Securities Commission from March 1993 to March 1999. He is also presently a non-executive Director of Boustead Holdings Berhad, Affin Holdings Berhad, KPJ Healthcare Berhad, Celcom (M) Berhad, PSC Industries Berhad, Visdynamics Holdings Berhad and Axiata Group Berhad.

Shahnaz Al-Sadat bt. Tan Sri Sheikh Abdul Mohsein

shahnaz-al-sadatMs Shahnaz Al-Sadat bt. Tan Sri Sheikh Abdul Mohsein holds a Masters of Business Administration from IMD, Switzerland. Her primary qualification is as a Certified Public Accountant (The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants), a Chartered Accountant (Malaysian Institute of Accountants) as well as a Certified Internal Auditor (Institute of Internal Auditors Inc., USA).

She also holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. Ms Shahnaz came from a private sector background, where she held senior positions with several multinational audit companies, including Arthur Anderson. She is currently a Director in MINDA as well as Executive Director with Khazanah Nasional Berhad, leading Strategic Human Capital Management.

Dato’ Abdul Aziz bin Abu Bakar

Executive Director

Dato’ Abdul Aziz is presently the Executive Director of Malaysian Directors Academy (MINDA). He is currently working on a special project to transform MINDA from an Academy to an Institute. Once the exercise is completed, the new entity will be called Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM).

Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Malaysian Directors Academy (MINDA) from 1 October 2009 until 3 October 2016. Prior to his appointment as MINDA’s first CEO, Dato’ Aziz was the Chief Human Capital Officer at Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), a position he occupied for five years before his retirement in September 2009.

He has held several senior positions across a number of industries including banking, oil & gas, aviation, construction and telecommunication. Prior to his stint in TM, Dato’ Aziz was the Executive VP, Human Resources of RHB Bank Berhad from 2001 to 2004. Before that, Dato’ Aziz spent 20 years in Shell Malaysia in various management positions in Internal & Computing Audit, Marketing Economics, Sales, Supply & Planning and Human Resource. Prior to joining Shell Malaysia, he was a Fleet Planning Coordinator with Malaysian Airlines Systems Berhad (MAS) where he began his career in 1977.

Presently Dato’ Aziz is an Independent Non-Executive Director of ALKHAIR International Islamic Bank Malaysia Bhd (AKIIB) and chairs the Nomination & Remuneration Committee. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Merchant Trade Asia Bhd and a member of the Audit & Risk and Nomination & Remuneration Committees.  At PERKESO, he is an Alternate Director and a Council Member at Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF). He is also a member of the Resources Committee of Razak School of Government (RSOG).

Previous Board positions held were in INTRIA Berhad as its MD (now UEM Builders), Costain Group Plc (UK), Rangkaian Segar Sdn Berhad and FCW Holdings Berhad. In recognition of his contribution and work in human resources, he was awarded the National HR Leader Award by the Ministry of Human Resources and Malaysian Institute of HR Management.

Dato’ Aziz holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree from University of Malaya and is an alumnus of the Royal Military College. He attended the Harvard Business School – Senior Management Development Programme (SMDP) in 2000 and Financial Institutions Directors Education (FIDE) Programme in 2011.