Board of Directors
Meor Khairi Bazid
Licensed Director / Managing Director
Meor Khairi Meor Mohd Bazid was appointed to the Board on 27 February 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) and Master of Business Administration (Finance) from University of Toledo, Ohio, USA. He was a recipient of Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam's full scholarships at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
He began his working career as a Corporate Banking Officer at Arab Malaysian Merchant Bank in 1992, which back then was the biggest merchant bank in the country. In 1993, he joint DR Group Holdings as Assistant Finance Manager, where he was responsible in overseeing the group's cash flows, investment as well as insurance portfolio. His career then progressed into fund management industry when he began working as Assistant Portfolio Manager at SJ Asset Management ("SJAM") in 1995 and was appointed as the Chief Investment Officer of SJAM in 2003.
In April 2008, after almost thirteen years, he left the aforementioned company to join ARIM, first as General Manager, Equity Research and later as the Chief Investment Officer. Besides overseeing the Research Department, he is also responsible in formulating the asset allocation and equity strategies. He has more than a decade of experience in investment in the Asian region. He had done extensive research work and company visits around the region in the last 14 years.
He holds a Capital Markets and Services Representative’s License under the Capital Markets & Services Act (2007) since 1995. He is familiar with investment product, trading system and risk management developments.
Datuk Mohamed Adnan Ali
Chairman (Independent, Non-Executive)Datuk Mohamed Adnan Ali was appointed as a Chairman of ARIM effectively on 30 January 2013 Datuk Mohamed Adnan Ali, was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2005. He was formerly Accountant-General, Malaysia. He had served as an Accountant with various Ministries such as Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Energy and Public Works. He was also a Senior Manager, Investment with the Employees Provident Fund ("EPF"), Treasurer of International Islamic University Malaysia and Bursar of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He does not sit on the Board of any public listed companies in Malaysia. Datuk Mohamed Adnan Ali is a Fellow, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom.
Encik Adenan bin Md Yusof
Director (Non-Independent, Non-Executive)
Encik Adenan bin Md Yusof (“Encik Adenan”) was appointed to the Board of AmanahRaya Investment Management Sdn Bhd on 30 September 2016 as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. Upon obtaining his Bachelor of Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, Illinois, USA, Encik Adenan worked for two of the largest architectural practice in the United States. During his tenure at Harry Weese and Associates as well as Lohan Associates, he gained valuable experience in the development of various building types from residential to 5 star hotels and office buildings. Thereafter, in 1993, he joined KLCC Berhad and worked on the prestigious Petronas Twin Towers project.
Encik Adenan later joined Amanah Capital Partners Berhad in 1995 and was responsible in overseeing all property investments under Amanah Capital Group. Subsequently, in 2003, Encik Adenan moved to KUB Malaysia Berhad as General Manager and was later seconded to KUB Realty Sdn. Bhd, the property arm of KUB.
In 2008, Encik Adenan joined Terengganu Incorporated as the Group General Manager to head its property investment division and was tasked in drafting a strategic plan for its property investment. Prior to his return to AmanahRaya, he was the Senior Vice President of Special Projects at UDA Holdings Berhad.
Encik Adenan also holds a Capital Market Services Representative’s License since July 2013 and was the Vice Chairman of the Malaysian REIT Managers Association and a member of its Regulatory Committee. Encik Adenan is presently the Group Managing Director of Amanah Raya Berhad. He is also a Director of Amanah Raya Berhad Group.
Encik Azhar Harun
Director (Independent, Non-Executive)Azhar Harun was appointed to the Board of ARIM on 25 January 2010 Azhar Harun has a total of 23 years working experience gained in progressively higher positions of responsibility, with 10 years of international posting as expatriate staff with US multinational corporations based in Turkey, Johannesburg and Singapore. These are best illustrated during his tenure with The Singer Company. In August 1997 he was promoted to Area General Manager for Singer's operations in Sub-Saharan region of Africa responsible for marketing and distribution of Singer and Akai products in eleven countries. He was subsequently appointed as Senior Director, Marketing Services and Distributor Development at The Singer Company worldwide corporate marketing headquarters in Singapore. In view of his desire to be domiciled in Malaysia, he has taken a position as Chief Executive Officer at Assunta Hospital beginning September 2002. He was later selected as a Board Member to the Association of Private Hospital Malaysia (APHM) in July 2004. In November 2006, he joint UM Holdings, managing all the business operations of University Malaya comprised healthcare, hospitality, IP commercialization, publications and property development. Azhar Harun holds an MBA from University of Nottingham, UK.
Dato’ Haji Che Pee Samsudin
Director (Non-Independent, Non-Executive)Dato’ Haji Che Pee was appointed to the Board on 18 August 2011. He has vast experience in accounting field and finance, have started his career as an Accountant in Government services since 1982. His experience includes serving at various Government Department including Ministry of Finance, Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), Malaysia Institute of Islamic Understanding (IKIM), Economic Planning Unit in Prime Minister's Department and in Perbendaharaan State of Kedah as Treasurer, State of Kedah for nine (9) years. He is presently the Director of Bahagian Perkhidmatan Operasi Pusat dan Agensi in Jabatan Akauntan Negara Malaysia, Putrajaya. He is also a Director of Amanah Raya Berhad Group. He holds Bachelor Honours Degree in Accounting and a Member of Chartered Accountant (CA) of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).
Tuan Haji Zulkifly bin Sulaiman
Director (Independent, Non-Executive)Tuan Haji Zulkifly Sulaiman was appointed as director on 25 February 2013He has extensive and knowledge in banking having held various positions in the banking industry for 32 years. He was a former Chairman of Internal Audit Committee at Prudential Al-Wara Islamic Asset Management Company. His experience includes serving at Malayan Banking Berhad (MAYBANK), Phileo Allied Bank (PHILEO) and United Malayan Banking Corporation (UMBC).Tuan Haji Zulkifly Sulaiman holds a Bachelor Dergree in Economics from University of Malaya. He currently sits on the Board of AmanahRaya Trustees Berhad.
Encik Huzairi Bin Zainal Abidin
Director (Non-Independent, Non-Executive)Encik Huzairi bin Zainal Abidin (“Encik Huzairi”), was appointed to the Board of AmanahRaya Investment Management Sdn. Bhd. on 19 February 2016 as Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director. Encik Huzairi holds a Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) from the Universiti Tenaga Nasional. He also obtained a Master of Business Administration in Islamic Banking and Finance from Bangor Business School London Centre, University of Bangor, United Kingdom under Federal Scholarship Award from Government of Malaysia. Encik Huzairi started his career with AmFinance Berhad in 2001 as Treasury Officer in the Treasury Department. He then pursued his career in the government sector and held various positions in Prime Minister’s Office / Department before joining the Ministry of Finance in 2014. He is currently the Special Officer to the Secretary General of Treasury, Ministry of Finance.